A cave on a volcanic rock
Gamirasu is the name of an exquisitely restored twenty-five-room cave house opened in 1999, in Ayvali Village near Urgup in the heart of Cappadocia, Turkey.
The hotel is located in a restored one thousand year old Byzantine monastic retreat which offers modern conveniences without distracting from the spiritual feeling of the area which has been known to be inhabited for more than five thousand years.
Sleeping in a cave, according to the management of Gamirasu Cave Hotel, is surprisingly comfortable. The volcanic rock that insulates the cave keeps the temperature at a comfortable level, between 63 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit, year round. The cave itself used to be a Byzantine monastic retreat, dated at about 1,000 years old. Until recently, part of this retreat was used by Christian monks, and some of the individual rooms were used as cells.
Gamirasu Hotel Ayvali Koyu 50400 URGUP/ TURKEY