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Goreme, Kapadokya, Goreme, Turkey

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Cappadocia is a very amazing place. The nicest I've ever met. Arif Cave Hotel made our stay even more enjoyable. The owners Ahmet and his sister Golsum are very kind and solicitous. The hotel has a very peculiar architecture since it is build into a cave and at the same time is modern and cozy. It is very clean, and the view is splendid. It is near the sunset point, so you can see the both the sunrise and the sunset. To have a great experience visiting Göreme I strongly recomend this hotel.


First the view was gergeous and the staff so friendly. Arif was so nice and understanding it was one of best hostels i ever visited.

  • 14th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Nice place with amazing view of the town and good rooms.


nice view and nice hospitallity


The hostel had a fantastic location, and the staff were very informative. Our room smelled of the drains a bit and we were not offered any breakfast. In general it was a fine place to use as a base to explore Cappadocia, but the rooms were not quite what we expected, they advertise 'cave rooms', however the first room that we got shown was just a normal bedroom.


They are extremely nice. They helped us book all the tours and got us the best price for the hot air balloon (100 euros). They gave us breakfast the first day although we hadnt done the check in. The view is the best one from the place.

  • 6th Oct 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Excelent place, amazing view, great staff. To recomend.


One of the best views available, good value for money and good breakfast although some attention to minor details about the hotel would be nice (more than one power outlet in a room, fixing the shower head )in my cave room to name a couple), but a good place to stay anyhow.


Great cave room! Great breakfast, friendly useful information about the local tours, restaurants, attractions. Do the recommended Green Tour! The only minor con - the bed wasn't that comfy, and the cave room didn't block out outside sound, but the experience of staying in a fairy chimney made this all worth it. Plus, the location is phenomenal - amazing sunset and sunrise views from the terrace


We enjoyed our stay in a cave like room. The only sad part was the lack of air circulation in the room. The views from the rooftop terrasse are amazing. Nice place to catch the sunset or the early baloon. It's a bit out of town and generally quiet place.


The hotel is located close to the town center. It has excellent sitting areas (for breakfast or otherwise for just hanging out) at a height that offer a great view over the surrounding landscape. The owner Ahmet is very friendly and helpful. He came and picked us up from the bus station on the first day because we arrived late at night, and he drove us to and from our show venue (approx 15 kms away) for no extra charge. We would definitely go there again.


Breathtaking view from the hotel (and the room). We slept in a cave: amazing experience! For the atmosphere, we surely recommend this hotel!!

  • 16th Aug 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Kind staff , great location , 50m to the sunset point , great view from terrace. Big thanks to ahmet for pick us up from bus station and Arif for great breakfast and hospitality


Great view. We really appreciated the pickup at the bus station.


Really nice location. Only a minute from the sunset (airballons´ taking off view) and sunrise view point and close to the center. Ahmet and his family were really kind to us. Don´t miss the mommy´s lentils soup ( the best soup in the whole country). The place is been renovated (almost done) but with really good taste. Thanks Ahmet!!


My girlfriend and I stayed in one of the cave rooms for 3 nights. It was a very cool place to stay. We very much enjoyed the fully functioning bathroom with enclosed shower. The room had a balcony also which was very nice. Arif Hotel is in a very good location; at breakfast you can look out over the entire town of Goreme and it is extremely close to the Sunset Point. They have an ethernet cable in the rooms aswell so you don't have to worry about getting a signal in a cave.


We stayed there for three wonderful days. Great location, incredible panorama view over Goreme and the best stuff ever made our holiday much better than we could anticipated before arrival. I would recommend it to everyone visiting Cappadocia.


Nice place. Due to a "mistake" we got a nicer room than we had booked - with a balcony outside our "cave" overlooking the town. Great view! The staff is very nice, always willing to give info or a ride downtown. Breakfast is good; rooms are clean & nice. Only two small complaints: the water-pressure is very variable; and the hill. The location is at the top of a rather steep hill, making coming home a bit of a chore. Still recommend it to anyone though.


The hostel is situated at almost the top of the small hill and enjoys a nice view of the city. Might not be easy to find upon arrival, especially when you reach there only after dusk.


This hotel is amazing. It is run by a Turkish family who are warm and friendly. The view is the best in town especially the sunset. The turkish breakfast is nice and the best part is the view from the roof as you are relaxing any time of the day.

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