Located on a hillside in the small town of Uchisar with the castle dominating the skyline above and spectacular views over the surrounding jagged lunar landscape, the Cappadocia Cave Resort & Spa, although built entirely from local stone with some rooms actually carved into the volcanic tuff itself, it is not entirely inside a cave. Comprising of several separate but connected buildings on different levels, the stone facades of the hotel blend into the surroundings creating a seamless tapestry of dwellings. At one with mother nature with roughly gouged walls and ceilings hewn out of the sandy coloured rock, the Cappadocia Cave Resort is auspiciously oriental in flavour and décor with deep red hand-woven Turkish carpets, embroidered touches, lace curtains and local artisanal ceramics; whilst at the same time displaying a timeless European ambiance in the crystal and brass chandeliers and woodcarvings of the furniture. The lack of natural daylight in some of the excavated areas of the hotel is more than compensated for by the abundance of light fittings, with diffused lighting and illuminated recesses adding a romantic touch, while creating a unique cave-like dwelling experience.
With both indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a one-off luxurious cave Spa built right into the mountain, offering everything from skin and total body care treatments to adventure showers, snow rooms and salt rooms, there is plenty to occupy you at the end of a tiring day’s sightseeing. Once recovered it will be time to take in the views again, though this time with the sun setting over a refreshing drink on the patio outside the bar. Little persuasion will then be required to tempt you into the highly acclaimed multi-cultural Padishah Restaurant, whose Turkish and Japanese chefs will stir those taste buds of yours with a selection of Turkish specialities and Japanese sushi.
The Cappadocia Cave Resort & Spa offers MedClub members the following rewards:
Premiere Member: Basket of Fruit
Prestige Member: Bottle of Wine
Privilege Member: Daily foreign language newspaper