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Last updated: 15 November, 2022
Expert travel writer: Jeremy Seal

Occupying the slopes above the renowned Pigeon Valley, this sublimely sited luxury hotel has some of the best views in Cappadocia.

From terraces, the Seki Lounge and many of the rooms the panorama is magnificent. It’s also exceptionally good-looking, with lots of wood and glass to complement Cappadocia’s statutory bare stone interiors.

Prolific decks, patios and courtyards, as well as the light-flooded Seki Lounge, make this as much a resort hotel as a mere B&B base.

There’s an impressive range of rooms, some with their own pools, all in cave style, but with plenty of natural light.

Surrounding area

The hotel occupies a picturesque hillside position among narrow, bumpy lanes that twist up towards Uchisar’s castle ruins.

The neighbourhood is a mixture of ruined local houses and restorations, including several boutique hotels. Footpaths lead from the hotel into the spectacular Pigeon Valley. Expect some coach parties but also local donkeys laden with firewood.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Walk the Pigeon Valley

Goreme, Central Anatolia, Turkey[1 miles]

A spectacular 4km stroll through fantastical, magical landscapes. The trail links two of Cappadocia’s best-known towns – Goreme and Uchisar.

Best for ages: 4+ | Free | 1-2 hours

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Hot-air balloon flights over Cappadocia

Goreme, Central Anatolia, Turkey[2.6 miles]

One of the world’s great hot-air balloon flights, over a moonscape-esque landscape of arches, caverns, striking spires and eye-popping, giant protuberances resembling gigantic mushrooms.

Best for ages: 10+ | £75 | 4 hours

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Goreme Open-Air Museum

Goreme, Central Anatolia, Turkey[3.6 miles]

A remarkable natural amphitheatre of rock-hewn, fresco-filled churches and monastic dwellings dating back to Byzantine times. Cappadocia’s most visited site.

Best for ages: 13+ | £10 | 2 hours

Walk the Rose Valley

Goreme, Central Anatolia, Turkey[4.5 miles]

A beautiful and undemanding 6km valley trail, with rock churches and formations galore, that offers walkers a grand glimpse of the surreal Cappadocian back country.

Best for ages: 8+ | Free | 3 hours

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Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Galerie Ikman

Galerie Ikman

Goreme, Central Anatolia, Turkey[2.4 miles]

An Aladdin’s cave of a carpet shop, a warren of rooms packed with flat-weave kilims both from the region and Turkey’s other renowned carpet regions, piled, hung and draped in picturesque profusion.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Beautiful mountains and Red valley at sunset in Goreme, Cappadocia in Turkey.

Sunsets at the Red & Rose Valleys

Goreme, Central Anatolia, Turkey[5.1 miles]

The region is famous for its sunsets, most famously over the Red and adjacent Rose Valley, so-called for the pinkish tones the soft tufa stone acquires at sunset. Watch the show from the Goreme National Park’s Panorama Viewpoint, lined with simple cafes.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free | 2 hours

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A photo of a natural orange rock curving round in a semi circle.

Walk through the Zelve Open-Air Museum

Goreme, Central Anatolia, Turkey[6.8 miles]

This 2km walk (from the ticket office) leads you through this beautiful Cappadocian valley, inhabited until the middle of the 20th-century, taking in churches, stables, and monks’ refectories.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free | 1+ hours

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City Hammam of Urgup Town in Cappadocia Region

Hammam at Urgup City Baths

Urgup , Central Anatolia, Turkey[8.9 miles]

This recently-restored hammam occupies a fine old building and is family-run, for unisex visitors, with professional, only-male attendants. (Women-only times available with female attendants). The best place in the region for the quintessential Turkish Bath experience.

Best for ages: 13+ | £5 | 2+ hours

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Destination guides including or relevant to this place to stay


Central Anatolia, Turkey

Surreal shaped landscapes rich in troglodytic ruins, walking trails and delightful cave hotels in the ancient heart of Anatolia.

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