"An enchanting and unique cave hotel in a traditional Cappadocian village"

Need to know

    • 8 rooms and 6 suites
    • Located at the centre of Cappadocia, Turkey, near the small town of Göreme
    • Experience design, comfort and Turkish hospitality in this eclectic retreat

We love

  • The daily breakfast was delightful
  • Sleeping in a fabulous cave room in the center of a traditional Cappadocian village
  • Sunset cocktail hour on a deck overlooking a giant rock castle
  • A 10-minute walk takes you into one of the world’s most surreal landscapes

Top Secret

If you are new to Cappacdocia, the staff will help with all the planning and arrangements of day trips to make your stay the best it can be.

Origins

The hotel opened in May 2011, with three new suites built in 2013. The Ortahisar Castle is a huge chimney rock carved at the time of Hittites. In the valleys of Ortahisar there are very special monasteries and churches. The town also has the first and only Ethnography Museum in Cappadocia that exhibits the traditional life of Cappadocia. Ortahisar people earn their living mainly by viniculture, stock breeding and tourism. There are also many natural cave stores, which are used to store the agricultural products grown in the region.

 

The Review

When arriving at the Hezen Cave hotel, guests are transported to a world of bizarre lunar landscapes, dotted with natural stone structures known as “fairy chimneys”. Whilst there are many cave hotels in the region, the eclectic aesthetic of the Hezen Cave Hotel makes it standout, especially in the traditional village of Ortahisar. This unique Cappadocia Hotel has been built into an exceptional old house of cave bedrooms with its unique interior designed by Halide Didem.
Guests are greeted with a fresh beverage or cup of tea and a small plate of food on their arrival and the welcoming staff make you feel right at home. The hotel offers exclusivity, with only 15 rooms, so guests are offered a personal service for the duration of their stay. Each room is home to a contemporary Turkish design, with natural cave walls, white wooden floors accented by brightly colored furniture, ceramics, and decorative items; large bathrooms are done in travertine, with walk-in showers. Some of the guest rooms also have a charming terrace or balcony, in which to relax and look out at the wonderful views across the narrow valley of the Ortahaiser Fairy Chimney Castle. When the sun sets, the castle is dramatically lit making a beautiful scene, along with the lights of the houses and hotels across the way.
With a variety of dining options explained on arrival, guests can venture out and explore the local area. Alternatively, you can choose from a smaller menu at the hotel, including fresh soup and a traditional Turkish mezze, beautifully presented and very filling. The breakfast is outstanding, with fresh juice, bread, jams, salads, cakes and includes eggs prepared in a variety of ways.
Staying in the Hezen Cave hotel is one of the most unique experiences you will have in Cappadocia.

 

Location

Hezen Cave Hotel

  • Address: Tahir Bey Sok. 87, Ortahisar, Nev?ehir, Turkey
  • Travel info: Kayseri airport is approximately 75 km/60 minute drive to Ortahisar. Nevsehir airport is about 50 km/40 minute drive to Ortahisar. There are airline shuttle services for both airports but it needs to be booked in advance

Key Features

  • Bar

  • Car Parking

  • Airport Shuttle

  • Free Wifi

  • Pool