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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

Sublime skies
Helena A

We had a wonderful experience in Cappadocia. Everyone in the staff of Hezen Cave Hotel is welcoming and diligent. They make an honest and smiling effort for all guests to feel comfortable, and will organise any or all activities for one to feel taken care of and at ease. I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone planing to visit such an intriguing, interesting and beautiful place as Cappadocia. The rooms are decorated with attention to every detail, as are all common areas. Overall, I would rate this hotel as an excellent place for its service, room, food, and value. I am very thankful for the opportunity to have visited and hope to be back. I would certainly choose Hezen Cave Hotel, again. From any of the terraces, nights overlooking the castle of Ortahisar surrounded by starry dark skies are sublime.
Thank you Mehmet, Gökhan and all staff.

Rare gem !
325marieevep

Where should I start... this hotel and its mamagement are amazing. This is definitely one of the best places to stay in Cappadocia. Ortahisar, where the hotel is located is a dreamlike village, which has not yet been invaded by tourists. The hotel has one of the best views over the village and the castle and is oriented in such a way that you will be able to enjoy a breakfast under the sun every morning.

The bedrooms are really cute and tastefully decorated, with delicate touches of Turkish art everywhere. The bathroom of our room was very spacious and staying in cave was definitely an interesting (but very comfortable) experience.

Breakfast was really good, and offered a lot of options. You definitely won't leave for your daily sightseeing tour with an empty stomach.

The hotel has a few little terraces with sofas and cushions, where you can sit and enjoy the view. The laundry facilities are free to use (and free of charge!), which is definitely a plus when you are travelling fora couple of weeks.

I will end my review of the hotel with a big thank you to the staff, Mehmet and his colleague, and to the owner Murat, who are the most hospitable people I have met in Turkey so far. They really went out of their way to help me organise my trip and the different sightseeing tours I went on.

Definitely recommend this hotel!!!

One of the best places to stay in Cappadoccia
TatianaDogan

Hezen Hotel is a boutique hotel. The location of the hotel is very unique and provides you with the mystique, history and beauty of Cappadoccia during your stay. You will definitely enjoy at most the well designed clean rooms. The hospitality of the owner, his staff is outrageous. Gokhan Bey, Mehmet Bey and Berfin Hanim will make sure you enjoy staying in the hotel, you reach all must-see places of Cappadoccia with the routes and means suitable for your tastes and budget.Special thanks the Chef, her team and all staff of Hezen Hotel for making our stay comfortable and enjoyable....and making us leave with the definite decision of return back :)) We felt like we were at home.....The best price/service hotel.