Cave Hotel




There is something quite surreal and mysterious about people who used to live in caves and places carved out of rocks back in the day. I've always been fascinated by them especially after seeing caves while traveling to Petra in Jordan. Three cheers for the Yunak Evleri Cave Hotel in Turkey, so quirky and interesting, this is going into my travel files. Would you stay here?

(photos from Yunak Evleri)

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really admire your blog but as a reader from Greece, I can assure you that Petra is in Jordan and most surely not in Greece.

Anonymous said...

On the hotel's website it says that the hotel is in Urgup, Turkey, not in greece :/

Chapstick Fanatic said...

wherever this is, it is amazing! i would love to stay there.

and think she was just referencing petra because of the caves, not because of the location.

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Anonymous said...

This hotel is definitely in Turkey and it is in a very beautiful part of Turkey. I just wonder how you came up with the idea of being this place in Greece?

rachel @ blackeiffel said...

Thanks Anonymous -- I meant Petra since I've seen caves there, I have clarified it now and on the other note, I believe I was looking at something relating to Greece earlier today that may have caused the error. Thanks for the corrections everyone, I appreciate it. It is updated now.

Anonymous said...

This Hotel is in Turkey-Urgup :( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%9Crg%C3%BCp

lesley said...

amazing! i would stay there in a heartbeat.

xoxo,
lesley

Catie said...

Breathtaking! I would love to stay there. I would also like to visit the Anasazi Cliff Palace in Colorado, I've heard that it is really neat!

Catie
http://cityspired.blogspot.com/

Laura Nelson said...

that is so amazing! you always find the most interesting things :)

Vanessa Elizabeth said...

I love the first photo! I could just look at it all day. So fascinating!

Anonymous said...

I was just in Cappadocia a few months ago, and stayed somewhere similar. The whole area is super cool, with lots of beautiful walks to take, and entire underground cities to explore. It actually looks just like southern Utah, but with a lot more cave houses. In fact, people still live in the caves, and if you go walking around the villages and valleys there you'll see satellite dishes poking out of the stone houses, and curtains in windows and stuff. I was amazed to find that people still live in caves! So cool!

joy sohn said...

wow, amazing! what a brilliant concept

Marie said...

I think I would stay! Looks so intimate:)

Ayse said...

hellooo..merhaba : )
its ayse from turkey : ) an this lovely hotel is in turkey too.
i can also recommend another hotel which I stayed 4 months ago.
you should definetly come to turkey !
take care.

http://www.argosincappadocia.com/EN/

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Emily said...

I don't really know if this could be any cooler.

Cheers!
~Emily
http://travelandtoile.blogspot.com

Hillary said...

I have stayed there :]

it was absolutely incredible

Mallory said...

Oh I would definitely stay there. In a heartbeat. I'd like to jet off there right now, frankly.

Kirsten said...

SO COOL! Yes, I would definitely stay there....just as long as the beds aren't made of stone too. Haha.

~Kirsten
http://www.triplemaxtons.com

Ms. Jenn said...

I absolutely would stay in the caves. I studied byzantine history and have been fascinated with the idea ever since. It's on my bucket list!

pinkgraygold.com said...

i need to travel more...this is just giving me the bug! no matter where it is, it seems amazing.

classiq said...

This looks amazing!

Sally said...

I REALLY WANT TO GO HERE!!!!

Gaelan @ Uschi and Kay said...

I would love to stay in a cave hotel! And I love Turkey. Maybe I need to rethink my honeymoon plans...

Megan Champion said...

Love it! How fun. My 7 year old would love it too...

great find

erin said...

i've been to cappadocia and seen these caves, but had no idea you could stay in them - this makes me want to go back!

la vie en broke said...

wow, these pictures are breathtaking! i want to go!

--la vie en BROKE--

bubbles on my planet said...

I would try it, the place looks quite magical and it must be a unique experience!

fiona said...

Turkey is number one on my travel list. Just another wonderful reason to go! Thank you!

pocketwonders said...

I would love to stay there! What a unique place!

la femme said...

Absolutely. I'd love to go there...

Lisa said...

WOW..makes me want to leave tonight! Thanks for your beautiful blog, I found it on "you are the river".

Brittany @ The Aubergine Notebook said...

very cool. i recently watched an episode of "an idiot abroad" and karl goes to petra and stays in a cave. he really loved it. :) this hotel i'm sure this hotel would be fantastic!

Brittany @ The Aubergine Notebook said...

whoops! i meant to say "i'm sure this hotel would be fantastic"...

Alicia said...

I stayed here back in 2006, and it is every bit as cool as it looks! It was very comfortable, except for the low doorway to the bathroom that I hit my head on repeatedly... ouch.

Lindley said...

this looks eerily incredible.

sunshineofmine said...

really impressive wherever it is!

Nephila said...

i've been there. great ambient. great nature. great wine and everything. and it is really cheap compare to europe because of currency.

Julie said...

I stayed in a similar hotel in Cappadokia, in central Turkey- it's amazing! the rock is a soft, porous rock called Tuft, and is easy to carve out. So amazing!!

Anonymous said...

this is somewhere around göreme in kappadokya, it's also known as the heart of turkey!

i was there in november, pretty amazing! thousands of years ago people built these caves with their hands. it's tuff stone.

a trip to turkey is definetely worth it!

greetings from austria!

sabine

Anonymous said...

this is somewhere around göreme in kappadokya, it's also known as the heart of turkey!

i was there in november, pretty amazing! thousands of years ago people built these caves with their hands. it's tuff stone.

a trip to turkey is definetely worth it!

greetings from austria!

sabine

Anonymous said...

this is somewhere around göreme in kappadokya, it's also known as the heart of turkey!

i was there in november, pretty amazing! thousands of years ago people built these caves with their hands. it's tuff stone.

a trip to turkey is definetely worth it!

greetings from austria!
s

Designmixer said...

I m fr Turkey and I have stayed in this hotel in one of the caveroom. I was thinking of posting in my blog here i saw your post.It is definetly a good idea and veryyyy inspiring for travelrs and people looking for something unusual! The hotel is recomended strongly very good hosting as well.

czar_residences said...

When i saw this post, i was like "Oh My God".. That's all i can say.. This cave hotel is really amazing.. this is a breath-taking place as i would say. I would love to stay there.. no matter how :)

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