Cappadocia’s restored mansions draw tourists
NEVŞEHİR - Anatolia News Agency
Tourists visiting the Central Anatolian region of Cappadocia prefer to stay in old mansions that have been turned into boutique hotels rather than in large modern accommodations, a local tourism official has said.
Hotels that have been built out of the area’s distinctive rock formations, known as “fairy chimneys,” are also popular with visitors, the manager of the Göreme Tourism Development Association, Mustafa Durmaz, told the Anatolia news agency.
The fairy-chimney hotels, which are also called “rock-roof” lodgings, provide every kind of luxury for their guests, according to Durmaz. He said this unique type of accommodation mainly attracts tourists from United States, Japan and Italy, who pay between 50 euros and 3,000 euros a night to stay within their stone walls.