At the heart of Turkey, in the region of Cappadocia, there is an incredible landscape dotted with ancient caves. Completely vacant, in 2000, six cave houses dating back to the 5th and 6th century were converted into an unconventional, yet truly unique 30-room, 5-star hotel called the Yunak Evleri. People have been living in these caves for nearly two thousand years, and now guests can experience luxury cave-dwelling at its best!
The name of the neighbourhood “Yunak” comes from the old days when women used to do all their washing and of course, socialising by the fountain located at the village square. Being by the fountain and at the Yunak was the center of daily life.
The building itself is built with white marble and finished in wood.
Accommodations range from exotic luxury caves to multi-chamber deluxe suites. Each underground room has been decked out in 1900s Ottoman era antiques and topped off with a personal spa and patio overlooking the ancient landscape. The rest of the hotel is a reclaimed 19th century Greek mansion that sits adjacent to the awe-inspiring caves.
The rooftop restaurant rises above the landscape to provide panoramic views of the ancient land while also surveying the unique quarters that guests emerge from.
With 30 rooms, Yunak Evleri is small enough to be intimate, yet large enough to offer you privacy.