Dinler Hotel Urgup
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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.
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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.
... often topped by harder basalt rock. The amazing shapes are fascinating and one can spend many photos and hours going around them. And we did. Many were then excavated and made into habitable areas, others were made into pigeon houses so guano could be collected and used as fertiliser. Many others are still used as food storage . The afternoon was spent at the Gorëme open ...
An easy drive from Ankara to Urgup in Cappadocia, Central Turkey.
We left the beautiful Ankara Divan hotel after a leisurely breakfast and headed east. A quick stop a Makro supermarket for lunch supplies and we were off into the wild 'east'. The roads were once again almost deserted and the countryside was, well, just vast. Most of the time it was rolling (not quite right but not mountainous either) ...
... to get dark and there was hardly any traffic on the road. After driving about 2.5 hours we finally hit the town of Urgrup. Thanks to google maps on my phone and the printouts I had brought along, I knew we didn't have to go to the city center. Esbelli Evi was situated at the periphery of the town. That saved us a good half an hour as the GPS was directing to get the center to the town.
We got to Esbelli Evi around 9pm ...
... and get a different perspective of them. The ride lasted about an hour and our pilot was excellent. We saw a lot of other balloons landing and they were skipping across the ground and the people in the basket looked pretty uncomfortable. Our guy actually managed to land the basket right on the trailer! I wouldn’t have believed it if I wasn’t there.
We had a little champagne toast at the end of ...