Where to stay in Cappadocia

Where to stay in Cappadocia

42.0057° N, 13.2548° E


Mornings with Doves, Balloons and an amazing Sunrise.

(Shot above taken at 5am at Museum Hotel)


Throughout our time in Cappadocia we booked a few hotels which were very photogenic which I’m going to share here. *PLEASE NOTE NONE OF THESE ARE SPONSORED!* We stayed in the more expensive hotels for some of the nights, then booked cheaper hotels for around 30USD a night for 4/5 star in the centre for the other days, many of the hotels in Cappadocia are unbelievably cheap, even when booking on the day!




The quieter side of Cappadocia


Museum Hotel

Museum hotel was my favourite hotel in Cappadocia for sure. You can most definitely do a staycation here with their spa, sunrise AND sunset view restaurant and valley golf course! Each room is individually unique, some rooms have unlimited red and white wine taps, some have outdoor swings. They have many antiques collected and displayed all around the hotel, which is why this is not just a hotel – but also a museum!


My favourite unique points about this hotel:

  • The Roman outdoor pool is heated (so you can swim even during winter months, and cold mornings), it opens from sunrise til midnight 

    The pool is still heated at night


  • Every angle from this hotel is super photogenic, the hotel is fully alive and filled with beautiful animals. There is a turtle cove with a few family of turtles, peacocks walking around the hotel grounds and white doves living in their huts!


  • The bathtub had a jacuzzi massage function, which also sped up the bubble making in the bathtub to look like this:


  • Red and white wine tap, for unlimited amounts of wine when chilling in your room


  • Restaurant for both breakfast sunrise for watching balloons

    Breakfast tables inside and outside, with balloon views





    Breakfast Buffet


    A la Carte restaurant


  • and dinner sunset views above the valley for when you don’t want to leave the hotel for food

    Dinner views above the valley


Photos of room

Lounge area





The more popular rooftops



Harman Cave hotel

Up on the hill in Goreme, there are rug themed rooftops you can watch the hot air balloons float into the sun.

Initially I wanted to book Sultan Cave Suites as it is so highly recommended over instagram and bloggers for their set-up breakfast rooftop shot with the balloons, however it was sold out on the dates we were in Cappadocia so we booked something just across the road and sharing the same hill – Harman Cave Hotel. To my expectations, both days we stayed at Harman there was no one on their rooftop, and you can see Sultan Cave Suites from this rooftop too (photo below). We saw that there was a queue for the one staged up table, and about 40 people on their rooftop – and none on ours. I do believe the photo at Sultan is very impressive but we were happy with the quiet rooftop we had, and that it was all to ourselves!

Looking over at Sultan Cave Suites rooftop… busy right?

Another tip is Kelebek Hotel also share the same rooftop to Sultan Cave Suites if you also find it to be sold out!



Local Cave House

Best for location, a 1 minute walk from the heart of Goreme. We booked Local Cave House for around 45USD and it was well worth it! The rooms are clean, good sized, the staff are VERY nice and helpful, and it is very centrally located. The best thing was it’s also very photogenic! The downside however is that you can’t really see the balloons in the morning from here.




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