Room 511 Classic Suite
Bed: 2 single or 1 double
Max: 2 People
Well you are almost the king of the castle and have a great view. This room was totally destroyed by erosion. İt was the third floor of a three floor home. As you walk up to the room you see remnants of steps leading up to the original outside entrance to 511. The interior stairway for this room started in 502 up through 510 finishing here. We tried to a least tie it into 510 but the stairway was to narrow and steep. This room was the sleeping quarters, 510 was the kitchen. 502 was the utility, wine making room along with the stable.
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.