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Yunak Evleri is a 5-star hotel built into ancient Turkish caves

Posted By Andrew Michler On August 8, 2015 @ 9:35 am In Architecture,Gallery | 6 Comments

Green Hotel, Cappadocia Cave Hotel, cave hotel, cave rooms, Turkey cave, Yunak Evleri, [1]

Many caves were carved out of the soft limestone cliffs in the region of Cappadocia [2], whose history dates back to the 6th century.  The hotel was completed in 2000 after extensive cleanup and grounds improvement. The remarkable cave [3] retrofit brought in power for lights, Wi-Fi, and modern gadgets, as well as plumbing for the individual baths.

The rooms have each been impressively finished with antiques of the 1900s Ottoman Empire [4], adding a nostalgic elegance to the rocky interior facade. Each suite is 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, as well as its own outdoor patio overlooking the ancient landscape. Visitors will notice how incredibly silent their rooms are, as well as how 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 that dot the region.

Green Hotel, Cappadocia Cave Hotel, cave hotel, cave rooms, Turkey cave, Yunak Evleri, [5]

The dining room and reception areas are 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 guest quarters.

+ Yunak Evleri Cappadocia Cave Hotel [6]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/12/new-14.jpg

[2] Cappadocia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cappadocia

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

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

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

[6] + Yunak Evleri Cappadocia Cave Hotel: http://www.yunak.com/

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