Cappadocia, Turkey

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    DnAGlobaltakeover
    08 Apr 2021
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    We really enjoyed our time in Turkey but especially in Cappadocia. It’s a place like no other. The scenery is majestic and the town of Gorome is like traveling back in town.
    There are fairy chimneys all around which adds to the environment.

    While in Cappadocia, make sure you arrange for a hot air balloon tour ( that’s where they are). It’s extremely early morning about 3-4 am and then you drive the to site where they are getting the hot air balloon ready. We were served coffee and cookies before our flight.

    You are in the air for about an hour or so and the views are spectacular. We didn’t have many people in your balloon so we were lucky. Upon landing, you have a Champagne toast and given a certificate (this may depend on which company you book with).

    We would suggest doing a sunset horseback riding tour with Moon Light Horse Ranch. They were very nice. Definitely try the food!! Baklava is their famous desert. It comes in so many flavors..

  2. gfred614
    15 Mar 2021

    They said: wake up in a dream… and it is exactly right! This is not an hotel, it is an experiences. Spa facility was professional and great quality. Cappadocia Hill Hotel & Spa is a hidden gem!!!!

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    loveatfirstflight_
    24 Nov 2020
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    Cappadocia is the most magical place we have EVER been!!! We flew into Kayseri from Istanbul and drove about 45 minutes to Gerome, where we stayed at Sultan Cave Suites. This was the most unique stay we’ve had – inside of a cave!!!! And believe it or not, it was the best stay we’ve had. The cave was so beautiful and cozy. This hotel was all that and then some. We had complimentary breakfast everyday and woke up to a beautiful view of hot air balloons over the fairy chimneys ever morning. It doesn’t get much dreamier than that!! Speaking of hot air balloons, it is an absolute must do when visiting! But because their flight is dependent upon the weather, book your flight on the first day there Incase you need to reschedule due to cancellations. We used Royal Balloon and were so extremely pleased with their punctuality and the awesome pilots!! It was such an incredible experience. We recommend giving yourself atleast 3 full days to experience all that Cappadocia has to offer. Try the pottery Kebabs at Pumpkin!! Go horseback riding in the chimneys at sunset. Explore the history and wonder of the open air museum and Pasabagi. Do it all!!! There’s no place on earth like Cappadocia.

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    Theposhtraveler_
    22 Nov 2020
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    I have lived in Turkey for over a year. The country itself has so much to offer and should be on everyone’s bucket list. This is my second visit to Cappadocia. The first time, was with a group and due to the weather, the hot air balloons did not go up( give yourself a few days, just in case). I new that prior to leaving Turkey I wanted to try to visit it again so I embarked on a solo trip back to this gem. Living in Izmir, my flight was roughly an hour. I arranged for transportation both to and from the airport (it was less than $50). The airport is close to an hour from the city and if you’re riding with others, it may take awhile to finally get to your hotel. Besides the hot air balloons, Cappadocia is known for their cave hotels. I knew that I wasn’t going to be spending much time but still wanted the experience. I opted to stay at the Amber Cave Suites which was centrally located to restaurants and cute shops. A couple days prior to going, I looked into hiring a private photographer and was so glad I did. The morning of the shoot, they picked me up in a vintage Ford and we literally chased the balloons as they were soaring. It was truly one of the best experiences that I have ever been on. It costs roughly $150 just know that the USD goes a long way in Turkey. The cost of living is extremely cheap in Turkey and you really get more bang for your buck. As a vegetarian, I have never had any problems with restaurants not accommodating me. Even if they cook you up a plate of vegetables, you will be extremely pleased. I’m sure everyone that travels has seen the photos with the Turkish rugs. Gallerie Ikman is worth visiting just to say you entered this infamous store. I’ve gone twice and my experience has always been great. Turkish people are wonderful. They will go out of their way to ensure that you have great experience.

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    herroyalhighness
    09 Dec 2019
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    Cappadocia is one of the places on earth one must visit at least one. It is like living in a fairytale. We spent 3 days which was enough to visit all the tourist attractions. We arranged a pick up driver via the hotel (Artemis cave suites). The hotel has an amazing balcony view to watch the hot air ballon in the morning. We didn’t book any tours via the hotel as compared to external source, it was more expensive. Right outside the hotel, there was a tour guide agent, we booked through him with better deal. On the first day, we rode on a quad bike through the valleys of gerome to watch the beautiful sunset. The following day, we woke up very early to go on a hot air ballon, it was a surreal experience. I’d recommend it to people to at least try it once. After the hot air ballon, we spent the afternoon visiting the very infamous Galerie Ikram for that Instagram worthy picture. Bare in mind that you have to pay a little token to take a picture as it is a carpet shop. The last day we did a green tour which takes you on a tour around cappadocia. If you are a Christian, you will be excited to find out that cappadocia is filled with so many biblical history that you will learn on the tour. Overall, I enjoyed cappadocia, there’s lots to do but 3days is more than enough. I highly recommend it!!

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    whereinthemel
    15 Oct 2019
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    I’ve been to Cappadocia twice now while leaving in Turkey and I’ve loved it both times! The first time I stayed at Sultan Cave Suites and it absolutely lived up to all the hype online! I highly suggest it, the staff is super helpful and attentive and the views and rooms are incredible. Its around $120 a night depending on the season. The second trip was split between Lunar Cappadocia Hotel and Koza Cave Hotel. Lunar Cappadocia was a different vibe than the other traditional cave suites but still offers the cave style rooms. While it doesn’t host the most “instagrammable” terrace you can still get some good photos with the balloons a different look than you’ll get at the other hotels but was a good price around $100 a night. Lastly was Koza Cave Suites and while the terrace was AMAZING, I wasn’t very impressed with the room as a taller person, I hit my head a lot on the cave ceiling which got annoying. If you’re short disregard haha. But on a serious note I did feel a bit of “second class” treatment being the only two brown girls staying there. I also noticed afterwards that the hotel only reposts their white guests’ photos to their instagram which is clearly problematic. The view was amazing but I wasn’t impressed at all with the service especially for the price which depending on the season can get up near $300 a night.

  7. Ncesmel
    30 Sep 2019
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    I went to Turkey for my birthday with my boyfriend. We flew with Turkish airlines. We stayed one night in Istanbul and 2 days in Cappadocia as we really wanted to go there. Although our stay in Istanbul was short I liked the city and what we’ve seen. We went to the Spice bazaar and managed to see some local things as it was closing. We went out for dinner at the seven hills palace which is a rooftop restaurant and has a panoramic view on the city. I highly recommend going there for a romantic dinner. In Cappadocia we did the horse ride and the hot air balloon experience that our hotel had planned for us. So the hot air balloon ride was 175€ with kapadokya balloons and the horse back ride was 45€ per person but I don’t remember the name of the company. I don’t think there are a lot and from what I’ve heard the price is the same for this.
    Everything went smoothly and both activities were amazing. Prices for these kind of activities are expensive there as people go there for it but booking via hotel takes away the hassle of having to find and book the right agent. Something I would not recommend doing is taking the cab agencies that are at the airport. They are surely reliable but very expensive compared to the taxi. When we realized that we’ve been robbed due to their high prices it was too late.

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    jonrobert
    10 May 2019
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    I came to Cappadocia to get my birthday vacation kicked off. Like most who reviewed the biggest draw for me was the hot air balloons. After doing some research I opted out of the Hot Air Balloon in exchange for a photo shoot opportunity with the balloons. For me the experience was memorable, I hired a couple who met through Instagram (@cappadocialifestyle) who charge me 150 euro for photos and a videographer. They took me all over the city to breathtaking views of the balloons and we created some amazing content. The exchange rate is 1 USD to 6 TL, so food, and souvenirs are pretty cheap and reasonable. I will definitely recommend coming here give yourself at least 3 days there is plenty to do. The 3 days also will allow for a margin of error if the hot air balloons are cancelled due to weather.

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    Lindsay
    21 Mar 2019
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    I loveeeed Cappadocia. Spent my 30th birthday there with my boo. We decided to stay at Kelebek Cave hotel. This was partly because Sultan Cave Suites (the main attraction hotel because of the hot air ballon take-offs) was fully booked. However, Kelebek was amazing. They are neighbors to Sultan Cave Suites, and the day of my birthday, they arranged for us to have dinner on Sultan’s rooftop. It was lovely. They also arranged out hot air balloon ride. I had researched a few companies in terms of price and what they were offering (which is about the same for most), but Butterfly Ballons I really liked. Oddly, that company is a sister company to Kelebek Cave Suites too- go figure. Lol We also went to the Open Air Museum which was beautiful! Head to the Dark Church, which you are there. It’s tiny, but definitely amazing fresco I’m there. Also, hike red valley, rose valley, and pigeon valley. It’s free! Last, you muuuuussstt try apple tea while there. Your life will be changed. Lol

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    thenomadgiraffe
    27 Dec 2018
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    This small town has tons of Charm. However because the city is so small, there are no direct flights into the city. After you arrive at Kayseri airport you must take a 1hr shuttle to Cappadocia. Your best bet is to prebook a shuttle through your hotel from the Kayseri Erkilet Airport (ASR) . The prices for me were as follows:

    – Airport shuttle 6 Euro/ person.
    – Flight from Istanbul 36 dollars
    – Hotel room w/ breakfast 45 euro/person
    – Food 4-5 euro

    Initially I came to this town to check hot air ballooning off of my bucket list. Due to cloudy weather my dream was short lived and my reserved trip was canceled.

    I stayed in Sultan Cave Suites, this hotel is highly recommended. I booked the cheapest room available, because I’m frugal but also enjoy nice things. Mummamet upgraded our room free of charge to from a junior suite to a Sultan King Suite. This room was massive two bedrooms, living room with a fireplace and a large bathroom. If you are not into taking a hot air ballon ride this hotel is the perfect back drop for an instagram photo opt. They have a roof top terrace with Turkish carpets and fresh fruit for all their guest to enjoy. The balloons fly directly over the hotel. Which is an awesome back drop for photos.
    Although my hot air balloon excursion was canceled. I was able to explore the town, enjoy the culture, talk to the locals, and enjoy Cappadocian cuisine.
    The local food was amazing! I would suggest the Pottery Kebab, it was packed with so many flavors. It’s your choice of meat/ fish serve in a hand made sculpted pot. I would say it is the Turkish version of a stew. When they it bring out you they crack it open the pot on to a bed of pilaf rice. ( thank me later)
    There are ton of rug a shops everything is fairly cheap, Considering the rugs are hand made.
    I will return to Cappadocia one day.

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    leeannmorgan91
    06 Oct 2018
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    Cappadocia, Turkey should definately be on every ones bucket list especially Being that the Turkish lira is at its lowest right now. $200 got me 1200 Turkish lira’s. My money was able to stretch a long way. The best way to realli experience aand see this city is definitely by a hot air balloon. It is staple of Cappadocia, I couldn’t miss experiencing this. Waking up at 4 am in the morning to see the sunrise will be 100% worth your while.I’d so do it again. This has got to be one of the most unique cities I’ve ever visited. Love it!!

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    pogunbanjo
    15 Jun 2018
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    The views don’t do this place justice! Cappadocia should be on everyone’s travel bucket list!
    Accommodation is very cheap: $20-$50 a nice for amazing cave hotels with the best views in the world!
    Food is equally as great as Istanbul! Cheap and flavorful. Portion sizes are large as well so come hungry, you will leave full.
    My trip was during Ramadan so the nightlife was null & void, but cafes were open for shishas.
    Do a hot air balloon ride if you can (Butterfly ballon company) price point $100-160. It is an awesome way to see the city but they go out at 5am and it can be a little chilly so bundle up.

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