A small and remote Turkish village located about a 20 minute drive south of Urgup in the heart of Cappadocia, Ayvali Village has been described as a magical place that makes guests feel like they’ve stepped into another world. Imagine walking through the dark night with the soft glow of cave lights surrounding you. It’s no wonder that this hotel has also been described as a perfect honeymoon destination.
Cappadocia itself is a popular tourist destination in Turkey, and it is well known for it’s unusual rock formations, houses, underground cities and cave churches.
Decorated in traditional Cappadocian style with traditional fireplaces and sitting rooms and furnished with kilims and carpets from Cappadocia, a Gamirasu cave suite promises to be one of the most unusual rooms you’ve ever stayed in. In fact, all of the rooms at Gamirasu Cave Hotel are beautifully decorated and luxurious.
The former thousand-year-old Byzantine monastic retreat has been restored to offer modern conveniences without detracting from the ancient history of the area, which has been inhabited for more than five thousand years. The cave houses have all been designed to showcase the natural fairy chimney surroundings and a 12th century Byzantine Christian church. The church, which forms part of the Gamirasu Cave Hotel, was recently used by Christian monks and some of the rooms were monk cells at one time.
This unusual hotel is featured in a number of major international travel guides and is touted as one of the best cave hotels in Cappadocia. What could be more romantic than quiet evenings spent in front of the hearth in your very own cave suite? It sounds positively entracing!