Dinler Hotel Urgup
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Capadocia has many interesting sights. The sandstone has been washed away to create towers, or fairy chimneys. People over the ages have carved out the inside to live. This was to get out of the heat and to hide from invaders.
We ate at a restaurant dug into a hill.
Saw a pottery shop. Another chance to buy something.
"Human beings are discourse. That flowing moves through you whether you say anything or not. Everything that happens is filled with pleasure and warmth because of the delight of the discourse that's always going on." Discourse 53
... we headed to Goreme Open air museum. This ancient town is where all the buildings were carved into the cliffs. It was made by the Christians as they fled their homes in other parts of the Roman world under threat of death. There are numerous homes and kitchens and churches all in the rocks. Each church is richly decorated and is known by the depictions inside. There's the serpent church, the apple church, the mother church and so on. Each place has been painted in ...
... night bus the following day :(
The tours were wonderful and included delicious lunches at local restaurants. We toured not only naturally occurring sights but also Turkish rug stores/schools, and a pottery business. It was such an incredible experience all-around. I also lucked out and had really great groups both days.
... it or not, served the needs of the whole village. There was also a 30 metre tunnel linking two of the valleys. Nothing was visible from the outside then. Now erosion has once again caused the faces to slice away in areas; in particular straight through the large dome shaped church....incredible to see.
Now here is the most amazing thing - this village was inhabited right until 1952, when the Turkish government forced these guys to evacuate ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDinler Hotel Urgup
When you hear that a hotel is billed as a "5-star hotel it is important to remember that this is not a US rating and you are not in the United States. The Dinler would not qualify as a 5 star in America, but in Cappadocia, I can certainly see where that rating is acceptable. The hotel was clean, the pool was FREEZING cold (in early September).
I got locked into my bathroom when the door handle broke off in my hand, but maintenance was there in a flash even though ti was after 10pm. They drilled and hammered and replaced the handle immediately.
If you are an experienced traveler you take your good attitude and create your own stories.
The staff was wonderful and my lack of Turkish (good morning and thank you) was not an issue.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.