If you want to enjoy a unique stay in a beautiful cave environment without sacrificing on ambience of this amazing region, this is your place to be! The employees at Gamirasu were wonderful! From the initial stages of email planning, Hamide was our genuinely helpful and amiable liaison. She did an absolutely tremendous job with our reservation changes and even graciously upgraded us to a suite, which was beautiful. You really do get a great night sleep in this unique cave environment. Gamirasu provides an excellent spread for breakfast/lunch. We only stayed one night, but we made sure to have dinner on their beautiful terrace setting, and enjoyed arguably some of the very best bread in the world! On a side note, as this hotel works with the guided tours in the area, make sure you are very clear beforehand on what you would like to see during your tours. We thought we were on the same page with the itinerary, but apparently not. We were disappointed that we seemed to spend more time being plied/lectured into buying a carpet for over 45 minutes inside closed doors at a famed rug factory. We also went to a famous pottery house, which was a similar scenario but it went by quickly and there was less pressure to buy something. Clearly, there's an incentive with the tour guide to take you there based on commissions, which is okay if that's what you agree to beforehand. We would have preferred to have spent more time at the outdoor sites, which is what makes this region so special. In several instances, we were rushed and didn't have much time to take pictures, which wasn't good. Last but not least, make sure to sign up for the balloon ride (deluxe is better, it's more money but you'll have fewer people packed in with you and you'll be able to spend more time up in the air), it is truly the highlight of Cappadocia. Enjoy the Gamirasu, it's exquisite!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gamirasu is the name of an exquisitely restored 35 rooms troglodyte cave house opened in 1998, in Ayvali Village near Urgup in the heart of Cappadocia, Turkey. The hotel is located in a restored thousand-year-old Byzantine monastic retreat which offers modern conveniences without distracting from the spiritual feeling of the area which has been known to be inhabited for more than five thousand years. Gamirasu cave Hotel is featured in major international travel guides as one of the best cave hotels of Cappadocia. Recently Business Insider choose '' 50 incredible hotels you should sleep in during your lifetime '' It is also mentioned as a romantic escape for honeymoons in wedding magazines. A 12th century Byzantine Christian church forms part of the Gamirasu, and until recently, part of the hotel was still used by Christian monks. Much care has been taken to blend the historic facades with the natural curves of the Cappadocian landscape to preserve its traditional style and appearance whilst providing you with the utmost in modern conveniences. The finish is stylish and the atmosphere inviting and romantic. Indeed, it is the perfect honeymoon destination, with many couples choosing the intimate cave suites for access to some of the most breathtaking and unforgettable scenery in the world. The sense of tranquility and authentic village atmosphere around the Gamirasu is instantly soothing, with nothing to disturb you but the sound of birds and sumptuous aromas drifting across the warm air from the old Monastic kitchen. Breakfast consists of all local and organically grown produce, including freshly baked bread, clotted cream, honeycomb and fresh fruit. A 7km hiking trail departs from the front door of the hotel and follows a remote valley with a beautiful brook flowing down the middle. In every direction, you are surrounded by breathtaking views, extraordinary natural shapes and a myriad of cave-dwellings to explore. It really is the most mesmerizing of destinations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gamirasu Cave Urgup
- Hotel Gamirasu Cave