Kale Konak means "Castle Mansion," and in this case the Kale Konak Hotel is a beautiful restored cave inn on the slopes of Uçhisar hill with panoramic views of the Cappadocian country side.
Uçhisar, as you may know by now, is the prominent natural "fortress" that looms above the Cappadocian countryside. The Kale Konak Hotel is only a few minutes' walk from Uçhisar's natural "castle" and the center of the town with its shops and restaurants.
Although you're close to the town center, the house's hillside location keeps it away from noise and bustle. You almost feel as though you're in the country in this refuge.
Sit out on the Roman-arched terrace and watch the dawn light flood the sky, or relax in the blissfully cool and quiet sanctuary of your cave room after a long day of trekking through the volcanic moonscape valleys of Cappadocia, and the Kale Konak becomes your mansion.
My favorite room is the one with a nice old brass bed for parents, and a small "cave-ette" for the kids. Lamps in wall niches cast a cozy glow, and carpeted wood floors keep your feet from getting cold.
Want to really warm up? Spend some time in the marble hamam (Turkish bath), open to hotel guests only, so you're sure of a fine experience.
This is a great place to stay!
Abdullah Bey, the congenial manager, says that he will offer a free bottle of Cappadocian wine and other benefits to guests who come to the Kale Konak Hotel from TurkeyTravelPlanner.com. When you make your reservation directly with the Kale Konak, mention TTP and promotional code TTP0901.
Then...picture yourself under the Roman arches on the terrace, sipping the local vintage and enjoying the spectacular view. (Read this about staying in a cave room.)