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
We really loved this place, it is very romantic, comfortable and cozy rooms, restaurant, perfect location, cappadocia is a magical place and Argos complete the experience with the cave and the wine...
More than a hotel and beyond being a property. It's more of a concept to experience. Argos has a perfect location that begins at the reception at the top of the property and descends to a farm growing ingredients for the restaurant down in the valley below. We had a suite (room 3101) with a terrace. It was giant and impeccably decorated with tasteful furnishings. All the amenities you would expect at this price point. The breakfast is fantastic. The staff is helpful. We felt that the restaurant's dinner service was a little chaotic and the menu wasn't as diverse as it could be, but still very good. Aysa was extremely helpful to us. Thanks Argos!!!!
Argos is one of those top notch ultra luxurious hotel amidst the natural rustic landscapes of Cappadocia. the hotel itself has amazing views and you can just stay in the hotel and do nothing and be satisfied with the view. Check-in fast and efficient. we booked a Standard Room and our room did not have amazing view, but when you walk out the door, you are rewarded by amazing landscapes. Balloons in the morning can also be seen from the hotel, although quite far since the hotel is located in Uchisar, while the balloons take off from Goreme.
Hotel has a famous restaurant that outside visitors tend to visit in the evening or during lunch. I am giving this hotel 4 stars because of the Snobbiness of most of its staff. Not all, but the staff definitely needs to be more accommodating and friendly. the Manager in the restaurant Seki is very rude too. We checked-in at around 3PM because our flight got delayed, I headed straight to the restaurant to order since we were too hungry and needed lunch. he looked at us from head to toe because we were not dressed properly, with hiking shoes in and casual clothes. you can feel the unfriendliness of the Restaurant staff and hotel staff easily. If you are paying this much money, you should be spoilt out of your wits. I just think Argos can do better. even when we preferred to stay-in to eat for dinner, as a hotel guest, the manager asked us if we had a RESERVATION or not because they were full. I had to ask him if we should instead do room service if he didn't want us there. He said yes, we can! but we insisted of eating in the restaurant since there were a lot of vacant seats. Whoever is training the hotel staff of Argos needs to step up.
if you are a tourist who wants to do all the Instagram-worthy experiences, I would suggest staying in Goreme area in one of the high-end hotels. They may not be as ultra-luxurious as Argos, but would be more efficient way of budgeting your time and resources. Argos is 10 mins by car (30Lira by taxi) to centre of Goreme and all of the restaurants are in Goreme.
Ancient volcanic caves used as a base for a wonderful hotel. Our room 3202 is HUGE, the bed is comfortable but you can hear the springs when you move, should be updated. The bathroom is very big, with a combo rain and portable shower head, the rain one has very good pressure. No TV, which is a plus in my opinion. WiFi is free, bandwidth was sufficient. Breakfast was great, the service was very attentive. Eggs to order, and selections of fruits (sour plums and cumquats were in season), pastries, breads, etc was complete. The OJ is beyond belief here in Turkey, this was no exception. They have wine tastings, both local from Cappadocia and elsewhere in Turkey. We were booked here as part of a tour as our original hotel could not accommodate us; this was definitely a welcome upgrade. I would absolutely stay there were we to travel to Cappadocia again. Door difficult to open, Opportunity: it would have helped to have someone help with the heat controls, our room was 23 C and we played around with it a bit. I’m sure if we had called, someone would have been there to fix quickly. I realize we came with a large group all anxious to get to their rooms, but ...
Awesome hotel to experience because of its room style and service from the staff. The dining room for breakfast was awesome. Dinner time was romantic, food was ok and not so many wine list. At the lobby, there was a dog. He was so friendly and cute. If i have a chance to come back here, i will stay here again for sure. And i already recommend my friends to stay here as well.