Yunak Evleri means “wash-houses,” and that’s what part of this cave inn used to be: Ürgüp‘s clothes-washing place.
You wouldn’t know it today. The rooms are traditionaland stylish at the same time, done in fine taste with nice antique touches and modern conveniences.
The 30 guest rooms, some in caves, some not, have Turkish carpets, embroideries and handicrafts, antique iron-and-brass beds, stereo music systems, direct-dial telephones, and shower-equipped bathrooms decorated in traditional style, with hair dryers and make-up mirrors. Many of the cave rooms are reached by stone staircases. (Read this about staying in a cave room.)
The Sunset Restaurant is where you breakfast (and dine, if you wish) with a panoramic view of the town and the mountains.
Several cave salons are gathering-places for guests to chat about the days adventures or tomorrow’s plans, to listen to music from the inn’s extensive collection of classical and jazz music CDs, or to watch television or a DVD movie from the inn’s collection. Guests at the Yunak Evleri include individuals, couples, families, and small tour groups.
One room is devoted to the Internet, with free Wifiand several computers for guests’ use. It’s available 24 hours a day, as is the kitchen stocked with water, soft drinks, wine and beer which you enjoy on the honor system, paying at check-out for what you consume.
The center of Ürgüp is only a short walk downhill.
Note: some of the rooms at Yunak Evleri are higher on the cliff face than others. If you find it difficult to climb stairs (up to 40 to some rooms), remember to request a room at ground level or with few stairs.
For room rates and availability, contact Argeus Tourism & Travel.
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