Surrounded by the incredible rock formations of the Göreme Valley, the Aza Cave Hotel is the latest jewel-case from the Keleb hotel group. Its architecture echoes the lunar landscapes around it, but luxury and refinement enter the mix as soon as you cross the threshold. It feels great to unwind in this haven of well-being, and to immerse yourself in a mystical atmosphere while enjoying fabulous Turkish hospitality.
The suites feel like serene, luxurious caverns. They are warm, comfortable, welcoming spaces, where unostentatious luxury rules. Their design was inspired by a desire to respect the authenticity of the premises, but without omitting a comfortable touch of modernity. The beauty of the stone walls, combined with the warmth of wood, is enchanting. The bathrooms are pure poetry and the free-standing bath makes you want to plunge into the water, before diving into the cosy bed, not to be dislodged by anything less than the breakfast moment, or the beauty of the volcanic landscape that extends from the private terrace into the distance.
The traditional Turkish breakfast, which you can enjoy in the restaurant or in your room, has a typically Anatolian feel with exciting dishes and remarkable service. The popular Seten restaurant provides an unbeatable view over the majestic valleys and the striking ‘fairy chimneys’. Consider booking in advance, preferably the day before – ask for a table on the terrace.
It’s often the little details that make a holiday a great experience, and it’s the little attentions that can make a break into a ‘forever memory’. Whether they are arranging your activities or your visits, putting back the time of check-out for your comfort, or providing you with the little services you need, the staff of the Aza Cave hotel bend over backwards to please you. It’s a place that I will not easily forget!