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11 Amazing Cappadocia Cave Hotels, Türkiye

11 Amazing Cappadocia Cave Hotels, Türkiye

Up-to-date accommodation guide covering the top Cappadocia Cave hotels for every budget!

Cappadocia, known for its unique fairy chimneys, rock formations, rooftop terraces, and of course, the incredible hot air balloons, is easily one of the best regions to visit in Türkiye for adventure & romantic getaways.

But, before you head off to book any old hotel in Cappadocia, by far the most unique accommodation option is to choose one of the many incredible cave hotels!

In this guide, you’ll find an updated list of the best cave suites and rooms in Cappadocia, ranging from luxury picks and my favorite budget choice the Cave Rooms. I’ve formulated this list based on my personal experience staying in Cappadocia, as well as research of the latest top-reviewed hotels and deals.

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Olly gaspar

By Olly Gaspar, full-time traveler & adventure photographer for 6 years with 700+ published travel guides. I visit every place I write about & share real tips from what I learn.

11 Best Cave Hotels in Cappadocia

1. Carus Cappadocia - Luxury Cave Suite

Carus Cappadocia is easily the best cave hotel in Cappadocia for its top-notch amenities and stunning views. The entire hotel is built into the side of the hills, making it truly unique and one-of-a-kind.

This 5-star hotel offers luxurious cave suites with a stunning view of the surrounding area, boasting a spacious bathroom with an extravagant bathtub. Every room is beautifully decorated to ensure guests have a truly unique and unforgettable experience.

On top of that, Carus Cappadocia provides other amenities such as flat-screen TVs, a swimming pool and spa area, as well as a rooftop terrace with the best views of the hot air balloons!

2. Museum Hotel

The Museum Hotel is one of the best hotels in Cappadocia for many reasons. It is located in the heart of Cappadocia and is surrounded by spectacular views of the fairy chimneys and other unique rock formations that make up this beautiful region.

The hotel itself offers unique cave rooms with luxurious amenities such as hot tubs, a Turkish bath, and a pool. In fact, this outdoor swimming pool is a great place to get panoramic views of hot air balloons every sunrise!

On top of that, the Museum Hotel grows its own organic fruits and vegetables in an environmentally friendly private garden. Breakfast is served each morning with freshly picked ingredients from their very own ecological garden!

3. Sultan Cave Suites

Sultan Cave Suites is a great choice for your stay in Cappadocia due to its convenient location and modern amenities. Located a walking distance from the best attractions of the region, Sultan Cave Suites offers guests easy access to fairy chimneys, hot air balloon rides, Love Valley, and other major attractions.

Most of the hotel rooms are located on hillsides, ensuring a pleasant ambiance and comfortably cool temperatures. All guest rooms offer great room service, free Wi-Fi, and air conditioning for your comfort.

The best part about Sultan Cave Suites is its rooftop terrace. While many luxury hotels in Cappadocia offer this, Sultan's is famous for its epic view of hot air balloons. You'll find it all over Instagram!

4. Mithra Cave Hotel - Amazing Cave Rooms With Rooftop Panoramic Views

Mithra Cave Hotel is the best place for anyone looking for a truly unique and unforgettable experience during their vacation in Cappadocia. This boutique hotel offers spacious rooms with modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs and free wifi access.

The best part about Mithra Cave Hotel is its stunning rooftop terrace, offering panoramic views of the famous hot air balloons, as well as the surrounding countryside. It's the perfect place to enjoy a great breakfast buffet while soaking in breathtaking views.

It is located right in Goreme Town, which makes it a great base to explore Goreme National Park and the Goreme Open Air Museum!

5. Kayakapi Premium Caves

Kayakapi Premium Caves is the ultimate option for your stay if you're looking for authentic cave hotels! Boasting modern amenities and a one-of-a-kind experience unmatched anywhere else.

It's one of the most romantic hotels in town. The Cave Suites feature a private Turkish bath, a large seating area, and even private terraces. The beautiful stone walls, the indoor pools, and the friendly hotel staff make this one of the most unique places in Cappadocia.

If you're feeling more adventurous, this hotel also offers horseback riding and trips to the majestic Uchisar Castle!

6. Artemis Cave Suites - Adults Only Cave Hotel

Artemis Cave Suites is one of the best cave hotels in Cappadocia for many reasons. Boasting modern luxury amenities, it is the perfect place for adults seeking a peaceful and private retreat. Located in the town of Goreme, Artemis Cave Suites offers breathtaking views of the hot air balloons from its rooftop terrace.

The luxurious rooms feature Turkish-style furnishings, a private terrace, and air conditioning for your comfort. For an extra special experience, the hotel also offers massage services, spa baths, and you can book your hot air balloon rides from their desk!

Overall, Artemis Cave Suites is one of the best cave hotels in Cappadocia that you can book for a memorable stay, especially if you're chasing a luxury experience.

Did you know? People have lived in the ancient Cappadocia region since the Paleolithic era. Even back then, these ancient humans carved cave dwellings from the soft Cappadocian Rock, creating naturally insulated homes for year-round cool and comfortable living conditions. Modern hotels still use these natural insulation methods today!

Traditional cave dwellings in cappadocia
Traditional cave dwellings in cappadocia, turkey

7. Cappadocia Cave Rooms - Best Cave Hotel in Cappadocia on a Budget

Cappadocia Cave Rooms is an excellent choice for your next Turkey vacation, as it offers a mix of modern amenities and an unbeatable price. The charming hotel overlooks the breathtaking landscape of Cappadocia’s fairy chimneys and valleys, giving you a picturesque view to wake up to each morning.

Here you get to experience the best of Cappadocia without breaking your budget! The rooms feature all the modern amenities you need, including free Wi-fi access, and air conditioning and you will also have free parking.

The best thing is that Cappadocia Cave Rooms is just a short walk away from many attractions in the area such as the Goreme Open Air Museum, Uzengi Valley, and Uchisar Castle!

8. Aza Cave Cappadocia

Aza Cave Cappadocia is one of the best places to stay in Cappadocia for its convenient location and great facilities. This boutique hotel offers you a serene, peaceful atmosphere with a selection of traditional Turkish-style rooms.

Furthermore, each room is exquisitely decorated with antique furniture and has its own private terrace or balcony where you can take in the panoramic views of Goreme Town and the surrounding hot air balloons. The rooms also come with a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, and air conditioning.

The highlight is the seasonal outdoor pool, perfect for relaxing after a day of exploring all the unique places in Cappadocia!

9. MDC Cave Hotel Cappadocia

MDC Cave Hotel Cappadocia is undoubtedly one of the best hotels in Cappadocia, offering a unique and unforgettable experience with its exquisite architecture. It is situated in a historical stone building carved into the side of a cliff and decked out with traditional Turkish furnishings.

Cozy up to the warmth of the heated marble floors in your room and take pleasure in its arched ceilings, then step out onto your private balcony for a glass of wine!

Here you will find all that you need for the perfect restful vacation. From Turkish baths and hot tubs to an on-site restaurant boasting delicious international cuisine.

Tip: To save money even more you can visit Cappadocia during the Winter. This gives a unique experience as snow planets the surrounding landscapes and the views from the sky are even more impressive over the valleys.

10. Divan Cave House

Divan Cave House is one of the best cave hotels in Cappadocia for its beautiful modern interiors and luxurious amenities. Sitting amidst the stunning landscape of Cappadocia, this boutique hotel offers a secluded getaway with breathtaking views.

This family-run hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway and has elegant furnishings and spacious rooms. Each room comes with air conditioning, flat-screen TV, and free Wi-Fi. After a long day of exploring the best of Cappadocia, you can relax in your hotel room and enjoy your private hot tub.

Enjoy the best of Turkey in Divan Cave House's restaurant and bar, boasting traditional Turkish delicacies as well as international favorites. With its warm and inviting atmosphere, this is definitely one of the best places to stay in Cappadocia.

11. Kelebek Special Cave Hotel

Kelebek Special Cave Hotel is among the best places to stay in Cappadocia that you should consider if you're looking for an affordable yet luxurious getaway. This well-loved boutique hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Cappadocia, near some of the best attractions such as Göreme Open Air Museum and Uçhisar Castle.

It is nestled within a unique cave complex, which provides guests with all the modern amenities they need to feel right at home. Every room features air conditioning, comfortable beds, and free Wi-Fi access. The hotel also has an onsite restaurant serving up delicious traditional Turkish favorites as well as international dishes.

Kelebek Special Cave Hotel will be a great base to explore all of the region's highlights. One of my favorites was visiting Pigeon Valley, which has its own 6km hike through the valley floor that offers epic views of the small caves and surrounding landscapes.

Should You Stay in a Cappadocia Cave Hotel?

While there are plenty of cheap "regular" places to stay in Cappadocia, staying in one of the many cave rooms or suites is for many a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Here's why I recommend every traveler check out one of these unique lodgings.

  • One-of-a-kind experience: Staying in a cave hotel is a unique experience like nowhere else in the world. Yes, there are cave hotels in places like Santorini, but nowhere else offers the immersive historical and cultural experience like the caves in Cappadocia.
  • Natural beauty: Cappadocia is known for its otherworldly landscapes. Staying in a cave hotel gives guests a front-row seat to magical sunsets and hot air balloon-filled morning skies.
  • Comfort: Even with their historical origins, the cave hotels of Cappadocia offer modern amenities and comfort. In fact, most of the top-rated luxury hotels in the region are cave hotels!
  • Privacy: There's no better soundproofing than thick, cave walls– providing guests with a peaceful and relaxing environment to enjoy their Cappadocia vacation.
  • Convenient location: The top cave resorts and suites are located in central areas like Göreme and Uçhisar, meaning you'll be close to all the top attractions and restaurants.

My Hotel Selection Process

  • Accommodation Criteria: I look for accommodations that stand out not just in comfort, but in providing an authentic Cappadocia experience. Reviews, price, and location are the three factors that I account for when providing the best cave hotel options.
  • My Experience: Though it's not feasible to personally stay at every listed cave hotel, my selections are based on comprehensive reviews from those who have. My focus is on finding places that not just offer a bed for the night but deliver a magical Cappadocian experience.
  • Top Reviews: The cave hotels listed have excellent reviews on platforms such as TripAdvisor, Booking.com, and Google Reviews. I regularly update my list based on the latest feedback to ensure each list offers the best options.
  • Local Insights: I've personally visited several of the cave hotels to get a feel for what they offer. Engaging with hotel staff has been beneficial in understanding the unique features of each hotel and the services they provide.

Read more about how I review & select hotels & accommodations.

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I'm Olly, a full-time traveler for the past 5 years. Each accommodation option in this guide is handpicked by me. Read my travel review ethics statement.

FAQ About Staying in a Cappadocia Cave Hotel


Why are cave hotels in Cappadocia a unique accommodation choice?

Cave hotels in Cappadocia are not just places to stay they're gateways to experience the region's rich history. By staying in a cave hotel, you're able to immerse yourself in an environment that has been shaped by both nature and human history over millennia.

Can I see the hot air balloons from my hotel?

Many of the top-rated cave hotels boast rooftop terraces or balconies designed to watch the hot air balloons at sunrise. Booking a room or suite with a direct view of the balloons can enhance the overall experience of your stay and this can be organised through the hotel booking.

How many days do you need in Cappadocia?

To fully experience the magic of Cappadocia I recommend a minimum of three days. This allows sufficient time to explore the key attractions without feeling rushed.

Traditional cave dwellings in cappadocai, turkey

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I hope you've enjoyed this quick guide to choosing the best Cappadocia cave hotel for your next trip to Türkiye.

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