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
fabulous views of snow covered hills and cave dwellings, rooms with beautiful authentic decor, bathrooms that are not just inspiring but function beautifully, blissful beds, an open fireplace, nooks to lounge and read.... I want to go back just writing about it!
We had 3 different rooms, one cave, one two story twin and one double suite and all were magnificent. Every nook had tasteful artefacts and interesting details. A lounge with fireplace and bar provided a spot for a post tour drink, the breakfast was a great Turkish style extravagance with amazing views and wonderful, warm staff who could not do enough for you. We did dinner one night, all great, and room service another night, not so exciting but fun in the winter cold.
The huge overnight dump of snow made it even more picturesque, we had been worried about a winter visit, but it was really special covered in snow. Probably not suitable for those who can’t manage stairs but our group ranged from 15 to 85 yrs old and everyone loved it.
This hotel is worth every cent you might pay, and we will be back!
Argos is an amazing hotel to stay. The interior design, history, view and friendly stuff made our trip amazing! We wish to visit again.I personally had difficulty to stay in the cave room but the stuff was very kind to take us to another wide sealing one. Cok guzel ve kaliteli bir otel.
Very interesting and authentic hotel in a cave and own wine cellar , amazing view not only in Spring but also in winter when it snows
Architectural success is this hotel also beautiful for weddings ! And for romantic holiday
Cappadocia is a uniqe place in the whole world with natural rock formations, numerous small houses carved into the rocks and underground tunnels. Arghos hotel is very well established in such a historical village by restoring their town houses. It is very authentic and very elegant at the same time. You can taste very delicious foods in its restaurant with a breathtaking view of Capadocia and mountain Erciyes. I recommend you to taste their local wines. Uçhisar region, where the hotel is located, is very close the magnificent rock formations. It was my third time, however I look forward to visit again.
Incredible, and we fell in love with the place!! The best hotel in Cappadocia BY FAR ! Initially, we wanted to stay at Museum Hotel, but they do not allow young children. This hotel, welcomed my wife, my 6 year old and 4 year old, and even upgraded us to an amazing room with a view. Try to book one of the suites. Amazing architecture, and amazing atmosphere in Uchisar, and the perfect place to start your exploration of the entire area. The breakfast was amazing, and the most wonderful local, hand made, jams, preserves and cheeses. The Turks really know how to do an amazing breakfast! We would like to especially thank Servan in the restaurant who offered the most amazing service. Akin in the restaurant took great care of my children at meal times. Arda and Hassan at the front desk were very kind and gracious. The wines they make there are a must try. In addition, the trolley service they offer to Uchisar castle and the surrounding areas is fantastic. We could not have asked for better. My only comment would be to maybe serve a few more food items in the lounge area. They have beautiful fire places where it is nice to just sit and enjoy a cocktail. A truly magical hotel , and deserves every recognition. We will definitely go back, and not choose ANY other hotel period. WOW!