Cave Hotel Saksagan
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I had been looking forward to this part of the trip, especially the opportunity to stay in a real fairy chimney and see the surreal, fantastic landscapes of the region. These did not disappoint and I was excited to visit yet more Silk Road sites, but ultimately I found the experience and area somewhat touristy. That was definitely a change from the …
... chimneys', 'castles', phalluses?? - a number of different names. They are amazing!! Many are now hotels but some locals also live in them in the area. We just really wandered about the town and a wee way along towards the open air museum. We also took in a few shops...wonderful carpets, lovely jewellery and souvenirs. Luckily our hotel has a pool because it is pretty hot and I have cooled off there a couple of times ...
... s official, we are old! :) For dinner we went next door to the Seton Restaurant which was highly recommended by our hotel. It was very nice, a beautiful space and full of Turkish ambiance. We quite enjoyed our meal, the first for Les and Willy on their trip. Good start for them. This morning we were up at 4:00 am to experience the Hot Air Balloon through the area at sunrise. I can honestly tell you the early wake up was worth it. Being high in the air over peaks and valleys ...
... without getting dizzy, just amazing. We sat around in dead silence and were not allowed to talk of clap or anything. Right in the middle of the main preachers chant ..Christine ( One of ours) Mobile phone alarm went off doing the Can can music..OMG !! It was so funny, you have never seen someone move trying to find her phone in her bag. It was classic..
From there we went up the big Anthill to watch the sunset and then dinner. It was ...
... which we had with an American (suprisingly normal) and a Canadian girl who worked at the hostel and wouldn't shut up unless she was eating. Had our first taste of the Turkish uprising, with a little demonstration down the main drag, but we were far enough away to see without feeling uncomfortable. Next day we wandered around trying to find the Wednesday market, but couldn't find it until a carpet seller from Brunswick (!) gave us directions. Enjoyed a yummy lunch, among the stray ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
Very friendly and helpful owner and family. Rooms are spacious and nicely decorated. Very close to the bus station.
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