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5.0
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What We Love

  • Daily breakfast, wine on arrival and free soft drinks are included in the Jetsetter rate
  • The hotel opened in May 2011, with three new suites scheduled to be built for 2013
  • Sleeping in a fabulous cave room in the center of a traditional Cappadocian village
  • A 10-minute walk takes you into one of the world’s most surreal landscapes
  • Sunset cocktail hour on a deck overlooking a giant rock castle

What To Know

  • There’s no restaurant on property, and the nearest nightlife (clubs and restaurants) is about a 15-minute drive away, in Goreme, Urgup and Avanos. Taxis cost $10-15, though there are plans to introduce a free shuttle from the hotel in 2012
  • Intimate vibe is suited to couples on a romantic break
  • Cave hotels have lots of stairs and are not wheelchair-accessible
  • Generally, cave rooms are quiet, but be prepared for potential barking dogs, crowing roosters and the hiss of hot air balloons (a common activity in Cappadocia) in the morning
  • Pair with a stay at the House Hotel Bosphorus in Istanbul

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
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Overview

The Review

The Hezen Cave Hotel is in the heart of the village of Ortahisar, a central base for exploring the famed landscapes of Cappadocia. Here, you’ll experience a destination in the midst of change and modernization: Ortahisar’s economy has long been based on the storage of citrus fruit in the region’s iconic caves, but now many caves are being transformed into boutique hotels.

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There is something magical about sleeping in a cave, and my stay did not disappoint. The 10 rooms mix ancient rock formations with modern features, such as marble bathrooms and underfloor heating. The decor is bright and welcoming, with white painted wooden floors, spotless linen and antique-style furnishings. A freshly-made Turkish and continental breakfast is served in the colorful dining room, but you will have to venture into town for other meals.

Cappadocia’s proximity to the Silk Road kept it populated for thousands of years. The Hittites, who lived here in the 18th century BC, dug amazingly detailed multilevel underground cities that can be explored on day-long tours. Later, the early Christians carved thousands of churches and monasteries out of the solid rock, painting frescoes that have been wonderfully preserved by the crisp dry climate. Exploring the area fully could take months, but one shortcut is to join in on one of Cappadocia’s most popular attractions: a hot air balloon flight at sunrise over the otherwordly landscape.

How to Get There

Hezen Cave Hotel
Esentepe Mah. Tahir Bey sok. No 87
Nevsehir, 50400 Turkey

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 561 Reviews
Amazing experience in Cappadocia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the best honeymoon stay here. The staff went above and beyond to help us plan our activities and especially find a hot air balloon ride at the last moment when we thought all the spaces were filed. The Superior room was a great space and a lot of fun. All of the little details, general hospitality, and flexibility of the staff made this a visit we'll never forget. Thanks again!

Can't have enough words to praise this place
Reviewed 1 month ago

Hezen Cave Hotel was truly one of the highlights of my trip to Turkey. It's everything I could've wished for, and it truly exceeded my expectations. The hotel itself is stunningly beautiful, the food was delicious, and the staff was incredibly helpful to help me organize tours around the area and transportation to and from the airport. I can't recommend this place enough. I liked it so much I ended up extending my trip for an extra day.

This is the hotel you are looking for
Reviewed 2 months ago

We were hesitating at first because it is not located in Goreme and this seems to be the hub of Cappadocia. But booking the Hezen was the best decision we could have ever made.

The hotel has amazing views to the Ortahisar Castle and all the little terraces and gardens in the hotel are orientated towards it. You will enjoy magical sunsets with a glass of wine, tea or a drink (look at our pictures :)). They have something really cool, a "Honesty Bar" short of. You can basically serve yourself drinks from the bar 24 hours and then when checkin out, you will just tell reception what you have consumed during your stay. This is a way of saying "we trust our customers" Liked it a lot.

The service is just excellent. At the check in, Mehmet likes to do a little bit of networking. So you seat with him (or whoever check you in) for around 15-20 minutes to get to know each other a little bit and he will explain you everything you can do in the area and give you amazing advises. But most important, they dont try to force your or sell you anything. They will advise you so that you have the best experience possible during your stay.

The rest of the staff were really really kind. i have never said this in a review but you could see that they are all really nice and kind people. They were a clear example of professionality . During the breakfast, the supervisors (or managers dont know exactly) were coming to each table personally to ask you about your plans for the day and to ask you how it went the day before. A small detail that I appreciated a lot because you cant see it often.

The rooms get eclipsed a little bit by everything else, but they are nice, spacious and all the amenities you can expect from a cave hotel. It is really an experience you must do!

Am I missing something? breakfast was good as well with enough variety plus natural orange juice, which for me is always a plus.. You can also have dinner in the restaurant. The offer is limited but they offer complementary dessert.

To wrap up, I really can understand why it has so many good reviews, it was an amazing and pleasant stay.

Thank you Hezen Team!

Best experience of turkey trip
Reviewed 2 months ago

It was our best experience. Hotel is clean beautiful and location is super good . They have plenty of sit outs in open . You can sit and chill and enjoy the view. Staff is super friendly and helpful. They go out of way and help. It is kind of home away from home. Being a vegetarian we were looked out very well . Our first satisfying meal was in this place.
Manager Mehmet and kitchen staff speak good English and understand your needs well.
Loved this place and if ever come back will stay with them.

Perfect
Reviewed 3 months ago

Amazing hotel and staff. Everyone was super helpful and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. The beds were so comfortable and the rooms were nice and roomy. Very clean.
We were checking out early and one of the staff members was up at 6am to help with our bags and give us a breakfast they had specifically packaged for us. The hotel is about a 10 minute drive up hill from the actual downtown area and not walkable, but they will call you a taxi for when you’d like to go down for dinner or for any other reason. The cab is approx 20 lira, very reasonable. Ask the driver for their card and when you’re ready to go back you can have the restaurant call them to come get you.