Room 509 Luxury Suite
Bed: 2 single or 1 double + 1 sofa
Max: 3 People
The stairway leading to this level was eroded thus reconstructed. The first platform, ceiling of room 503, was totally collapsed. The second tier was passable but required support. Entering your room looking ahead you see what remains of cooking tandir. On the right wall the small wall repair was a trough used in the stable of the next room. On the same wall the larger patch was the door to this households stable. İf you step up next to the tandir you can see where they crushed grapes. The juice trap was on the floor next to the bedroom entry. The bedroom, was exactly that, and surprising the ceiling that height. The bench originally came around the window and along the left wall. The cupboard cutout was there, we constructed the closet. The stone designed storage bin we could find out its exact use, most say it was simply a storage bin. The bathroom was extended for the tub end shower. This was originally a prayer room.
The walls were cleaned by using a hammer resembling a geologists pick. The rough surfaces help the oxidization process which allows 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.