Room 102 Classic Suite
Bed: 1 double + 1 sofa
Max: 3 People
İn this room we found awkward steps leading up to the present bedroom area as well into the bathroom. Along the front wall were small wall compartments where animals were tethered. The sitting area (sedir) is original, the ceiling ornament is a replica of the original which was damaged. The headboard was carved by a local mason. The walls and ceiling of the room were found fairly clean compared to room 101. We believe this room was eating, social and sleep quarters while 101 was the cooking and stable area.
The walls were cleaned by using a hammer that resembles a geologists pick.
The rough surfaces help the oxidization process and allow the stone to
harden. A smooth surface would tend to collect moisture and cause
flaking. This is the way the walls were done hundreds of years ago. You will also notice holes bored into ceilings of all bathrooms and some other rooms. These enhance air circulation which is necessary in preservation of the cave surfaces. Without ventilation moisture would collect and the walls and ceilings would deteriorate. The bed, desk, closet doors and windows frames were made on site. Stones were also sized on site.
Construction started in October 2009. Standing at the bottom of the stairs the area to left of the restaurant, the restaurant and reception buildings as well as all the rooms accessible via the stairs and extending all the way to the right were completed and ready for opening in February 2011. The areas above the main patio level and to left of the restaurant were faced during the same interval. At one time there were 70 workers on site.