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Sultanhani Pension

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Sultanhani Pension

Has anyone any experience of staying at this place, on the road between Konya and Cappadocia?

http://kervancamping.free.fr/index.htm (website in french or turkish)

It has a campsite, but we would be interested in the pension and restaurant.

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The place is actually called Kervan Pansion and campsite. We took a chance and booked by email to stay for a night en route between Konya and Cappadocia, having failed to find any other accommodation options online. Not a huge success!

We arrived at the appointed hour, to be told we were the first visitors of the season (late April), and please could we take off our shoes to enter (normal practice in people's homes or small pansions). However, the carpets had just had their 'spring cleaning' and were still wet! So, wet socks and cold damp rooms, no heating. The place is a rather old-fashioned but clean, with old fittings, and simple, 'homey' beds and duvets.

We had arranged to have dinner there, and we were offered a 'welcome' glass of raki, before being served a tasty but basic meal - soup, bean stew with a little meat in it, fruit. We were asked if we would like some wine... The host then produced a 1.5 litre bottle of red; We said we only wanted a glass each - the meal hardly justified more - so he opened the bottle and poured.

We filled our drinking water bottles from the hot tap to take the chill of the bed, and had a reasonable night's sleep, although there was no way to block the light from outside light fittings.

Breakfast was outside on the grass - a fine but rather chilly morning. I suspect this was a ploy the better to show us his carpets... Decent breakfast with omelette and the usual bits and pieces, accompanied by the carpet sales pitch. Then the bill. The 70 euros we had agreed by email seemed to become a starting point for negotiation. He wanted to charge us for the entire 1.5 litre bottle of wine, of which we had had a couple of glasses. There was some discussion about which currency he preferred. In the end we settled up in euros, and recieved banknotes in change, only to notice later that he had given us 10TL instead of euros.

This was by far the worst value place we stayed in Turkey - not expensive, just very poor value and attitude. Fortunately it was near the beginning of our trip, so what we remember are the much better experiences that followed elsewhere. I hope this might be helpful to those who might try to follow!

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