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
Beautiful rooms, gorgeous view, friendly staff. We had a wonderful 3 days there and would definitely reccomend staying here. Ask for the room with an underground pool and outdoor terrace if you can. Visit for a hotel tour at 6PM even if you don't stay here.
This place in a single meaning of the word “sucks” in service. Bar locks at midnight, everything is charged multiple times to your bill. They try to charge you if you breathe. A complete packaging effort without the material. Go to Sacred House instead.
we liked everything about this hotel the room was comfortable and the restaurant had a good view over a beautiful valley I really did not want to leave here , we enjoyed breakfast although I preffered the buffet on our last day . We were sad not to get a balloon flight especially after getting up at 5 a.m.
It was cool and overcast but Argos was warm inside with fireplaces and welcoming snacks. We were upgraded to a two level suite with a wonderful view. Sweet night of sleep and an extensive breakfast spread of everything you would desire set us off on our day tour. Our travel agent and private guide recommended this spot and we were grateful. We missed out on our scheduled balloon ride due to weather, but will remember this special hotel. Front desk staff and housekeeping were responsive and helpful. They offer a pillow menu to choose your best sleep. We were only there for one night and will plan on two or more next time.
Serenity IT was a long-awaited trip from my bucket to Cappadocia cave house where 1000 years ago people used to stay in cave .
the Argos is famous for its name on top of the hotel list in Cappadocia..
its a place to explore yourself in a calm and quite posh & homely environment. The breakfast is really healthy and lots of option from Turkish food to continental. you can taste garden fresh golden strawberry. They are also famous for their winery and known as wine sellers. authentic interior and is located high in the mountains with breathe taking views of what I have found is just spectacular.Just worthy to come and spend money The hotel guide took me for a winery and the full hotel tour explaining all history which will give you feel of being a -part of it .
great place to enjoy and also the sun rise , sunset with a glass of wine would next to wonderful memory to cherish .