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About Cappadocia

Cappadocia's wondrous lunar landscape was formed around 70 million years ago by a massive volcanic eruption. The unique landscape has become an iconic Turkish site and between its cave houses, outdoor pursuits and even wine country, it is not hard to see the draw. The majority of the best places to stay in Cappadocia are cave hotels, but there are a few hotels on our list that our worth coming out into the light for, especially if you value contemporary luxury and space.

Where to stay - which town?


  • Right in amongst the fairy chimneys and cliffs crenelated like honeycomb, Göreme is so beautiful that it really does defy description. It's not entirely unspoilt, as a destination this beautiful is bound to attract visitors, but it somehow manages to retain the feeling of being a traditional village. Our pick of the hotels in Goreme all feature accommodation hewn from the rocks, complemented by traditional furnishings and excellent restaurants.


  • Ürgüp is one of the region's largest towns and has many upmarket hotels and fine restaurants. Ürgüp is also a good spot to explore this whole region from and you're near Ortahisar where there's a castle, monastery and folk museum. Most of the best accommodation in Ürgüp is in the town's honey coloured buildings or in the back alleys of the Old Town where there are some prime examples of the local architecture.


  • Uçhisar has some of the best views of the whole of Cappadocia, from the top of its castle you can see pretty much the whole region. Uçhisar is also a great base for exploring the region, and it is also known for great restaurants and wonderful Ottoman style markets.

With the increasing popularity of this region, you'll find that the best places to stay in Cappadocia get filled up very quickly. So, do your homework and book well ahead to avoid disappointment.

The Best places to stay in Cappadocia

Stay in a Cave Hotel

  • The Fairy Chimney Inn is one of the best places to stay in Cappadocia if you're looking for a traditional Turkish cave hotel experience. Rooms are decoratively sparse, but have wonderful rugs and local textiles. There are impressively carved fireplaces and many nooks and crannies. Some rooms sleep up to six, so this is also ideal for families.
  • Kayakapi Premium Caves is a stunning and unique hotel comprising of restored historical caves carved into the soft stone cliffs of Kayakapi neighbourhood in Göreme National Park.
  • For something more off-the-beaten-track, book the charming Gamirasu Cave set within a system of caves in the rural Turkish village of Ayvali. The elegant rooms are full of character with antique furnishings and exposed vaulted ceilings.

A Cave Hotel Above Ground

  • If you don't like the idea of sleeping below ground but you still want a cave hotel experience, the Sultan Cave Suites are an excellent compromise. This regal house is cut into the side of a cliff, so while some of the 30 rooms are cut into the rock they're not below the earth - the impressive views of Göreme are a bonus as well.
  • The Hezen Cave Hotel is perfect if you like your accommodation rustic but chic and with plenty of exposed stone. And, most importantly, above ground.

For Beautiful Views

  • Serinn House is another wonderfully chic hotel in a beautiful rustic setting. The minimalist decor makes the most of this near fort-like building. It also boasts rooms with terraces from which you can admire the countryside.
  • If you're looking for a high end hotel experience book the Cappadocia Cave Resort. This is a big hotel - there are 79 rooms - built into the hillside with stunning views of the valleys below. As well as the theatrical setting this resort has several fabulous restaurants, cavernous rooms and suites and an impressive spa.

Most Romantic

  • Looking for somewhere romantic? Book the Museum Hotel. Another cave hotel, the Museum Hotel is especially warm and magical - probably because these are some of the most opulent caves you'll have ever seen. With charming antiques, subtle lighting, large warm spaces and hot tubs. The Museum Hotel also has one of Cappadocia's best restaurants.
  • Ürgüp’s Sacred House Hotel is a renovated grand townhouse packed with character. Individually styled rooms feature arches, exposed stonework, domed ceilings and particularly impressive bathrooms.

For Families

  • Argos in Cappadocia is a collection of beautiful stone houses and suites set into a hillside. There are 53 luxurious rooms with stone walls and sumptuous furnishings - some of the rooms have hot tubs and terraces with spectacular views over the surrounding landscape. There's even a three bedroomed separate mansion with private pool - ideal for a family or small group.
  • Kale Konak is a traditional Turkish building occupying one of the highest points in Uçhisar. There are 14 large rustic, almost medieval feeling, rooms (families should book a suite which can sleep up to four), plus stunning views. You’re right by the castle and close to numerous restaurants.

For Great Value

  • The Taskonaklar Rocky Palace is a charming complex of 18 rooms and suites with excellent views and reams of history. Expect stone walls, killim rugs, fireplaces and stepped terraces, and all at a great price.

For an Apartment or Villa

  • If you’d prefer to stay in an apartment or private villa we recommend you visit our online partner

Travel Information

  • Most people travelling to Cappadocia will arrive in Turkey via Istanbul Ataturk Airport. From there it’s possible to transfer to either Kayseri Erkilet Airport, which is around 70kms from Göreme and 60kms from Ürgüp, or Neveshir Kapadokya Airport, which is around 40kms from Göreme and 30kms from Ürgüp. You can also travel by rail from Istanbul, or Kayseri Airport is on a busy railway route and there are good links from all across Turkey.
  • If you want to hire a car we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.
  • Cappadocia is the kind of destination with year-round appeal. April through June are excellent if you’re looking for the best weather conditions - July and August are probably too hot for a lot of us. During winter you can also ski in Erciyes.

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Best Hotels in Cappadocia

  • Fairy Chimney Inn Goreme (Aydinli Mahallesi) 14 rooms from £48

    Groups  -  Some rooms sleep up to 6.
    Value chic
    Views  -  Great views from hotel

    A rustic hotel that offers a traditional Turkish experience. Rooms (some sleep up to 6) are sparse in decoration with stone walls, killim rugs, and fireplaces. Fantastic authentic Turkish cuisine and cooking lessons. A great value choice for groups of friends and families exploring the area. See More

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  • Sultan Cave Suites Goreme 30 rooms from £69

    Views  -  Wonderful views over the surrounding countryside from the stone terraces
    Great walks  -  Fantastic walking and hiking in the area
    Restaurant  -  Serving traditional Antaolian dishes
    Sights nearby  -  Cappadocia Cultural Centre on site

    A wonderfully traditional Sultanesque house with huge cavernous rooms. Bedrooms and suites are sparsely decorated but elegant with stone walls, attractive beds, and killim rugs. Lovely open-air restaurant and lots to do in the hills around. See More

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  • Taskonaklar Rocky Palace Uçhisar 18 rooms from £78

    Value chic
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Private Hot Tub  -  Some suites come with private outdoor hot tub
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    An excellent value boutique hotel with stunning views. Traditional rooms and suites combine history and romance. Stone walls, killim rugs, fireplaces and stepped terraces. An excellent choice for a couple or family, plenty to explore in the immediate surrounds. See More

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  • Kayakapi Premium Caves Urgup, Cappadocia 32 rooms from £107

    Unusual  -  Restored historical caves carved into soft stone cliffs of Kayakapi neighborhood, in Göreme National Park
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor, with a separate kids area
    Restaurant  -  Cappadocian specialities
    Views  -  Across Ürgüp
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenViewsParkingNo pets

    A stunning and unique hotel comprising of restored historical caves carved into soft stone cliffs of Kayakapi neighborhood, in Göreme National Park. Rooms highly luxurious with white-washed walls, antique furnishings and fireplaces. With Turkish baths, a gym, an outdoor swimming pool and restaurant. See More

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  • Kale Konak Uçhisar (Nevsehir) 14 rooms from £104

    Views  -  Breathtaking views over the surrounding countryside and Argeus Mountain
    Sights nearby  -  Situated right next door to Uchisar Castle
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.

    A traditional Turkish building at the highest point of Uchisar. More medieval rustic than rustic chic. Large traditional rooms and suites with no frills attached. Stunning views and easy access to restaurants and outdoor pursuits. A great value choice for a family. See More

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  • Hezen Cave Hotel Urgup, Cappadocia 10 rooms from £121

    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Romantic Break
    Local markets  -  Bazaars of Urgup and Goreme.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, I Escape

    A sunny sandstone hotel in a lovely village. Rustic chic rooms and suites have creamy furnishings, light stone walls, and splashes of deep red. Wonderful terraces and views over beautiful landscapes. A chic, but understated spot to explore the region from. See More

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  • Sacred House Ürgüp (Barbaros Hayrettin Sok No: 25) 21 rooms from £125

    Local exploring  -  The hotel is situated in a historically fascinating area.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Devrent Valley, full of interesting rock formations and just 2km from the Urgup.
    Restrictions on children  -  Over 15's are welcomed.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    SpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenParkingNo pets

    A renovated grand townhouse packed with character. Individually styled rooms feature arches, exposed stonework, domed ceilings and particularly impressive bathrooms. An extensive spa, complete with authentic hammam, is the perfect spot to unwind after a day of culture. A gem of a property. See More

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  • Serinn House Urgup, Cappadocia 5 rooms from £117

    Views  -  Wonderful views over Urgup and the surrounding mountains
    Country Escape
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    A small chic boutique hotel. Luxurious rooms combine minimalist style and tradition for luxurious effect. Four poster beds, shiny parquet floors, cavernous stone arches, chandeliers and modern furniture. Lovely terraces with gorgeous views. An understated spot. See More

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  • Ariana Sustainable Luxury Lodge Uçhisar (Göreme Sokak no 8) 11 rooms from £160

    Great walks  -  Goreme Tarihi Milli Park is full of wonderful walking routes.
    Sights nearby  -  Ten minutes walk from the Uchisar Castle.
    Outstanding location
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Air conditioningRestaurantGardenViews
    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels, Tablet

    Luxury abounds at the Ariana Sustainable Luxury Lodge in Uchisar. Set in an almost lunar landscape, the hotel offers plush suites, great restaurant and fantastic views out over the surrounding countryside. Perfect for a relaxing, romantic break. See More

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  • Argos in Cappadocia Uçhisar 53 rooms from £141

    Architectural  -  Ancient stone houses and tunnels carved from the cliff face.
    Views  -  Wondrous views over breathtaking landscape.
    Air conditioningRestaurantGardenPet friendlyViews
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, I Escape, Kiwi Collection

    A cluster of old stone houses and sumptuous suites and tunnels set on a hill and in the rock face. Luxurious and romantic rooms have stone walls, sumptuous furnishings and hot tubs. Lovely terraces have stunning views over the landscape. Very romantic but family friendly too. See More

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  • Gamirasu Cave Ürgüp 30 rooms from £161

    Romantic Break  -  This unique and picturesque cave hotel, with deluxe suites and stunning surrounds, makes for a special getaway for two.
    Families  -  With excellent multi-person suites, children's menus and babysitting services, it's perfect for family holidays.
    Sights nearby  -  The hotel sits just six miles from Nikolos Monastery and Mazı Underground City.
    Great walks  -  Make the most of the superb walking in the nearby Goreme National Park.
    Air conditioningRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenPet friendlyDisabled accessViewsParking

    A charming hotel set in a cave system in the rural Turkish village of Ayvali. The elegant rooms are full of character with antique furnishings and exposed vaulted ceilings. Relax by the pool or take a horse riding trek through the surrounding countryside. A Turkish delight. See More

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  • Museum Hotel Uçhisar 30 rooms from £191

    Foodies  -  One of Cappdocia's best restaurants.
    Views  -  Beautiful valley views.
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenViews
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet, Relais & Chateaux

    A stunning luxury hotel in magical surroundings. Historical, romantic and opulent cavernous interiors make for a perfect honeymoon or couples getaway. Rooms and suites have subtle lighting, large warm spaces and hot tubs. Fabulous restaurant, spa, and gorgeous countryside to explore. See More

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  • Cappadocia Cave Resort & Spa Uçhisar 104 rooms from £233

    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Restaurant  -  Two dining options: traditional and authentic Turkish or a Sushi bar.
    Sights nearby  -  Situated close to Uchisar castle
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor and Outdoor Pools
    Air conditioningRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenViews
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Small Luxury Hotels

    A stunning hotel built into the hillside with stunning views over the valleys below. A theatrical setting and architectural marvel with cavernous rooms and suites, fabulous restaurants, and an impressive spa. A luxury spot in a privileged location. See More

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