Kismet Cave House
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May 20th 36th Installment Today dawns a bit chilly in Cappadocia. There is a light wind blowing and the sky is slightly overcast. The weather is not great but the balloons are floating away by 6 AM as I write on the laptop. I really enjoy these early mornings on the terrace. As I work on my journal I enjoy the balloons and later the early morning …
May 19th 35th Installment This morning I was on the rooftop terrace watching the balloons taking off at 6 AM. The sight of those rainbow clouds drifting by was inspirational. So, I work on my journal for a few hours, looking up occasionally as a balloon passed by. By 8 AM Judith has joined me and we eat a quick breakfast before taking off for the …
May 18th 34th Installment As he promised he would, Faruk knocked on our door at 5AM. Thirty minutes gives us just enough time to get ready for the big balloon adventure. At 5:30 the shuttle driver knocked and off we went. We were afraid that it might be cold, but when we arrived at the launch site, the air was already warm from the big burners that …
May 17th 33rd Installment The sun comes up early in Cappadocia, and combined with the cry of the call to prayer, I am awake by 5AM. I manage to stay relaxed in bed until 5:30 at which time I get dressed and walk outside to see the balloons taking off. I leave by the patio door of the hotel and walk down the village street in the direction of the …
May 16th 32nd Installment Today we are taking a morning flight to Cappadocia, so we pack our bags early and have a quick breakfast. Last night we made arrangements for a new hotel on our return to Istanbul in 6 days. The Emine Sultana, where we were staying, is full for our return days and anyway, we are tired of the smelly bathroom. As part of our …
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Fantastic Cave House Hotel in Goreme Cappadocia
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.
Outstanding gem in Cappadocia!
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...
But the best thing of the Kismet Cave House (one of many, actually) were the breakfasts, which apparently is a typical Turkish breakfast of fresh watermelon and honeydew melons, delicious fresh bread, tomatoes and cucumbers and olives, and delectable homemade jams, butter, cheese and yogurt and endless cups of tea. Heaven! We were completely charmed by the place and Faruk's hospitality, as well as his family's. He was tour guide, a gracious and generous host, and a knowledgeable expert on Turkish rugs.
We learned that before opening the hotel, he sold Turkish rugs for 17 years. His expertise helped us get high quality rugs at a fair price.
One night turned into 10 days and we left feeling like we really connected with Turkey and its people. We felt incredibly lucky to have found Faruk and the Kismet Cave House.
Ospiti di Faruk e del suo stupendo Kismet Hotel
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!!!
P.S. non dimenticatevi di chiedere a Faruk un tè turco fatto con la sua speciale teiera!!!!
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!