Safran Cave Hotel
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Tour Day. Our hotel recommended a local tour which was 8 hours long and was well worth the expense. First main stop was the Selime Cathedral which was basically a community cut into the hillside. What is not apparent from the outside is that the openings are accessed through internal tunnels. There are 2 types of rock. The top layer is called hard …
We had a shorter drive today. The GPS did actually end up taking us to the hotel in a roundabout way. We thought we were lost but met an American living in the area gave us assistance. He operates a tourist advice business. The hotel is not quite a "Cave" hotel but is very pleasant and the manager is very helpful and speaks good English. The town ( …
... very quiet. Winter was coming, and the antipodean backpacker hordes had moved on to warmer pastures. This had its benefits though, it felt like I had the place all to myself.
I elected not to go ballooning. Please hold your howls of derision for one minute and let me explain. (A) Ballooning is expensive. Like "I-could-live-for-two-weeks-in-India-on -that" expensive. (B) Balloons fly low over the valleys to give you a close view of ...
... The guy, Mo, a Vision engineer, had developed high definition television for Sky, working directly under Rupert Murdoch; he was also a glider pilot! Interestingly enough this would have been no help in an emergency; a glider pilot looks for thermals while a balloon pilot looks to avoid them!! Mo and his wife Shirley were staying in absolute luxury in a premium Cave Hotel, celebrating a special wedding anniversary, 35th from memory. We were at the opposite ...
... to take on board which will have the ceramic purchases in them! Cappidocia is known for its fairy chimneys. Natural stone formations that have got the name fairy chimneys. We walked up to a lookout to watch the sunset over these amazing rock formations. Lucky us that our guide Çimale got us a bottle of red to enjoy while we watched. The region is also know for wine making. Tonight I tried the traditional pottery cooked dish. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsSafran Cave Hotel Goreme
Family is very pleasant and go out of their way to assist. They made arrangements for both the balloon flight and a tour. Had dinner there one evening and it was excellent. Highly recommend if you want a local feel and not a big hotel.
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