Adorned with modern luxury, these Cappadocia cave houses offer one of the most unique and beautiful accommodations in Turkiye. Immerse yourself in the timeless beauty of Cappadocia’s rock formations while indulging in exceptional comfort and hospitality.
If Cappadocia, Turkiye, is on your bucket list, you have probably already heard about the region’s famous cave hotels.
This breathtaking region of central Turkiye has captured the world by storm thanks to its dramatic landscapes and otherworldly rock formations. But unlike many places worldwide with towering stone monoliths, the wonders of Cappadocia have gone far beyond the visual.
For centuries, these stone flowerpots, or “fairy chimneys” as they’re referred to locally, have been carved, hollowed out, and used as houses, churches, castles, and even entire cities. Over the years, their uses have been adapted to the modern times. And now is the age of the Cappadocia cave hotels.
Cappadocia is a large region populated by small cities such as Kayseri, Goreme, and Urgup. Throughout the area, there are countless hotels that make use of the expansive cave systems. These cave hotels in Cappadocia range from modest to truly luxurious and are one of the reasons why this is one of the best places to visit in Turkiye.
Whether you’re simply booking a rooftop terrace to witness the magical sunrise balloon tours, or if you’re looking for an unforgettable accommodation to explore the best things to do in Cappadocia, read on to discover
10 Most Beautiful Cave Hotels In Cappadocia, Turkiye
Kayapaki Premium Caves – Ürgüp
Perched on a towering hill near the town of Ürgüp in Cappadocia lies one of the most luxurious and fascinating cave hotels in the region.
Kayapaki was a former historical settlement that dates back for centuries. The town boasted homes, churches, cave dwellings, and communal areas. The town reached its height in the late 1800s but was made uninhabitable after a series of earthquakes caused devastation.
The ruins of Kayapaki were included within the bounds of Goreme National Park. The park is owned by the Municipality of Ürgüp but has been managed by the wealthy Dinler Family who have vowed to re-energize the ruins into one of Cappadocia’s best cave resorts.
Kayakapi Premium Caves stands as a testament to preservation and opulence, meticulously transforming these historical caves into elegant and spacious suites and rooms, each adorned with contemporary furnishings and luxurious touches while maintaining the authenticity of the original architecture.
My family stayed at Kayapaki Premium Caves for two nights and were absolutely blown away by the service, comfort, and beauty of the property.
We enjoyed upscale amenities, including an expansive outdoor pool and numerous smaller pools. There’s a spa offering Hamman treatments and traditional spa experiences. The restaurants offer gourmet dining experiences and white-glove in-room dining.
Divan Cave House Hotel – Göreme
Located within a five-minute walk of the Göreme city center, Divan Cave House Hotel is one of the most popular cave hotels in Cappadocia.
This charming boutique accommodation offers a unique experience that marries historical allure with modern comfort.
Each room and suite within the Divan Cave House Hotel is intricately and uniquely designed. They feature rustic yet elegant decor that compliments the natural cave architecture without ignoring modern conveniences.
The hotel has a network of beautifully decorated rooftop terraces that make for an ideal location to watch the sunrise hot air balloons drift through the golden skies.
The hotel’s central location in Göreme provides easy access to the town’s attractions, making it an ideal retreat for travelers seeking an authentic Cappadocian experience combined with warm hospitality and a sense of tranquility.
We stayed at Divan Cave House Hotel for two nights while we were in Göreme and absolutely loved it. We even had a surprise on check-in when we found out that the second bedroom had been converted to a small pool. The living room was modified to accommodate the extra beds for the kids, and the luxurious bath gave us a wonderful place to relax.
Lunar Cappadocia Hotel – Göreme
Situated on the eastern edge of Goreme, the Lunar Cappadocia Hotel offers a beautiful escape from the bustle of the city. The hotel is surrounded by a well-manicured garden, and its pillow-adorned terraces offer an incredible view of the morning balloons.
Unlike many budget accommodations, the cave rooms in Lunar Cave Hotel are large. The rooms are adorned with stone furniture that compliments the unique architecture. Some of the rooms even have their own private terrace with a hot tub. Make sure to choose one facing the sunrise for those perfect morning photos.
This cave hotel in Cappadocia is known for its vast breakfast. The hotel staff are warm, caring, and attentive. There’s even an optional airport shuttle.
Argos in Cappadocia – Uçhisar
One of the most expensive and luxurious Cappadocia cave hotels is in the town of Uçhisar, but the Museum Hotel is adults-only. And I’m almost always traveling in Turkiye with kids, so I haven’t had the chance to check it out.
But if you’re willing to get the second-best cave accommodations in Uçhisar, you should consider Argos in Cappadocia.
This former monastery is spread across several natural stone buildings and fairy chimneys, and it’s just a short walk from the center of Uçhisar. The hotel combines a rustic design with modern decor that includes spacious rooms, many of which include a functional fireplace.
If you love a room with a view, many of the cave rooms at The Argos in Cappadocia feature views of the scenic Pigeon Valley. The rooftop terraces are also fantastic and offer panoramic views that include Güvercinlik Vallet and Erciyes Mountain,
The hotel even has its own vineyard and an expansive underground wine cellar.
For families, this hotel has excellent family rooms, including options for separate bedrooms.
Asuwari Suites Cappadocia – Ürgüp
Like something straight out of a movie, Asuwari Suites Cappadocia in the town of Urgup invites visitors with gorgeous views of fairy chimneys and the morning sunsets from terrace lounges.
The rooms at Asuwari Suites Cappadocia are large and comfortable for families. They’re tastefully decorated with elegant fabrics and classic designs, And the rooms include LCD TVs, kettles, and toiletries.
This is a family-run cave hotel in Cappadocia that focuses on service. The expansive breakfast buffet is fantastic and offers a tasty way to fuel up for exploring all of the attractions in Cappadocia. There’s also an a-la-carte breakfast menu available.
Mithra Cave Hotel – Göreme
As far as Cappadocia cave hotels go, the Mithra Cave Hotel in Göreme is a great value. This stunning hotel in the southwest corner of town is one of the most photographed cave hotels in Cappadocia and Instagrammers from around the world are always looking to book spots on its terrace to watch the morning hot air balloon show.
If you love dogs, Mithra Cave is fantastic as well. The owners have an adorable pooch who is very friendly with visitors. He can often be seen chilling on the terrace, watching the crowds below. If you’re not a fan of dogs, I’d recommend seeking out another place to stay.
The rooms at Mirtha Cave are traditionally decorated and include a TV, a safety deposit box, a kettle, and complimentary toiletries.
Anatolian Houses Cave Hotel – Göreme
Elegantly carved into a collection of eight original fairy chimneys, Anatolian Houses Cave Hotel in Göreme is one of the best places to stay in Cappadocia.
With an included spa that draws similarities to an ancient Roman bathhouse, this beautiful Cappadocia cave hotel oozes authentic charm. This experience is augmented by the complimentary “wine tap,” where you can help yourself to white or red wine during the afternoon.
The hotel is tastefully decorated with traditional Turkish artwork, and the rooms are adorned with some of the most comfortable mattresses around. They also feature wood-burning fireplaces, so if you’re visiting on a chilly night, you’ll stay nice and cozy.
The city center is a short walk away and is connected by a tunnel that leads directly from the property.
Sultan Cave Suites – Göreme
One of the top affordable cave hotels in Cappadocia is Sultan Cave Suites in Göreme. With a series of gorgeous terraces set amidst nearby fairy chimneys, this cave hotel screams “Instagram,” and photos from the hotel confirm it.
There are bathtubs, lounges, and stunning tables set up with the Cappadocia hot air balloon watching in mind. It’s so popular for sunrise photography that there is a strict limit at the hotel where only hotel guests are allowed entry in the morning.
This cave hotel is definitely set up for “the ‘Gram,” so if that’s not your scene, I’d recommend Divan Cave Suites or Kapayaki Premium Caves.
The rooms at Sultan Cave Suites are spacious and well-decorated, and there’s an on-site restaurant serving traditional Turkish food. The hotel also offers excursions such as hot air balloon rides, ATV rides, and trekking.
Charming Cave Hotel – Göreme
True to its name, Charming Cave Hotel in Göreme offers homestyle comforts and large, casually adorned rooms. This Cappadocia cave hotel is catered by warm and welcoming staff who make it a habit to ensure that all of their guests are well taken care of.
The hotel is just around the corner from the Divan Cave Hotel, and it offers a similar vibe, albeit with a bit less opulence. It’s an excellent choice for couples, but the rooms are spacious, so there’s room for families as well.
The key here is the view from the terrace. Gorgeous fairy chimneys dotting the horizon create a great atmosphere for the morning balloon show.
Elika Cave Suites – Ürgüp
Located in a region of Nevşehir just between Göreme and Ürgüp, Elika Cave Suites offers the opportunity to be within easy reach of both towns while also enjoying the quiet beauty of Cappadocia.
This is one of the highest-rated cave hotels in Cappadocia. And while beautiful and well-adorned, its off-the-beaten-track location can be a dream for some and frustration for others. If you don’t mind short taxi rides or if you’re enjoying a self-drive experience in Cappadocia, it’s fantastic.
Elika Cave Suites has a beautiful swimming pool and spa, and all of the rooms are well adorned with heated floors, LCD TVs, and a Nespresso machine. Some of the rooms even include a private terrace facing the sunset.
The rooms are catered towards couples, but the suites have options to be converted to family rooms with cots and extra beds.
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There’s no denying that these cave hotels in Cappadocia are dreamy. This is one of the best places to visit in Turkiye and one of the most sought-after destinations in the world. One our first step into Cappadocia we were left speechless by the magical landscapes, and I l know that you will as well.
Don’t miss our guide to the top things to do in Cappadocia as well. There’s far more to Goreme and Urgup than just beautiful cave hotels.
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