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
Stayed in Argos for 3 nights! Great feel to the place. The suites have an unbelievably beautiful view, particularly when the balloons are in the air early morning. Has a cave feel but not claustrophobic at all. We stayed in 3211 & 3212 as a family which were interconnected by the balcony.
Would stay there if ever we go back. Loved the fireplace that would be turned on for us every night. Great food at Seji the restaurant which also boasts of breathtaking views.
Wonderful view with delicious meals. Degustator Mrs Hazal was very friendly and she helped us on wine tasting. Wines she recommended were perfect selection.
Meals was delicious. Service was on time and proper. Waitress were kind and caring
We recommend to each visitor
We spent a couple of nights in Argos Hotel...what an excellent experience. People were very helpful for any request. The view from our suite 3205 was spectacular!! we had a private garden with a view to the ballon flying at dawn... There are some experiences that you will not forget at all y one of these is this. No doubt to choose this hotel.