No visit to Turkey is complete without experiencing wonders of Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia famous for its “moonscape” area around the towns of Ürgüp, Göreme, Uçhisar, Avanos and Mustafapaşa (Sinasos), where erosion has formed caves, clefts, pinnacles, “fairy chimneys” and sensuous folds in the soft volcanic rock. In Cappadocia’s magical landscape of fairy chimneys, in the ancient village of Ürgüp, is a unique cave hotel carved into a mountain cliff, the Yunak Evleri.
A literal “cave hotel,” the Yunak Evleri is built right into the volcanic-formed mountainous region and includes 7 cave houses with a total of 40 private cave rooms dating back to the 5th and 6th centuries. A labyrinth of narrow passageways and curved stone stairways lead to unique suits decorated with antiques from the Ottoman Empire, along with full hardwood flooring, spacious marble bathrooms, handcrafted Mediterranean furniture and private patios with an outdoor fireplace overlooking the Turkish Mesa.
The hotel’s lobby is hidden in a 19th century Greek mansion, which is located at the foot of the cliff. The stone building boasts cozy meeting room for lounging, a music room, packed with a gigantic collection of cds. Wi-fi and computers with Internet connection aside from a cosy home theater are also mixed in with the rocks.
Guests can spend evening by sunset gatherings on soft upholstered Turkish pillows warmed by an outdoor fireplace. Candlelight dining is offered on the adjacent rooftop terrace.