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1,000 Year Old Monk’s Quarters Restored as Luxurious Cave Hotel
Posted By Yuka Yoneda On November 19, 2010 @ 9:38 am In Architecture | No Comments
The Garimasu is located in the Ayvali Village  near Urgup in the heart of Cappadocia, Turkey. The resort consists of what used to be seven separate homes, and part of the hotel was actually occupied by Christian monks until recently. The quality of the cave  rooms allows guests to feel cool in the summer and warm in the winter due to the volcanic rock, called “tufa,” that makes up the walls. This natural insulation material maintains a temperature of between 17 – 20 degrees Celsius throughout the year.
Despite being located in a cave, the Garimasu’s offers all the modern conveniences and its amenities are fit for a king. In fact, the Hotel is featured in Frommer’s as one of the eight unique hotels in Turkey, one of the best of the Cappadocia hotels  and as a romantic escape in honeymoon and wedding magazines. And don’t worry – even though the resort is underground , it’s Wi-Fi ready so you won’t have to miss any Inhabitat articles while you’re there!
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URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/1000-year-old-monks-quarters-restored-as-luxurious-cave-hotel/
URLs in this post:
 cave: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/03/700-year-old-underground-cave-homes-for-rent-in-iran/
 Garimasu Hotel: http://www.gamirasu.com/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/11/gamirasu-cave-hotel-6.jpg
 Ayvali Village: http://www.gamirasu.com/location.html
 cave: http://inhabitat.com/2010/03/23/gorgeous-modern-home-is-built-inside-a-cave/
 one of the best of the Cappadocia hotels: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g297989-d307584-Reviews-Gamirasu_Cave_Hotel-Urgup_Cappadocia.html
 underground: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/18/6-fascinating-underground-homes-that-go-above-and-beyond/
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