Troglodyte lodgings.

Posted in Flotsam by George Slade on February 27, 2010

Hey, Les.

For your global itinerary:

  • Les Hautes Roches, Rochecorbon (“From $252 for a double.”)
  • Alexander’s Boutique Hotel of Oia, Santorini (“180-degree views of the Aegean Sea.”)
  • The Laleh Kandovan, International Rocky Hotel, Kandovan (“Rooms once hid residents from invading Mongols.”)
  • The Caves, Negril (“All-inclusive rates start at $798 for double rooms during high season.”)
  • Cuevas Pedro Antonio de Alarcón, Guadix (“Once sheltered those fleeing the Spanish Inquisition. Now they house half the town’s population.”)
  • Kelebek Hotel, Göreme (“Views of—and rooms carved out of—the rock formations known as ‘fairy chimneys’.”)

What are self-respecting, miserly, monadic troglodytes like you and I supposed to do when word like this from Afar* starts getting out?

Somehow, though, I think the panoramic views place isn’t doing the cave thing quite right. Caves that “make you feel like you’ve taken a vow of chicness”? No, thanks.


* “Sleep Like a Rock in a Cave.” Afar 2, no. 1 (March/April 2010), p. 47. Thanks a lot, Amy Cortese. You can keep the Italian place for yourself.


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    • osagegelder said, on February 28, 2010 at 2:33 pm

      Hmm, very mysterious, Robert. What’s the message? Is it the address for your cave?


  1. Lester B. said, on February 28, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Thanks Sage. But you know how I hate to leave the country. It might not be as elegant, but at least there is this

    • osagegelder said, on February 28, 2010 at 2:29 pm

      “Luxury cliff dwelling”-talk about yr ever lovin’ oxymorons.

      In any case, the point is that our cover’s getting blown. Maybe I should look into renting out my place, for all those stylish world travelers. Hey, Amy Cortese, come check out this caveman’s pad.


    • osagegelder said, on February 28, 2010 at 2:33 pm

      That place is a pit.


  2. bob black said, on February 28, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    • osagegelder said, on March 1, 2010 at 11:52 pm

      Now that’s more like it. A bit pricey, perhaps, but the decor can’t be beat. Love those low ceilings. Thanks Bob. OG

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