With its fairytale landscapes dotted with hot air balloons, stunning rock formations, and exotic cave hotels, Cappadocia is truly everyone’s dream. It’s one of the most romantic destinations in the world and there is nothing more unique than staying in a cave hotel in Cappadocia. There are some truly incredible cave hotels in Cappadocia that have been built into these rock formations and caves.
In this blog post, I will share the 12 best cave hotels in Cappadocia so you can choose an incredible place to stay. My personal favorites are Sultan Cave Suites for its terrace and delicious breakfast and Mithra Cave Hotel for its luxury and the best view.
QUICK PICKS: 3 BEST CAVE HOTELS IN CAPPADOCIA
Don’t have time to read my detailed breakdown of all the best cave hotels in Cappadocia? No worries! These are my three top picks for the best cave hotels in Cappadocia. If you book one of these three, you are guaranteed to have a great stay in a great location!
BEST CAVE HOTELS IN CAPPADOCIA – COMPARISON TABLE
|Charming Cave Hotel||$67|
|Aydinli Cave Hotel||$77|
|Kayakapi Premium Caves||$361|
|Sultan Cave Suites||$379|
|Mithra Cave Hotel||$245|
|Kelebek Special Cave Hotel||$195|
|Traveller’s Cave Hotel||$78|
|Local Cave House Hotel||$114|
|Tulip Cave Suites||$125|
|Artemis Cave Suites||$145|
|Yunak Evleri Cappadocia||$112|
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THE 12 BEST CAVE HOTELS IN CAPPADOCIA
SULTAN CAVE SUITES
Sultan Cave Suites (Insta-worthy): Perhaps you’ve seen Insta-couple photos on Instagram posing
with tons of hot balloons and colorful skyscapes, delicious breakfast set up on the table, colorful cushions, and cute dogs as a backdrop- yes this is the place!
Sultan Cave Suites is best known for its breakfast terrace and really popular with Instagram influencers and couples. In my opinion, the owners here are quite genius as they set up the terrace every morning for the guests to enjoy taking tons of photos for their social media while watching the panoramic view of Goreme.
It’s not only about the best view, but this hotel also has suite rooms of different sizes; ranging from junior suite to sultan suite. The hotel staff can arrange local excursions such as hiking and hot air balloon flights which are must-do activities in Cappadocia. If you are seeking a truly magical holiday, this is the best cave hotel in Cappadocia.
MITHRA CAVE HOTEL
Mithra Cave Hotel (Best View): Mithra Cave Hotel is a luxury cave suite with terrific views of many
hot air balloons gliding over Goreme town. Compared to other luxurious cave hotels, Mithra’s price is quite competitive considering it’s the most photographed cave hotel in town because of its insane view of hot air balloons in the morning.
This property offers numerous terraces adorned with beautiful carpets and pillows – not to mention they also have a cute dog which you can take photos with, too! The rooms are cozy, breakfast is beautiful, and the hotel staff is very welcoming so it’s not just a pretty setting. It is a fantastic place to stay for Instagrammers and luxury seekers. No doubt this is one of the very best cave hotels in Cappadocia.
KELEBEK SPECIAL CAVE HOTEL
Kelebek Special Cave Hotel (Outdoor Pool): Another top-rated cave hotel in Cappadocia, the
suites at Kelebek Special Cave Hotel are luxurious and romantic so no doubt you’ll have the holiday of your dream here. Many of the suite rooms have fireplaces and private balconies which give unrestricted views of Goreme’s amazing landscape.
With sweeping panoramic views and comfortable seating, the indoor bar and outdoor pool are perfect places to relax after a long day. If you want to book a tour, definitely ask the staff as they are extremely helpful in organizing tours for their guests. If you want to pamper yourself, the hotel offers a traditional Turkish bath and a variety of different spa treatments.
AYDINLI CAVE HOTEL
Aydinli Cave Hotel (Great Breakfast and Great Room): Aydinli Cave Hotel is one of the most popular
accommodations in Cappadocia. It is a family business property on the hillside that is only a 5-minute walk from the town center. It offers a cozy terrace and the perfect ambiance for photo opportunities.
This hotel has bigger rooms knowing that you are paying for a reasonable price; with incredible heating and cooling system so you will never feel neither cold or hot. The other highlight of the stay was the traditional Turkish buffet breakfast – it’s delicious! nsive food, and stylish rooms- Aydinli does have everything you could possibly ask for.
KAYAKAPI PREMIUM CAVES
Kayakapi Premium Caves (Private Pool): Kayakapi is a perfect setting for a luxury vacation. Set less
than a mile from the town of Urgup, this elegant boutique hotel has been meticulously restored retaining its original homely charm whilst providing today’s modern facilities. This premium cave hotel offers guests the choice of rooms from a prime room ($134) to a villa with a private pool ($3,000)- sure you’ll get the taste of luxury here.
From the moment you first walk through their doors until the last day of your stay, their focus is on turning your idea of the perfect holiday into a reality. What is the best thing about this place is some rooms have their own indoor cave swimming pool! Yes, you read that right! A pool in the room. This is perfect for well-heeled travelers or honeymooners who are seeking privacy, luxury, and tranquility. If you are searching for a luxurious cave hotel in Cappadocia, I cannot recommend Kayakapi Premium Caves enough.
Rox Cappadocia (Best Breakfast and Instagrammable): Rox Cappadocia is located in Uchisar, next
to Uchisar Castle, and has beautiful rooftop views. The owner does a great job of decorating the rooftop and the pool area to make it Instagrammable. In fact, some celebrities stayed here, too! Since the hotel is a little farther away from Goreme where the balloons take off, the balloons are quite tiny but the view is still insane.
It was absolutely amazing and magical. The breakfast was truly special and definitely the best breakfast I have tried in Turkey. There is no surprise that the overall rating of this hotel is excellent. I highly recommend this cave hotel in Cappadocia!
TRAVELLER’S CAVE HOTEL
Traveller’s Cave Hotel (Value for Money): Traveller’s Cave Hotel stood atop a hill with an amazing
view of Goreme town resting peacefully below, you’ll feel like you’ve been teleported to a different epoch
when you step outside your room at Traveller’s Cave Hotel.
This Cappadocia cave hotel has everything you need in one delightful place, with professional and welcoming staff to cater to your every need. The rooms are cozy, spacious, and adorned beautifully. What appeals to me was the complimentary outdoor hot tub- it is an extra bonus! It’s quite a walk from the main town where you can shop and eat at local restaurants, so it’s in a perfect location.
LOCAL CAVE HOUSE HOTEL
Local Cave House Hotel (Budget-friendly with pool): Looking for a hotel with a pool yet
reasonable in Cappadocia is a bit tricky. Worry no more as I found a place for you! Local Cave Hotel is one of the best-rated cave hotels in Goreme town. This hotel has a reputation for giving exceptional service; the attention to detail and overall quality were on point.
Aside from its good price and big pool, what appeals to me is the location of the place. With shops within close proximity and tour operators easily available, it’s a convenient base for exploring Cappadocia. Definitely one of the best cave hotels in Cappadocia!
Tulip Cave Suites (Excellent Service and View): Situated on top of the hill overlooking Goreme
village, Tulip Cave Suites is another top-rated accommodation in Cappadocia. Described as ‘perfect,
breathtaking, and convenient,’ and featuring many of the same in-room amenities as other cave hotels in the area, Tulip Cave Suites stands out for its perfect panoramic views of the city and homely vibe. The owners are very nice and generous people which is one of the reasons why I love this property.
The terrace lives up to its reputation, the views really are as stunning as Instagram portrays. This hotel was definitely one of the best I’ve ever stayed in with a gorgeous view and impressive hospitality.
ARTEMIS CAVE SUITES
Artemis Cave Suites (Sunset View): Set on the highest point of Goreme town, this boutique cave
suite offers guests four terraces that have uninterrupted views of the valleys and sunsets which make for a great photo opportunity. It’s not quite luxurious but if you are looking for a perfect location and viewpoints, then you are in the right place.
Although there’s no pool on the property, they have plenty of seating outside for the guests. You’d better wake up early if you want to witness many hot air balloons flying over Goreme with magical sunrise. The staff can tell you about local tours and sites, and can even book them for you. With great hospitality and value for money, I really can’t fault this place!
YUNAK EVLERI CAPPADOCIA
Yunak Evleri Cappadocia (Unique/ Tranquil): This high-end boutique hotel is built on the stone
cliff offering a rad panoramic view. Although it is further away from the center of Goreme, it is still accessible. They offer daily tours of Cappadocia and hot air balloon rides. With its convenient location in the center of Ürgüp, Yunak Evleri is a perfect base for daily excursions within Cappadocia.
The mansion has big rooms with bathrooms (some with jacuzzi) and you’ll find a stunning swimming pool, too. Plenty of rooms compared to other accommodations in Cappadocia and each is linked by a labyrinth of passageways and curved stone stairways not to mention it has a private patio or balcony. Personally, this lovely cave hotel is small enough to be intimate, yet large enough to offer you some privacy.
CHARMING CAVE HOTEL
Charming Cave Hotel (Hospitality): With its impressive five-star customer reviews on booking.com,
Charming Cave Hotel is a clear favorite when it comes to hospitality and a perfect location. With impeccable service, exquisite furnishings, and a lavish hint of natural rustic ambiance, this property adds special meaning to your travel experience. This isn’t the most luxurious cave hotel in Cappadocia but it is the most affordable.
I hope you enjoyed this guide to the best cave hotels in Cappadocia and have a great stay.
THE 3 MOST POPULAR CAPPADOCIA TOURS
- Sunrise Hot Air Balloon: My number one recommendation is to do a sunrise hot air balloon flight and be blown away by this magical experience.
- Cappadocia Sunset ATV Tour: The best way to spend sunset in Cappadocia is on the ATV tour amongst the amazing rock formations.
- Cappadocia Red Tour & Goreme Open-Air Museum: All of the best tourist sites in one day!
HOW TO GET TO CAPPADOCIA
Cappadocia isn’t actually a town as many people think but it is an entire region. Within this region are towns such as Goreme (the most popular tourist spot), Uchisar, Urgup, and Ortahisar among others. There are two airports that serve Cappadocia.
- Kayseri Airport (70km/60 minutes) is the main airport and takes just over an hour by van/bus to reach Goreme Town
- Nevsehir Kapadokya Airport (/40km/40 minutes is the secondary airport, which is closer to Goreme but only by about 20 minutes.
The big difference here is that Kayseri is a bigger airport, with more flight options, and often has cheaper flights. It is very convenient and quick to fly into Kayseri and I did it twice.
To get from Kayseri (or Nevsehir) you need to pre-book your shuttle or be prepared for an expensive taxi. The cheapest and easiest way to do that is to book online here. For under $15 you can ride in a shared, air-conditioned airport transfer or a private transfer from $50.
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