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Esbelli Evi

Esbelli Evi has been selected by Darn Good Digs as one of the best locally-owned hotels for budget-minded travelers!

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Darn Good Digs Review - Editors' Choice

Esbelli Evi, Urgup, Cappadocia, Turkey
Nominated By: Lynsey, Washington, D.C., December '09

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Price Range: US$140-$300 (breakfast included) # of Rooms: 13 Kid-Friendly: yes

What makes the Esbelli Evi so Darn Good? Esbelli Evi is pure heaven and it is worth going to Cappadocia just to stay there! We stayed in the enormous and beautiful junior suite, and my favorite experience was soaking in our big tub with a glass of delicious Cappadocian wine, complimentary with our room. The staff is wonderfully friendly and helpful without being intrusive, and they arranged a taxi for us to see all of the attractions, as well as a hot-air balloon tour of the area (do this!).

Location: Esbelli Evi is in Central Turkey in the town of Urgup within walking distance to many restaurants and shops. The location allows for easy drives to all of Cappadocia’s main sites, including the area’s famous cave churches and underground cities.

Rooms: The hotel is constructed from several traditional Cappadocian stone houses and the 6th-century caves behind them and has ten rooms and nine suites, each one different from the next. All rooms have hardwood floors, modern bathrooms with marble showers, Ottoman-style furniture, kilim carpets, and traditional lace curtains. Some also have fireplaces or naturally formed chimneys. Our room was elegant and luxurious, yet felt authentic, and we appreciated the outstanding wifi.

Food: Breakfast is served on the rooftop terrace where guests can enjoy excellent views of the surrounding countryside. The food is delicious, and includes freshly baked breads, cheese, olives, tomatoes, boiled eggs, and fresh orange juice. The hotel also puts out such treats as cookies, wine, and juice all day long.

Vibe: Esbelli Evi is a welcoming, peaceful retreat and a stay there is both a luxurious and cultural experience.

Keep in Mind: Rooms are all different sizes, so be sure to ask for a larger room if you need one.

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Our Esbelli Evi Online Bibliography

We spend hours and hours researching each new nomination before we decide to post a review on For those hotels that we call Darn Good Digs (our editors' choices), we post a bibliography of our online resources. - official website

"Ürgüp: Esbelli Evi Pansiyon (Hotel)" - Lonely Planet review

"Esbelli Evi" - Trip Advisor reviews

"Esbelli Evi" - Frommer's review

"Esbelli Evi Review" - Fodor's review

"Esbelli Evi Cave Inn, Ürgüp" - informative article about the hotel

"Esbelli Evi" - 2007 blog post about Esbelli Evi

"Room Service: Esbelli Evi, Urgup, Turkey" - 2003 article in The Independent

"Esbelli Evi Cave Inn, Urgup" - traveler reviews on Yahoo travel

"Shhh...50 Secret Hotels" - 1999 Travel + Leisure article





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