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Yunak Evleri Is a 5-Star Hotel Built Into Ancient Caves

Posted By Andrew Michler On April 17, 2011 @ 1:00 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery | 6 Comments


Many caves were carved out of the soft limestone cliffs in the region of Cappadocia [6], whose history dates back to the 6th century.  The hotel was completed in 2000 with extensive cleanup and grounds improvement. The remarkable cave [7] retrofit brought in power for lights, Wi-Fi and modern gadgets a well as plumbing for the individual baths.

The rooms have each been impressively finished with antiques of the 1900′s Ottoman Empire [8], adding a nostalgic elegance to the rocky interior facade. The rooms are rich with hand carved details right in the rock: medallions, nooks, arches, windows and doors. Each room has a white marble adorned spa with either a steam shower or a Jacuzzi. Each room also has its own outdoor patio overlooking the ancient landscape. The rooms are dead silent, and of course they maintain comfortable and cool temperatures even on the hottest of days. Individuals can also explore a number of other cave homes and even cave churches which dot the region.

Green Hotel, Cappadocia Cave Hotel, cave hotel, cave rooms, Turkey cave, Yunak Evleri, [9]

The dining room and reception is set within a restored 19th century Greek mansion built with white marble and finished in wood. 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.

+ Yunak Evleri Cappadocia Cave Hotel [5]

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[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/yunak-evleri-is-a-5-star-hotel-built-into-ancient-caves/new-19-12/?extend=1

[3] Turkey: http://inhabitat.com/exploded-house-in-turkey-keeps-interior-cool-with-rainwater/

[4] ancient caves: http://inhabitat.com/1000-year-old-monks-quarters-restored-as-luxurious-cave-hotel/

[5] Yunak Evleri: http://www.yunak.com/cappadociacavehotel.php

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/yunak-evleri-is-a-5-star-hotel-built-into-ancient-caves/new-30-9/

[7] cave: http://inhabitat.com/6-fascinating-underground-homes-that-go-above-and-beyond/

[8] Ottoman Empire: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottoman_Empire

[9] Image: http://inhabitat.com/yunak-evleri-is-a-5-star-hotel-built-into-ancient-caves/new-11-55/

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