GAMIRASU CAVE
HOTEL

BYZANTINE KING SUIT

This is one of the most luxurious and largest cave room in Cappadocia with the best view in this region. It was carved around the Byzantine time 10th Century. At one time was also connected to the hill above from the balcony at Byzantine time. At the time that this hotel was a monastery around 9th and 11th century it was one of the largest areas for shelter. As you enter this room you will see a very large round stone also known as “Key Stone Door” in the shape of millstone, which at one time was used as a safety door. Your bedding is all handmade with the finest cotton. The trimming of the bed spread is the Ottoman design. The furniture in your room is all custom hand made with special wood and it is designed in the Ottoman style. The bathroom is designed with a special high quality anti bacterial onyx shower. This bathroom also has a ottoman style heated stone bath area which is also called the Turkish Bath. There is also a 2000 liter Pool Jacuzzi tub with a spectacular view of the valley for your enjoyment along with a fire place. You can also enjoy the sauna in your bathroom. The floors in your room and bathroom are all heated flooring. All of the architectural and the interior luxury design was all done by the owner of this hotel Mr. Ibrahim Bastutan. He was respectful to each rooms original lay out while making the necessary changes to create the room you see today to it’s history.

ROMANTIC SUITE

It is the largest and most romantic room in Cappadocia, has large windows overlooking the valley with a private balcony and located in centre of the hotel.

HOST

“The surprises of the Hotel do not finish. After the delicious dinner, prepared mostly by using the local natural products, a very special Sema Ceremony (whirling dervish ceremony) is waiting for us. We go out to terrace. There are small rooms, carved into the rocks on the opposite of the hotel. The dervishes start their rituals in the small rooms, under special lightening. We are both in the past and in present. We are both in this world and in other realm. We are in Gamirasu Cave Hotel...

ROMAN KING SUITE

The Gamirasu Valley has 400 rooms it could accommodate about 3000 people total. This room was one of the most important shelters due to it’s large size of the monastery. It was the only room with an escape route thru the tunnel to the outside. This exit was through the closet that you see on the left side of the entrance. At one time there was a Roman pool in the back of this room. We turned this area to the luxurious bathroom you see today with the best quality. The bathroom consists of a high quality anti bacterial travertine stone shower and mosaic tiled Roman style bathroom. The furniture in your room is all custom hand made with special wood designed in the Ottoman style. Your bedding is all handmade with the finest cotton. The trimming of the bed spread is the Ottoman design. There is also a fireplace for you to enjoy on the chilly nights. We have tried to preserve the Ottoman style because it has been a big influence for 1000 years. All of the architectural and the interior luxury design was all done by the owner of this hotel Mr. Ibrahim Bastutan. He was respectful to each rooms original lay out while making the necessary changes to create the room you see today to it’s history. .

HITTITE SUITE

This room was carved Hittite time 4000 years ago. It was a shelter for the Byzantine people and at the same time it was a winery. This room was connected to our Eagle Nest Deluxe Suite room. You can see the connection to the rooms which is above the T.V. on the ceiling. Once you entered the Eagle Nest Suite from the Hittite room below you escaped out to the hill above from the window in the Eagle Nest Deluxe Suite. When you enter your room on the right side you will see a very large round stone also known as “Key Stone Door” in the shape of millstone, which at one time was used as a safety door.

FAMILY SUIT

The room consists of two separate bedrooms and their rooms can be either left open or locked. The door rooms opens up to a hall. In this hall there is a private bathroom and a WC for both rooms. The door of the hall opens up to a rose garden. One of the rooms has a large double bed, while the other has two separate single beds.

AYVALI VILLAGE

Cappadocia is the name of the area located on 300 kms south of Ankara, which includes Nevsehir, Kayseri, Nigde and Aksaray. . This region is 100 km wide and in the middle of the area Urgup and Goreme rests. Due to the vastness of the area, in whichever hotel you stay, you need a car or you can participate in tours from the hotels.

FOOD & BEVERAGE

‘’In the hotel kitchen, organically produced food is used. The food is produced with the technical assistance of Rapunzel Bio-Farming company. The chef presents typical Turkish dishes. The most famous Cappadocian is ‘’Pottery Kebab‘‘ Tender chunks of cubed beef ( 150gr )slowly cooked in an earthware vessel with tomato paste, onion, garlic,soy sauce,bay leaves, salt,black pepper and serve with rice.

KITCHEN

All ingredients used in the hotel kitchen are produced entirely naturally (organic).

CULINARY TOUR

Starting the day with a visit to local market ( available only on Monday, Friday and Saturdays) or a morning walk to the fruit orchards of Ayvali Village. We will collect and taste fresh fruits from the trees (harvesting between June and October) or visit the cave storages for lemons and potatoes. The tour continues with the walk through the narrow streets of the village. Each door opens for an invitation as the villagers invite you for a cup of tea or a plate full of dessert, fruit from their house. According to the season, we join the villagers to learn and help making grape syrup, tomato sauce productions and pumpkin seed collecting. Visiting the local meeting point, Kahvehane, (coffeehouse) to learn more about their lifestyle and local games while drinking the Turkish coffee and tea.Visit the mosque in the village and learn more about the religious customs. For the lunch, we are invited to a real village house to join a Turkish family. We’ll collect the ingredients from their garden and we will participate the cooking of the delicious Turkish meals. We are going to have the lunch by sitting together with the family as it is in the traditional way. After the lunch, a walk in a beautiful hidden valley near village. Drive to see a cave wine house to see the process of making delicious and famous Cappadocia wine.