Elaa Cave Hotel is a beautiful boutique hotel set in a restored village home. Our 5 rooms are individually styled with modern facilities & decor yet interiors retain traditional charm. Service is warm & professional and we are close to all major tourist sites.Rooms have outdoor seating areas;the spectacular upper terraces have panoramic views of the famous Ortahisar Rock ‘castle’ and village surrounds. Perfect for relaxing at sunset and magical when viewing the hot air balloons at Sunrise !
We welcome you to enjoy EIaa Cave Hotel.
We are a stylish and beautifully authentic cave hotel set in a restored traditional village home in Cappadocia. Our rooms are uniquely styled with all modern facilities and cave interiors that reflect the fascinating local architecture of vaulted ceilings and decorative niches.
Each room has access to quiet outdoor seating areas and the spectacular upper terraces have panoramic views of the famous Ortahisar Rock ‘castle’ and village surrounds. Perfect for relaxing at sunset and just as magical when viewing the hot air balloons at sunrise!
We are located in the historic village of Ortahisar, conveniently close to all the major tourism sites in Cappadcia.Comparatively untouched by tourism,Ortahisar maintains much of its authentic village charm with its friendly inhabitants, picturesque stone houses,and beautiful valleys
Owners, Ruth Lockwood and Cemal Koksal are personalized in their approach to every guest and with nearly 30 yrs in local tourism they are happy to ensure your stay at Elaa Cave Hotel is memorable in every way.
Ask them to assist you with organizing local Day Tours, Hot Air Balloon rides or to provide insights for the best of the local restaurants, shops and cafes.
Guests have access to all spaces including our gorgeous upper terraces that have the best view !
We are always happy to help you in whatever way we can but would appreciate if you contact us between 8am and 10pm . Many thanks :)
With so many amazing sights to see in Cappadocia you could spend weeks exploring this region's historic and natural highlights. Famed for its surreal landscape of volcanic tuff valleys studded with "fairy chimneys" and speckled with Byzantine churches and monasteries hewn out of the rock, Cappadocia is one of the world’s most fascinating regions and an important UNESCO World Heritage site.
We have maps available and all the information you need for activities, tours and sightseeing .
We are happy to make bookings and reservations for you for everything from Airport shuttles to local restaurants
We have no house rules because we really want you to (EMAIL HIDDEN) we are living in an authentic village we would appreciate if our customers were respectful with the local community and we only ask if you would be discreet when sunbathing on the terraces . Thank you.
I’m a New Zealander who just adores Turkey and the gorgeous area of Cappadocia where I live I am also a passionate textile and oriental carpet expert, and a bit of a culture diva who has survived and thrived as a foreign businesswoman in a fascinating, cave-dwelling Anatolian village for nearly three decades.
From my early days in Turkey - when I arrived as an ex-corporate manager/ backpacker - to my current business as the long-time owner of Tribal Collections - Nomadic Rugs &Textile Gallery, I have navigated my way through a maze of cross-cultural challenges and learned a new life along the way!
I find Turkey to be a truly amazing country which continues to fascinate me, with its warm and generous people, its convoluted politics, and its rich culture and traditions.
My greatest passion is for the beautiful hand-woven oriental carpets, kilims and traditional tribal weavings of this region as I always see these fascinating weavings as an enduring symbol of art.
Coming a very close second is my passion for the unique and fascinating region that is Cappadocia.I know what it feels like to be a tourist traveling through the sometimes-bewildering world of Turkey so I am happy to share my 26 yrs of knowledge and tips on all the lesser known sites,great restaurants and fun activities in Cappadocia and surrounds.Just ask and I am happy to help !
I manage this gorgeous house with Cemal Koksal who is a local from Ortahisar and also the owner of Cemal Ranch.Cemal Ranch is located in just minutes from the house and the centre of Ortahisar village and is in a gorgeous natural setting away from the crowds where you can choose to enjoy highly recommended horse tours as well as a traditional Turkish breakfast. Cemal's mother personally cares for every breakfast guest, serving a rich array of local dishes accompanied with homemade organic jams, grape syrups and Turkish spicy tomato salsa. Breakfast with us at the Ranch is a great way to meet the local family.
So with two of us who have worked in tourism for so long , we hope that our local experience and knowledge can make your stay comfortable in every way !