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Melis Cave Hotel
Ranked #40 of 66 Hotels in Urgup
Portland, Oregon
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“great place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2014

Grounds are beautiful, food acceptable and medicare, owner friendly and interesting and meeting Iness, one of the young men who is working there, was a highlight of our trip. He was so helpful and inspiring with his story. Only complaint is the mattress for 70 year olds was a challenge at best, other than that it was a great place and very reasonable.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014

I was booked into the Melis hotel through my hotel in Istanbul, I was there for two nights, and had a room beside the pool. The rooms were large, well catered for, and servicing was great. The breakfast provided was a large buffet, the only complaint ( and this was rather turkey wide) was the use of Instant coffee ( why oh why when the Turkish coffee is so good?)....

The setting is idyllic, large grounds, bar set in the gardens, table tennis and swinging chairs and two wonderful large friendly labradors that wonder around and will take your attention if you are willing to give it. It's very clear that a lot of work goes into maintaining and keeping the place looking so good.

The staff are helpful and friendly and will make suggestions and recommendations if requested.

I imagine that the original "cace" part of the hotel would be just as inviting in the cold months.

I had a great time there and I would go again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights as part of a tour of Cappadocia, and were lucky enough to get one of the cave rooms. What a delight! Besides the unique ambiance, all room facilities were excellent, no complaints on anything.

There are lovely spacious garden areas adjoining the pool, and we had many of our meals there. Breakfasts and Dinners were buffet style, and offered a good, but not spectacular, variety.

If you are a dog lover, like us, then the owner's two labs are a delight, and always ready for a rub and a pat.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

I loved this haven. Top notch place to rest a weary head. Beautiful greek house that provided a relaxing ambiance, felt like home. Upon arrival, our backs were transported to our rooms, which overlooked a well maintained pool and scenic gardens. Although we arrived quite late, supper was provided with beautiful mezzes to choose from, even the owner came over to welcome us. A fire was ablaze to warm us, they even provided pashminas whilst we sat in the garden.Breakfast is enjoyed in the well manicured gardens with two gorgeous dogs frisking about; Buddy and Barden. Beautiful music floats through the gardens throughout the day; simply fantastic. Service excellent, even complimentary slippers after staying in hostels and the likes.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2014

This hotel is the the most fantastic little oasis where you can relax, eat nice Turkish food and see lovely birds every day. The grounds and the rooms are lovely but unfortunately this was completely negated by the terrible mattress on the bed. We stayed in a standard double room (there is a shower only) and you could feel the springs through the mattress. I had a similar experience in Asia but would not expect a mattress of such poor quality in Turkey. In fact, the hostel where we stayed in Istanbul had a much better quality bed than the one I had to sleep on at this hotel. When we complained to staff as soon as we checked in the gentlemen apologized with his hand on his chest and said that all of the beds in all the rooms are the same. We were so disheartened especially since we were with a tour group and stuck at the hotel for three nights. What could be a top rated hotel for us, became a typical 2.5/3 star European hotel room experience. The breakfast was just ok; nice preserves, honey, some cake and bread, hard boiled egg, watermelon and orange, the typical Turkish meats and cheeses, olives, yoghurt, dried apricots, raisins, tea and instant coffee. There was no variety on the three mornings we were there either, everything was the same and no water or juice. They did not provide bottled water in the rooms either and they charged 4 Lyra for it! You can buy one in town for only 1 Lyra, but it is a 10 minute walk downhill and then you have to walk back uphill. There Apis not a kettle in the room either. The speakers for prayer are every four hours and it was the loudest I have ever heard at an accommodation and we have been to several Muslim countries that have the call to prayer over loud speakers. The worst was at around 4:00 am, it is so loud that it sounds like there is a speaker inside the room! So in all, for a daytime visit on a nice day it would surely be nice and relaxing, but to stay there is another reality. They absolutely have some work to do. I would never recommend this hotel to anyone I cared about. Perhaps the expensive suites have better beds but that is not something I can comment on.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

It has a perfect breakfast with warm hospitality.
The cave rooms was nice.
It has good environment especially in night time.
The city tour was connected with this hotel and it was expensive and unpleasant. This tour was mostly business tour for them-self instead of city tour!


Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at the Melis.

The bed was comfortable and the room was spacious and well-appointed with traditional Turkish furnishings.

My room had an excellent bathroom with large shower recess and separate jacuzzi.

A fantastic place to stay while exploring Cappadocia.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Melis Cave Hotel
Address: Istiklal Caddesi No: 75, Urgup 50400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Cappadocia > Urgup
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#27 Family Hotel in Urgup
#27 Romantic Hotel in Urgup
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Melis Cave Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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Melis Cave Hotel Cappadocia/Urgup, Turkey

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