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Our reception is warm,comfortable and inviting - we look forward to welcoming you all.
Double room No 54
Bright and welcoming! Decorated in warm tones and handwoven Ikat textiles this is an easy room to relax in.
10 guests
5 bedrooms
6 beds
5 private baths
10 guests
5 bedrooms
6 beds
5 private baths
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Elaa Cave Hotel is a beautiful boutique hotel set in a restored village home. Our 5 rooms are individually styled with modern facilities & decor yet interiors retain traditional charm. Service is warm & professional and we are close to all major tourist sites.Rooms have outdoor seating areas;the spectacular upper terraces have panoramic views of the famous Ortahisar Rock ‘castle’ and village surrounds. Perfect for relaxing at sunset and magical when viewing the hot air balloons at Sunrise !

The space

We welcome you to enjoy EIaa Cave Hotel.
We are a stylish and beautifully authentic cave hotel set in a restored traditional village home in Cappadocia. Our rooms are uniquely styled with all modern facilities and cave interiors that reflect the fascinating local architecture of vaulted ceilings and decorative niches.
Each room has access to quiet outdoor seating areas and the spectacular upper terraces have panoramic views of the famous Ortahisar Rock ‘castle’ and village surrounds. Perfect for relaxing at sunset and just as magical when viewing the hot air balloons at sunrise!
We are located in the historic village of Ortahisar, conveniently close to all the major tourism sites in Cappadcia.Comparatively untouched by tourism,Ortahisar maintains much of its authentic village charm with its friendly inhabitants, picturesque stone houses,and beautiful valleys
Owners, Ruth Lockwood and Cemal Koksal are personalized in their approach to every guest and with nearly 30 yrs in local tourism they are happy to ensure your stay at Elaa Cave Hotel is memorable in every way.
Ask them to assist you with organizing local Day Tours, Hot Air Balloon rides or to provide insights for the best of the local restaurants, shops and cafes.

Guest access

Guests have access to all spaces including our gorgeous upper terraces that have the best view !

Interaction with guests

We are always happy to help you in whatever way we can but would appreciate if you contact us between 8am and 10pm . Many thanks :)

Other things to note

With so many amazing sights to see in Cappadocia you could spend weeks exploring this region's historic and natural highlights. Famed for its surreal landscape of volcanic tuff valleys studded with "fairy chimneys" and speckled with Byzantine churches and monasteries hewn out of the rock, Cappadocia is one of the world’s most fascinating regions and an important UNESCO World Heritage site.
We have maps available and all the information you need for activities, tours and sightseeing .
We are happy to make bookings and reservations for you for everything from Airport shuttles to local restaurants

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Smoking allowed
Extra people $33 SGD / night after 2 guests
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed
Bedroom 5
2 single beds
House Rules
Check-in time is 9AM - 11PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with doorman

We have no house rules because we really want you to (EMAIL HIDDEN) we are living in an authentic village we would appreciate if our customers were respectful with the local community and we only ask if you would be discreet when sunbathing on the terraces . Thank you.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - All our rooms are directly off the courtyard so there are no stair .This is 8 stairs to the breakfast room and another 8 stairs to the stunning roo
Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door
On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

18 Reviews

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Meitriyana User Profile
October 2017
Ruth's place, Elaa Cave Hotel is a wonderful place to stay in Ortahisar. The place is unique and beautiful! Don't miss the breakfast because Turkish breakfast is scrumptious and delicious! Ruth is very nice and gave us some pointer about towns around Capadoccia. We also went horseback riding with her partner, Cemal, during sunset. Definitely a must do in Cappadocia! :)

Takashi User Profile
October 2017
I stayed 3 night at hers hotel. First I could not decide staying Urgup or Ortahisa. However My choice was BINGO! Ortahisa is small but great place to stay better than Urgup . Hers house is about 5min from center of Ortahisa, but this distance is good, not noisy at night, and safe. Room is little bit small but enought for 2 persons. little bit cold at night, but really nice to stay for relax ! If you are looking for somewhere to stay at Cappadocia, here is god place to stay !

Executive User Profile
October 2017
Ruth’s cave apartment was amazing, extremely clean and beautifully designed home. With all the extras taking this to a 5 Star hotel level. I would definitely come back. Highly recommended!

Mirza User Profile
October 2017
Very Futuristic Room. Great Location in Goreme. Nice Breakfast. Good Bathroom and toiletries. Ruth is very helpful when we visit Cappadocia.
Ruth User Profile
Response from Ruth:
Thank you Nurdin! It is very kind of you. We are happy to host you at our hotel.
October 2017

Pat User Profile
September 2017
Elaa Cave Hotel is absolutely incredible - Ruth and her colleagues at the hotel will make your stay in Cappadocia such a memorable one. They are full of local knowledge and expertise and the breakfast is to die for! The rooftop terrace has incredible views of the town and the rooms are beautifully decorated with stylish local touches. If you're looking to stay outside the touristy Goreme, do yourself a favour and stay here!
Ruth User Profile
Response from Ruth:
Thanks a lot for your very nice review Pat! We are all very happy to host such lovely couple like you. You inspired us! Wish you all the best at your world travel.
September 2017

Alejandro User Profile
September 2017
BEST AIRBNB EXPERIENCE!! I have been in more than 40 countries and this has been the best place where I have stayed so far. Since the moment of the booking communication was excellent. Ruth was extremely helpful giving me all the information about what to do in Cappadocia. Since we just had one and a half days she helped us booking our balloon trip and our tour for the green valley. She also arranged our airport transfer. Every service that she recommended is excellent and very professional. The place is just FANTASTIC!! Every corner is decorated with an exquisite taste. We were welcomed by an extremely nice lady. We immediately felt at home when we saw her beautiful smile. She offered us some Turkish tea while she showed us the gorgeous terrace with a unique view of the valley. After that we met Cemal, also with a big smile on his face, he showed us our room, that it´s even better that the pictures they have on the listing! The next day after our balloon trip we returned for breakfast. The table was set waiting for us. Again, every table inch was full of details and care. I couldn´t stop making pictures since everything looked so nice. THE BEST BREAKFAST IN TURKEY!!!! It´s a shame that we just stayed 2 nights in their place, if you can you should stay at least 4 days in the area since there are so many things to see! Ruth and Cemal are both wonderful people. They have lived in Cappadocia many years and they are always willing to help with any recommendation/information you need. I have been with many super host but they are SUPER SUPER HOSTS!! We can´t thank you enough, we had a wonderful stay thanks to you and we will definitely come back. THE BEST PLACE IN CAPPADOCIA!!!
Ruth User Profile
Response from Ruth:
Thanks a lot Alejandro for your very kind review! It was also great for us to meet you and your dear mom at our hotel. We are always extremely happy to host wonderful guests like you. I hope to see you back again!
September 2017

Yaprak User Profile
September 2017
Charming, only 5 rooms with roof terrace and outdoor sitting area... rooms great! wifi top! breackfast copious... the town itself is a quite town with a lot of old buildings in need of restauration & habitants...
Ruth User Profile
Response from Ruth:
Thank you for your kind review! We would be happy to see you again at our hotel.
September 2017

Göreme, TurkeyJoined in November 2011
Ruth User Profile

I’m a New Zealander who just adores Turkey and the gorgeous area of Cappadocia where I live I am also a passionate textile and oriental carpet expert, and a bit of a culture diva who has survived and thrived as a foreign businesswoman in a fascinating, cave-dwelling Anatolian village for nearly three decades.
From my early days in Turkey - when I arrived as an ex-corporate manager/ backpacker - to my current business as the long-time owner of Tribal Collections - Nomadic Rugs &Textile Gallery, I have navigated my way through a maze of cross-cultural challenges and learned a new life along the way!
I find Turkey to be a truly amazing country which continues to fascinate me, with its warm and generous people, its convoluted politics, and its rich culture and traditions.
My greatest passion is for the beautiful hand-woven oriental carpets, kilims and traditional tribal weavings of this region as I always see these fascinating weavings as an enduring symbol of art.
Coming a very close second is my passion for the unique and fascinating region that is Cappadocia.I know what it feels like to be a tourist traveling through the sometimes-bewildering world of Turkey so I am happy to share my 26 yrs of knowledge and tips on all the lesser known sites,great restaurants and fun activities in Cappadocia and surrounds.Just ask and I am happy to help !
I manage this gorgeous house with Cemal Koksal who is a local from Ortahisar and also the owner of Cemal Ranch.Cemal Ranch is located in just minutes from the house and the centre of Ortahisar village and is in a gorgeous natural setting away from the crowds where you can choose to enjoy highly recommended horse tours as well as a traditional Turkish breakfast. Cemal's mother personally cares for every breakfast guest, serving a rich array of local dishes accompanied with homemade organic jams, grape syrups and Turkish spicy tomato salsa. Breakfast with us at the Ranch is a great way to meet the local family.
So with two of us who have worked in tourism for so long , we hope that our local experience and knowledge can make your stay comfortable in every way !

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