Yunak Evleri is situated in Ürgüp, Cappadocia.
Carved from the walls of a mountain cliff, Yunak Evleri is a collection of 5th and 6th century cave houses and a 19th century Greek mansion, all offering a unique and atmospheric stay in one of Turkey’s most breathtaking regions, Cappadocia.
The 46 rooms of Yunak Evleri are housed in a network of 5th and 6th century cave houses, so evocative of the surrounding landscape
With a pool, spa and restaurant with outdoor and indoor dining areas, the hotel serves as both a base to explore the surrounding landscapes and a beautiful spot for a relaxing break
The rooms are a particular highlight, carved from the mountainside and with delightful quirks that make each one unique and evocative of the rugged mountain surrounds
Meals at Yunak Evleri are a delicious range of local and Turkish dishes, conjuring up a flavour of the vineyards, orchards and olive groves of the area
There can be few hotels more evocative of their surrounds than Yunak Evleri. Mirroring the extraordinary landscape of Cappadocia that lies on its doorstep, the hotel’s accommodation is carved from the mountain in a series of 5th and 6th century houses that contain 46 guestrooms, while a 19th century Greek mansion houses the main lobby and various social spaces. A pool, charming restaurant and spa create a self-contained retreat that you may never want to leave.
Each of the 46 rooms and suites feature a private patio overlooking the Turkish Mesa, all accommodation is individually designed and sympathetic to its ancient roots. Killim rugs and traditional handicrafts add colour to the bare stone walls, their natural lines creating a cosy and romantic escape. Antique furniture, brass beds and traditional lighting add further charm without detracting from the intriguing whitewashed cave walls while marble bathrooms add an element of luxury.
With sweeping views of the caves and featuring local Cappadocian dishes such as grape leaves, kebabs and ravioli, the Caverna Restaurant is a taste of Cappadocia in scenic surrounds. Outside terraces offer al fresco dining with a view while a cosy fireplace corner is ideal for cooler evenings. If the tranquil surrounds and mesmerising views don’t prove sufficiently relaxing, the caves also house an atmospheric spa, with holistic treatments taking inspiration from Balinese and Thai traditions.
Yunak Evleri is ideally located for exploring the extraordinary geological oddities of Cappadocia, whether flying over the ‘fairy chimneys’ in a hot air balloon or trekking, cycling or horseback riding through the valleys, villages and vineyards. With cavernous churches and underground cities dotted throughout this iconic landscape, Yunak Evleri is a chance to experience a slice of this history in person.
When to visit
Yunak Evleri is situated in Ürgüp, Cappadocia.
Explore Cappadocia's surreal valleys
Spend the day exploring the remarkable sights of Cappadocia's sprawling valleys and intricate rock formations. These rock stacks are known as fairy chimneys and take many different forms with a spectrum of colours.
Fairy Chimneys & Surreal Valleys
Spend the day exploring the remarkable sights of Cappadocia. Highlights include Pasabagi, known as 'Valley of the Monks', Valley of Zelve, also called 'Imagination Valley', Devrent, known as Pigeon Valley, and Uchisar Castle.
Goreme Open Air Museum
Explore the Goreme Open Air Museum, a must see on any visit to Cappadocia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Goreme is known for its ancient cave churches and impressive frescoes.
Göreme Open-Air Museum
Explore Göreme Open-Air Museum , a must see on any visit to Cappadocia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Göreme is known for its ancient cave churches and impressive frescoes.
Horse riding through Cappadocia's valleys
Cappadocia, known as the "Land of Beautiful Horses" is the ideal place to explore on horseback.
Hot Air Balloon Safari over Cappadocia
Rise early to take in the surreal landscapes of Cappadocia from a hot air balloon, offering unforgettable views over this remarkable area.
Ihlara Valley Hike
Ideal for the active, this full-day hiking excursion through the semi-ruined churches, chapels, monasteries and hermits' caves of Ihlara Valley.
Keslik Monastery and Derinkuyu Underground City
Explore the serene 7th-Century Keslik Monastery followed by an discovering the fascinating labyrinthine underground city of Derinkuyu.
Rose Valley & Underground City
Today, visit the Rose and Red Valley followed by an exploration of the labyrinthine underground city of Kaymakli or Derinkuyu.
Visit the ceramic museum
Turkey is well known for its ceramics and this fascinating museum showcases a range of beautiful items from antique pieces dating back to the iron age to modern pieces from Turkey's top designers.
Wine tasting in Cappadocia
Winemaking has been a tradition is Cappadocia for centuries, dating back to as far as 2,000 BC using traditional methods to produce a variety of wines. Visit these local wineries with your guide, exploring the flavours and sampling the wines.