Yasemin means jasmine in Turkish. It’s the name of the sweet lady who owns and operates the small four-room art-rich Yasemin Cave House (guesthouse) in the Esbelli neighborhood of Ürgüp.
Ms Yasamin Özkan, your hostess, welcomes you to this beautifully restored house of golden stone which enjoys spacious views of the Cappadocian countryside. If you’re a female traveler, the pension is a particularly suitable choice.
Each of the four guest rooms is different, beautifully if simply decorated, and true to the customs of Cappadocia. All rooms have modern bathrooms.
What makes the Yasemin Cave House special is its pristine quality and its eye-catching art: vivid, intriguing original paintings by the artist Nil are in most public areas and guest rooms. Their bright colors add a lively visual note to the house’s warm natural earth tones.
Take your breakfast in the little courtyard beneath the vines, or in the sun, or enjoy the view from the upper terrace.
The Esbelli neighborhood is a 15-minute walk uphill from the center of Ürgüp, so you’ll probably want to take a taxi, especially if you have luggage. Walking downhill to the center of Ürgüp is pleasant (at least for the first few times).
When you contact Yasamin Hanim, be sure to mention that you learned about the Yasemin Cave House on TTP. Here’s why.