You are about to go to one of the most unique destinations in Turkey, Cappadocia. I have been to Cappadocia 3 times and it still manages to impress me each time I visit! Get ready to be amazed because you will feel like you have landed on Mars or another world!
Cappadocia is a district located in Turkey’s central Anatolian region, Nevsehir, and is home to the amazing natural rock formations called fairy chimneys. The name fairy is no surprise as you can expect a view that will make you feel like you are in a fairytale with tons of colorful hot air balloons flying over these unique landscapes.
Goreme is the name of the town in Cappadocia that you have probably seen photos of on Instagram, and all the cave hotels I’ll be talking about in this post are located here. Inside the town you will find the Göreme open-air museum, this is where a large number of the fairy chimneys are located and you can simply discover the area by walking along the spectacular valleys!
You will explore amazing caves, underground cities and witness the most impressive sunrises. I can tell that you will spend a lot of energy outdoors but the good news is it will also help balance out all the mouth-watering Turkish food you will be eating!
Since you are in Cappadocia I can’t think of a better option than staying in a cave hotel. That’s why in order for you to have this unique stay, I found a huge list so you can choose the best Cappadocian Cave hotel for you. Don’t worry, whether you are a luxury traveler or backpacker there is a suitable cave hotel for everyone. Just don’t forget that Cappadocia is a popular place and you have to make a reservation in advance to have this epic experience.
Are you ready to explore the best cave hotels in Cappadocia?
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Here are the best cave hotels in Cappadocia, Turkey, from luxury to budget. They all have great locations and amazing reviews!
Fairy Chimney House
An Airbnb with amazing reviews
Cappadocia Cave Suites
Best affordable accommodation in the center
Here’s a map that will help you visualize all the cave hotels in Cappadocian hotels that I will be talking about in this post:
The Best Cappadocian Cave Hotels in Turkey
If you are visiting Cappadocia, there is no doubt you should have this unique experience of staying in a cave hotel. In order for you to have this lifetime experience, I gathered the best hotel options for you from luxury to budget.
All of these hotels have rooms in natural caves and amazing views of fairy chimneys and hot air balloons. Since Cappadocia is a very popular destination and these hotels are the best of the best, do not forget to make a reservation in advance if you don’t want to miss them!
While you are booking your hotel here it never hurts to get ahead on the rest of your trip. Most probably you will arrive in Cappadocia from Istanbul so you might want to check out the best places to stay in Istanbul.
Now Let’s have a look at the best cave hotels in Cappadocia:
Luxury cave hotels in Cappadocia ($200 and up)
Museum Hotel – This is the best cave hotel in Cappadocia that offers a magical stay. Every corner of the hotel is like a museum and I assure you will have the most epic Instagram photos by the swimming pool overlooking fairy chimneys. The amazing cave rooms have luxury amenities and a private terrace with panoramic views.
Argos in Cappadocia – If you want to have a unique stay experience in Cappadocia, you will love this hotel’s cave rooms which have a private pool in cave dwellings and panoramic views. You can have a very good Turkish breakfast on the terrace while watching the hot air balloons and have local wines in the on-site restaurant.
Seraphim Cave Hotel – Imagine sleeping in a cave and waking up with fairy chimney views and a delicious Turkish breakfast served in your room. This 5-star hotel offers an amazing service with friendly and helpful hotel staff and has a stunning swimming pool, on-site restaurant, airport shuttle, and free parking.
Sacred House -This luxury boutique hotel used to be a Greek church and has stunning cave rooms with luxury amenities such as a hot tub and flat-screen TV. There is a beautiful terrace where you can have a traditional Turkish breakfast, a nice swimming pool, a full-service spa with a Turkish bath, an on-site restaurant, an airport shuttle, and free parking.
Lunar Cappadocia Hotel – This cave hotel has an epic terrace where you will witness the best sunrises with the view of many colorful hot air balloons. There are spacious cave rooms with great amenities and the hotel offers a mind-blowing breakfast, on-site bar, airport shuttle, and free parking.
Carus Cappadocia – This cave hotel is one of the best cave hotels in Cappadocia that offers scenic fairy chimneys views from its terrace and has an amazing swimming pool in the caves. You will love the breakfast buffet with fresh products and you can pamper yourself in the luxury spa. There are amazing cave rooms that have great amenities and spectacular views too.
Mid-range cave hotels in Cappadocia ($100 – $200)
Serinn House – For those who want to stay in a cave, this hotel has beautifully decorated cave rooms with great amenities, great breakfast with local products, an on-site bar, and free parking. I love the hotel terrace where you can watch amazing sunsets and spectacular views of Goreme.
Artemis Cave Suites & Spa – This cave hotel has a great location in Goreme and features an amazing terrace where you can watch hot air balloons enjoy glamorous cave rooms, a very good breakfast buffet, and free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy local wines on the terrace bar and use BBQ facilities on site. You can also arrange a hot air balloon tour from the hotel.
Anatolian Houses Cave Hotel – If you want to wake up to fairy chimneys and stay in a nice cave room for a great price, this hotel is just for you. There is a very cool outdoor pool with a panoramic view of Goreme, a charming terrace where you can have a very good traditional Turkish breakfast and the hotel staff is very helpful and friendly.
Aza Cave Cappadocia – This hotel offers a very nice swimming pool with fairy chimney views, beautifully decorated cave rooms, a spa, a bar, and free parking. You will love the mouthwatering breakfast and dinner of the on-site restaurant which has a beautiful garden and an amazing view.
Kayakapi Premium Caves Cappadocia – Centrally located in Goreme, this cave hotel features a chic outdoor pool, a very good breakfast, a full-service spa, and private parking. I love the cave rooms with a private pool and a terrace. Guests can arrange a hot air balloon tour and easily access the Zelve Open Air Museum right from the front door.
Kelebek Special Cave Hotel & Spa – The Kelebek Special Cave Hotel has a great location in Goreme with beautiful air-conditioned cave rooms and great amenities. Guests can enjoy a very good breakfast at the terrace overlooking fairy chimneys and go for hot air balloon rides. Free parking is available and the center of Göreme is within walking distance.
Budget cave hotels in Cappadocia ($50 – $100)
Cappadocia Cave Suites – Centrally located in Goreme, this cave hotel offers beautifully decorated cave rooms with a private terrace. Guests can watch hot air balloons from the hotel’s rooftop and have delicious local food in the on-site restaurant. There is also a very nice bar where you can have a glass of wine with scenic views.
Aren Cave Hotel and Art Gallery – Surrounded by impressive rock formations, this cave hotel features comfortable rooms in the caves. You will love the breakfast prepared with local products and the view of the on-site restaurant. Guests can arrange hot air balloon rides and easy access to main attractions.
The Cappadocia Hotel – This cave hotel has a very central location in Cappadocia and offers a very pleasant stay to the guests. There is an amazing rooftop restaurant overlooking the fairy chimneys and a bar with a great selection of local wines. Free Wi-Fi and airport shuttle are available and main attractions are within walking distance.
The Village Cave Hotel – Set in ancient rock formations, this cave hotel offers affordable cave rooms with great amenities. Every morning a great breakfast is served on the scenic terrace and there is a nice on-site restaurant and a bar. You can easily arrange a hot air balloon and horseback riding tours from the hotel.
Cappadocia Ennar Cave – This cave hotel is one of the best hotels in Goreme for those who are traveling on a budget. You will love the cave room with beautiful decoration and great amenities. There is a swimming pool, a spa with a Turkish bath, a bar, and free parking. In the morning you can have a good breakfast and watch the hot air balloons.
Stay In Peace Cave Hostel – This hostel is perfect for backpackers and budget travelers visiting Cappadocia with its comfortable cave rooms. There is a nice garden area where you can have a good breakfast and many local restaurants and shops are within walking distance. This cave hostel also offers an airport shuttle, free Wi-Fi, and free parking.
Things to do in Cappadocia, Turkey
- See the amazing view of Cappadocia from the top with a hot air balloon tour
- Visit the Uchisar Castle to see the amazing views
- See the fairy chimneys in the Zelve Open Air Museum
- Watch the sunset at Ihlara Valley
- Visit Derinkuyu Underground City
- Go for a horseback riding tour to discover Cappadocia
- Try delicious local wines and food in one of many restaurants
- Join a traditional poetry workshop
Frequently asked questions about Cappadocia, Turkey
✨ Which is the best cave hotel in Cappadocia?
Centrally located in Göreme, Museum Hotel and Artemis Cave Suites & Spa are the best cave hotels in Cappadocia that have amazing swimming pools overlooking fairy chimneys and rooms in the caves with luxury amenities.
🤔 What is a cave hotel?
A cave hotel is made of natural rock formations and has natural cave rooms.
⏱️ How long should you stay in Cappadocia?
I recommend staying at least 2 nights in Cappadocia to discover caves and fairy chimneys in Goreme and make sure the weather conditions for your air balloon tour are good.
🌄 What is the best cave hotel with a view of the hot air balloons?
💰 What is the most affordable cave hotel in Cappadocia?
📷 What should I not miss in Cappadocia?
Here are some of the main attractions you should not miss in Cappadocia:
● Uchisar Castle
● Fairy chimneys in Zelve Open Air Museum
● Derinkuyu Underground City
● Hot air balloon tour
● Ihlara Valley
Here we come to the end of our Cappadocia cave hotel tour. I am sure you will love Cappadocia as much as I and many travelers did and will have so many nice memories and Instagram photos!
I hope this blog post helped you find your dream hotel and you have already made your reservation. As Cappadocia is a very popular destination and the cave hotels are always in high demand, the hotels can fill up so quickly. That being said, in order to be on the safe side do not forget to make a reservation in advance!
If you still need help to decide among so many nice Cappadocia hotels, here are my 2 absolute favorites with an amazing cave room. They both have central locations in Goreme and good reviews!
- Museum Hotel – One of the best Cave hotels in Cappadocia that offers spectacular cave rooms with a terrace and a swimming pool
- Artemis Cave Suites – A beautiful cave hotel to stay in Cappadocia with a beautiful cave room and an amazing rooftop restaurant
If you have any other suggestions or questions about cave hotels in Cappadocia and Göreme just leave a comment below. I will be more than happy to reply.
Have a great time in Cappadocia,