Argos In Cappadocia – Special Class
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes daily buffet breakfast and a fruit platter
- The hillside setting affords views of Cappadocia's spectacular landscape
- Charming Uchisar is an ideal base for exploring the region
- The restaurant’s regional fare makes the most of seasonal produce
- Sufi, classical and jazz music performances are held in the Bezirhane concert hall
What To Know
- The 80-seat Seki restaurant is open to the publicl
- The nearest airport is Nevsehir Kapadokya, about an hour's flight from Istanbul
- Free WiFi
- As an eco-friendly hotel, rooms don't have air-conditioning but the layout of the buildings provides natural ventilation
- The hotel will be closed for renovation from Dec 1 2015 to April 1 2016
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
By turns a monastery, a Silk Road caravansary and a linseed oil factory, the Argos has been through several incarnations over the last 2,000 years. Now it’s a luxe hotel where caves that once sheltered holy men have been transformed into sumptuous suites surrounded by flowering gardens and sun-soaked terraces with views of the lunar landscape of Cappadocia. By day, check out the fairy chimneys of Pigeon Valley and snowcapped Mount Erciyes; at night, attend Sufi music recitals in the hotel’s Bezirhane music hall.
Bed and Bath
The property, a network of six mansions, opened in 2010 after a decade and a half of careful renovations that transformed abandoned caves (where Christians once holed up to escape Roman persecution) into 51 guestrooms and suites. Each features stone walls, traditional kilims and such mod cons as iPod docking stations and roaring fireplaces. They all offer access to a communal terrace or patio on which to soak up the sun and the stunning views of Cappadocia’s lunar landscape; suites have separate living areas and private terraces, balconies or secluded courtyards.
Days are spent exploring the region, but they should start and finish beneath the stone arches of the hotel’s light and airy restaurant, Seki. In the morning feast on Turkish cheese, plump olives, sweet pastries and eggs made to order while watching hot air balloons drift over the valley. At night dine on lamb cutlets with grape molasses, pilaf and herbs fresh from the garden, paired with a fruity red from the hotel’s own vineyard. The hotel’s Bezirhane music hall, a former monastery with excellent acoustics, holds jazz, classical and Sufi recitals most nights.
In the Area
A sunrise balloon ride over Cappadocia’s otherworldly landscape is a must. Or climb Uchisar’s natural rock citadel, the region’s highest point, for panoramic views. The cave churches at the Goreme Open Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are known for their exquisite Byzantine frescoes. Imagine life as a troglodyte as you navigate the narrow passageways of the multilevel subterranean cities of Kaymakli and Derinkuyu. In Avanos visit ceramics shops including Omürlü Seramik, where you can see artists at work and even try your hand at the wheel.
How to Get There
The View was amazing. Service is perfect, various breakfast. The Cave Room was hilarious!
Location was quiet and far from the center, so perfect for Couple who those looking for quiet and romantic ambience.
We loved this hotel for its nice location (beautiful rooms), big luxurious rooms, very good food, kind helpful staff, sightseeing very well organised (you can order all tours from the hotel)! We stayed for 6 nights and really enjoyed it!
This luxury hotel is located in a tiny Turkish village; a true escape from the modern world with all the amenities you could possibly want. The accommodations are superior as is the fine dining and staff. Every detail is taken care of in the best possible way.
This place was so amazing!!! It’s like a fairy tale! there’s flowers everywhere! Its an exclusive hotel 15min away from Goreme downtown. food was great but limited options, but breakfast overlooking the great view this hotel offered was exceptional! You can also see hot air balloons from one side of this hotel but not too close. The only thing i wish they had is an outdoor swimming pool but overall stay is amazing. Recommended for couples who wish to have a private moment, but for those seeking for an adventure, night life and a bunch of restaurants i would suggest you look for hotel at Goreme Area.
Magical, magnificent, simple luxury hotel in Cappadocia.
Most amazing view over the valley and volcano in the far.
You open your curtains in the morning and you will see the hot air balloons in the first rays of sunlight... Everything you wish for.
The rooms are spacious and you have all comforts of a 5 star hotel...
Service at the bar and in the restaurant was slow and not the greatest but the place itself makes you forget about it...