It’s not a cave hotel, as they’ve advertised themselves to be. They've just built it to look like one, but it's very much free-standing. It’s also not located in Urgup, as their address shows online. It’s actually located in a satellite city of Urgup, called Ortahisar, located 6km away. Ortahisar has little to speak for…with virtually no entertainment for tourists in the evenings. There seems to be more tractors than cars, and no restaurants or cafes. Getting to the relative conveniences of Ugrup requires either taking a taxi or a bus. Busses supposedly run every 20 minutes from another hotel just a block down the road, but we waited for 30 minutes, and never saw a bus arrive. Instead, we walked into Ortahisar town and caught a taxi. A taxi ride costs about 15 TYL, either flat or by meter.
The hotel seems a bit old, and musty smelling. The bathroom could use an upgrade, and overhaul to prevent dripping water in places. The courtyard out front and the pool area are quite nice to relax in, however. The staff are friendly, and pretty helpful when you need any assistance. The man whom I believe is the hotel manager, however, comes off as a pushy salesperson, always trying to up-sell us on "nicer" and more expensive tour options. Every offer of assistance coming from him felt like he saw it as another option to make some extra cash.
A stay in this hotel usually includes both breakfast and dinner. However, the dinner buffet isn't spectacular... We actually tried it once, and then left the hotel for dinner the next day. Breakfast is fairly standard across Turkey, although they did offer an omelet cooking stand, which is, admittedly, pretty nice.
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- Also Known As:
- Burcu Kaya Hotel Cappadocia/Urgup, Turkey