Ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.8 out of 5
77% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London, Canada

Cheap with great view but humidity in room.

Posted Jul 18, 2014
Pros: unique because it's a cave, beautiful views, terrace and patio are an amenity that you don't often find. Quiet location and it is kept very clean.
Cons: room ventilation (maybe provide a fan maybe?) and staff friendliness when dealing with foriegners.
Location: The Goreme Open Air Museum is absolutely worth the visit and you can walk there from this hotel no problem with lots to see on the way there.
The location provides a great view but one heck of an uphill climb to get to it. The sunrise and sunset from the terrace are beautiful and if you get up around 6am you will see the balloon launch which was really worth getting up early for! (and then going back to sleep) The climb to the top of the hill the hotel is located on is not much longer than you've already climbed to get there in the first place and is worth it for the panoramic view. The one thing we disiked a lot was that it was pleasently cool in the day inside the cave room but it was stank and hot/humid by the middle of the night and morning. (It has no ventilation or a/c obviously because it is a cave) If you sleep with the door open it is probably a lot better but 2 female travellers were not about to do that! The staff pretty much had nothing to do with us and nothing to say to us the entire time. They were abrupt and disinterested but not rude in any way. Beds were simple, standard university student issue mattress and all linens and bathroom were very clean. The bathroom products were really great scents and nice quality which was very surprising! (they were the same olive oil stuff they sell in all the touristy shops) All in all it's cheap, has a terrace/patio that you can't beat in the area and it was acceptable! Plus, it's probably the only time you're going to have the chance to stay in an actual cave so you should probably try it out for the unique experience!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by A verified traveler

Caves are cool

Posted May 29, 2014 on Hotels.com
Good service. They did not have water one day, but it seemed to be a problem with a large part of the Göreme city, and not just the hotel. Shared shower was not the greatest, but useable.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by A verified traveler

Great Spot!

Posted May 24, 2014 on Hotels.com
If you're staying in Goreme, this place is great! The owners were very helpful with tours and information, and answered any/all questions I had. I stayed in the top room, which was quite cool at night and a good climb up to the view was fantastic. Breakfast is standard Turkish with a great view over the terrace. If I returned, I would definitely stay again.
3 out of 5
by Joel from Cambridge, UK

Nice place overall, don't go in the winter though

Posted Apr 18, 2014
Pros: Great view of the town, friendly staff, fairly cheap, decent breakfast
Cons: The water was heated by a coal oven that blew out smoke onto the terrace area. It didn't work very well, so the rooms were cold and not much hot water
Location: Goreme is a fantastic town (a bit touristy) that is right in the middle of the Cappadocia region. Loads of tours, hiking opportunities, and adventure
We really enjoyed our stay for the most part, staff were friendly and gave good suggestions on where to go each day. Breakfast was probably fairly standard: bread, jams, boiled eggs, cheeses, coffee and tea. The view from the terrace area is fantastic, which means the hotel is at the top of a big hill... The rooms are carved into the side of the mountain, which means the walls and ceiling are crumbly stone (some of which falls on the bed and the floor when the hotel next door is undergoing construction). Wifi only works on the terrace area, not in the rooms, so you have to brave the cold if you want to use the internet in the evening. The shower in our room didn't have a shower curtain and you had to hold the shower head. I don't think all the rooms were like that though because I peaked into some of the other ones when they were unoccupied. But I know that multiple rooms were cold (other people complained as well) because the radiators didn't give off much heat and there wasn't much hot water to speak of. Overall it was a great place to stay, but when you've had a long day of hiking, you just want to take a hot shower and then relax in a warm room... so, I think my advice would be to stay here during one of the warmer months (May to Sept).
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Kylee from S.

Can't wait to go back!

Posted Mar 19, 2014
The hotel staff is incredibly helpful! The location is great and I would go back in a heartbeat. Also, the view of goreme is awesome. Only a short walk to the main square (though there is a big hill, so be prepared).
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Rebecca from Lakewood, CA

Fantastic and unique!

Posted Oct 9, 2013 on Hotels.com
Fantastic experience staying in a cave! Comfortable room. Friendly, helpful staff. They will book you any excursion you need. Great view from the terrace. Short walk to all the shops and restaurants. Decent breakfast. Resident kitty ready for some attention!!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by christine from Melbourne Australia

Lovely hotel built into the cave.

Posted Sep 5, 2013
Pros: Great atmosphere in a unique and beautiful place.
Cons: Nothing.
Location: Hot air balloon ride. Visit the ancient underground city. Pigeon valley.
Awesome. Friendly and helpful staff in a unique environment. We did not want to leave here.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by florence from london

Convenient.

Posted Aug 30, 2013
Pros: Helpful staff
Location: We went on two tours ( red and green ) which were organised by Cave Life staff and were amazing. We went on balloon trip. Great sunset location !
Room was comfortable. Staff very pleasant and helpful. Convenient location.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by BCD from Chicago, USA

Excellent value

Posted May 24, 2013 on Hotels.com
We had a fantastic stay at Cave Life Pension. They picked us up from Kayseri airport for an extra $25 TL each, set us up with a hot air balloon ride with an excellent company, a great tour of the Derinkuyu underground city and Ilhara valley, a night of Turkish folk and belly dancing and to top it all off, a Hamam! Travel was provided to and from all of these events. Ibrahim and Mustafa were very courteous hosts, and the location was very convenient to many of the great sights in Cappadocia. I would stay there again, it was a great value. A great breakfast spread is included and you cannot beat the sunsets from the terrace. Just know that this is a two star hotel, accommodations were clean and comfortable, but do not expect the Ritz.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Almost like camping, good price, staff not so nice

Posted Oct 26, 2011 on Hotels.com
The place was almost like camping. The breakfast was good. Shared bathroom ok. The main issue was the staff that was not so nice or friendly. If you don't mind them and want to save money then it's ok. I personally would rather pay more for another place.