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Lonely Planet 2009-2010 Edition "Our Pick"
In 1993 pioneering Ali Yavuz became Goreme's first hotelier to step above the backpacker sector. Not just because he had to climb Aydinli Hill to reach his family home, which now boasts the village's best terrace for surveying the Cappadocian dreamscape, but because he converted it into Goreme's first boutique hotel...
Lonely Planet 2007-2008 Edition
Ali Yavuz started a trend when he opened the Kelebek back in 1993. At that Goreme was full of basic backpacker joints and had no boutique-style hotels. Setting out to change this, he adopted a winning formula that has since been copied by rivals throughout Cappadocia...
Frommers Turkey 2008
The Kelebek's botuique hotel is an all-cave suites taking up the spcious interiors of a number of fairy-chimneys. Suites are decked out in Ottoman style and sport bathrooms with marble walls, Jacuzzis and hamam basins...
The Kelebek offers rooms that range from basic cave rooms to suites with large soaking tubs. The place has a young feel to it, and great views from the rooftop bar/restaurant...
Budget Travel Dream Trips
2009, "Lodging: Kelebek Hotel"
Check in to a cave hotel; then take off in a balloon. In this surreal stretch of central Turkey, volcanic rock formations and underground cities await...
The Independent Europe,
The Traveller's Guide
To feel the real Cappadocian vibe you need to bed down in a cave pension or hotel, and there are rock-cut rooms to suit every budget. In Goreme, the Kelebek (Butterfly) Hotel has the widest range of rooms, from a few backpacker basics to gorgeous suites with their own private sitting areas...
You won't find a nicer hotel
or better deal!
Achillea, New York
- 28 Mar. 09
What's not to love? We stayed in the boutique section, in suite #6, with huge soaking tube and heated floor in the vast marble bath (also shower), fresh towels and terry robes every day, fireplace, sitting room, satellite flat screen TV, comfortable bed,. The breakfast is the best we had in Turkey (do take them up on their offer of a cheese and tomato omelette), the people very nice, the lounge with computer and free wi-fi and free tea at all times so pleasant that we had to remind ourselves of all the great things to do outside the hotel.
Mustafa gave us great advice about getting from Cappadocia to the Hittite cities, and those who went on his tours found him extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The restaurant was fine for supper, and the Orient Restaurant, recommended at the hotel, is first class and a short drive or walk away. We would go back in a New York minute.
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