Argos in Cappadocia

  • Argos in Cappadocia
  • Argos in Cappadocia
  • Argos in Cappadocia
  • Argos in Cappadocia
  • Argos in Cappadocia
  • Argos in Cappadocia
  • Argos in Cappadocia
  • Argos in Cappadocia

Das Argos in Cappadocia ist ein world-class boutique hotel das die Erwartungen von den meisten internationalen travelersReisenden übertrifft. Es wird von vielen Gästen als die romatischte experiences in der Welt bezeichnet, es verfügt über 51 Zimmer und Suiten welche modernen Luxus mit historischen Tunneln und Höhlen verbinden, die vorsichtig restauriert worden sind. Info & ONLINE BUCHUNG

Situated in an ancient renovated monastery and “mansions” interconnected by underground tunnels, each individually designed accommodation celebrates the region’s tradition of cave dwelling. Luxuriant gardens and sun-soaked terraces reveal panoramic views extending from the foothills of Uçhisar Fortress to Güvercinlik Valley and majestic Mount Erciyes.

Featuring utmost luxury within a cave, Argos represents the ideal mix of renowned Turkish hospitality, lavishness and exclusive personalized services.

Location The hotel is located high above the village of Uchisar, in a fairy tale land and the heart of Cappadocia in central Turkey. Cappadocia, an exceptional natural wonder, is characterized by fairy chimneys and a unique history and cultural heritage which adds to the uniqueness of this boutique hotel.

Accommodations Argos in Cappadocia offers 51 guest rooms and suites in six different “mansions” and each accommodation uniquely designed and furnished with antique rugs and distinctive decorative pieces from the region.

The Monastery mansion has three standard rooms, four deluxe rooms and three suites. The Tunnel mansion has five standard rooms, one deluxe room, three suites and one Splendid Suite with private pool. Mansion Vasil offers one standard room, five deluxe rooms, two connecting, and four suites. The Mansion Gemil includes two standard rooms, one suite and three Splendid Suites, and the White Mansion has one standard and four deluxe rooms and one suite.Tıraz Mansion has 5 standard, four deluxe and two suite rooms.

Following is a description of some of the room types:

• Standard rooms (170 - 258 square feet) offer fireplaces, I-pods and valley view options. It is ideal for couples and single.

• Deluxe rooms (290- 570 square feet) offer fireplaces, I-pods and alley view options.

• Suites (460- 785 square feet) offer a terrace, balcony or garden courtyard options, I-pods, coffee machines and separate living areas.

• One and two bedroom “Splendid Suites” (up to 1.000 square feet) feature private in-suite pools, magnificent views, accommodations carved into living rocks, terraces, separate living areas on multiple levels, even sitting niches that open onto public courtyards, I-pods and coffee machines.

Hotel Features
& Services
• Fireplaces in most accommodations
• Suites with private pools
• Seki Restaurant-Lounge-Cellar
• A concert hall for entertainment, meetings, special events and art exhibitions; 1500 year old Bezirhane…
• Classical, jazz and Sufi concerts in the evenings
• Seki wine cellar with an extensive collection of local vintages, including Kalecik Karasi and Syrah wines produced of grapes from the hotel’s own vineyards and carefully selected international wines
• Wine tastings
• Cooking classes
• 24-hour room service
• 24-hour concierge service
• Central heating
• Complimentary wi-fi
• Complimentary water, coffee, tea and fruit platter in all rooms
• iPod in all rooms
• Coffee machines in the Suites and Splendid Suites
• Daily turn down service
• In-room massage options
• Molton Brown bathroom amenities
• Laundry

Dining The 100-seat Seki Restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the valley and “fairy chimneys” below. Serving outstanding regional and Turkish dishes as well as international cuisines prepared by professional chefs, the restaurant uses only fresh, local ingredients and even has a garden where fresh herbs and vegetables are harvested. Foodies also have the opportunity to visit the garden and handpick herbs and greens for use in their meal.

Argos Lounge Guests can relax at Argos’ SEKI Lounge, where magnificent views of Güvercinlik Valley stretch beneath their feet. During the summer months, gentle breezes offer respite from the heat on the outdoor terrace, while in the colder months a crackling fire makes for a cozy indoor retreat.

The small food menu includes items like mini veal skewers flavored with spicy apricot sauce and a goat cheese and marinated strawberry salad, picked straight from the SEKI garden.

A cool drink on a hot summer night or even a glass of the locally produced Cappadocia wine will complete a unique Argos experience.

Cellar Deep inside the caves of Argos in Cappadocia, SEKI’s cellar houses select wines and sweet wines from a variety of producers throughout Turkey along with world-class wines that reflect the character of Cappadocia, including varieties made from the hotel’s own Kalecik Karası and Şiraz grapes.

At SEKI’s cellar, you will find a majority of the best wines from the Anatolian region, attend wine tastings and get detailed information on Anatolian winemaking and Turkish winemakers. Moreover, guests will be able to sense the aura of the mystical atmosphere of the cellar that has been the resting place of Anatolian wines that date back thousands of years.

Meeting and Events The Bezirhane concert hall, initially part of an ancient monastery
Facilities and later a linseed oil factory, has two connected halls with natural domes, large fireplaces, and superb acoustics. The facility, like no other venue in the world, is over 26 feet high with giant stone walls and pillars, It can accommodate 80 for sit-down meals, 120 theater style and up to 200 for receptions. This is an ideal venue for corporate meetings and incentive programs, catered special events, weddings and other occasions.

Getting there Daily flights from Istanbul are available at the Nevsehir (25 minute drive) and Kayseri (1 hour drive) airports. It is also reachable by highway from other parts of Turkey.

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Overlooking a magical moonscape of volcanic peaks amidst fragrant valleys of apple groves and apricots, the argos in Cappadocia is as improbable a creation as it is immensely inviting. Who would imagine a serenely beautiful, extraordinarily stylish and absolutely unique hotel built from ancient ruins, caves and underground tunnels? Yet this is Turkey’s most unusual and most appealing hotel: an enchanting blend of two thousand years of history, passionate devotion to authenticity and traditions of hospitality, and cutting edge imagination, design and technology. The argos in Cappadocia must be experienced to be believed.

Cappadocia is, arguably, Turkey’s most popular destination outside of Istanbul for world travelers, and for good reason. A mysterious, even unearthly expanse of ravines, canyons, mountains and valleys, it was formed by millions of years of soft volcanic lava and ash. Centuries of wind and water have left oddly shaped tall pillars of lava – the fairy chimneys – that, with their little stone caps and wobbly-looking shapes, remind many visitors of Dr. Zeus’s Cat in the Hat. Clad in blankets of snow in winter, flowering with red roses, wild oleaster, vineyards and orchards, and dotted with gurgling fountains and freshwater springs in spring and summer, Cappadocia is a surprising, delightful discovery throughout the year.

But, what really sets Cappadocia apart from virtually every other place in the world is its history of human habitation. For millennia – Cappadocians are mentioned by Herodotus, the 5th century BC Greek historian, and in the Bible – master stone carvers, monks, early Christians and other residents carved monasteries, houses and mansions, intricate networks of underground tunnels, even entire underground cities, deep into the rock.

This is the setting for the argos in Cappadocia, a labor of love 18 years in the making and now a world-class hotel that exceeds the expectations of the most sophisticated of international travelers. It began with the vision of turning a complex of some ancient dwellings into a world-class luxury hotel. The dream was enhanced with the discovery of the ruins of Bezirhane, a 1500-year old rock-hewn monastery and later hostel for camel caravans on the legendary Silk Road. What followed were years of careful excavation and research, training of stone and iron workers and carpenters in traditional crafts, delicate restoration of historical buildings, caves and tunnels, and the implementation of the grand, innovative design by one of Turkey’s leading master architects, Turgut Cansever. Finally, the argos in Cappadocia opened its doors as an elegant masterpiece – a highly imaginative 51-room boutique hotel and concert hall that reinterprets the rich traditions of the past for today’s discerning travelers in breathtaking fashion. For many guests it is also one of the most romantic hotels in the world.

The hotel’s accommodations are offered in several styles, from standard rooms to “Splendid Suites.” What distinguishes them from other hotels is that they are situated in six restored “mansions” connected by underground tunnels and pay tribute, in design, to the region’s ancient underground architecture. Opening onto balconies, terraces and secluded courtyards, often with splendid views of neighboring Pigeon Valley and distant peaks, they are nonetheless caves – with all the latest modern conveniences. Capturing the feel, color and texture of timeless stone and wood, each accommodation is distinctively and individually designed, decorated with Turkish carpets, artifacts, candles and decorative objects set in wall niches. Most rooms feature a working fireplace as well as the latest technology, including wireless Internet and excellent sound systems; all Splendid Suites even have their own private in-suite swimming pool.

Other features of the argos in Cappadocia include an outstanding 100-seat indoor and outdoor Seki Restaurant-Lounge-Cellar serving local and regional dishes as well as international fare. At SEKI Lounge guests can relax with a cocktail or a snack from the small menu, while magnificent views of Pigeon Valley stretch beneath their feet. Twenty-four hour room service is also available. The hotel’s huge wine collection, housed in its own wine cellar underneath the restaurant showcases bottles from its own Kalecik Karasi and Syrah vineyards as well as other local selections and carefully selected high end international wines. The Bezirhane concert hall, an ideal venue for corporate meetings, weddings and other special events, is the setting for nightly live classical, jazz and Sufi musical performances.

Perched high above the village of Uchisar, a ten minute walk away, the hotel is perfectly located for the exploration of all of Cappadocia’s treasures. Guests may take advantage of 24-hour concierge services to arrange excursions to such landmarks as the Goreme Open Air Museum, with its 30 rock-carved churches and chapels and frescoes dating to the 9th century, or the underground cities of Nevsehir and other attractions. Hot air balloon trips over the lunar landscape is a popular option. The spectacular sunsets on Mt. Erciyes, the tallest of three volcanoes that spewed their ash and lava over the centuries to help form the unique Cappadocian character, are a must while staying at the hotel. Depending on the time of year, events at the Bezirhane such as the annual Jazz in Cappadocia music festival and major art exhibitions are other enticements for a visit.

The argos in Cappadocia has been honored by travelers and leading authorities alike. In the Conde Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2015 it was honored with “Best Countryside Hotel” as well as “Sustainable Hospitality and Corporate Social Responsibility” in 2013, which also gave it a Green Award in 2010. Fodor’s Travel named argos in Cappadocia as one of the 12 “Best Small Hotels” in its Fodor’100 Selection. The hotel was rewarded with “Luxury Boutique Hotel–Turkey” in 2014 and “Luxury Romantic Hotel” in 2013 from World Luxury Hotel Awards, “Best Hotel-Turkey” and “Interior Design (Highly Commended)-Turkey from International Hotel Awards. named argos in Cappadocia as “One of the best wine resorts of the world”. Travel + Leisure readers voted it among the 45 Best Hotels in the World in 2010. Arkiparc presented the Argos with the 2011 Real Estate Development Award based on the hotel’s unique location, its aesthetic appreciation of the surrounding landscape, its interconnected living spaces, outstanding design and sustainable environmental sensitivity. Additionally, Argos was chosen as one of the top ten honeymoon hotels by and the Best Hotel with Boutique and Special Meetings Services in the first ever Ace of M.I.C.E. Awards held in 2012. The hotel received four awards from World Luxury Travel Awards, International Hotel Awards in 2012. Last but not least, Martha Stewart featured the hotel in her “Adventures in Turkey” television special, based on a personal stay at the property.

Uçhisar 50240 Nevşehir

Telefon: +90 384 219 31 30