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These Caves Are Actually A 5-Star Hotel

These Caves Are Actually A 5-Star Hotel

What is it about caves? Somehow, any activity is instantly elevated to a new level of mystique and glamour when it’s done in an ancient subterranean cavern. That’s certainly the case for Yunak Evleri, a five-star hotel in the Cappadocia region of Turkey – the deluxe accommodation and amenities are amazing enough, but being located in a series of 5th century “cave houses” takes the experience to a whole new level.


Cappadocia is a volcanic, mountainous region of Turkey famous for the alien beauty of its landscape. Tourists come here from all over the world to admire the “fairy chimneys” – tall, free-standing pillars of rock that form naturally in arid badlands. People have inhabited the cliffside caves in this area for millennia, and in 2000, the Yunak Evleri hotel turned seven ancient cave houses, plus a 19th century Greek mansion, into a 40-room boutique hotel.


The effect of fine linen, hand-carved wooden furniture and polished marble against the rough stone walls is breathtaking, even without the added bonuses of gourmet dining and spectacular mountain vistas.


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Starting at just $260AUD, you too can live like a fancy neanderthal for the night.

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