Kelebek Cave Hotel Cappadocia
My greatest wish was to stay in a cave hotel while visiting Cappadocia. So, I found Kelebek Cave Hotel on Tripadvisor and immediately fell in love. The reviews and the photos convinced me to stay at this lovely hotel and I must say it sure did not disappoint. Kelebek Special Cave Hotel is one of the finest cave hotels in Cappadocia with spectacular panoramic views of the town Goreme.
Cappadocia is a valley in central Turkey consisting of caves and rock formations that Romans lived in hundreds of years ago. The hotel is located on the top of the town called Goreme in the heart of Cappadocia. The drive from the airport takes around 40 minutes and you can book the shuttle directly from the hotel. It will cost around €6 per person one way.
The town of Goreme is famous for its “fairy chimney” rock formations. Tall and thin spires of rock that were once homes to people living in this region now attract visitors from all around the world. Many luxury boutique hotels have now transformed into beautiful cave hotels and Kelebek is one of them. Perched above the charming village of Goreme, The Kelebek Special Cave Hotel offers magnificent views over the village and mountains beyond.
The town center is roughly a 5 to 10-minute walk from the hotel and easily reachable for everyone. So, if you want to venture into town for some shopping, or go on a trip to the Love Valley or to the Open Air Museum, it’s all only minutes away. If you are visiting Cappadocia for the famous hot air balloon ride, you are also in the best possible location. Most of the famous hot air balloon rides take off near Goreme, making Kelebek the ideal location to see balloons in the early morning or take one yourself.
The hotel is nestled in the quaint town of Goreme. The name Kelebek means butterfly in Turkish and was so called because its two fairy chimneys that rise from the rocks like the wings of a butterfly.
Immediately when we arrived we were greeted by friendly staff members who explained us everything and gave us two maps of Goreme and the whole Cappadocia region. They helped us plan our trips to see the most of the famous attractions near the hotel. They were really friendly and we would like to thank them for all the help and kind advice.
The hotel itself has 47 cave rooms, outdoor swimming pool, a hammam spa, a restaurant with a great out dining area and numerous terraces with panoramic views of the nearby valleys.
After the brief check-in process, we were escorted to our own cave room. The room was small, but lovely and had everything we needed. In the bedroom was a king size bed and the bathroom had a shower, a toilet and it was stocked with Kelebek amenities. There were also complimentary slippers, water bottles, and towels. The property has 47 specially crafted rooms ranging from fairy chimney cave rooms to lavish stone suites. Each room has its own style and it is decorated with different details. The prices vary from €70 per night to €200 per night all depends on what room you have optioned for. Small notice… chimney rooms do not have their own bathroom, so you will have to use one that is located in the main area of the hotel.
The restaurant at Kelebek Cave Hotel has indoor and outdoor seating options and it serves breakfast in the morning and unlimited complimentary coffee and tea the whole day. The views from the terrace are stunning and it is the perfect place to relax. One of the perks of staying at Kelebek Special Cave Hotel is having two wonderful breakfast options. Guests can either have their hearty morning meal in the restaurant or go on an adventure ride followed by a breakfast feast at Kelebek’s Hidden Kings Valley. We tried both options as we stayed two nights at the hotel.
The breakfast at the organic farm was incredible. The whole ride there was exciting and the arrival at their organic farm was unforgettable. The table was all set when we arrived and it looked amazing with homemade jams, pastries, fresh greens and fruits, honeycomb, different kinds of cheese, dried fruits, nuts and bread, and the delicious Turkish egg dish called Menemen! This is definitely a must do, when you stay at the hotel.
In the evening we walked to the center of town and visited a lovely family-owned restaurant called Nazar Borek. The food is freshly prepared and tastes delicious. After having dined here, we fell so much in love with the food and the friendly owners that we went here the next day for a lunch. I recommend everyone visiting Cappadocia to dine here at least once and experience the friendly owners and their delicious dishes.
Kelebek Cave Hotel is perfectly located to do a bit of sightseeing around the town of Goreme. Everything is just a few minutes away. You can visit the Love Valley, the Rose Valley, Uchisar Castle, Open Air Museum or go on a hot air balloon flight. The staff members can arrange any activity you’d like to do in Cappadocia. They are wonderful and it’s nice to see that they don’t pressure you to go with a particular operator, but help you find the best possible option for you.
I have stayed in many different hotels around the world, but you rarely find such friendly and helpful people like in Kelebek Cave Hotel. It was a pleasant stay and the hotel itself is amazing. From the cave rooms to the breakfast, amazing terraces and of course the best views possible. If you are in Cappadocia and would like to experience the cave hotel with breathtaking views of the hot air balloons in the morning and not break your budget, then this is the place for you. Everything at Kelebek Cave Hotel is designed to make each guest feel like at home. Big thank you to everybody at the hotel, you made our stay unforgettable.
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