Holds an exclusive position among the luxury boutique hotels in Turkey. The prime reason for this is being located on a habitat that keeps the various layers of time alive while offering luxury services. The mansions, terraces and cave suites that are interconnected via special landscapes and passages connect the notion of luxury to the natural and authentic life in smooth transitions. There is an ongoing exemplary restoration for 18 years. argos in Cappadocia, located in the village of Uçhisar, at the heart of Cappadocia, on the site of an ancient monastery has carefully restored the remains of historical dwellings, underground tunnels and caves. By the time being, the hotel has 51 rooms. Most of the rooms have private terraces, gardens or yards. These features are the primary reasons especially for the preference of our VIP guests. Among the privileges we offer our guests are our Splendid suites with private swimming pools inside, private meal service in their own rooms, in-room massage service upon request and additional services during check-ins.
Uçhisar Castle is the summit where Cappadocia mingles with the clouds; it is the tallest fairy chimney and can be seen from any spot in the region. Some come to this land simply to tour and some come to savor every moment… Some arrive armed with preconceptions and some bring with them a sense of wonder… Some are happy to take away a few memories and some go home enriched for life…Located in the heart of Cappadocia on the site of an ancient monastery in old Uçhisar Village, argos in Cappadocia has carefully restored the remains of historical dwellings, underground tunnels and caves to offer our guests not only an unsurpassed place to stay but a unique perspective from which to view this magical land.Beyond the postcards, the photo opportunities, the souvenirs and the accelerated tours awaits the real Cappadocia, and the best way to discover it is to step into another world and another time. And that’s exactly what we at argos in Cappadocia set out to do some years ago: to discover and to reveal for our guests the real enchantment of Cappadocia. To create a space that lives and breathes the spectacular sunrises and sunsets, that speaks the language of Mount Erciyes, of rock doves and pigeons, of vineyards and monasteries, and of the vibrant colors of the changing seasons… Wake up to a dream with each new dawn…
Now the heart of “argos in Cappadocia”, this space has been the spiritual home of monks, a lodging house for camel-driven Silk Road caravans and, until a century ago, a facility producing linseed oil.
“Argos in Cappadocia” is an ideal place for couples who want to celebrate a special occasion along the backdrop of Cappadocia’s historic beauty and everything is ready for a picture perfect wedding.
Spread out along the foothills, argos in Cappadocia consists of 6 mansions with rooms and suites facing the exceptional Mount Erciyes and Pigeon Valley views. Moreover, there is a meticulous work in terms of interior decoration. Keeping the local values alive is a very important priority for us. Traditional designs are being used together with the contemporary architectural approaches in a much harmonized manner. The rooms are dominantly decorated with local antiques, subterranean pieces gathered from Anatolia, and local antiques, rugs, carpets and subterrenean pieces gathered from Anatolia. The furniture in most of the rooms are handmade by the carpenters, stone and iron masters of the hotel. As a consequence of these specialties argos in Cappadocia is honored in the Europe category with ‘The Luxury Hotel with the Best View’ award from World Luxury Hotel Awards which is considered as the most important awards in the luxury hotels industry. Additionally the hotel holds the ‘One of the Best 100 Hotels’ and ‘One of Best 12 Small Hotels’ titles from ‘2014, Fodor’s 100 Hotels Awards’ which are distributed by the specialists of the tourism industry. This year again, argos in Cappadocia is entitled to the ‘Best Country Hotel Award’ by Conde Nast Johansens Excellency Awards. The most privileged rooms of the hotel, the spacious Splendid Suites with private pools are ideal with sound systems and iPod decks for the ones who want to spend time indoors. Splendid Suites offer the semi-cave or full cave preferences as well as panoramic and private terraced alternatives. These suites with fireplaces, separate bedrooms and living areas are mostly favored by the guests for the heated in-room pools especially in winter time. One other favorite of the guests are the in-room treats complete with wines produced from Argos Vineyards and fresh local fruits. The Splendid Suite guests may opt for in-room massage service as well.
The spacious and airy Splendid Suites with their own in-room private pools are ideal for those who want to spend time in their room. In the splendid suites, the guests will have a view of the garden and experience the historic beauty of accommodations that are half stone with the other half carved into living rock…
The “Kalecik Karası”, “Şiraz” and “Misket” grapes lovingly tended in the hotel’s vineyards, some of which are integrated into the garden landscaping of argos in Cappadocia, are presented to the guests as fine local wines that delight the five senses and more. Vineyards and wineries are once again flourishing in their original homeland, and the glasses are raised in joyous celebration.
Argos in Cappadocia is a boutique hotel that has been honored with global awards for the wines produced from its very own vineyards. The awarded wines are serviced with the matching dishes in Seki Restaurant. It has been selected among the ‘Best 10 Wine Hotels of the World’ by the prestigious Departures.com. Again, Seki Restaurant-Lounge & Cellar holds the Excellency Awards of 2015 and 2014 from Wine Spectator. The restaurant offers the guests local tastes in different approaches with modern cooking techniques. In Seki Restaurant with 100 guest capacity, the dishes are flavored with the home grown organic herbs. The golden medal winner Syrah and Kalecik Karası wines accompany the meals. Among the local dishes served in Seki, beef cheek cooked with special methods is widely preferred by the guests. The success of the dish is partly owed to our local butcher who breeds the stock for the restaurant. This July, Jordi Roca was one of the guests. He is one of the chefs in El Celler de Can Roca which was selected as the best restaurant in the world. He also liked the beef cheek very much. He found the harmony of cracked wheat, one of the main nutritional sources in Anatolia, with the beef cheek. He thinks serving these beautiful local dishes to foreign guests plays an important role in the promotion of the destination itself.
Seki Cellar is one of the most favored places within argos in Cappadocia and it is the reason of preference of the wine lover guests. The cellars are made up of underground tunnels and galleries dating back to thousands years before. You may think of even just being here as a unique experience. The hotel also organizes tours to the vineyards depending on the season. Yet these old cellars holding carefully selected world wines as well as sweet wine selections such as Sauternes and Tokajs are visited by the guests whenever they like. They can have the privilege of choosing their wine for the night’s dinner and join wine tasting tours in a mystical setting. The hotel also organizes special wine tastings for couples and groups.
Bezirhane is another much admired historical setting in argos in Cappadocia. This space has been the spiritual home of monks, a lodging house for Silk Road caravans and until a century ago, a facility to produce linseed oil. With its remarkable acoustics, the hotel organizes amazing concerts and meetings here as well as other social events like dinners and weddings.