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Ürgüp

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Ürgüp is a town in the Cappadocia region of Turkey.

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With many cave hotels and restaurants, Ürgüp is a useful base for exploring Cappadocia. It is one of the largest towns in Cappadocia, and offers the highest quality accommodations, dining, and nightlife in the area. It is situated in close proximity to the major sights, which are best explored by rental car or by tour as many of them are not easy to reach by public transportation. There are, however, buses during the day to Goreme, Avanos, Nevsehir, Mustafapasa, and other neighboring towns.

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Bus services from all over Turkey arrive at Ürgüp, as well as Nevşehir, the regional capital, and the nearby towns of Avanos, Göreme, Uçhisar, and Ortahisar.

The nearest airports are at Kayseri, and Nevşehir, with flights from most, if not all, Turkish airports. Book a transfer to your hotel beforehand otherwise you will be paying for a taxi.

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  • Dimrit, Yunak Mahallesi Teyfik Caddesi 40 (Near the Turasan wineey in Esbelli district.), +90 (384) 341 8585, [1]. Has both rooftop dining with fine views, and a cave-like inside room.  edit


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Urgup offers the greatest selection for accommodation in all of Cappadocia. Most of the posher hotels are located here, but every year more and more locals decide to cash in on tourism and convert old houses into pensions, assuring that supply is always greater than demand. In recent years a building boom in Cappadocia has created a surplus of accommodation and driven prices down, so that budget travellers should have an easy time of finding a place to stay. While there are no hostels in Urgup, budget hotels here can be a better value and much more comfortable, especially if you are not travelling alone and can split the cost of a private room. Staying in Urgup will also put you closer to the heart of the social scene in Cappadocia, which thrives in Urgup's numerous restaurants, shops, cafes, bars, and discos.

  • Antik Cave House, Esbelli Mah., Dolay Sokak No. 14 (in the Esbelli district), +90 384 341-44-28, [2]. checkin: 24-hr. Set around a stone courtyard dressed with flowers, this small hotels has double and triple rooms. Some are faux caves dug into the hillside, some are built from stone blocks. The relentlessly helpful staff, and the spectacular rooftop terrace, age highlights. Free wireless internet. From €40-60 depending on the room.  edit
  • Cave Konak Hotel, Dutlu Camii Mah, İstiklal Cd, Dar 2 Sk No. 5 (find the old hamam in the center, the hotel is opposite), +90 384 341-43-22, [3]. checkin: 24hrs; checkout: 11AM. A newly restored historical building of traditional stone arched rooms and ancient underground cave rooms. Friendly, family-run hotel with atmosphere of Cappadocian culture. There are currently 4 suites for 1/2/3/4/5 persons (one with a private roof terrace). Great views from roof terraces and historical balcony. Prices: €99 for 2 persons, single person €30 discount, extra bed €30. Free wireless internet.  edit

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