Underground passages in this Cappadocia cave hotel lead to ancient cave cellars.
Its 51 deluxe rooms and suites are housed in five stone mansions.
Say hello to Argos in Cappadocia – one of the best hotels in Cappadocia!
We made sure to include Cappadocia in our Turkey itinerary on one visit to the country.
With its ancient underground cities and rock-cut churches, Cappadocia turned out to be a highlight.
Staying at Argos in Cappadocia added to the experience.
Argos in Cappadocia review
Argos clings to the sides of the fairy tale village of Uchisar, the highest point in Cappadocia.
And you get killer views of Uchisar Castle from the hotel.
Since opening in 2010, the luxury Cappadocia hotel has snagged numerous honors and awards – including being rated one of the top 10 honeymoon hotels worldwide by Gayot.
Argos in Cappadocia was also named Turkey’s leading heritage hotel for 2022 in the World Travel Awards (and it’s taken home that award since 2017).
How “wow” your experience is depends a little on which room you bunk down in.
They range from standard rooms to “splendid suites” with private cave pools.
All rooms are super stylish though, with exposed stone walls, comfy king beds, antique rugs and fireplaces (it gets chilly in winter).
Dine outside on the terrace of the hotel’s Seki restaurant for jaw-dropping views of the rock citadel of Uchisar Castle and Pigeon Valley.
Maybe order slow-cooked lamb shoulder with peach confit?
And try the traditional quince dessert with clotted cream, and get this, mince. Yes, mince meat.
It may not sound appealing, but it’s actually very delicious.
Quince is a tart fruit, and the tiny bits of ground meat add a crumbly texture to the flavors. It tastes a little like apple crumble.
Underground tunnels and caves
Argos was built on the site of an ancient monastery.
During its restoration, a 3½-mile tunnel and subterranean warren of caves and passages were discovered.
The hotel now houses its private wine cellars down there.
Ask the concierge for a tour – it’s well worth it to get a feel of what Cappadocia’s underground cities were like.
(Cappadocia has some 150 to 200 underground cave cities, which sheltered early Christians seeking refuge from persecution.)
Views at this Cappadocia cave hotel
Just make sure you save time to simply relax in one of Argos’ flower-filled gardens, soaking in those magnificent views.
Photo credits: 3, 4 © Janice and George Mucalov, SandInMySuitcase | Other photos Argos in Cappadocia