Planning a trip to Turkey to see the balloons flying over Cappadocia? The Museum Hotel offers an iconic view over the whole valley from a heated pool!

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The Museum Hotel is a historical hotel in the heart of Cappadocia. The closest airport to visit this area in Turkey is the Kayseri airport. With our rental car we needed around one hour to reach the hotel.
Other than most of the well known hotels the Museum Hotel is not located in Göreme but in Uchisar. Both villages are only 5 minutes away from each other but Uchisar is located on a higher area while Göreme is in the valley. This means you get an iconic view from the Museum Hotel!

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göreme view point

Hotel Concept

The Museum Hotel is a boutique hotel of the Relais & Châteaux group.
As the name already implies this unique hotel literally is a museum. Every part of the hotel – the rooms, restaurant, the outdoor area – display artifacts and art pieces wich reflect the history of the area.
You can wander through the hotel and discover new details in every corner. We felt like back in another time 🙂

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The Museum Hotel consists of only 30 rooms & suites which are all unique in their own way.


Eftelya Cave Suite (Room Category: Deluxe Suite)

The room is located in a traditional cave which are famous for this region. Our cozy home consists of a bedroom, living room and a really huge bathroom.

My favorite part about the room was the unlimited red and white wine tap in the living room. Yes you heard it right! Wine is literally flowing out of the wall – as much as you want.

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museum hotel bathroom


On the premises of the Museum Hotel living peacocks, pigeons and even turtles in beautiful gardens! Waking up to the singing peacock and watching the cute little turtles really gave the hotel a special atmosphere.

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The Peacock Garden

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The turtles have been found here during the renovations so they decided to keep them in their own little garden 🙂

The Pool

The best part of the hotel is definitely the heated pool from which you can overlook the valley. The beautiful floor of the pool is an original restored mosaic.
Even so the pool is the most famous location to take photos of the balloons in the morning it is not crowded at all. We only met one couple during sunrise which did a wedding shooting.

P.S. The balloons in Cappadocia are not flying every morning – only if the weather is clear and there is no wind going.

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Balloons over the valley

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Even without balloons – the view is incredible!


The breakfast has been amazing! Like the whole Museum Hotel the restaurant has many historical items. You can even find an original kitchen to prepare a traditional Turkish dish over the fire which is called Gözleme.

The rest of the buffet has been delicious as well. Fresh prepared hot dishes, homemade jams, cake and even champagne. What a way to start the day.

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museum hotel breakfast


The Museum Hotel is the ideal place to stay in Cappadocia for couples. The atmosphere is really unique and romantic.
Details like the historical artifacts, the views, the excellent breakfast or wine from the tap make it to an exclusive and unforgettable stay.

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