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Live like a bat ~ Gamirasu Cave Hotel, Cappadocia, Turkey

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In the blogosphere, the image of Gamirasu Cave Hotel has been well documented for its uniqueness. But what’s it is really like? And how does it feel to live like a caveman, albeit only for a brief stay? Located in Cappadocia area of Turkey, that’s renowned for its martian-like setting of cave dwellings, Gamirasu Cave Hotel started life in 1999 and sits in a beautifully restored Byzantine monastic retreat in Ayvali Village – an area that supposedly has been inhabitated for over 5,000 years!

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Sleek & Chic ~ Hillside Su Hotel, Anatalya, Turkey

By Dian Hasan | August 12, 2009

Hillside Su Hotel_Antalya_TURKEY_hillsidesu._ds_4_0Hillside Su is a welcome departure to the often “been-there-done-that” type of hotel look, taking a decidedly avant-garde approach to design. Perfectly describing not just the hotel, but the city of Antalya as well — this south coast resort town clings to the cliffs above the Mediterranean, and it seems everyone’s got an elevated sea view. Most rooms have balconies facing the water, complete with day beds (turning them into night beds is – of course – your prerogative).

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Sleek & Chic ~ Sumahan on the Water, Istanbul, Turkey

By Dian Hasan | July 26, 2009

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The stunning Sumahan on the Water is located in Çengelköy, a district of the Asian coast of Istanbul in which there is a real air of the Bosporus. The architects Nedret and Mark Butler transformed a unique family heirloom – a former complex of elegant homes in which one of the typically Ottoman spirits was distilled – into an intimate, chic and comfortable hotel facing the sea.

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