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Gamirasu Cave Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Ayvali
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 July 2009

The Garimasu cave hotel was our first one during our 19 day tour in Turkey and it certainly rates as one of the best hotel we stayed at!
Ms Hamide, the general manager, is a wonderful host and so is her crew. The only downside is perhaps its location which is away from everything but it worked well for us. Sightseeing the whole day, returning to Garimasu in the evening was like a retreat! Wonderful experience not to be missed!!

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 July 2009

Our trip to Cappadocia and stay at the Gamirisu Hotel was, for me, the highlight of our 11 day trip to Turkey. The accommodations are so unique and comfortable at the same time. We were traveling with our two adult daughters and stayed in the Superior Family Suite with two bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a sitting area. It was perfect for our needs. We found no need to adventure out for dinner after hiking and touring all day. The hotel restaurant had great food. While we were there it was my husband's birthday and the staff and chef dimmed the lights and arrived singing Happy Birthday with a lovely fruit platter. The hotel staff were quite accommodating and friendly. I couldn't have asked for a better experience.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 July 2009

This hotel shows Turkey as it is: friendly, good kitchen from a great location, near to historical sites surrounded by nature. Absolutely recommendable!

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 June 2009

I stayed at the Gamirasu for three nights and had a hard time leaving. Yes its a little far from Urgup, but that was a benefit. They have a free shuttle to Urgup square, which gets you there in 15 minutes. The location away from the main town added to the true experience of staying in a cave!!

I checked out other cave hotels, and none of them compared to the standard of the Gamirasu. The service was incredible. Our first night we were in a deluxe room and the heater wasn't working, so they upgraded us to a suite with a balcony!!!! The staff was so friendly and amazing. Also, I left my hat on the plane, the manager was not only able to track it down, but she overnighted it to my hotel in Istanbul. I don't know any hotel in the US that would do this.

I highly recommend this hotel for your stay in Cappadocia. Oh and if you are looking for a great travel agency to book tours/travel in Cappadocia, contact Magic Valley Tours (family run friendly business) with great rates.

Enjoy magical Cappadocia!!

  • Stayed: May 2009
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Reviewed 29 May 2009

even though we had to wait for our room this place was excellent
breakfast was great...dinner was fine, but i would recc. the aravan evi rest. over the one at the hotel unless the chef does something more interesting than meatballs..he is quite a talented cook so if there is something else on the menu try it...
we got caught with the cash discount thing..only works if your bring euros...don't bother if you're going to have your money converted into ytl..use your credit card..hotel exchange here and whereever the "discount" is given is much too high to be worth the hassle of carrying so much cash....i definetely would go back to this place next time in urgurp area!

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Gamirasu Cave Hotel

Address: Ayvali, Urgup 50400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Cappadocia > Urgup > Ayvali
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Ayvali
Price Range: $142 - $856 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gamirasu Cave Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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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