Kismet Cave House
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... are still in use. A fascinating place. Today was the highlight of our trip. I have never seen anything like it and it is definitely worth the long trip to get here. A fantastic place! Note: On returning to the hotel, Darryl and a few other men went for a traditional Turkish shave with a cut throat razor - fun to watch! This included the traditional burning of the ear ...
... to stay in the van again, as he was feeling pretty bad again. The rest of us went in and got a demonstration about the different types of rare stones they had in Turkey, the main one being Turquoise. He showed us examples of a turquoise stone, as well as comparing a fake stone. After showing us a few more things, he took us through to the shop. It was a massive room carved into the rock (recently, not an old one) full of heaps of displays of jewellery. There was so much of it! ...
... less promising as it got narrower and crazier. We made our way down the path anyway and soon stumbled across a small house. The owner came out and kindly greeted us and welcomed us to join him for a cup of tea. But after quickly checking the time we realized that we had just enough time left in the day to drive to a fuel station to fill up the quad bikes before returning them to the hire shop. So after a quick chat with the property owner we started to head back ...
... of clustered volcanic cones, fairy chimney houses, soft-serve type waves of mountain, an imagination valley. The isolated pinnacles which are pillars of soft rock topped by caps of harder rock, can reach a height of 40m. Later we went to Zelve, which was a monastic retreat from the 9th to the 13th century and now an open-air theatre. We meandered up and down the valley and poked around the rock-cut churches and homes. Thinking of moving in ;) We ...
... to the hotel I joined the rest of the party for a breakfast and Jane departed for her horse riding. Hasse and I went for hiking with a very ****** map, trying to find the Pigeon Valley. After some hour exploring a lot of dead end we ended in a nice cafe with a view and had some water and tea. We got back o the hotel and Jane was so enthusiastic about the horse riding that she talks us in it and we booked for the next day. Then we get in the car and drove ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
Historical Traveler Reviews Kismet Cave House Goreme
My Sister & I stayed @ the Kismet Cave House ([---]). The location is great. You can walk to the center of town so no car is needed. The rooms are beautiful. I took pictures but the pictures on the website are better. The BEST part of the stay though was meeting the owner, Faruk Keles and his wife Sirin. The hospitality shown by Faruk and Sirin were the best I have ever had. The breakfast is great, rooms beautiful. The hotel opened in April and I am so lucky to have found it. Faruk is from this area. He took my Sister and I on our own personal hike and tour of the area. We both feel like we have new friends in Turkey and we can not wait to go back. I did have a hard time at first trying to locate the hotel which is why I put the website in my message. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
Gem of a Hotel
We stayed at Kismet Cave house for three nights and were amazed at what a wonderful place it was. The room was tastfully decorated, with comfortable beds and the food was delicious (I am still dreaming about the home made jams) The owner Faruk is local and has an excellent knowledge of the area, even taking us on an amazing day trip around the area to see hidden churches and meet the locals. If we ever go back to Cappadocia we will definetly stay there again.
A friendly hotel with a character
We stayed there for two nights. Before coming there, we particularly wanted somewhere friendly, cosy and with a character and we found Kismet Cave House is well beyond that.
The rooms are very clean and nicely decorated. In the breakfast, we were served home made jams,local cheese, fruit, organic tomatoes, cucumbers and tea. Faruk, the owner of the hotel is very helpful and friendly. The views are also terrific from the terrace, where you can have your breakfast.
An excellent place to stay while discovering the beautiful Cappadocia region.
Great Service and Accommodations
The Kismet Cave House is a beautiful hotel in the heart of Cappadocia. The hotel is brand new and has amazing cave rooms with spacious and comfortable marble bathrooms. Faruk, the owner, was so attentive to our needs. I would highly recommend the day tour that Faruk can give you- he grew up in the area and can take you to all the hidden gems. The breakfasts on the balcony overlooking the valley were delicious. Faruk was also willing to come pick us up at the airport (about on hour away) when our flight got in at 1am. He was very willing to help us with anything. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is going to Cappadocia.
Faruk Keles is living his dream. Having spent 6 years converting a cave into his hotel, he is finally starting to realise the dream that he has been working towards all his life. He has created a small boutique hotel in which all the rooms have ensuite facilties, with comfortable beds and are tastefully decorated, with careful attention to detail.
What makes the stay so enjoyable is Faruk's personality and personal touch. He and his family provided us with delicious homecooked meals, accompanied us to a Whirling Dervish performance and was eager to share his comprehensive knowledge of Cappadocia and made us feel totally at home.
This is an excellent family run hotel which you would find hard to better and we thoroughly recommend it.
After reading the Kismet Cave House reviews on tripadviser.com, my husband and I decided to check it out for ourselves -- and we couldn't have been more delighted. The room we stayed in was a beautiful, spacious cave room with soft, natural light coming through the window in the morning. The bathroom was tiled in gorgeous golden marble. It felt luxe, but without the price tag that usually comes with such appointments and pampering. Entering our cave room was like stepping into a hushed sanctuary, the thick rock walls absorbing the noise of the world outside. Faruk, the owner, paid attention to all the details that travellers care about -- things like large, soft towels and luxuriously thick sheets, a sense of privacy, gorgeous furnishings, Wi-Fi access in the room, a superb mattress...
Abbiamo trovato questo albergo per caso, ma quando si dice la "fortuna"...(Kismet vuol dire proprio fortuna!) oltre a soggiornare in una splendida doppia suite scavata nel tufo e con tutti i confort desiderabili, (compresa la jacuzzi nel bagno!) abbiamo trovato un amico! Perchè Faruk, il proprietario che da sei anni sta lavorando personalmente per rendere la sua Cave House sempre più bella e accogliente, è una persona con cui scambiare opinioni, con cui chiaccherare piacevolmente e che ti fa sentire più uno di famiglia che un ospite. Se cercate un posto tranquillo, dove sentirvi davvero nel cuore di questa terra incantata, e vivere intensamente la cordiale ospitalità turca, ci sentiamo di consigliarvi proprio il Kismet Cave House. Il prezzo per queste bellissime camere è ottimo... la posizione centrale, c'è il parcheggio, e tutto quello che vi può mancare non esitate a chiederlo... si faranno in quattro per voi, compreso organizzare una cena di buon compleanno!!!
The best Hotel in the Cappadocia
Having just returned from a weeks stay in this hotel, I can honestly say that I have no complaints.The location is great, it is near everything. The hotel rooms are the largest we have seen in Turkey, as well as the most tastefully decorated and the free hot drinks all day long are very good! What is really sets this place apart from all the others is its management.Faruk Keles gave us excellent advice on what to see and do, personally drove us to the start of walks, let us use his laptop for no charge, and even organised us dinner for free!
This is a relatively new hotel it was not listed in Lonely Planet, but staying here has been one of the highlights of our trip. I recommend it very highly.Have a good trip...
I have read the review and totaly agreed that has been said.I stayed 4 nights in a suite. Clean, comfortable and a truly unique experience. The breakfast is the best we had in over a month in Turkey.I visited many places in Turkey and this was one of our favorite hotels.The room is unique and very very clean.The decor is amazing, with turkish carpets and arches.The hotel is centrally located but the rooms are quiet and beautifully interior designed in handwoven antient furnished.i booked this hotel because one of the my best friend was stayed kismet cave hotel.Also very good recomended from other travellers who stayed in this cave hotel.Greate pleasure to explore.....
Knowing that Goreme is a very touristic area, i wanted to stay in a quiet place, not overcrowed by tourists, and close to the main street. Kismet Hotel is 5mn from the main road and yet charming and very quiet. The rooms are large and tastefully decorated and got probably the best bathrooms in Goreme with massive walk-in showers in every room and jacuzzis in some other rooms. The hotel itself have 8 rooms only, which makes the place very peaceful and it was a pleasure to have breakfast in the morning in one of the three terraces, surrounded by the magical views of the mountains. The hotel owner, Faruk, is a very pleasant man, who looks after you all the time and very keen to answers all your questions about the area, like which places to visit, the best restaurants, etc...Cant wait to go back in winter to enjoy the fireplaces in the rooms!