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Esbelli Evi

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

Highlights

- Exceptional cave hotel
- Simple, yet elegant furnishings
- Ideal boutique family option
- Extremely spacious suites

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Overview

In the upmarket town of Urgup, this 10 suite cave hotel is simply exceptional. As one of the first boutique hotels in the area, the owner has created something special and standards have not slipped since the many competitors opened their doors. The extremely spacious suites are built in original cave rooms, but are in no way dark. Furnishings are simple, but elegant, beds are comfortable and there are several thoughtful touches such as a complementary laptop in each room and an honesty bar. Each suite is unique; no 2 cave suites are exactly the same and offer generous living space for couples and families. There is a tv in each room (with English channels) and some lovely seating areas.

Families will love this hotel. There is plenty of space in the suites to accommodate parents and children (separate rooms gives rare privacy) There is good spacing between suites meaning that you don't need to feel to self-conscious about noise. However, be warned that Urgup is an upmarket town, so eating out is a more expensive affair than Goreme.

Breakfast is a generous buffet. There is no restaurant at the hotel, but there are plenty of options in the town. The hotel's location at the top of a hill has the benefit of great views, but it does mean a steep walk into town. (There is always the option for a taxi if you can't face the walk.)

This has got to be one of the best boutique options in Cappadocia. The main negative is that with only 10 suites and a great reputation, you need to get in there early.

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A family holiday staying in hand-picked boutique accommodation & a perfect balance of culture & the great outdoors.

Tailor-made Classic 8 days

Adults from $794 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $449 per person economy class from London

Families from $794 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $449 per person economy class from London

See the best that Cappadocia has to offer with our hand-picked selection of guided treks, based in an atmospheric cave hotel.

Tailor-made Classic 5 days

Adults from $714 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $319 per person economy class from London

Families from $714 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $319 per person economy class from London

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 508 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • Hi - now back.
    In short it was a great holiday with very very little to fault. Location on Lopud was perfect for family and accommodation was exactly as you said ‘simple’ clean and comfortable hosted by a wonderful friendly local family ...all 1min walk from the front. Great breakfast that was straight from the garden in part and always abundant.
    Our guide Nina was excellent always putting our safety first and adapting the itinerary to suit weather. She was a great host with the two families in our group and went out her way to keep us informed and even take photos to share when we were out on the water.
    Transport arrangements were spot on - always there waiting at airport or ferry! Slight confusion that it wasn’t a TourDust sign but that was quickly solved.
    Kayaking was a great adventure and a challenge some days but worth it for the stops on other islands and opportunities to swim, dive and explore caves. I suspect it could be a long day if your child is too young or not such a ‘water baby’ as once your in the kayak your in it! It is also a hefty bit of exercise on a two person kayak if the child in front isn’t up for paddling! I was fine except on one or two occasions where it was a bit of a struggle and I had to persuade him to do some more paddling for me.
    Finally, your service has been great since we got in touch especially as it was a last minute decision for us to go. The speed in responding to queries on a personal basis and quickly was really great (very unusual these days!)
    All in all a great holiday - my 11 year old had a great adventure he will talk about for years! So will I....
    M. Cameron

    Missingmurdoch C reviewing Family Sea Kayaking Holiday in Dubrovnik on 08 August 2019

  • We had a fabulous holiday thank you! Everything went very smoothly - accommodation was good, breakfast fantastic! The kayaking was great - really well thought out schedule with plenty of rests and time to relax. Lovely meals out.

    Just wanted to add that our guide Nina was excellent. She worked really hard to ensure the whole trip went smoothly and that we were all happy with the pace, including giving the boys plenty of opportunities for jumping in off the cliffs!!

    All in all a great trip! And all the admin side of things has been very efficient throughout.

    Thank you so much!!

    Kate T

    MissingKate T reviewing Family Sea Kayaking Holiday in Dubrovnik on 05 August 2019

  • Both hotels were excellent. Sari Konak is in a superb location for visiting all the iconic sights. Our family suite was spacious, newly decorated and very clean. There was a separate room for our son and a kitchenette with ‘fridge and kettle. Good choice at breakfast and served on lovely roof terrace. Great views of Bosphorus. One evening, we caught the commuter ferry to Kadikoy for an evening meal. A great option if there isn’t time to fit in a Bosphorus cruise. Also recommend The Old House restaurant which is very close to the hotel. We were in Istanbul during Ramadan so there was a family atmosphere in the city late into the night.

    Esbelli Evi was delightful; a huge cave suite, great character, two bathrooms, sitting room and kitchenette with a fridge well stocked with beers and soft drinks. Private, quiet courtyard with gate to communal areas. Breakfast choice was really good and plenty of outdoor seating. Easy walk into village. Favourite options for dinner were Ziggys (stylish outdoor roof terrace) and Urgup Pide (popular with locals).

    Really must mention owner Suha Ersoz and his staff - all of whom are extremely kind and helpful.

    All our transfers went smoothly. Our driver and guide (Gaia) in Cappadocia were excellent and our itinerary was fast paced and interesting. Lunch options were great, especially on the river at Ilhara. A highlight for me was spitting a wild tortoise!

    Balloon flight with Kapadokya Balloons was well worth the money and well organised.

    MissingTim S reviewing Istanbul & Cappadocia Family Holiday on 07 June 2019

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