A unique landscape created by volcanic tuff and delicately shaped by wind, snow and rain for over thousands of years... The homeland of the Hittites, the largest monastery settlement of the world for centuries, the native land of grapes and wine, the cradle of Christianity, the heart of the Seljuks, the oasis of the Anatolian steppe or the "Land of Beautiful Horses" as the Persians called it: this is Cappadocia...
The unfolding of a fascinating history, a mystical atmosphere, a beauty forever etched in mind... And in the middle of all this stands a hotel built with a love for this region: Argos in Cappadocia... It is the most special hotel of the land which underground cities were carved into thousands of years ago, millions of pigeons considered to be the safest nest, and monks retreated to for centuries.
The hotel offers an unparalleled stay with a unique value offering from one of a kind room options to an enchanting history, staff to food & beverage varieties, decoration to architecture, eco-consciousness and pet friendliness to a meaningful contribution to the region.
Argos in Cappadocia is one of the most original transformation projects in Cappadocia. It has been meticulously put together since 1996. It all started with the idea of building a house. It was initially a piece of land purchased thinking “this is the place to live”, but the historical remains unearthed during construction changed all plans.
The desire to reveal, preserve, promote and embrace the beauty of Cappadocia transformed the idea of building a house into building a hotel. Under the supervision of expert architects, historians and the cultural and natural heritage preservation board, the hotel rooms, each of which took years to build and to be gradually incorporated into an area of 13,500 square meters, were inspired by the region in all their aspects from texture to decoration. This is how Argos in Cappadocia, the "hotel with a village for a heart", was born.
Argos in Cappadocia is a "hotel of fine details". From the table to the carpet, the audio system to playlists, the soap to the umbrellas, every minute detail in the rooms has been put together, as our guests would say, with "sophistication". Built using local stones and wood, the rooms are furnished by combining traditional Turkish handicrafts with modern furniture.
Our hotel gives you the opportunity to spend some alone time in your room and focus on your creativity or to relax, as well as the opportunity to socialize with many different activities. At Argos in Cappadocia, you can unwind in the pool while watching the colorful dance of hot air balloons, have a massage while enjoying the view of Mount Erciyes and Pigeon Valley, treat yourself to a delicious meal made with the produce grown in our own garden at Seki Restaurant, taste our award-winning wines made with the grapes from our vineyard at Seki Lounge, or lose the track of time as you let your eyes wander towards the valleys, vineyards, apricot and apple orchards by the fireplace or on the terrace in the evening.
Even if you never leave the hotel, you will find yourself immersed in a wealth of details carefully picked to perfectly blend with the true texture of Cappadocia and to give you information about the basic characteristics of the region. How many hotels are there in the world with a centuries-old underground tunnel underneath it? A part of this tunnel, originally thought to be six kilometers long, connects Gemil Mansion with the Tünelli Mansion of our hotel.
The team including Akif Kırfaz, who penned this biography, is responsible for the entire cleaning operation in the hotel. The hotel, which had 27-28 rooms when he first started, now boasts 51 rooms. Akif is from Uçhisar. He used to graze sheep in the area that is now the hotel's Grass Terrace. He is one of the employees who are in love with the hotel. “There is some kind of magic here," he says. "I always pray that we never lose our magic and the family atmosphere will not be spoiled. Everyone knows each other, each other's past, and can comment on their future. I know that jobs will be done one way or the other, but I am most concerned about losing this magic. Argos is home, Argos is trust.”
Özlem Uzun Kürkçü
Özlem Uzun Kürkçü is one of those who knows and describes the hotel the best, perhaps due in part to her being a sales manager. For her, Argos in Cappadocia is "where she grew up". While she was doing her BA in Counseling thinking that counseling was her career path, she started to work part-time at Argos in Cappadocia in 2011. And she has never left the hotel since then...
Argos in Cappadocia has changed our lives. Having put our heart and soul into it since its construction, we tend to it as if it is our own hotel. We feel not like employees, but like owners... We have worked hard for it, and will continue to do so. These words belong to Osman Özel, who is the oldest member of the technical team. He was born and raised in Uçhisar. He first set foot in Argos in Cappadocia when he worked in the construction of additional rooms. Osman's job is tough, but he is happy with it; "Technology never ceases to advance! This encourages us to constantly improve ourselves and learn. We always have to renew our approach and update our way of thinking,” he says.
Argos in Cappadocia has changed our lives. Rasim Özkılıç has served as horticulturist at Argos in Cappadocia, where we have worked since its construction, since 2002. He is responsible for the agricultural activities and takes care of all the plants in the hotel... The surrounding trees, beautiful flowers, gorgeous plants and all the flavors our guests get to enjoy at Argos in Cappadocia get their fair share of his compassionate care. You may have never seen him. But Rasim has spoken to you through the roses that you smell while passing by for seasons.