11 Hotels & Cave Hotels With The Best View Of The Balloons In Cappadocia

There is a very good chance you have already come across photos of Cappadocia, and in case you haven’t we are here to introduce you to this hidden gem of a travel destination. Every morning (Yes, every morning) thousands of hot air balloons take to the skies over the unique landscape of Cappadocia – it is honestly a sight worth witnessing at least once in your lifetime. We have spent our time trying and testing hotels in Cappadocia to bring you the hotels with the best view of the balloons in Cappadocia. 


1Mithra Cave Hotel

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Where: Goreme

Mithra Cave Hotel is an enchanting cave hotel situated high on the top of Aydinli Hill, which is the highest point in the town of Goreme. The location of this cave hotel in not only gives you one of the best views from the hotel in Cappadocia, but you are also treated to a spectacular view of the town with the famous fairy chimneys.

You only need to step outside onto the hotel’s terrace to enjoy the wonderful sight of the colourful hot air balloons rising high up in the air. Mithra is also a cave hotel, so you can tick off staying in a cave hotel and watching the hot air balloons in Cappadocia from your bucket list. The town of Goreme is also just 5 mins walking distance from the hotel so you have the best of both worlds. 


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2Millstone Cave Suites Hotel

Millstone Cave Suites Hotel best view of the balloons hotel

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Where: Uçhisar

Millstone Cave Suites Hotel in Cappadocia arguably offers the best view of the hot air balloons from a hotel. The views are so good that they do a live broadcast of this spectacle on their website on a 24-hour basis for those who do not want to miss this event. 

The hotel is perched on a hilltop, giving you a bird’s eye view of Goreme town, Red Valley and Pigeon Valley. Each corner of the room at Millstone Cave Suites is unique, the luxurious rustically styled rooms offer a ringside seat for watching the balloons straight from your bed. 


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3Jacob’s Cave Suites

Jacob's Cave Suites

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Where: Goreme

This boutique hotel is situated on the edge of Çavuşin valley in the heart of Goreme National Park which is popular with balloonists. The hotel was originally an old house that has been carefully renovated, whilst still maintaining the charm and blending in the modern luxuries.

Situated close to the balloon take-off spot, you can view the balloon up close from the rooftop terrace of the hotel and marvel at this daily spectacle. It doesn’t end there for Jacobs Cave Suite in Cappadocia, the Çavuşin Castle can also be seen from the garden and the rooftop terrace is also a great spot to watch the sunset over the unique landscape of Cappadocia. 


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Related: All You Need To Know About Hot Air Balloon Rides In Cappadocia 


4Osmanli Cappadocia Hotel

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Where: Goreme

‘Home from Home’ is what comes to mind when describing Osmanli Manor Hotel in Cappadocia. If you are looking to escape reality for a few days and experience the true Turkish hospitality along with the best view of the balloons in Cappadocia, Osmanli Manor would be a perfect choice.

The terrace overlooks the famous Rose Valley where the hot air balloons take off from, also the hotel is located at the edge of Goreme town, so you’re away from the bustle of the town yet within walking distance and guaranteed an unobstructed view of the balloons.


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5Sultan Cave Suites

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Where: Goreme

Situated on a terraced hillside above the villages of Gorme, Sultan Cave Suites offers some breathtaking views from the hotel’s terrace. The terrace at Sultan Cave Hotel is the place to be at sunrise as the first balloons silently take to the skies. If you are lucky the hotel’s resident dog, Izmir will also join you to watch the balloons fly over the terrace.

If you prefer having the view all to yourself, the Pasha suite at this hotel also offers a balcony, so you can take in the view of the balloons from the comfort of your own room. Not only is this Instagrammable hotel great for a view of the hot air balloons, but it also offers a panoramic view overlooking the village and surrounding valleys, mountains and the Erciyes volcano in the background. 


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6Doors of Cappadocia

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Where: Goreme

Enjoy the mystical atmosphere of Cappadocia at the one of a kind, Doors of Cappadocia. The stand-out at this hotel is without a doubt the rooftop terrace – what better than to start each morning at sunrise on the huge terrace, with a large breakfast spread by the rooftop pool and to enjoy the view of the rainbow-coloured hot air balloons.

Set in an ancient town surrounded by Göreme National Park, everything you need is within close proximity … and after a long day of exploring what Cappadocia has to offer, return to the terrace as the sun sets for a glass of wine together. 


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7Cappadocia Cave Suites

Where: Goreme

Located in Goreme, Cappadocia cave suites definitely requires a mention on the list of hotels that offer the best view in Cappadocia. Head to the terrace as the dawn breaks and watch as the first hot air balloons ascend – giving you a fantastic view of the area’s amazing geological formations. 

The most incredible aspect about this cave hotel is that this is the original cave dwellings from the Hittite, Roman and Byzantine periods, but you can expect all the modern day luxuries. It is not just in the daytime that this hotel shines, by night the mood completely transforms, and the cave hotel looks so enchanting bathed in soft golden lights.


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8The Museum Hotel

The Museum Hotel Cappadocia

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Where: Uçhisar

Turkey’s only Relais & Châteaux hotel sits in Cappadocia, not only that, as you spend some time in the hotel you will start to notice that you are in fact in a real museum, with varied pieces from the Ottoman, Seljuk, Roman, and Hittite periods. Thanks to its location, this luxury hotel in Cappadocia offers the unrivalled panoramic view of Göreme, Love Valley, Pigeon Valley, Red Valley, and Mt. Erciyes. The hot air balloons flying away in the morning can be viewed from anywhere in the hotel. 

 Some of the prime, spa and imperial suites offer the spectacular view of the balloons straight from your room. For something rather special, the Selale Cave Suite and Kubbeli Suite both have bathtubs offering views of the hot air balloons.


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9Arinna Cappadocia

Arinna Cappadocia

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Where: Goreme

Located in a prime spot boasting breathtaking views of the balloons, Arinna has undergone a remarkable transformation into a distinctive cave hotel in Cappadocia that offers views of the balloons. Situated within convenient walking distance from Goreme town’s vibrant center, the renowned historical landmarks such as the Open Air Museum, Sunset Point, and Roma Castle can be easily reached.

With meticulous attention to detail, the renovation and restoration of Arinna have embraced traditional architecture. Utilizing ancient stones sourced from various corners of Cappadocia, the cave and stone rooms have been preserved to retain their original dimensions and charm, ensuring each room boasts its own distinctive character.

From the hotel’s terrace, you will be treated to unparalleled panoramic views of Cappadocia’s iconic landscapes. The sweeping views include the Iceridere Valley, Red and Rose Valley, Goreme’s picturesque sunset point, the town itself, and a kaleidoscope of colorful hot air balloons ascending over the valleys and town during flight, creating a mesmerizing spectacle. Book the Deluxe Room with Balloon View and Bathtub/ Terrace for guaranteed view of the balloons from your room.


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10Rox Cappadocia

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Where: Uçhisar

Since the opening in 2014, this uniquely decorated hotel has won several awards for the views it offers. Situated right next to Uçhisar Castle, it has panoramic views of Goreme, Guvercinlik Valley and Mt Erciyes from its terraces. The hotel is an old renovated stone house with many original stone features still intact.

This luxury hotel is Cappadocia located a bit further away from the take-off point of the hot air balloons, but nonetheless you can see them effortlessly float by at a distance but the overall view with the valleys and the hot air balloons in the background that make the view so amazing at Rox Cappadocia. 


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11Aza Cave Cappadocia

Aza Cave Cappadocia

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Where: Goreme

Sister hotel to the most famous rooftop for balloons watching in Cappadocia, Sultan Cave Suites is Aza Cave Hotel.  This hotel offers an alternative views of the balloons, one of the tallest fairy chimney is right in Aza’s Garden so you watch the balloons go past your hotel with the backdrop of the famous Cappadocia chimneys.

 Located in Goreme Cappadocia, facing to the west, looking through the Pigeon Valley and Uchisar Castle Aza Cave Hotel offers the best view of Goreme. Watch the balloons in the morning and also during the sunset in the evening. Not only that, you will also have access to the Sultan Cave Suites rooftop to watch the balloons.


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12Taskonaklar Hotel Cappadocia

Taskonaklar Hotel Cappadocia

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Where: Uçhisar

Taskonaklar is a handcrafted luxury cave hotel at the heart of Cappadocia. Offering some of the best views of the balloons as they take off in the morning, Taskonaklar is located in Uçhisar. Along with incredible view of the balloons in Cappadocia, this hotel offers views of the Pigeon Valley, where thousands of hand-carved pigeon nests lie on the hills. If you opt for the Deluxe Suites or Royal Suites, they come with their own private terraces with panoramic views of the balloons. And to top it off, your own heated outdoor jacuzzi on its terraces that completely dominate the breathtaking view of Cappadocia.

Pictured Rooms: Deluxe Jacuzzi Room and Royal Suite 


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13Koza Cave Hotel

Koza Cave Hotel

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Where: Goreme

Situated in a historic cave house overlooking Pigeon Valley, the Koza Cave Hotel brings a new level of eco-inspired chic to Göreme. The locations offers spectacular views of the balloons at sunrise not just from the terrace but also from the rooms. Book the Queen Room which features a private rooftop and hot tub offering some of the best sunrise view of the balloons.

Bringing a new level of eco-inspired chic to Göreme, Koza Cave is a masterclass in stylish sustainable tourism. The Koza Cave Hotel was restored using reclaimed stone, iron and wood building materials. Passionate owner Derviş spent decades living in Holland and has incorporated Dutch eco-sensibility into every cave crevice of the 10 stunning rooms.


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14Dream Of Cappadocia

Where: Uchisar

Located in Uchiser, right next to the Uchiser castle, the Dream Of Cappadocia is perfectly located to offer you the best views of the balloons. In fact, the town of Uçhisar, is the highest point of the unique nature in Cappadocia  allowing you to feel completely and immerse yourself in the view for hours.

At the stunning panoramic terrace with 360-degree views, you can watch all the valleys in front of you and the balloons as they set off. For the added luxury of views of the balloons from the comfort of your room, book one of the King Suite or the Terrace Suite.


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15Argos in Cappadocia 

Argos in Cappadocia 

Argos in Cappadocia 

Where: Uchisar

Once a monastery, Argos in Cappadocia is one of the most original transformation projects in Cappadocia. Spanning back to 1996 when it all started, this remarkable endeavor was born from a simple desire to build a home. However, the discovery of historical remnants during construction altered its course dramatically. Today, it stands as one of the best Hotels With The Best View Of The Balloons In Cappadocia.

Overlooking the Pigeon Valley, Mount Erciyes and fairy chimneys, the rooms on graded terraces offer a unique pastoral feast for the eye. Some of the room even feature their own private pool – which is a rarity in Cappadocia. The Splendid Suites features cave-style architecture and a private pool in your room. For private pool and jacuzzi on the terrace with a view book the Tiraz jacuzzi suite.


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