Abdullah Bey was manager of a larger Ürgüp cave hotel for a dozen years, but moved to the smaller 4Oda to provide more attention to his guests.
“It was good experience to run a larger hotel,” he says, “but I was always dealing with staff and suppliers, and solving daily problems. Here I get to interact with guests directly and do what I can to help them enjoy their stay.”
Originally four rooms (dört oda), the house now has three rooms and two suites with all the comforts and amenities, including recently-renovated private bathrooms, and there’s room on terraces for sitting, sipping, reading, sunning and chatting.
The great advantage of 4Odais that you can enjoy panoramic views of Cappadocia right from your guest room. (Most similar inns have views, but from terraces and public rooms, not guest rooms.)
Abdullah Bey also takes pride inn the richness and variety of 4Oda’s breakfasts: regional cheeses and fruit preserves, breads and pastries, and unusual garnishes make starting the day—and lingering over breakfast to try everything and chat about it—a singular pleasure.
Ürgüp’s Esbelli neighborhood, where 4Oda is located, is a quiet one of private houses and other small cave inns.