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Sultan Cave Suites, Cappadocia – The Most Magical Cave Hotel in the World!

Sultan Cave Suites Cappadocia Cave Hotel

Sultan Cave Suites Cappadocia cave hotel, made famous by Instagram, was without a doubt one of the most incredible stays of my life. It’s a bold statement to call it the most magical hotel in the world – but there is something so special and unique about this cave hotel.

I can’t deny that it was seeing the hotel (and its famous pup, Izmir), all over Instagram that led me to look into it as our accommodation.

Sultan Cave Suites Cappadocia Cave Hotel

First of all, I was amazed that the cave hotel was affordable. Second of all, I could not believe we managed to get the very last room for our last minute trip to Cappadocia. It all seemed too good to be true, but that is Sultan Cave Suites. It is all true, and all so good.

From the breakfast, to the rooms, to the location, the staff, the pup.. everything is outstanding. All in all, it became one of the best stays of my life!

For those considering a stay, of course I am recommending it! However, I’m going to detail each key aspect of the hotel and my main suggestion is – go to Cappadocia, stay here in this cave hotel and enjoy the trip of a lifetime!

Sultan Cave Suites Cappadocia Cave Hotel

The rooms

Sultan Cave Suites is a true cave hotel. Over the past few centuries, the residents of Cappadoccia and the village of Goreme have moved out of their ancient dwellings into more modern homes. This has left behind empty cave homes behind which locals, such as those behind Sultan Cave Suites have preserved. So these original cave dwellings now make otherworldly hotels.

This hotel has 30 rooms, all varying in size, shape and amenities, due to the type of cave they situated in. Ranging from Junior Suites, Suites and King Suites, they can accommodate different numbers of people. The cave walls left dust in my fingers, some of the beds are nestled into alcoves and there are little cubby hole shelves hidden by little wooden doors. The hotel calls itself a ‘visual delight’ and they’re right. Each room is a joy, with the furniture integrated harmoniously into the rooms designs, and each decorated with local art or artefacts showcasing the unique history of the town.

Sultan Cave Suites Cappadocia Cave Hotel

Sultan Cave Suites Cappadocia Cave Hotel

Sultan Cave Suites Cappadocia Cave Hotel

The bathroom was modern, despite being in a cave. No issues with the power shower at all and it was an all-round luxurious experience. The area is prone to heavy snowfall in winter, so the rooms come with good heating, blankets and many have fireplaces and chimneys to warm up by.

Many of the cave rooms have their own stone terraces, often tucked away, with comfortable seating and possibly the most incredible views imaginable. My excitement whilst jumping up at 5am to see the hot air balloons and seeing them drifting right above the door to our room, with the soft orangey sky behind – I have experienced nothing like it!

The rooms are nestled into the hilltop so there are many stairs and little pathways to navigate your way around the hotel. Despite the Suites being full whilst we stayed there in August, it never felt busy and we could always have a quiet spot to ourselves.

Sultan Cave Suites Cappadocia Cave Hotel

Sultan Cave Suites Cappadocia Cave Hotel

Sultan Cave Suites’s public areas

Reception is located in a large living room (after all, it was once a home), with a huge fireplace and sofas and books. This is also where Izmir, the famous pup lives. Check-in is very relaxed affair in here. There are no typical hotel formalities – it really feels like a wonderful family home.

There are a number of public terraces to relax with tables and chairs or softer giant cushions. The ultra-famous Instagram heaven terrace is packed in the morning whilst everyone takes pics. But during the day, it makes a lovely relaxing spot to enjoy the sun. There’s a bar there, as well as renowned restaurant called the The Seten Anatolian Cuisine Restaurant , which welcomes other guests from the village to enjoy their excellent food.

Sultan Cave Suites Cappadocia Cave Hotel

Sultan Cave Suites Cappadocia Cave Hotel

Sultan Cave Suites Cappadocia Cave Hotel

Breakfast at Sultan Cave Suites

Breakfast is included in your stay, and it’s an actual extravaganza of delicious home-cooked food. One of the best breakfast spreads I have ever seen, and much better than generic 5* hotels’ offerings. Apparently, there are more 50 local dishes and items, it certainly felt that way. I’m sure I spent a good hour in there munching away. Eating out on the terrace just as the last hot air balloons go down is pretty special too.

Sultan Cave Suites Cappadocia Cave Hotel

Sultan Cave Suites Cappadocia Cave Hotel

Swimming pool

Something the hotel doesn’t really promote is that it has use of its sister hotel’s pool! Right next door at Kelebek Special Hotel. We had a full morning to relax ahead of our flight and spent the most enjoyable few hours chilling here. But, you’re warned – the water is cold!

Sultan Cave Suites Cappadocia Cave Hotel

Sultan Cave Suites Cappadocia Cave Hotel


The Sultan Cave Suites cave hotel is located in the heart of the old part of Goreme, and just a five minute walk down the hill into the town centre. The hotel is happy to organise an airport transfer for your stay, which I recommend for ease (about 7 euros pp). It’s about an hours’ drive and makes finding the hotel a lot easier. Its entrance after all, is just a door in a wall!

Sultan Cave Suites Cappadocia Cave Hotel


Well, the staff at the Sultan Cave Suites are just something else. The hotel is so relaxed, yet so clean, efficient and well-maintained. The staff are always happy and having fun, without it feeling stiff and formal like a traditional branded hotel. After a day sightseeing, you might come back and find them enjoying some time playing a board game together. That being said, they were so helpful and I spent a lot of time getting to know them!

Sultan Cave Suites Cappadocia Cave Hotel


Sultan Cave Suites offers a number of tours directly through a local service in the town, with hotel pickup. From balloon flights to tours of the town and local area, we loved our organised trip. I’ve also written a longer detailed post on all of best things to do in Cappadocia here 🙂

Sultan Cave Suites Cappadocia Cave Hotel

Sunrise at Sultan Cave Suites

One of the things the cave hotel has become so famous for is it’s fabulous sunrise shot. I’ve decided to write a separate blog post on this which you can read here. It’s as good as you can imagine!

Sultan Cave Suites Cappadocia Cave Hotel


This gorgeous doggy has some sass, possibly from being just too much affection! She literally never gets left alone. She is a beautiful pup, with a powerful growl! Catch her in the right moment and she’s all for the stroking and tickles. Catch her when she’s grumpy and you will instantly regret it!

Sultan Cave Suites Cappadocia Cave Hotel

Sultan Cave Suites Cappadocia Cave Hotel

I hope this has been helpful if you’re planning on heading to the amazing town of Göreme and Cappadocia. Sultan Caves Suites was the most amazing cave hotel and so much more than just an insta-worthy location!

If you’re considering a longer Turkey adventure, you might find my itinerary here useful, as well as my guides to BodrumPamukkale, Ephesus, sailing the famous Turquoise Coast, and Istanbul here.

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Sultan Cave Suites Cappadocia Cave Hotel



  1. December 2, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    These Cave suites are so cool. Something totally different that you are used to see in a hotel. Would love to stop there.

  2. December 4, 2017 / 11:03 am

    I’ve not hear of this hotel before but wow, it looks beautiful! Staying in a cave sounds like such a novelty, but they certainly don;t forget the luxury as well. And Izmir sounds adorable!

  3. December 5, 2017 / 1:46 pm

    I cannot get over the pictures! They look so inviting! 🙂 Have heard of cave hotels in Cappadocia and I have always wanted to make a trip here! esp for the hot air ballooning! 🙂 Loved the sunrise picture! Who would not want to wake up to views like that!

  4. Michelle Leslie
    March 6, 2018 / 5:23 am

    It looks and sounds spectacular Claire, WOW!!!! And there’s a fur baby too. I would never want to leave, how amazing.

  5. March 6, 2018 / 9:35 am

    I’ve never seen anything like it & now this destination is on my bucket list. 👍🏼 The architecture looks formidable, but the inside, with high ceilings and surprisingly great light feels safe. Need I mention how the inviting pool has caught me eye? ☺️😉👍🏼 Delightful!! Xo, Evelyn, PathofPresence 🦋

  6. Sue Tanya Mchorgh
    March 6, 2018 / 2:57 pm

    This is definitely a magical hotel. I really like it. I wish i could book a stay right now. The pictures…. wow… it’s very tempting. I am so glad you shared this because now i just want to visit. It’s definitely on my bucketlist.

  7. March 6, 2018 / 4:20 pm

    Oh my goodness, magical was certainly the right word. I would absolutely love to stay here! I think I’ve seen your balloon picture before and I remember thinking it was absolutely out of this world gorgeous. After seeing the hotel I would love love love to visit the Sultan Cave Suites!

  8. Elizabeth O
    March 6, 2018 / 9:10 pm

    This place looks absolutely incredible. You hot air balloon picture is absolutely stunning. I am glad you had a great time.

  9. March 7, 2018 / 5:38 am

    I’m not familiar with the Cave Suites, but after reading this, I’m ready to book right now! It seems like an awesome place to stay and has stunning views!

  10. Jacky
    March 7, 2018 / 3:07 pm

    Gosh, how beautiful. I’ve been looking for a good hotel in the area. Looks like I found it <3 The view from the terrace is just spectacular.

  11. March 7, 2018 / 3:23 pm

    Sultan Cave Suites, indeed a magical place. I have seen this place on Instagram a lot but didn’t knew the name, good to know about it. I am loving all the interiors and the decor, I am glad you have an amazing time. I would love to visit Sultan Cave Suites.

  12. March 7, 2018 / 4:00 pm

    Wow! What an incredible experience! And your photos make me feel like I’m right there with you!

    • claire_stokes@msn.com
      March 19, 2018 / 1:54 pm

      Ah Sage, thanks! Glad to hear it 🙂 x

  13. March 7, 2018 / 4:34 pm

    Wow, this hotel looks like a dream! I immediately bookmarked it- I’ll have to stay there when I’m in Cappadocia!

    • claire_stokes@msn.com
      March 19, 2018 / 1:54 pm

      Are you heading soon? Definitely stay here if you can! 🙂 x

  14. March 7, 2018 / 5:49 pm

    This looks amaaaaazing!

    I am obviously following the wrong people on instagram as I have never seen these gorgeous views or heard about this hotel. It looks amaaaazing though.

    I think I’d want to stay there, even if other more modern places are available. I mean, that breakfast looks epic and how can anyone resist booking a hotel that comes complete with a friendly (or sassy) dog!?!

    Was it nice and cool inside the cave rooms?

  15. March 7, 2018 / 6:29 pm

    I’ve never seen the rest of this hotel — just the roof on insta lol. Thanks for taking us inside and showcasing the full package. It looks fab and is on my list when I visit Turkey.

    • claire_stokes@msn.com
      March 19, 2018 / 1:53 pm

      Haha I know, people never share the details of their stay here! You’re welcome though – I loved it so much 🙂

  16. March 7, 2018 / 7:35 pm

    I’m so glad I found this post because I’ve always wondered where all those Instagram photos are taken… and now I know!! Your photos are absolutely beautiful and you’ve seriously made me want to go and meet that little doggy!

    • claire_stokes@msn.com
      March 19, 2018 / 1:52 pm

      Hahaha.. yes and no-one seems to write about it! It’s not just good for great pics, it’s also an amazing place to stay! 🙂

    • claire_stokes@msn.com
      March 19, 2018 / 1:56 pm

      Tehe, I know! It’s quite the insta-famous hotel! Izmir is gorgeous!! I couldn’t recommend staying here more:)

  17. March 7, 2018 / 8:33 pm

    Wow. Just… wow. This place is amazing! It looks almost like a fantasy world, it would be so incredible to stay there. Thanks for putting the Sultan Cave Suites on my radar!

    • claire_stokes@msn.com
      March 19, 2018 / 1:52 pm

      You’re welcome Megan!

  18. Clare
    March 7, 2018 / 9:47 pm

    This place looks incredible! The cave suites are so beautiful and unique, And the views from high ground look breathtaking. Definitely one for the bucket list!

    Clare @ https://www.emmysmummy.com/

    • claire_stokes@msn.com
      March 19, 2018 / 1:51 pm

      Hi Clare – definitely! It’s so cool 🙂

  19. March 8, 2018 / 10:00 am

    OmG! I didn’t know about this beautiful place, everything looks amazing and magical in your pictures, you make me want to go!

  20. March 8, 2018 / 10:02 am

    This looks so beautiful! I too have seen this hotel all over Instagram, but your post has made me really want to stay there. And I love that the dog’s name is Izmir – my brother lived in Izmir for a bit!

    • claire_stokes@msn.com
      March 19, 2018 / 1:50 pm

      Really! I never managed to visit Izmir but that’s so cool he lived there 🙂

  21. March 8, 2018 / 11:28 am

    I’m in awe!!! How BEAUTIFUL and unique is that little hotel! Wow! I genuinely love everything about it: the exterior, the interior, every detail is gorgeous. You look so beautiful, girly!
    xox Nadia

    • claire_stokes@msn.com
      March 19, 2018 / 1:49 pm

      I know!! Truly one of the most amazing places I have ever stayed 🙂 and thank you Nadia, that’s so sweet to hear 🙂

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