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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 585 Reviews
Fabulous stay
Reviewed 14 hours ago

We were a group of 10. The host mehmed and his team were excellent. The service was impeccable and the hospitality was unforgettable. They made us feel comfortable all along and helped plan and execute the trip and excursions during our stay. The rooms were very comfortable and well arranged and each one was unique. I would highly recommend this gem!

Best service ever
Reviewed 4 days ago

I did not know what 5 star service was until I came here. When you first arrive at the hotel the manager gives you an in-depth guide of the area. We didn't book anything for our trip. They helped set up a horse back ride, 2 tours, a hike to the air balloons, and tried everyday during are trip to set up a balloon ride. When we were late for the horse ride due to our tour running overtime, they contacted the ranch and our tour guide. So they brought us directly to the ranch. Also they helped with taxi rides without any extra charge. It felt like you were traveling to the hometown of your best friend and they wanted to show you a great time.

The hotel has a beautiful view. If you have clothes you can clean them for free. The breakfast is great and changes slightly everyday.

The town you are in is smaller than Goreme but feels less touristy. There are a couple of small turkish shops near the fairy chimney if you want to eat out.

One of the best experiences I've had and they more than deserve the 5 star review.

Stunning
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful gem.......
Relaxed cozy atmosphere.......
Warm ambiance.......
Excellent service.......
Mehmet, Gokhan and their team did everything possible to make sure our trip was truly remarkable.
Highly recommended.......
Hope to return soon.....

A special and memorable place
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hezen Cave Hotel is a truly delightful place to stay in Cappadocia. The rooms are beautiful and luxurious and the service from all the staff outstanding in every way. The hotel has been stylishly decorated and has a stunning view over Ortahisar Castle. We stayed two nights but wish we could have stayed longer as we were made to feel so welcome from the moment we arrived. Breakfasts were superb and we also had dinner at the hotel on our first night - one of our best meals while in Turkey. With little extras, like the courtesy bar and laundry, the staff at Hezen go out of their way to make sure that guests are really comfortable and enjoy their stay. Thank you Gokhan for providing us with so much information before our arrival and arranging our truly memorable balloon ride. And Mehmet, thanks to your help and tips, we really felt we made good use of our two days in the area! I highly recommend a stay at Hezen Cave Hotel to have a wonderful experience of Cappadocia and Turkish hospitality.

Excellent Cave Hot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We could only stay there one night but it was enough to convince us to go back there on our next trip to Cappadocia.
Superb accommodation, very friendly and helpful staff & the included breakfast was just excellent.
Cave rooms were done very tastefully and the night view from the hotel was awesome.
Highly recommend it.