Goreme is a popular town in Cappadocia with morning hot balloons rising above unique rock formations. In the Middle Ages, structures were carved out including houses and churches. Today, they’ve been transformed into cave hotels, family inns, and luxury spas. Goreme does get quite cold during the year, so many hotels have private hot tubs. We’ll show you suites with indoor spa baths, jacuzzis on the balcony, and even plunge pools. If you’re short on time, here are the top Goreme Cave hotels to look at first.

Best Cave Hotels With Balloon Views

  • Şah Saray Cave Suites Halal HotelThe Presidential suite has a hot tub by an arched window. You’ll have even better view during breakfast on the rooftop terrace.
  • Hera Cave SuitesThe king cave suite has a hot tub on the terrace. You’ll have panoramic views of Goreme, but also the option for privacy with curtains around the wooden gazebo.
  • Erenbey Cave HotelSimilar to Şah Saray Cave Suites Halal Hotel, there’s a romantic hot tub in the King suite by the window.
  • Sultan Cave SuitesYou’ll have the best balloon views in the Superior King room. There’s a lovely circular hot tub with views through three arched windows. The private terrace is also furnished so you can sit outside in the morning.

Best Cave Hotels For Honeymoons

All the cave hotels with private hot tubs in Goreme are great for honeymoons. But there are a few rooms with extra amenities inside that will make your stay more intimate. Check out these cave hotels first if you want the most romantic honeymoon.

  • Şah Saray Cave Suites Halal Hotel (photo above) One of the most highly-rated hotels in Goreme, all their cave rooms are very luxurious. Besides the stunning views from the Presidential suite hot tub, they also have a suite with a private pool.
  • Imperial Cave Suites & Spa – This is another lovely cave hotel. Book the Imperial Suite to get a private hot tub and pool.
  • Hera Cave Suites While they do have a Honeymoon cave suite, it’s hard to beat the views in the King cave suite. This room has a hot tub right on the outdoor furnished terrace. It’s the best room for balloon views.

1. Şah Saray Cave Suites Halal Hotel

Şah Saray Cave Suites is ranked one of the best Goreme Cave Hotels. The location captures some of the best scenery of Cappadocia between Güvercinlik valley and Fairy Chimneys. Inside rooms, you’ll find handcrafted deluxe furniture and marble bathrooms. The Presidential (Has suite) has great in-room hot tub views, especially for hot air balloons. It also has a Turkish bath with a heated stone and a separate living room. If you want a large balcony space, try the Executive (Sah Room) which also has an in-room jacuzzi. There’s even a room with a private plunge pool if you’re visiting in warmer months. One of the best things about the hotel is its stylish Uzundere Restaurant with incredible views and a large rooftop terrace.

  • Guest Reviews: Our spa bathroom and jacuzzi were amazing. Great view of the hot air balloons from the terrace.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Executive suite
  • Address: Aydinli Orta Mahalle Uzundere/1 Sokak No:1 Goreme Kasabasi, 50180 Goreme, Turkey

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2. Lunar Cappadocia Hotel

Lunar Cappadocia is on a quiet mountainside with excellent night views. You can choose from various room types, but if you want a hot tub suite, book early. The Spa suite has an in-room hot tub, a private patio, and a separate living room. If the view is more important, the King suite has a window front hot tub in the bathroom. The Triple room with a terrace is perfect for friends traveling together. And for families, there’s a two-room suite with a small kitchenette. In the morning, there’s a lovely Turkish breakfast buffet. For lunch and dinner, head to the downtown area just a 10-minute walk away from more restaurants.

  • Guest Reviews: Wonderful stay. The room was perfect. Great views and the breakfast was delicious.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: King suite
  • Address: Aydinli Mahallesi Gorceli Sokak No:12 Goreme, 50180 Goreme, Turkey

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3. Hera Cave Suites

Hera Cave has a wide selection of standard and double rooms, but one suite really stands out. The King Cave suite is one of the few Goreme Cave hotels that has a hot tub outside. It sits under a wooden roof patio where you can enjoy the views or draw the curtains for extra privacy. Alternatively, have a look at the Honeymoon suite if you’re happy with an indoor hot tub. For all guests, the rooftop terrace is the best viewpoint for hot air balloons in the morning. The breakfast buffet serves many local breads, preserves, and savories. There’s no dinner service, but the concierge is very helpful for local options.

  • Guest Reviews: The cave suite was big and spacious. Views from the terrace are perfect for photos.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: King cave suite
  • Address: Uzen Dere Caddesi No:23, Goreme Kasabasi, 50180 Goreme, Turkey

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4. Hidden Cave Hotel

As the name suggests, Hidden Cave Hotel is a bit of a gem. Its abundance of greenery from balconies and along terraced pathways creates a special kind of atmosphere. Quite a few rooms have a hot tub, but the best is the Honeymoon cave. The bedroom descends into a living room area and then a spa jacuzzi room, while the bathroom is separate. There’s also a hot tub in the King suite, but the layout is not as intimate. Outside, Hidden Cave Hotel has a casual open-air patio and a rooftop terrace with excellent views. For food, try the onsite family-style restaurant, or you can walk to the cafes and restaurants nearby.

  • Guest Reviews: Our room had the real cave feel we wanted. Loved watching the balloons at sunrise. 
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Honeymoon cave
  • Address: Isali Mah. Kazim Eren Sok. No:9, 50180 Goreme, Turkey

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5. Traveller’s Cave Hotel

Traveller’s Cave Hotel is at the southernmost edge of Goreme with views of Rose Valley. It’s unique for its large, natural rock rooftop terrace. Standard rooms don’t have a bath, but deluxe rooms all have hot tubs. Perfect for couples, the Deluxe suite has an in-room jacuzzi by the bed. It’s also positioned right under the TV, so you can watch your favorite shows from the tub. Meanwhile, Deluxe triple rooms have hot tubs large enough for three people. This old cave complex has 8 floors, so there are a lot of stairs to climb – something to keep in mind. For meals, the hotel has a convenient café restaurant, but you’re only a 5-minute walk from town if you prefer other options.

  • Guest Reviews: Luxurious room with a fireplace, jacuzzi, and hammam. Excellent breakfasts, everything was fresh.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Deluxe suite
  • Address: Aydinli mahallesi, gorceli sokak No:7, 50180 Goreme, Turkey

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6. Anatolian Houses Cave Hotel & SPA

The Anatolian Houses Cave Hotel & Spa is a good choice for small families and couples. There are numerous decorative historic artifacts throughout the hotel. Guests can also enjoy a moat-style outdoor pool and an indoor pool similar to a Roman bath. Each suite has one bedroom and a jacuzzi hot tub in the bathroom. The Presidential suites are the most spacious with upstairs and downstairs rooms. Included in your stay is the breakfast buffet where you can enjoy local food. They also have a bar by the outdoor pool if you feel like a few drinks at night. If you need more pampering, the spa has deep-tissue massages, facials, aromatherapy, as well as a dry and wet sauna.

  • Guest Reviews: The cave suite was a great experience. Beautiful view from the terrace, great breakfast and coffee.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Presidential cave suite
  • Address: Gaferli Mah, Cevizler sokak, 50180 Goreme, Turkey

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7. Panoramic Cave Hotel

Panoramic Cave Hotel features 15 rooms designed with lovely Turkish decor. While most are designed for couples, some suites do have extra sofabeds for kids. All rooms and suites have a bathtub, but there’s only one special Cave suite with a jacuzzi. The hotel serves a breakfast buffet and you can enjoy evening drinks at the terrace bar. A key feature is the glass-surround restaurant with spectacular views. The outdoor terrace area with comfortable seating is also a great place to take in the views. For activities, like hot air balloon flights and walking tours, their friendly staff can assist with bookings.

  • Guest Reviews: Our cave suite with the jacuzzi was perfect. We could see the entire city from our balcony.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Cave suite with jacuzzi
  • Address: Gaferli Mah, Sukru Efendi Sok. No:19, 50180 Goreme, Turkey

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8. The Village Cave Hotel

The Village Cave Hotel is a modest and welcoming establishment. They have three different suites with hot tubs, but the Presidential suite is the best. It has a huge spa bath in an alcove, one of the more intimate settings for couples. The suite has a separate living room with two sofa beds so families can stay too. Alternatively, the Queen suite has a double and twin room, a spa bath, and a terrace. This family hotel is most appreciated for its wonderful local-style breakfast. They also have cozy fireplaces inside and outside, ideal for group gatherings. 

  • Guest Reviews: We loved our cave suite, especially the jacuzzi and the Turkish hammam.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Presidential cave suite with spa bath
  • Address: Cavusin Koyu Avanos Cappadocia, 50580 Goreme, Turkey

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9. Azure Cave Suites

Azure Cave Suites is not in Goreme town, but a little out in the middle of Goreme National Park. It sits on one of the highest hilltops of Cappadocia with views of Cavusin and Uchisar castles, plus Goreme and Avanos towns. As such, it’s one of the best locations for viewing balloons. The fresh design features modern furnishings contrasted against the ancient interiors. If you want the best room, check out the Royal cave suite. It has an alcove spa tub, a Turkish bath with a hot stone, and a sofa bed in the living area. For couples, you’ll enjoy the cozy setting in the Honeymoon cave suite. On the Sunset Roof Terrace, you can get complimentary drinks, homemade pastries, and cookies from midday to 10pm.

  • Guest Reviews: The Royal cave suite was magical with the spa tub and sauna. Nice restaurants and shops are a 5-minute walk.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Royal cave suite
  • Address: Cavusin Koyu 2, Mevkii No. 162, 50800 Goreme, Turkey

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10. Imperial Cave Suites & Spa

Imperial Cave Suites is a luxury 4-star Goreme cave hotel that includes a spa. The spa is popular for its large Turkish bath, reflexology, and aromatherapy, Swedish, and Thai massage. For the best room, have a look at the Imperial suite. It has a wood-embellished spa tub and an indoor plunge pool with comfy loungers. The Comfort suite offers a cozier space, while the spacious King suite has an extra large hot tub.  At Grape Restaurant there’s an la carte menu with Turkish and Mediterranean favorites, including a pizza. From any of the outdoor terraces, you can enjoy hot air balloon viewing and scenic backdrops.

  • Guest Reviews: Beautiful big room and the pool and spa area were gorgeous. The food was really good too.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Imperial suite
  • Address: Gaferli Mahallesi, Aydinkiragi Mevkki, No:34, 50180 Goreme, Turkey

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11. Erenbey Cave Hotel


Erenbey is a small family hotel just a short walk from Goreme town center. Its two best rooms are the King suite and the Superior cave room. The King suite has a bathroom jacuzzi that comes with the best views of Fairy Chimneys. The Superior cave room is also nice but it only has a large bathtub downstairs. For friends traveling together, the Family suite has an extra bed and a large sofa. In the morning, the breakfast buffet features a continental selection of pancakes, cereals, and pastries. The location is excellent for exploring numerous restaurants and cafes in the mid-section of town.

  • Guest Reviews: Our cave room was more beautiful than the photos. Breakfast with Turkish coffee was very good.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: King suite
  • Address: 19 Kazim Eren Sokak Orta Mahalle Goreme Nevsehir, 50180 Goreme, Turkey

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12. Doors Of Cappadocia Hotel

Doors of Cappadocia is a one-of-a-kind cave hotel in Goreme town. The stunning outdoor terrace pool with views over the valley is something you won’t find elsewhere. There are also spacious areas with soft and comfortable seating. Both Kind and Queen suites have hot tub spas with touches of romantic décor. Queen suites have hot tubs big enough for two, some positioned with window views. If you prefer something more spacious with a patio, try the King suites on the ground floor. The breakfast buffet includes many local dishes and there’s a snack bar for light refreshments. For lunch and dinner options, there are plenty of restaurants and shops just a short walk away.

  • Guest Reviews: Spacious, clean rooms in a great location. Amazing breakfast with fresh vegetables, bread, and cheeses.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Queen suite with spa bath
  • Address: Orta Mahallesi Mizrak Sokak No:11 Goreme Nevsehir, 50180 Goreme, Turkey

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13. Sultan Cave Suites

Sultan Cave Suites has sophisticated chic decor throughout, including antique furnishings. The Superior King room (Sultan suite) is hard to beat for its large, 180-degree window side hot tub and scenic terrace. If that’s not available, the Presidential suite (Pasha suite) is the second best option with its golden soaking tub. For dining, you’ll love the onsite Seten Restaurant. They serve some of the finest cuisine in Goreme in a smart indoor and casual outdoor setting. Alternatively, you enjoy Turkish specials with scenic rooftop views at the Terrace Bar.  The hotel also makes traditional wine and wine tastings in the cellar. You can also use the pool and try the spa services at Kelebek Hotel next door.

  • Guest Reviews: Beautiful views of the hot air balloons. Staying in the caves was an amazing experience.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Superior king room
  • Address: Aydinli Mah, Aydinli Sok, No:40, 50180 Goreme, Turkey 

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14. Miras Hotel

The Miras is a small deluxe hotel featuring only eight rooms in total. Each room has stylish modern décor with hand-crafted relief motifs on the walls. King suites have a curtained hot tub enclave, comfortable room seating, and a large double bed. Cave rooms all open onto a private terrace and the Blue cave has a jacuzzi hot tub in the bathroom. The hotel also has a sunken outdoor swimming pool with terrace seating. Every morning, a delicious Turkish buffet is served with both indoor and outdoor seating available. Alternatively, there are many downtown places about five minutes walk away.

  • Guest Reviews: The room was a gem and the jacuzzi was a bonus. Magnificent views and the food was fit for a king.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: King suite
  • Address: Gafferli Mah, Unlu Sk. No:22, 50180 Goreme, Turkey

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15. Divan Cave House

The Divan Cave House is one of the longest-established boutique-style hotels in Goreme. King suites have a large jacuzzi in the bathroom, but the best hot tub experience is the Honeymoon suite (King room). Their large in-room hot tubs are mounted onto a wooden platform or situated in an alcove. Let the staff know its a special occasion and they’ll sprinkle rose petals for your arrival. Just as comfortable are Suite rooms, some with jacuzzi baths, while Junior suites only have a shower. Outside, there are a number of small, uniquely decorated terraced areas. The breakfast buffet is always well-received, and there are places nearby for lunch or dinner.

  • Guest Reviews: Absolutely amazing stay. The cave room was perfect. Views from the rooftop were incredible.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: King room
  • Address: Aydinli Mhl. Gorceli Sk. No 8, 50180 Goreme, Turkey

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Best Time To Visit Goreme

A good time to visit Goreme is between April and June or September and November.

This is when the weather is mild with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F). Additionally, the crowds are generally smaller during these months compared to the peak summer season. In the spring, you can witness the beautiful blossoming of the region’s apple and apricot trees. In the fall, the leaves on the trees turn to shades of red and yellow.

However, if you want to see the hot air balloons, the best time is from July to September.

The weather is more stable and you are more likely to experience clear skies. Although, this is also the busiest time of year so cave hotels will be more expensive.

Getting Around Goreme

There are various ways to get around Goreme, including:

  • Walking – Goreme is a small town. Most local attractions and restaurants are within walking distance of the hotels.
  • Taxi – Taxis are available in Goreme and can be a convenient way to get around.
  • Rental Car – Renting a car can be a good option for exploring the surrounding areas at your own pace.

Things To Do In Goreme

  • Hot Air Balloon RideTake a hot air balloon ride over the stunning landscape of Goreme. Be prepared to wake up early.
  • Goreme Open Air Museum – Explore the rock-cut churches and monasteries of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Zelve Open-Air Museum – Visit the abandoned cave village of Zelve and learn about its history.
  • Uchisar Castle – Climb to the top of Uchisar Castle for panoramic views of the region.
  • Pigeon Valley – Hike through this scenic valley and admire the unique pigeon houses carved into the rock.

Best Restaurants In Goreme

  • Topdeck Cave Restaurant – Located in a cave, this restaurant offers traditional Turkish cuisine and stunning views of Goreme. Erenbey Cave Hotel and Hidden Cave Hotel are just around the corner from this restaurant.
  • Seten Restaurant – This restaurant is known for its traditional Turkish cuisine. They also have a lovely rooftop bar. The restaurant is located at Sultan Cave Suites.
  • SedefSedef is a cozy restaurant that serves a variety of Turkish dishes, including kebabs, meze, and seafood. The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating areas.
  • Gurme Kebab Restaurant – Gurme Kebab, as the name suggests, specializes in kebabs. The restaurant is located in a charming stone building.
  • Kapadokya Kebapzade – Located next to Sedef, this restaurant has delicious grilled meats and kebabs. Staff are very attentive despite being busy most nights.

If you enjoy dining out, stay at Anatolian House Cave Hotel & SPA or Miras Hotel. Both these cave hotels are just a short walk to Sedef, Gurme Kebab, and Kapadokya Kebapzade.

Goreme Cave Hotels Map

Find More Goreme Cave Hotels with Hot Tubs

Best Goreme Hot Tub Suites

Goreme Cave HotelsBest Rooms
Sah Saray Cave Suites Halal HotelExecutive suite
Lunar Cappadocia HotelKing suite
Hera Cave SuitesKing cave suite
Hidden Cave HotelHoneymoon cave
Traveller’s Cave HotelDeluxe suite
Anatolian House Cave Hotel & SPAPresidential cave suite
Panoramic Cave HotelCave suite with jacuzzi
The Village Cave HotelPresidential cave suite with spa bath
Azure Cave suitesRoyal cave suite
Imperial Cave Suites & SpaImperial suite
Erenbey Cave HotelKing suite
Doors of Cappadocia HotelQueen suite with spa bath
Sultan Cave SuitesSuperior king room
Miras HotelKing suite
Divan Cave HouseKing room
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