Eleven Best Cave Hotels of World
Have you ever stayed in cave hotels?
Humans have a special connection with caves as it became the first home of human race since beginning, and this connection still exists as there are many cave hotels for those who wants to feel the thrill by spending some quality time there.
Though there are numbers of cave hotels but here in this post we will tell you about world’s eleven best cave hotels. Read on to know more.
List of Top 11 Cave Hotels
01. Le Grotte della Civita, Matera, Italy
Restored from abandoned ancient caves in the Basilicata village of Matera by the Sextantio Group, Le Grotte della Civita has taken great care to preserve the atmosphere of a medieval settlement, with minimalist furnishings. Breakfast (and dinner on request) is served in a former 13th-century cave church.
This old-world boutique hotel is a 4-minute walk from Matera Cathedral and a 10-minute walk from Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario anthropology museum. It serves complimentary breakfast, and there’s a regional restaurant and a bar in a former church with a terrace. Pets are welcome here.
02. Koza Cave Hotel, Goreme, Turkey
Koza Cave is home to a hotel with 10 originally carved and cozily furnished cave rooms and suites. The ancient cave dwellings were built upon and restored by local people, using reclaimed stone, wood and iron.
Attractions in region include Üçhisar Castle and Zelve open-air museum.
03. White Cliffs Underground Motel, NSW, Australia
The White Cliffs Underground Motel is a huge former opal mine in north-west New South Wales with 30 underground rooms and two above ground.
It aims to be a place of inspiration for artists and photographers and combines the experience of the vast outback with Aboriginal culture and national parks.
04. Hotel Marhala, Matmata, Tunisia
Find rough-and-ready adventure in the troglodytic Hotel Marhala. Rooms are dug into the ground, providing a unique experience and constant comfortable temperature.
Parts of the Star Wars films were shot here, most memorably the scene in episode IV, of Luke Skywalker looking out at the twin suns as he dreams of space travel.
05. Sala Silvermine, Sweden
After a guided tour of the mines, which lie 155m underground, guests are provided with a basket of refreshments, including cheese, biscuits, fruit, sparkling wine and chocolate, and left to enjoy the peace and solitude of the world’s deepest hotel room.
In the morning a guide comes to serve breakfast before taking guests back up to ground level.
06. Cuevas el Guindas, Andalucía, Spain
On the outskirts of Baza, in Andalucia, this trio of charming self-catering caves are the work of ebullient owners Pepe and Tina. There are neat kitchens, quirky, rocky bathrooms (with cerulean blue mosaics and a hint of Gaudí) and a garden and pool terrace shaded by tall trees.
Breakfast, free bike hire and off-road desert safaris are among the optional extras.
07. Les Hautes Roches, Rochecorbon, France
At this former monastery turned upmarket retreat on the banks of the Loire, 12 of the 15 lavish rooms are set in caves. However, even if you get one of the three “ordinary” rooms, you don’t have to go without the troglodyte experience altogether, since the hotel’s bar is also set into the rock.
When you want to come up for air, this Relais & Châteaux property also features a sunny terrace, pool and restaurant.
08. The Caves, Negril, Jamaica
Definitely the world’s grooviest cave hotel, The Caves belongs to Island Records founder Chris Blackwell’s portfolio of Caribbean properties. Brightly colored bohemian decor, a great, all-day, food and drinks list and the most chilled-out atmosphere this side of Alaska are all part of the package.
While the guest cottages are all above ground, the hotel is built around a cave-peppered outcrop, dropping directly into the sea. Cool off by swimming in and out of the caves below. Otherwise book in for a massage in the Aveda spa or grab a candlelit table at the hotel’s cave restaurant for a dinner to remember.
09. Cappadocia Cave Suites, Goreme, Turkey
The rooms at this romantic cave hotel are dubbed “fairy chimneys”, which isn’t stretching the imagination too much. From churches to houses, so many of the buildings in this historic region of Turkey are set into the rock – some so deep that whole cities have developed underground – that the landscape looks completely otherworldly.
If you want to try Flintstone living for yourself, Cappadocia Cave Suites is a former hay barn, restored in the 1990s and now serving as a boutique hotel, with 18 atmospheric rooms.
10. Alexander’s, Santorini, Greece
Set in the picturesque village of Oia on the island of Santorini, Alexander’s has taken the idea of the traditional cave house and given it a modern twist. The architecture is still reassuringly Cycladic in style, however, (white-washed walls and domed roofs) and the décor features a mix of antique wooden furniture.
There’s no forgetting where you are when you step outside. From the hotel’s terrace the view spins out over sugarcube houses clinging to the rock and the sun setting over the sea.
11. Desert Cave Hotel, Coober Pedy, Australia
Not so much a hotel as the world’s most luxurious mine shaft, the Desert Cave opened in Coober Pedy in 1988, making excellent use of the underground climate. That isn’t as radical as it sounds – the local opal miners had been living below ground for years, gladly escaping the outback heat.
Today’s guests don’t have to rough it, though. The hotel’s 50 suites all have TV and internet and, although a little dated now, were cleverly designed to reflect the landscape. If you think you might get cabin fever, the hotel also has rooms above ground.