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Gamirasu Cave Hotel

Listed under Unusual Places to Stay in Cappadocia, Turkey.

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The Jam went underground to hear the brass bands play and feet start to pound, but at the Gamirasu Cave Hotel going underground means the absolute opposite; peace, tranquillity and spirituality. A former Byzantine monastic retreat, the Gamirasu caves, dug out of ‘tufa’ volcanic rock, were converted into a luxury hotel in 1999 in a secluded valley in Cappadocia (central Turkey). The hotel has a Byzantine Christian chapel with original frescoes within its grounds and offers the experience of authentic rural Turkish life and landscape. You can spend time hiking the 7km trail from the hotel down the valley to a river or merely contemplating the surroundings in the landscaped gardens or on the walled terrace. One of the highlights of the hotel is the authentic Turkish cuisine all cooked with organic ingredients from the region and milk from the owner’s cow. Breakfast is especially good with home-made bread, honey comb, fresh fruit, clotted cream and breakfast tea with fresh milk from the owner’s cow.

Written by  Alessia Horwich.

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