Kelebek Cave Hotel
by: Crystal Moselle
Summer of 2012
I went with my lovely friend Kate Atherton.
The view of the valley in Cappadocia.
There was a cute little cave nook in the room,
This was the key to open it.
Clean and cool temperature with
authentic fabrics from the surrounding area.
Every morning they had an amazing
breakfast spread of traditional Turkish food.
More fairy chimneys.
The swimming area was lively in the daytime.
A great way to cool off.
It's just unbelievable that this exists on our planet.
Everything felt warm, safe, and peaceful at night.
It felt like we were in the Flinstones.
Highs + Lows
The breakfast at the hotel was the best part about the cuisine. The cheese was out of this world...super soft and salty. Dried fruits and Halva that was to die for.
The rooms are hand carved caves in the mountain! You become a character on a luxurious Flinstones episode. People were friendly and it had a family vibe to it but wasn’t overbearing. It still felt romantic.
The temperature inside the rooms are naturally cool without use of air conditioners (Althought they had them in some of the rooms) because of ancient cave like structure. They call the structures “Fairy Chimneys” WHAT!!!
The authentic turkish baths were modern and clean, and had a full menu of relaxing services.
The food in Cappadocia isn’t the best. They have this famous “Turkish Ravioli” and “Clay Pot” grill...both are mediocre.
They encouraged us to go to a “Whirling Dervish” presentation that was pretty mediocre. I wouldn’t suggest it.
- Life Changing
- Environmental Consciousness
- Overall Value
- Night's Sleep
- Stealable Stuff
- Refer a Friend
A boutique, authentic, out-of-this-world, nothing you have ever seen before hotel.
Clean, authentic & luxurious cave dwelling. It's like no place on this planet.
In the old part of Goreme, less than a five minute walk to the town center.
- Year Opened
It was a family home until 1993.
- Designed By
The ancient people of the land. They are hand carved “Fairy Chimneys"
Beautiful cliffside pool, authentic Turkish bath, great spa and yoga classes.
The restaurant was actually the best in the area and was convenient because it was attached to the hotel.
Great local wines.
Available on the terrace and in the restaurant.
Very kid friendly.
Great price for what you get. Invaluable experience.
In the Area
ATV Through Town
rose valley turkey
Get up close and personal with the land and its history by riding through the ancient sacred valleys.
Underground City Tour
kaymakli underground city
Tour the medieval underground cave city with an old man that's been giving tours since 1964.
Goreme Open-Air Museum
0180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
A church that was carved into the side of the mountain from the ancient times
Kelebek Cave Hotel
Aydinli Mah., Yavuz Sok. No:1, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
Hotel Location: Aydinli Mah., Yavuz Sok. No:1, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey