Sunday, March 10, 2019

Village Cave House

In my first post about Cappadocia I mentioned that we stayed in a cave hotel in Göreme. It was quite unusual, but very fascinating. The hotel was in the huge rock that you can see in the top photo - you can actually see the entrance to it in the lower part of the image. Here's a better look:

All the rooms were accessible from outside, obviously there were no hallways. That meant each room had its own patio or terrace which was wonderful on those late warm evenings when we could sit outside and read and plan the next day. The view was amazing.

Just to give you an idea how low the door to our room was:

We had a three person-room. It was huge, very generous and cool (great in the hot summer). There was a beautiful sitting area beneath the window and tea and coffee making supplies. No further decoration except for the amazing fabrics they use in this country. Apart from that, just naked rock.

We had our private bathroom as well,  very clean with sparse decor.

The road to the hotel was narrow - I try to include a video I made with my phone while driving from the center of Göreme up to the Village Cave House.

This was the view on our last morning in Göreme - the hot air balloons. On clear mornings with perfect conditions dozens of hot air balloons float over the rugged area. The view from up there must be amazing - it's one of the most popular things to do here. Unfortunately we didn't - but if we should ever come back I think we will.

By the way - this was my 1000th blogpost!


Barb said...

Wow - I love these photos of your trip! I didn't know at first if I'd like staying in a cave (claustrophobia), but it seems very light inside. A great adventure!

Red Rose Alley said...

These village cave houses are so cool. And the inside is very simple, but seem to be nice and clean. It's fascinating how these homes are built in these huge rocks. I love the fourth picture of the patio and terrace, so charming. And what a view to see the hot air balloons floating in the sky. I've always wanted to try that. Your photos are incredible, Carola, really.


My name is Erika. said...

Wow, how cool is that room. You had a fantastic trip and I have enjoyed seeing all our photos.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Amazing! This cave would have been my choice for the stay as well. That is so perfect that each room has its own outdoor space. It must have felt a little strange at first sleeping in a cave. Congratulations on your 1000th post!

Tomoko said...

Wow,very interesting to see the cave house! Looks so comfortable.
Thank you for sharing!

wisps of words said...

Fascinating!!!! Just wonderful!!!

Especially love the night view, with the lights below.

What an amazing place!!!

Екатерина Балагурова said...

Very unusual and great!!

Michelle B said...

Congratulations on your 1000th blog post!
What a unique and very cool place to visit! The hot air balloons look beautiful. What a special trip!

Terra said...

That is a memorable hotel to stay in, built into the ancient rocks.

Lowcarb team member said...

Your 1000th blogpost … many congratulations.

I did enjoy seeing your photographs, what a fabulous trip you had.

All the best Jan

Tanza Erlambang said...

lovely photos....wonderful views.
have a great day

David M. Gascoigne, said...

You certainly do find some interesting places to stay. You will not forget this adventure.

Sue (this n that) said...

Congratulations Carola on your 1000th blogpost and you certainly picked another very interesting subject.
I think that cave house would be marvellous to stay in. Thank you for your great photos and commentary. Also for the video :D) xx

A Casa Madeira said...

Beautiful images.
I loved getting to know the city.

Magdalena said...

Das muss ja traumhaft schön gewesen sein. Freunde von uns sind einmal da gewesen und waren sehr begeistert. Wir reisen momentan nicht in die Türkei. Für uns ist das zu unsicher. Das ist sehr bedauerlich, aber in unserem Bekanntenkreis gibt es politisch aktive Menschen, die uns deutlich warnen. Schade!

joliefemme said...

What a beautiful place!

Jeanie said...

This is just spectacular. I can only imagine the joy and awe of staying in such a place. Fabulous on the exterior and simply beautiful and perfection inside.

Congratulations on 1,000 wonderful journeys into your world and so many more fabulous photos. I love coming here.

Magic Love Crow said...

Congrats to 1000 blog posts! What an amazing place! Truly amazing! Big Hugs!