Turkey’s 5-Star Yunak Evleri Hotel Is Built Into Ancient Turkish Caves

By: | December 17th, 2014

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For millions of years, mighty volcanoes erupted and spewed ashes and porous rocks across the Cappadocia region located in the heart of Turkey.

Centuries of winds and floods eroded the volcanic soft rocks into unusual shapes which the native people carved into shelters. Now, many of these ancient shelters have been turned into hotels.

One of the most luxurious of these hotels is Yunak Evleri. Carved into a mountain cliff in the ancient village of Urgup in Cappadocia’s magical landscape, this hotel is accessible only by narrow winding passageways and steps.

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In the year 2000, six cave houses dating back to the 5th and 6th century were converted into this truly unique 30-room, 5-star hotel. The hotel has a reclaimed 19th century Greek mansion just adjacent to these amazing caves.

Each cave room has been wonderfully decorated with handcrafted objects and antiques of the 1900s Ottoman Empire. Every room has an exclusive patio, a personal spa and offers an amazing view of the region.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. You can also find Nidhi on Google+.

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