Esbelli Evi, A Cozy Cave Inn
A fine small inn of comfortable cave rooms hewn from the golden stone, with beautiful views of the Cappadocian landscape, and the warmest welcome you'll receive in Turkey
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Esbelli Evi

Esbelli Sokak, 8 (P.K. 2) 50400
Ürgüp, Cappadocia, Turkey
Phone: +90 (384) 341-3395
Fax: +90 (384) 341-8848
E-Mail: esbelli@esbelli.com
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TripAdvisor Traveler Reviews of Esbelli Evi


TripAdvisor Traveler Reviews of Esbelli Evi

Konuk Defteri - 10 Haziran 1992
SAĞOLUN, VAROLUN!

Herşeyin hızla kirlendiği bir ortamda kültür kirlenmesinin iyice köşeye sıkıştırdığı bir insan olarak yürekten söylüyorum bunu... Azın ne çok şey anlattığını, gerçek sanatın yaşamak olduğunu bilene selam! Hiç unutmayacağım!

Cengiz Bektaş / Şair - Yazar - Mimar

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Guestbook - October 3rd, 1995
For many years Urgup had simple modern hotels. Now, with fancy modern hotels the norm, we finally have a place full of character : The Esbelli Evi. Suha's "home" is the best lodging of all. It has what the others lack - charm, warmth, artistry, careful service and a typically warm welcome "a la turque".

Everything is right - real orange juice, good coffee, and interesting fellow travellers - Suha chooses his customers as carefully as his customers choose him.

My congratulations to Suha - This is the sort of lodging which Urgup deserves.

Tom Brosnahan / Lonely Planet Guides

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Letter & Guestbook - July 2006
July 31st, 2006

Dear Suha:

We returned home with beautiful memories of the most elegant cave dwelling one could imagine. My husband and I so much appreciate your grand hospitality. We could not have wished for a more comfortable stay in Cappadocia.

Every good wish,

Ruth Bader Ginsburg


July 9th, 2006

We could not have wished for more charming and comfortable accommodations in Cappadocia.

With appreciation for the hearthy welcome and caring hospitality we received here.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Guestbook - October 18th, 1998
Suha,

We have learned the strangest things here: the insulating qualities of esbelli stone, Byzantine trivia, that the Wit of Nasrettin Hodja continues to manifest in men from Aksehir: hospitality, decency, kindness...

We have spent a great deal of time searching for a hotel like Esbelli Evi, and, now, we're pleased that there's just this one. You created this place and you deserve it.

Our heart felt thanks to a good man who we presume to consider our friend.

Adam Peck & Manja Sachet / Open Road's "Turkey Guide"

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Konuk Defteri - 30 Eylül 1993
Sevgili Suha,

Her ikimiz de yıllardan beri Türkiye'yi geziyoruz. Sanıyorum ilk kez, tüm yönleri ve tüm detaylarıyla "mükemmel" diyebileceğimiz bir otel/pansiyona rastladık. Demek ki olabiliyormuş! Tebrikler.

Müjde & Sevan Nişanyan, Şirince, Selçuk

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From tripadvisor.com - "An hotelier's hotel" - December 14th, 2004
As an hotelier I am not always the easiest guest to please. But Esbelli Evi not only pleased me, it was one of the most pleasant hotel stays I can recall... Not because it is luxurious, or because of innumerable gimmicks, bells and whistles (spas, saunas, fine restaurants, etc...) There are none of these. There is a landscape and a view to take one's breath away. There is an attentiveness to the guest that is the greatest luxury of all : a true welcome. It is hard to explain what it is, but whatever it is is it is there and it is bliss. Since coming away, I can only think of when I shall be able to return.

Michael Erwin, Victoria Palace, (www.victoriapalace.com), Paris, France

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Sayın Süha Ersöz,

Geleneksel Kapadokya evlerinin onarılıp kurtarılması, kullanıma açılması çabalarına Ürgüp'te ilk örneği vermeniz ve bölgenin mimarlık ortamının korunması konusunda gösterdiğiniz özen takdirle karşılanmaktadır.

Değerli katkılarınızın yeni kuşaklara örnek olmasını, süreklilik kazanmasını dilerim.

Prof. Dr. Metin Sözen
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E-Mail - August 21st, 2000
We have been traveling for nearly four months now out of our year long journey "around the world". Esbelli Evi was such a wonderful home away from home retreat for us, one which we did not want to leave after six incredible nights. Suha, you and your staff must be commended on the extraordinary level of service offered at your property. You have thought of everything to make your guests feel as comfortable as possible. We loved the slippers in the room, the chilled beer mugs and especially the washer! After being on the road for so long, we truly appreciated those amenities. We look forward to adding Esbelli Evi to our travel web site (www.tourdelmundo.com) as one of the best places we have ever stayed at.

Michael & Jennifer Home, San Jose, California, USA

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Guestbook - May 22nd, 1993
Never have I enjoyed staying away from my husband and my child. But this time was an exception. I loved every little corner, all three rooms, the feeling that I have new friends. The esthetic is of the highest here. I will tell everyone and show everyone photographs of the best pension in the world!

Jean Pagliuso, Photographer, Sacramento, New Mexico and New York, NY, USA

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Guestbook - October 9th, 2000
When Michael and I decided we be married in a magical place, we discussed many locales. Then I saw an article on Esbelli Evi, and I said; look, Michael, this is it! So Esbelli Evi drew us to Cappadocia. Everything has been better than we even hoped. This morning we had a wonderful wedding in an 1100 year old cave church in Avanos.

Thank you, Suha for joining us for the ceremony and lunch. And thank you especially for creating Esbelli Evi - a vision that brought two Romantics to Turkey.

Donna Ricci & Michael Rogers (Newsweek) / New York
Ekşi Sözlük - 29 Mayıs 2002
Ürgüp'te vadinin tepesinde bulunan, kayaların içine oyulmuş yedi tane odacıktan oluşan, şimdiye kadar kaldıklarım arasında en huzur verici bulduğum küçük otel.

Evin sahibi süha bey'in inanılmaz bir klasik müzik ve jazz koleksiyonu var. vadiyi ve kayaçları aynı anda görebildiğiniz seyir terasında otururken, gidip istediğiniz bir cd'yi sete yerleştirebiliyor, mutfaktaki buzdolabından içkinizi alıp inanılmaz bir sessizlik içinde manzarada kendinizi kaybediyorsunuz. sanki, bir masalın gerçek olmuş hali gibi...

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Guestbook - May 5th, 1995
Esbelli Evi was poetry for us. Here we found our feet and all at once the world had a "oneness of the ocean". Esbelli's rhythms charmed us and its voice calmed our souls.

The boys found a backyard to play in and at night they giggled to the stories of Nasreddin Hodja. They too had found happiness here.

We booked for two nights and stayed for four. Esbelli became a home. "Next time" we will bring the dog, the cat, the two budgies and the cognac. And "next time" I will find some small ears to spin my stories.

Steve Miller (the story teller!) and Sue Mayer-Miller

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Esbelli Evi was like paradise. Every morning you wake up and have a beautiful breakfast and at night at night you would talk and play chess.

Anton Mayer-Miller (Nine year old son of Steve & Sue)

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E-Mail - February 7th, 2005
Dear Suha:

Our friend Sean McMeekin, a professor and author in Ankara, learned of our upcoming trip to Turkey, and sent this email:

"Dear Korns,

When in Cappadocia, I highly recommend the ESBELLI EV hotel in Urgup. It should be online if you google the name. Fabulous place, the owner Suha is a wonderful man, he gets really interesting guests, diplomats, writers, National Geographic photographers. The view is superb from his breakfast balcony, the authentic "cave" rooms unsurpassed. An open kitchen, they'll cook for you, or you can just poke around yourself, with wines, snacks, chilled glasses for beer, really classy. It's about $100 a night for a double room, but well worth the slight premium vs. other nice places. True class.

That's all for now, more later"

Sean McMeekin, Phyllis and Marty Korn, Rochester, NY, USA
Guestbook - September 25th, 1992
We came to Esbelli Evi for one night and stayed for four!! Such is the ambiance, character and charm of a truly delightful residence which added immense enjoyment to our visit - not just to Cappadocia, but to Turkey! And the laughs we shared will remain happy memories.... This will be a memorable holiday within a holiday - a real home away from home!

June & Carolyn Salter, Victoria, Australia

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Konuk Defteri - 10 Mart 2000
Süha Bey,

Gezdiğim, gördüğüm en ruhlu mekanı yaratmışsiniz. Bugun ayrılıyor olmak üzücü.Buradan bir snopsis bitirerek gidiyorum ve tekrar geleceğimi biliyorum. Burasi bir vaha! Herkese anlatacagım... Varolun...

Uğur Yücel / Tiyatro & Sinema Sanatçısı - Yönetmen

Uğur Yücel Hakkında
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Guestbook - July 25th, 2001
"This is a place that can't be captured in words, or film, but perhaps we can take a piece of it in our hearts and minds"

Oh, quite philosophical, isn't it? But we have really loved every minute of our stay. Suha has been true Turkish host. There's no higher praise!

Thanks for everything. One day our paths may cross again, inshallah!

The Jorgersons, Kelly & Sharon USA

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Guestbook - August 31st, 1994
...the good advice on what to do, where to go, the great breakfasts, the excellent music, the atmosphere, the scenery, the talks, and perhaps the most imprtant of all... the friendship. In all the travels I have done, and all the places I have stayed, this place - the Esbelli Evi - ranks near the top. Truly unique... making it difficult to leave.

Caharlie, Sarah & Christopher Maire and Ibu Lena, Istanbul
Guestbook - June 26th, 2000
The moment we walked in to Esbelli, we felt that we had "come home". It is now our last evening in Cappadocia, and despite all its wonders, I feel that our stay at your home will be what we remember the most. From the fresh-squeezed orange juice to the lovely classical music in the lounge to the coolness of the room to the smiles of all who helped us, we will carry the memory of Esbelli always in our hearts. Your home is a metaphor for the caring hospitality of all the Turkish people we have met.

Mary Carol & Tom Day, Hilshore, Oregon, USA
Konuk Defteri - 12 Haziran 2002
10 senedir Esbelli Evi'ne geliyorum ve ilk hissettiklerimi her geldiğimde yeniden hissediyorum! Bu kadar zevkli, sıcak ve her açıdan rahat bir ortam yarattığınız için tebrik ediyorum. Umarım bir dahaki geldiğimde burada bir yoga "retreat" icin gelirim, ideal bir ortam olacağına eminim.

Andrew Zionts, Nisantaşı, Istanbul
Guestbook - September 11th, 2002
We have traveled all over the world and we have been in many nice hotels. But we have to admit that Esbelli Evi and all the people that make it work for us, travellers, deserve a "10 star" category. It is the most beautiful hotel "in the world". Thank you for your hospitality, warmth & service.

Robert & Angela Long, Sunflower Avenue, Santa Ana, California, USA
Guestbook - July 21st, 2002
An oasis of comfort, civility & calm. This truly is the finest hotel in Turkey - and a model for all others. We are truly blessed to be here.

Jim & Renee - Toronto, CANADA
Guestbook - April 20th, 2003
This is one of the most beautiful places I stayed in (and I travel a lot). We made a reservation for 1 night and stayed a week. This felt like a home. It is our home in Cappadocia.

Limor & Batya, ISRAEL


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