Traveller’s Cave Pension – Goreme, Turkey
Are you traveling to Cappadocia? This pension is a fantastic place to drop your pack for a few days. As in many Cappadocia accommodations, all the rooms are in caves. This is part of the experience; just remember that “cave” by definition means damp and cool, so bring your warm nighties to snuggle up in.
Traveller’s Pension is surrounded by cave hotels, which are all a little snazzier and a lot pricier. As you walk through the stone entryway, you are greeted with a yell from above, then Yasar or one of the other helpful folks will welcome you and start making you feel right at home, first with a cup of çay, then a sit-down to help you plan your time in the area.
What I like:
Price: a good value, which includes breakfast and clean sheets that fit the bed (always a plus).
Breakfast: I like the standard Turkish breakfast, but it does get monotonous. I recommend the French Toast – different than anything I’ve ever had, and good.
You can make reservations online (here) and not have to go through a third party.
They can set up anything for you, activities, tours, and transportation- one-stop shopping.
They serve beer and are friendly hosts.
Note: If you go to their website, you’ll notice they have two accommodations, the hotel and the pension. If you are looking for more comfort, even a fireplace and sitting area in your personal cave, then you will want to reserve the hotel. I’ve stayed there, too, and it is luxurious.