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Last updated: 27 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Jeremy Seal

Many of Cappadocia’s more recent hotels may have outspent the region’s original boutique hotel, but few have quite caught its exceptional feel and character.

This discreet, delightful collection of ten stone houses – each with its own entrance and private garden or terrace – is set in walled grounds. The impeccable interiors exude an uncluttered period style. It’s self-catering, with each house fully equipped with a kitchen area.

The property is in a convenient Urgup location, an easy ten-minute stroll from the centre of town, with its wide range of restaurants, cafes and other facilities.

Surrounding area

Esbelli Evi nestles in a quiet, historic quarter of old stone residences, many now restored as boutique hotels. The surrounding narrow walled lanes lead down to the centre of Urgup, a ten-minute walk away, and teem with local colour, from grandmothers stooping beneath loads of firewood to grazing goats.

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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

Goreme Open-Air Museum

Goreme, Central Anatolia, Turkey[5.1 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[6.1 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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Hot-air balloon flights over Cappadocia

Goreme, Central Anatolia, Turkey[7 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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Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

City Hammam of Urgup Town in Cappadocia Region

Hammam at Urgup City Baths

Urgup , Central Anatolia, Turkey[0.8 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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Beautiful mountains and Red valley at sunset in Goreme, Cappadocia in Turkey.

Sunsets at the Red & Rose Valleys

Goreme, Central Anatolia, Turkey[4.9 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[5.5 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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Galerie Ikman

Galerie Ikman

Goreme, Central Anatolia, Turkey[6.5 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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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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