When arriving at the Hezen Cave hotel, guests are transported to a world of bizarre lunar landscapes, dotted with natural stone structures known as “fairy chimneys”. Whilst there are many cave hotels in the region, the eclectic aesthetic of the Hezen Cave Hotel makes it standout, especially in the traditional village of Ortahisar. This unique Cappadocia Hotel has been built into an exceptional old house of cave bedrooms with its unique interior designed by Halide Didem.
Guests are greeted with a fresh beverage or cup of tea and a small plate of food on their arrival and the welcoming staff make you feel right at home. The hotel offers exclusivity, with only 15 rooms, so guests are offered a personal service for the duration of their stay. Each room is home to a contemporary Turkish design, with natural cave walls, white wooden floors accented by brightly colored furniture, ceramics, and decorative items; large bathrooms are done in travertine, with walk-in showers. Some of the guest rooms also have a charming terrace or balcony, in which to relax and look out at the wonderful views across the narrow valley of the Ortahaiser Fairy Chimney Castle. When the sun sets, the castle is dramatically lit making a beautiful scene, along with the lights of the houses and hotels across the way.
With a variety of dining options explained on arrival, guests can venture out and explore the local area. Alternatively, you can choose from a smaller menu at the hotel, including fresh soup and a traditional Turkish mezze, beautifully presented and very filling. The breakfast is outstanding, with fresh juice, bread, jams, salads, cakes and includes eggs prepared in a variety of ways.
Staying in the Hezen Cave hotel is one of the most unique experiences you will have in Cappadocia.