about us

Welcome to the Canyon Cave Hotel. Our Hotel has been to us a creative vision which is now a reality.

Our aim has been to create a haven for our guests so that you feel welcome, comfortable and relaxed during your stay in this amazing area.

The CANYON CAVE HOTEL is owned and run by 3 unlikely characters, who met by chance years ago and have become to each other, family. Murat Isnel, our Turkish partner, has been in the hospitality industry for his entire working life, living and growing up in Germany/Istanbul/Urgup. Speaking several other languages including English, German and Japanese, Murat has owned and operated Cafes, bars, and Restaurants and when he’s not entertaining his guests, was working with a large local Carpet Emporium.

Jerry Cooke came to Cappadocia 10 years ago as a hot-air balloon pilot & soon became good friends with Murat Isnel, having retired from commercial ballooning in late 2011. Still being in love with, and continuing to live in Cappadocia, he decided to invest in Canyon Cave Hotel when Murat's original partners David & Lorraine Parkes returned permanently to Australia for family reasons. Originally from Birmingham in England he met his wife Krystal, originally from Birmingham, Alabama via Myspace and a mutual love of cats in 2007. She soon came to visit, but as she only bought a one way ticket, they set up home in Urgup, getting married in the US in early 2008. When not at the hotel they continue to live in their Urgup apartment with the 9 stray cats that also now call it home.

Murat will be living on the premises, and with the attentive, professional and friendly local staff your every need will be catered to. Breakfast of course will be inclusive in your fare and will follow the lines of a typical Turkish meal - tomatoes, olives, cucumber, local cheeses, yoghurt and fresh local breads. If any guest has a specific dietary requirement please don’t hesitate in contacting us via email before your arrival and we will ensure where possible your every need is met.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@canyoncavehotel.com. We are taking bookings and can’t wait to welcome you to our old, but oh so new CANYON CAVE HOTEL, a Jewel amongst the Gems of Cappadocia.

meet our team

  • Murat Isnel
    team
  • Krystal Cooke
    team
  • Jerry Cooke
    team

Warmest Regards..... Murat, Jerry and Krystal.