Up until this stay, I thought I'd stayed at THE best Turkey had to offer. I was wrong, Esbelli Evi is definitely THE BEST boutique hotel I stayed at in the 4 weeks my husband & I were in Turkey.
For starters, we were upgraded to a suite in which a family of 4 could comfortably have stayed a week & prepared their own meals. There was a private courtyard garden with freshly-planted, blossoming seedlings. It was a 5 star cave dwelling well suited for Cappadocia & certainly not indicative of Fred Flintsone's Bedrock. Staying at this hotel was an 'experience' & Disney would struggle to replicate the scene; its beautiful, fanciful & any other description you wish to apply. They provide a delicious buffet breakfast.
The owner is proud of his establishment & will happily show you around. The staff are first class & I can only say that they could teach a few other establishments how to run their business in my country.
If I've left out the basic information like beds, bathrooms, facilities - I can just say that its ALL there in first class order, style & cleanliness. Nothing is left out. There's a fridge which is stocked (pay extra for alcohol) with free bottled water, tea, coffee. Fresh fluffy white towels, robes, slippers, Dove soap, hair dryer - you name it - its provided.
As for washing, there are machines & dryers or a rack but you pay a small fee (I mistakenly paid in Lire but no one pulled me up on it, when I should have paid in Euro). They are so polite.
I could go & on & on but JUST GO THERE & enjoy the Esbelli Evi & Cappadocia. It is popular so be sure to book in advance.
I did forget one thing. While Cappadocia & the caves are a wonder of this world, please hang the expense go for a Hot Air Balloon ride. You get such a different perspective of that part of Cappadocia, especially at dawn on a sunny day. I was a reluctant flyer, but loved every minute - an experience I will treasure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A fine small inn of comfortable cave rooms hewn from the golden stone, with beautiful views of the Cappadocian landscape, and the warmest welcome you'll receive in Turkey. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Esbelli Evi Urgup
- Esbelli Evi Hotel Urgup
- Esbelli Evi Cave Hotel Cappadocia/Urgup, Turkey