The Luxurious Yunak Evleri Cave Hotel
Cappadocia a natural wonder characterized by fairy chimneys, is a magical mountainous landscape in the center of modern Turkey, that was created from a series of volcanic eruptions 9 to 3 million years ago. A famous and popular tourist destination, Cappadocia is also home for a very special hotel, the Yunak Evleri Hotel.
Carved into a mountain cliff in the ancient village of Urgup, the luxurious Yunak Evleri Hotel is famous for its six cave houses with a total of 30 rooms all dating back from the 5th and the 6th century. Renovated to keep the original style, packed with antiques and some beautiful hand-crafted furnishings, the hotel has the elegance of a Mediterranean Villa, offering both exotic luxury caves and multi-chamber deluxe suites for the pickiest of their customers. Oh and I almost forgot, those that need something really special and sleeping in a “simple cave room” isn’t enough, they can spend the night in a 19th century Greek Mansion.
An ideal place to start your explorations in Cappadocia for underground cities, hidden cavernous roman churches or the stunning rock terrain, with a mix of Greek, Turkish and Roman cultures, the intimate Yunak Evleri Hotel and the whole region, can also serve as great inspiration to those that need it.
Located in Urgup, the cave hotel is accessible from the Nevsehir Tuzkoy Airport (55km away) or the Kayseri Erkilet Airport (65 km away), offering accommodation starting from 85 euro for the single room, 110 euro for the double room, 130 euro for the deluxe and 170 euro for the cave suite. I’d certainly pay it a visit if I had the time (and money).
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