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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

We stayed for three nights and it was a wonderful experience. Beautiful hotel, excellent staff in a magical place. Our room was spacious, well decorated cave and very clean. Nice atmosphere and cozy beds. The staff was very nice and helpful. The balloon ride is a must. Would recommend this hotel anytime!! A gem!!

2 Thank Yanipr
Wellington, New Zealand
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111 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2011

I thought I was prepared for the Gamirasu, after reading the reviews here and checking out the hotel's website. But nothing really prepares you for the reality of the location, for the incongruity of living in a cave and yet enjoying a glass of wine and wi-fi on the Terrace. Sure, there are other cave hotels around - we saw... More 

6 Thank LindaNZ
Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2011

My mum & I stayed in this hotel for 3 nights & didn't want to leave. We looked at each other on arrival & couldn't believe the amazing place we were in. The rooms and the gardens had the most beautiful scent it was extraordinary. When we saw our room we were overwhelmed & took a million photos it was... More 

7 Thank featherinmycap
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2011

I honestly cannot say enough nice things about Gamirasu, Hamide (the GM) and the rest of the staff. From the moment we arrived at the hotel, Hermide and her staff made us feel if we had reunited with old friends. I have to agree with another reviewer that nothing was too much trouble - from Hermide making recommendations before we... More 

8 Thank JImani62
New Delhi, India
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2011

I was in Gamirasu Cave Hotel, last week with for a Vacation. The hotel was not only able to meet our high expectations, it exceeded them. We had booked one of their 'Cave Rooms' and Hamide (their GM) went the extra distance to provide us with a personalized itinerary that showcased Cappadocia best. The hotel and even the vegetarian food... More 

9 Thank LeisureHotelsGroup
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103 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 364 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2011

A real experience in a small Turkish village...you could stay in a bigger town but I would recommend charming Ayvalli for a true rural experience. The hotel is well run, efficient and friendly. The rooms are clean and comfortable but can get a little cold. The restaurant serves great food..loved the wines, breads, kebabs and Turkish omelette.the swimming pool just... More 

8 Thank sankes
London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2011

We recently stayed in a 2 bedroom room in this beautiful hotel, and the experience was out of this world. The team at the hotel, led by Hamide, are outstanding - and nothing is too much trouble. They were on hand to help make the stay feel like we were just staying at a local families home! And what a... More 

9 Thank Travelexpertdotcom
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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40 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2011

This hotel is different from any other hotel I have ever seen in the world. We had a large cave suite and the experience was great. Bed was extremely comfortable and room was very cozy. Breakfast had several options to choose from. Staff is perfect. One day, we had to leave the hotel at 5.00 am for a hot air... More 

9 Thank brazilian_tourist
Tokyo, Japan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2011

英語の後に日本語で We stayed two nights at Gamirasu Cave Hotel. It was chosen for a tour arranged by a local travel agent in Istanbul and we did not know what the hotel was like in advance. Extremely nice hotel. Our room was not in the cave itself, but very nicely furnished with an atmosphere. majority of the hotel including reception and... More 

8 Thank Kenji O
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2011

Hidden at the bottom at a road too narrow to get a bus down, this hotel was like finding Aladdin's cave. Great setting, helpful people. The hotel has remodeled some caves and extended the facilities to fit in the unusual environment. All mod cons. Wi-Fi is available, a small enticing pool beckons and breakfast is had in the open under... More 

8 Thank Ken E

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gamirasu is the name of an exquisitely restored 35 rooms troglodyte cave house opened in 1998, in Ayvali Village near Urgup in the heart of Cappadocia, Turkey. The hotel is located in a restored thousand-year-old Byzantine monastic retreat which offers modern conveniences without distracting from the spiritual feeling of the area which has been known to be inhabited for more than five thousand years. Gamirasu cave Hotel is featured in major international travel guides as one of the best cave hotels of Cappadocia. Recently Business Insider choose '' 50 incredible hotels you should sleep in during your lifetime '' It is also mentioned as a romantic escape for honeymoons in wedding magazines. A 12th century Byzantine Christian church forms part of the Gamirasu, and until recently, part of the hotel was still used by Christian monks. Much care has been taken to blend the historic facades with the natural curves of the Cappadocian landscape to preserve its traditional style and appearance whilst providing you with the utmost in modern conveniences. The finish is stylish and the atmosphere inviting and romantic. Indeed, it is the perfect honeymoon destination, with many couples choosing the intimate cave suites for access to some of the most breathtaking and unforgettable scenery in the world. The sense of tranquility and authentic village atmosphere around the Gamirasu is instantly soothing, with nothing to disturb you but the sound of birds and sumptuous aromas drifting across the warm air from the old Monastic kitchen. Breakfast consists of all local and organically grown produce, including freshly baked bread, clotted cream, honeycomb and fresh fruit. A 7km hiking trail departs from the front door of the hotel and follows a remote valley with a beautiful brook flowing down the middle. In every direction, you are surrounded by breathtaking views, extraordinary natural shapes and a myriad of cave-dwellings to explore. It really is the most mesmerizing of destinations. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gamirasu Cave Hotel

Address: Ayvali, Urgup 50400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Cappadocia > Urgup > Ayvali
Price Range: ₹ 7,125 - ₹ 42,098 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gamirasu Cave Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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Hotel Gamirasu Cave
Gamirasu Cave Hotel Cappadocia, Turkey - Ayvali
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“All rooms are unique, different to the others but equal comfortable”
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“Go for one of the suites, higher up and with a view of the surrounding terrain.”
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“There can be a lot of steps involved getting to your room so if you have walking problems state that when booking.”
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