Where's this luxurious hotel in a cave?
17:30 AEST Sat Mar 31 2012
As a reporter for Getaway
, Jason has stayed in a wide variety of accommodations from five star to really roughing it. Without a doubt the most unusual place he has stayed is in Cappadocia, one of the jewels in Turkey's crown.
In the historic region of Central Anatolia, its main attractions are troglodyte dwellings carved out of rock and cities dug underground. They are believed to have been used since the Bronze age. No-one knows just how many there are and just six have been opened for a visit.
Jason chose to stay in Gamirasu, a beautifully restored 30-room troglodyte cave house which opened in 1999 in Ayvali Village in the heart of Cappadocia. It's in a restored thousand-year-old Byzantine monastic retreat and a combination of seven old houses. Rooms are spacious and there's a wide variety with no two the same. They offer modern conveniences - spa baths, pool and televisions - while maintaining the area's spiritual feeling.