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Second time lucky...
We started our holdiday at another pension but moved after one night because Goreme is suffering from terrible water shortages. The guys here were brilliant. They understood our problem and welcomed us with open arms. And yes, water and hot water too.
The hotel is centrally located but the rooms are quiet and beautifully interior designed in handwoven locally sources fabrics and carpets (ask Sergio and he can show you his farther's carpet shop).
The rooftop garden has wonderful views over the town and up to the hills. We were served breakfast there and then watched the sunset at the end of the day.
I thouroughly recommend this hotel. You get what you pay for which is beautiful rooms and friendly service.
Wonderful hotel and Good place to saty in Goreme
We have stayed at Pasha han hotel for 4 nights.We have spent alot of time on the terrace with Sergio and Altan.
we had dinner with staff and we had very nice kebab with pottery.
We have stayed at Goreme which was cool and large cave room
All in all,We have spent very good 4 nights at Pasha Han hotel.We would like to comeback again and stay Pasha han hotel.
Everything is too much trouble
I had a very different experience to the other reviewers. Before I stayed here, I'd travelled around Turkey for a couple of weeks, overnighting in several different hotels, so I got a good feel for the standards of cleanliness and service to expect. And I was extremely disappointed with the Pashahan.
The vaulted pseudo cave rooms, while spacious and superficially attractive, suffer from the musty aroma that afflicts similar rooms in downmarket pensions across Goreme. Except this place doesn't charge downmarket prices: at €40 a double, it's the most expensive place I stayed in Turkey and nearly twice what this year's Lonely Planet says it should be.
Cleanliness-wise, the Pashahan scores even lower. We stayed for three days and I room wasn't cleaned at all. We were given one towel (between two of us) at the start of our stay and had to furtively nab toilet paper from unoccupied rooms as the staff didn't get around to replenishing our stock, despite numerous requests.
In fact, they didn't get around to anything. The bar on the roof terrace was advertised as open but never manned. We gave up trying to go up there for drinks. And on two separate occasions, other guests came to the roof, waited 30 minutes or so to get a drink and then left, unable to locate the ever elusive staff.
Finally, when we did manage to track down the staff, they were universally unhelpful and rude. They grumbled at us for leaving early one morning for a hot air balloon flight (something which many people do in Cappodocia). And were even more churlish when we had the audacity to come back to the hotel at 11.30pm (even though there's not a curfew).
Overall, I'd avoid this place like the plague. It's way, way, way overpriced for Cappodocia. You'll find better service at budget options like Walnut House. And if you want spend about €40 a night, check out the Local Cave Hotel. It's infinitely superior and it's got a nice pool to boot
I stayed here for 2 nights and would recommend it. The room was very large, with Turkish rugs and art adorning the room. Everything was very clean and Sergio (one of the owners) and his staff were extremely friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to make my stay as pleasant as possible and even picked me up at the bus station and then drove me back down again.
Breakfast was served on the roof and consisted of a typical Turkish breakfast. One morning, Sergio (one of the owners) made me an omelet as well. Another night Sergio invited me to have drinks with another guest and we all spent about 3 hours talking and laughing. He also kindly let me use his laptop so that I could check my email.
On my last day there, Sergio arranged for Altan, his friend and employee, to drive me around in the hotel van to see the Cappadocia countryside. For a very reasonable fee, I got to see places I would never have been able to get to otherwise and had a private guide who grew up in the area to boot.
The only problem I had is that the room I had did not have any windows (well, none that opened outside - there was one that opened onto the hallway) so it got a little stuffy. It wasn't hot enough to warrant asking to turn on the a/c and probably wouldn't be a problem at any other time of the year.
Pashahan in Göreme: a hotel that feels like a home
Our visit at the Pashahan hotel was a more than pleasant suprise. We arrived around midnight and without booking we had a great luck that there still was an available room. The owner is a very much open, friendly and serviceminded personality and the atmosphere is local and 'homey' (due to many carpets all over the floors). Besides this cosyness the hotel offered lots of comfortable space in the main hall and our hotelroom. Because of all that and the magical environment we decided to stay a day longer than we had planned in advance. Anyway, the place doesn't need any advertisment but If you have the chance, this is a hotel you will really enjoy. Go there.
Wijnand de Jong and Geraldine Molema
(Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Genuine hospitality in Cappadocia
Two friends and I recently stayed at this hotel in the middle of a 3-month trip through Asia and Europe, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The hotel is small and welcoming, and the rooms are the largest we have seen in Turkey, as well as the most tastefully decorated. The food is good, and the free hot drinks all day long are a real bonus! What really sets this place apart from all the others is its management. Nothing is too much trouble for Sergio and his team - he gave us excellent advice on what to see and do, personally drove us to the start of walks, let us use his computer for no charge, and even organised us light lunches for free!
As this is a relatively new hotel it was not listed in our Lonely Planet, but staying here has been one of the highlights of our trip. I recommend it very highly.
Pashahan is one of most charming and beautifully decorated small hotels anywhere. The owners, the Ikman family, are absolutely delightful, and the hospitality is extraordinary, sincere, and warm. One really feels transported to another time. And all of this for a incredibly low price. While you are there, don't forget to have some tea with the Ikmans in one of the 17 rooms of their ancient karawanserei (100 meters from the hotel) which they remodelled into probably the largest and most fascinating carpet gallery anywhere. You will not believe your eyes!
Our favourite hotel in Turkey!
This hotel, run by charismatic brothers, has beautiful cave rooms (great bathrooms too), a stunning rooftop terrace, good food, and most of all, welcoming and warm staff. We felt like more than guests - we felt like friends by the end. The brothers went out of their way to drive us to a haman, tell us about Turkey and Turkish society, and even took us to some shops and helped us find gifts we couldn't find on our own. Wonderful!
Wonderful hospitality in great surrpundings
My first time in Turkey and Cappadocia was a fantastic experience, the hotel is a lovely place to stay, the rooms are typically furnished with lovely bathrooms, cool at night. The hosts are just extremely nice, help you with all your wishes - tell Sergio what you want to eat and there it is, served on that airy terrace overlooking Göreme, don't forget to look down at the Ikman Galery, rugs as far as you can see! It's like 1001 night!
Try it , you'll see, you'll feel at home soon after your arrival.
Home away from home
I wish to recommend a hotel in Goreme that I stayed in recently. I have stayed in many hotels in Goreme and the area around it, and this happens to be my favorite. It is a family run hotel and the staff and atmosphere is very warm. It has authentic Turkish decor, and easy access to many of the valleys as well as assistance for anything you might want to do in Cappadocia.
Here is the website and highly recommend it. It is also very easy to make reservations online.
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... we also went to some of the best preserved stone houses and fairy chimneys in the area as well as the Goreme open air museum to see the remaining rock churches and monasteries left over from the 10th century. Many of the churches have collapsed or are in the process of doing so, but the remaining are still richly decorated with frescos, tombs and ornate columns (unfortunately no photos are allowed of the good stuff). After a very long day I had another nap before having dinner ...
... and they were where traders ciuld stay for up to 3 nights free of charge, they had areas to store secyrely there goods and animals but weird they stil smelt of camel. we eventually made it to our hotel in cappadocia. our wake up call was 4am the next morning so that we could go hot air balloon ing over the farytale chimneys. we were very fortunate that we were able to go up as winds have meant there hasnt been much flying lately, another tour group staying at our hotel who ...
... the basket is laid on its side with the deflated balloon attached and stretched out full length. A couple of guys hold open the bottom of the balloon as wide as humanly possible. Using a gas burner and large fan, they blow warm air into the opening; obviously they have to be really careful where they put the burner because until there is sufficient air in the balloon, there is an awful lot of fabric lying around ready to catch fire. As the balloon fills ...
... fairy chimney' rock formations. It was a very cool place to enjoy our breakfast.
We had booked in an all day tour around Cappadocia. Our first stop on the trip was a look out point that gave a panoramic view of Göreme, this was a great place to admire the beautiful fairy-chimneys below. The landscape around Göreme has been formed from solidified lava streams, ash and tuff stone of ...