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
Naz was a great hostess who made our stay even better.
She was wonderful showing us all the secrets the hotel has.
The hotel is the best way to get the feeling from Capadocia on the arrival.
We enjoyed a lot.
Thanks Miss Naz. You did it very well.
From the very first moment we arrived to Argos it was like a dream to come true.Very effective point is high quality of staff and how kind they were.Other point is quality of rooms.Argos is located in central Anatolia,with a circumtance like a fairytale.
Argos is a magical place !
The first time I’ve found the hotel same as the pictures seen on social media !
The experience was too good to be true !
I will not forget the friendly staff and the great service ❤️
As I mentioned it was a magical 4 nights stay and definitely will visit this place again ❤️
Location : 5 *****
Front office : 5 ***** thank you Arda
HK: 5 ***** thank you Zeyneb
Guest Relations: 5 ***** thank you Buse for the wonderful tour around the hotel
Breakfast: 5 ***** thank you burcu, she served us during the dinner and the breakfast
Rooms : 5 *****
Language: 5 ***** 90% of the staff speak English
Dinner at Seki restaurant: 5 ***** thank u burcu
Biggest wine cellar in turkey ????????
View : best view to the valley during breakfast and dinner
We call twice for assistance, once for the shower was not working and second time for assisting us to light up the fire place ,
within 5 minutes someone was knocking our door to do the job .