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REVIEW Taşkonaklar Hotel, Cappadocia.

REVIEW Taşkonaklar Hotel, Cappadocia.

REVIEW Taşkonaklar Hotel

Cappadocia, Turkey

If you are looking for an out of the ordinary travel experience this is certainly it. Taşkonaklar is a boutique cave hotel offering equal measures of heritage, charm and luxury. A combination rarely found in the cave hotels of the region.

This type of accommodation is more than just a travel requirement, it is part of the experience.

Overall rating 5 out of 5

REVIEW Taşkonaklar Hotel


Imagine a place renowned for sunrises filled with hot air balloons, fairy chimneys and underground cave cities dating back to the fourth century. A region so magical and special, it was declared a natural and historical preservation area by UNESCO.REVIEW Taskonaklar Hotel Cappadocia Turkey

This is Cappadocia, Turkey.


 In Uçhisar, the highest town of Cappadocia, is the Taşkonaklar Boutique Cave Hotel.  A hotel bought to life from a collection of ancient cave settlements.

REVIEW Taşkonaklar Hotel

REVIEW Taşkonaklar Hotel

Carefully restored using local materials and ensuring the preservation of existing chimneys and stone structures. Each room takes on its own character, capturing the essence and simplicity of the original dwellings, seamlessly blended with comfort, beauty and modern amenities.

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 Arrival 

After driving eight hours from Pamukkale, the welcome we received was lovely.  Jo the manager was friendly, very helpful and gave the impression they had been waiting for us to arrive, we felt more than welcome.

Taskonaklar Hotel Cappadocia Turkey

The reception building originally served as the bakery or kitchen area for the dwellings.

There was no unnecessary fussing in reception.  We were quickly shown to our room where Jo pointed out the features, including a single rose for Valentines day. It was these small touches during our stay and throughout the hotel that speak volumes about a hotel.

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Service

In a word – Excellent!  Whether at reception, in the restaurant, the cleanliness of the rooms or even helping to get our car through the snow (we had a very unexpected, heavy snow fall during our stay!), the staff were always friendly, attentive and exceedingly helpful. They were always there when you needed them without being intrusive and nothing was too much trouble. This hotel understands the fine balance of good service.

Rooms

Taşkonaklar has 20 rooms including Royal suites with balcony jacuzzi, Deluxe suites with private terraces and Luxe suites with living room area. Of the 4 standard rooms, one is a suitable family suite. Each room takes on a character unique to the next, every one of them surprisingly spacious, some even feeling like a small apartment.Taskonaklar Hotel Cappadocia Turkey

The very nature of the rock formations ensures they retain heat in the winter and remain cool in summer, making them very comfortable and one would think, carbon friendly.

Taskonaklar Hotel Cappadocia Turkey

Taskonaklar Hotel Cappadocia TurkeyGorgeous lounge and sitting areas, spacious foyers and touches such as antique fire places and furnishings make these rooms not only unique but an experience you can truly indulge in.

Taskonaklar Hotel Cappadocia Turkey

Taskonaklar Hotel Cappadocia Turkey

Taskonaklar Hotel Cappadocia Turkey

Taskonaklar Hotel Cappadocia Turkey

Taskonaklar Hotel Cappadocia Turkey

Imagine enormous bathrooms that exude indulgence. Showers carved into stone with majestic cathedral style ceilings and little touches of luxury to make you feel spoilt.Taskonaklar Hotel Cappadocia Turkey

Taskonaklar Hotel Cappadocia Turkey

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Small details throughout the hotel, such as ancient frescoes found in the original dwellings remind you of the hotels origins.

Taskonaklar Hotel Cappadocia Turkey

 Facilities

Enjoy some time out in front of a roaring open fire in the spacious lobby or take in the spectacular views from one of the various terraces or balconies.  Give a high quality edge to your business requirements with the 45 person meeting space, equipped with all meeting facilities and full catering.

Taskonaklar Hotel Cappadocia Turkey

Taskonaklar Hotel Cappadocia Turkey

Restaurant

The restaurant serves breakfast daily and dinner is available on request by advance booking. With a gorgeous view over the valley, breakfast is a delight. A beautiful variety of choices are available including fresh local produce and home made Turkish specialities.

Taskonaklar Hotel Cappadocia Turkey

Taskonaklar Hotel Cappadocia Turkey

Taskonaklar Hotel Cappadocia Turkey

On the evening we arrived we were treated to a 3 course traditional Turkish meal, including a local dish known as Manti, tiny hand made pasta dumplings filled with spiced meat served with a yoghurt sauce. Simply delicious.

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Location

Uçhisar is ~6 km’s from the main town of Göreme. Being the highest town in Cappadocia it offers some of the best views over the valley. While Uçhisar is a smaller town it does not lack anything you would require, there are plenty of restaurants ranging from cheap and cheerful to high end establishments close by.

Would We Stay Here Again?

In a heart beat! Taşkonaklar is nothing short of gorgeous. Combine luxury with a truly unique accommodation experience and you have a holiday that will stay with you forever. Cappadocia also has so much to offer, our few days there was barely enough.

Negatives

We found no negatives, other than an unexpected heavy snowfall meant we had to cut short our stay in this fabulous hotel. This hotel is a credit to the region and its heritage.

Essentials

Rooms start at €120.00/ night for a standard and Royal Suites start at €225.00 / night. Price includes breakfast. Complimentary wifi is available but may at times be a little unreliable due to the nature of the rock structure and location. There is parking available near the hotel.

The Verdict

Taşkonaklar is the perfect complement to any visit to Cappadocia. While there are other cave hotels in the region, Taşkonaklar offer the highest quality in comfort, service and location while remaining true to the heritage of the original dwellings. If you want to indulge in your Cappadocia experience, this is a Cappadocia experience we highly recommend.


 

We would like to thank Taşkonaklar Hotel for hosting us during our stay in Cappadocia.As always, all opinions expressed in this review are our own and have not been influenced in any way.

8 comments

  • I have a friend who also posted a picture of her stay here but I forgot to ask her about her experience (she is not a blogger). Anyway, reading this today made me want to go to Turkey again. We’ve only been to Istanbul and Ephesus, me and my husband said that if ever we are going back to Turkey, we are definitely seeing Cappadoccia and staying in a cave hotel is part the whole experience. We budget our travel sometimes but do not mind spending extra on experience, and this is one of those. Thanks for this! 🙂

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    • I agree, Tanj we never mind going outside the budget for an experience that will stay with us. Staying in a luxury cave is certainly one of those times, we enjoyed our stay so much. If you do make it back to Turkey, please don’t miss Cappadocia.

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  • Oh yeah! This is definitely my kinda place. Loved every photo and detail of the rooms. The breakfast looks delicious, though I have no idea what it truly was, but interesting. Glad you enjoyed it. I hope I get to visit there some day.

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  • Wow, your pictures are beautiful! I love the snow.
    The architecture is so incredible, and you have reminded me that I reeeeeaaalllyy want to go to Turkey. I’m so impressed that you could tell this story with so many pictures and your blog does not have a hard time loading. Incredible ♥

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  • This hotel is beautiful! I’ve been hearing so much about Turkey lately. I guess it’s a sign that I need to plan a trip!

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