Magnificent historic Ottoman mansions lovingly restored over the years to create an ensemble of comfort and luxury.
The suites were carved out of the rock over 200 years ago and include all the traditional original features : wooden ceilings, stone fireplaces, carved alcoves and winepress.
The elegant ensuite marble bathrooms are designed and decorated for your comfort - jaccuzi and floor heating.
At MDC Hotel you can enjoy a glass of Cappadocian wine leisurely sitting in our green gardens or on one of our terraces or in the 360° panoramic bar and watch the sun set over the beautiful valley.
We have 33 original homes to restore. Restoration cleaning began in 2007. The actual building began in October 2009 with the first 22 rooms ( 22 homes) and reception area opening for our first visitors February 7, 2011.
The main reception dining area is constructed over five caves which were at one time served as a main cooking area, barn and home.
During a four month phase we employed 70 people. All the furniture, doors, windows, beds and cupboards were made on site. All stones except walkway areas are local stone the other stone is from western Turkey the region of Mugla (silent g). The marble throughout the hotel is all from various regions of Turkey. All fabrics are made in Turkey, as textiles are one of Turkey's largest industries.
Each room is unique, you will find alcoves of various sizes and shapes. Circular holes cut in floors were original tanders (stone ovens). Larger cut-out areas in the walls with flat bottoms were original wineries. One square foot holes in walls were pigeon coops.
Other areas show alcoves where animal feed was placed. If you look closely you will see notches where animals were tethered to.
The ownership of the hotel in itself is also unique. Canadian travelers met their future Turkish partner in Cappadocia in 2002. A good dinner, some local wine and the dream began. MDC, Michelle Discovery Caves.
You can enjoy a fine Turkish dinner in one of our four seating areas. A glassed open area allows you to sit and watch the outdoors org o into one of our three original cave rooms that once served as a stable, kitchen and sitting room.
Bar service available, Cappadocia is renounced for its wines. We also feature outdoor tandoor cooked meals. During harvest season fruits, vegetables and spices are taken from our organic garden.
Take advantage of our wonderfull buffet breakfast. The buffet includes various cheeses, jams, fruits, nuts, breads, cereals, fresh ground coffe and more. Enjoy our omelets or have the local village women prepare you a Gozleme, Turkish pancake if you so wish.
If you wish to enjoy a drink or meal in your room or on your patia room service is available.
MDC Hotel is located in Karahandere, in the city town of Urgup, Cappadocia.
There are 2 airports in Cappadocia : one in Kayseri situated 80 km away, the other one just outside Nevsehir 60 km to the west of Urgup. Turkish Airlines, Onur Air and Pegasus run regular flights from Istanbul and other major cities. We do arrange transfers from any airport in Cappadocia to MDC Hotel.
There is a overnight bus which runs from Istanbul to Urgup in Cappadocia and buses run regularly from all major cities in Turkey. The journey takes 11 hours on clean and comfortable non-smoking coaches with air-conditionning. MDC Hotel is only 5 minutes from the town centre but we operate a private minubus transfer service from Urgup bus station.
Roads between Istanbul and Cappadocia are excellent. There is a motorway between Istanbul and Ankara and after Ankara the road is very good. At MDC Hotel we offer a rent-a-car service at attractive rates and we can arrange your travel for you.