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Kelebek Cave Hotel

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  • Why:Adventure
  • When:Summer of 2012
  • Who:I went with my lovely friend Kate Atherton.
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Kelebek Cave Hotel  The view of the valley in Cappadocia.

The view of the valley in Cappadocia.

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There was a cute little cave nook in the room,
This was the key to open it.

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Clean and cool temperature with
authentic fabrics from the surrounding area.

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Every morning they had an amazing
breakfast spread of traditional Turkish food.

Kelebek Cave Hotel More fairy chimneys.

More fairy chimneys.

Kelebek Cave Hotel The swimming area was lively in the daytime.  <br data-src=

The swimming area was lively in the daytime.
A great way to cool off.

Kelebek Cave Hotel It's just unbelievable that this exists on our planet.

It's just unbelievable that this exists on our planet.

Kelebek Cave Hotel Everything felt warm, safe, and peaceful at night.

Everything felt warm, safe, and peaceful at night.

Kelebek Cave Hotel It felt like we were in the Flinstones.

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.

The Barometer

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  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 42/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    A boutique, authentic, out-of-this-world, nothing you have ever seen before hotel.

  • Vibe

    Clean, authentic & luxurious cave dwelling. It's like no place on this planet.

  • Location

    In the old part of Goreme, less than a five minute walk to the town center.

  • Rooms

    36

  • Music

    n/a

  • Year Opened

    It was a family home until 1993.

  • Designed By

    The ancient people of the land. They are hand carved “Fairy Chimneys"

  • Health & Wellness

    Beautiful cliffside pool, authentic Turkish bath, great spa and yoga classes.

  • Restaurant

    The restaurant was actually the best in the area and was convenient because it was attached to the hotel.

  • Bar

    Great local wines.

  • Children

    Very kid friendly.

  • Price

    Great price for what you get. Invaluable experience.

  • Website

    Visit website

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Kelebek Cave Hotel

Kelebek Cave Hotel

Aydinli Mah., Yavuz Sok. No:1, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey

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