Gamirasu Cave Hotel – Hajvali, Turkey - Atlas Obscura

Gamirasu Cave Hotel

Hajvali, Turkey

Live a night as a Byzantine King, with a minibar and private jacuzzi. 


A stay at the Gamirasu Cave Hotel can seem like a night in a standard European bed and breakfast, or a night in the lap of luxury as a Byzantine King. With a wide range of options, the hotel lets guests escape the heat of Cappadocia in seven naturally cooled cave houses with 30 different rooms.

Situated in the Ayvali Village of Cappadocia, visitors get the opportunity to stay overnight in the local architecture; caves cut right into the soft volcanic rock. After recently upgrading some of the rooms of the hotel, guests now have their choice to stay in one of 28 standard rooms or the Byzantine and Roman King Suites. Both rooms radiate opulence and provide a unique opportunity to engage with the history of the region while traveling in style. Both the Byzantine and Roman Empires occupied Cappadocia at one time.

The Byzantine suite is located thoughtfully next to a 1000-year-old Byzantine cave church, and also features a private sauna, mini bar, and large-screen LCD television. Straddling the line between luxury and history seems to be the modus operandi of the Gamirasu. Whatever a traveler desires, the hotel offers, as it is strategically situated in the center of the historic region of Cappadocia.

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Free bus service from any station in Cappadocia between 9:30 and 7:30pm everyday

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