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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


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  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
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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


5.0 Excellent 533 Reviews
Amazing Hospitality
Reviewed 1 day ago

In my 40 years in travel I don't think I have come across a more helpful hotel ever.
Never have I had Hotel reception like Mehmet be as helpful and go the extra mile for clients.
Their Hospitality was outstanding. the Hotel is well situated

Great Hotel
Reviewed 4 days ago

Totally loved this hotel, the views from the hotel were lovely. The staff were always attentive and helpful. Great breakfasts. Stayed for 5 nights and loved it. Would certainly recommend it. A peaceful place not far from the busier towns of Goreme and Urgup.

Beutiful hotel in Cappadocia!
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hezen Cave Hotel is located in Cappadocia’s village of Ortahisar overlooking the beautiful Ortahisar castle and the surrounding old cave houses. The place is beautiful with its many terraces with incredible views of the whole village. The rooms are lovely decorated, the food is delicious and the staff members friendly and helpful.

When we arrived, we were immediately we were greeted with a fresh beverage and a small plate of pastries. After the brief check-in process, the lovely Hilal explained to us where to find the best sightseeing attractions nearby and escorted us to our room.
The hotel itself has been built into an exceptional old house of cave bedrooms and was fully renovated and refurbished to the highest standards.
We stayed in the room number 4 and it was a lovely cave room with a large king size bed, big bathroom with walk-in shower, natural cave walls, white wooden floors and brightly colored furniture.

The breakfast is excellent, with fresh juice, warm bread, jams, salads, cakes and eggs prepared in a variety of ways. The hotel has its own daily menu, so you can choose to dine here or venture out and explore the local area.

The Hotel combines design, comfort, and Turkish hospitality and we would recommend it to everyone.

The Best Value I've Ever Experienced By Far
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is amazing. From the moment you walk into the lobby you will notice this place was hand-crafted with love. It was so comfortable that after a delightful breakfast and even with Cappadocia’s natural beauty calling it was hard to want to want to leave the hotel and go adventuring. Customer service is a requirement for any quality hotel, but here it is more authentically delivered than I have ever seen.

I have also never encountered someone who legitimately feels the desire to be hospitable as one of their managers, Hillal. Her helpful advice about the area made my trip! I wouldn’t stay anywhere else in Cappadocia.

And I know what you’re thinking. This sounds too good to be true. You should know I’ve never felt as moved to write a positive review as I did after staying there.

Beautiful hotel and views. Great hosts.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautifully designed boutique hotel. The hosts focus on hospitality and beauty, to create a memorable and relaxed experience. If you're looking to be a little out of the busy tourist area of Goreme, but close enough to enjoy the area completely, this is the place for you. Enjoy the unique style of your room, and relax on the terraces with your meal, or a drink. An excellent place to stay in beautiful Cappadocia. We highly recommend Hezen Cave Hotel.