Hotel with a village for a heart;
argos in Cappadocia…
Hotel with a village for a heart;
argos in Cappadocia…

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.

Overview

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Swimming
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argos - Our Story

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.

argos - Our Story

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 - Our Story

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.

argos - Our Story

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.

argos - Our Story

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.

argos - Our Story
argos - Our Story
argos - Our Story

Texture.

A project spearheaded by women. It is an initiative launched to support women reclaim their financial independence, future and self-confidence. As part of the project realized with the support of Uçhisar Municipality, Doğuş Group and argos in Cappadocia, hundreds of women have participated in the "Applied Training Workshops" so far. More than 200,000 handmade products have been sold. The combination of traditional materials and labor with modern designs and marketing support positively transformed local women.

argos - Our Story
argos - Our Story
argos - Our Story

Respect for Nature.

The use of heat pump instead of solid fuel significantly reduces carbon emissions at argos in Cappadocia. The heating system used in the hotel provides 60 percent energy efficiency and prevents carbon monoxide emissions, as well as providing 24 percent savings in heating costs. The vegetables, fruits and pieces of trees grown in the hotel’s garden are milled and cut into small pieces. They are then left to rot and ferment for a period of 3 months; after being sifted they ready for use, contributing to compost production.

argos - Our Story

Akif Kırfaz

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 Bey 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.”

argos - Our Story

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 - Our Story

Osman Özel

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 - Our Story

Rasim Özkılıç

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.

  • International Hotel Awards 2019-20 ‘’Best International Classic/ Heritage Hotel’’
  • International Hotel Awards 2019-20 “Best Classic/Heritage Hotel for Europe”
  • International Hotel Awards 2019-20 “Best Classic/Heritage Hotel for Turkey”
  • International Hotel Awards 2019-20 “Highly Commended Wedding Venue Turkey”
  • International Hotel Awards 2019-20 “Highly Commended Small Luxury Hotel Turkey”
  • World Travel Awards 2019 “Turkey’s Leading Heritage Hotel”
  • APEX EWPC 2019 “Best Venue for Intimate Wedding” 
  • International Hotel Awards 2018-19 “Best International Classic/Heritage Hotel”
  • International Hotel Awards 2018-19 “Best Classic/Heritage Hotel for Europe”
  • International Hotel Awards 2018-19 “Best Classic/Heritage Hotel for Turkey”
  • International Hotel Awards 2018-19 “Best Sustainable Hotel for Europe”
  • International Hotel Awards 2018-19 “Best Sustainable Hotel for Turkey”
  • Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2018 “Seki Restaurant”
  • World Travel Awards 2018 “Turkey’s Leading Heritage Hotel”
  • Condé Nast Johansens Europe Awards for Excellence 2018 “Best for Weddings, Parties or Special Occasions”
  • World Luxury Hotel Awards 2017 “Best Luxury Small Hotel - Turkey”
  • International Hotel Awards 2017-18 “Best Sustainable Hotel Turkey and Best Sustainable Hotel Europe”
  • Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2017 “Seki Restaurant”
  • World Luxury Hotel Awards 2016 “Best Luxury Historical Hotel”
  • International Hotel Awards 2016-17 “Best Small Hotel-Turkey”
  • Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2016 “Seki Restaurant”
  • World Luxury Hotel Awards 2015 “Europe’s Best Scenic Environment”
  • National Geographic named argos in Cappadocia as one of the “10 Magnificent Hotels” 2015 in nationalgeographic.com and National Geographic book Destinations of a Lifetime
  • Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2015 “Best Countryside Hotel of Europe”
  • Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2015 “Seki Restaurant”
  • International Hotel Awards 2014 “Best Hotel -Turkey” -“Sustainable Hotel – Turkey”
  • World Luxury Hotel Awards 2014 “Luxury Boutique Hotel - Turkey
  • Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards 2014 “Best 12 Small Hotels of the World”
  • Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2014 “Seki Restaurant”
  • Skalite 2013 – Best Special Certificate /Boutique Hotel
  • World Luxury Hotel Awards 2013 “Luxury Romantic Hotel - Turkey”
  • International Hotel Awards 2013 “Best Hotel-Turkey”, “Interior Design – “Highly Commended Turkey”
  • Most Successful Tourism Investments of Turkey Research “Best Boutique Hotel Investment-Turkey”
  • Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2013 “Sustainable Hospitality & Corporate Social Responsibility”
  • World Luxury Hotel Awards 2012 “Luxury Boutique Hotel - Turkey”
  • International Hotel Awards 2012 “Hotel-Turkey”, “Interior Design -Turkey”
  • Departures.com “One of The 10 Best Wine Resorts of The World”
  • Ace of M.I.C.E. Awards; “Best Hotel with Boutique and Special Meeting Services”
  • First Turkish member of Eco-Luxury Network
  • Best Location in Boutique Hotels, Voyager Magazine
  • “Top Ten Honeymoon Spots” of the World, by Gayot.com
  • “Best View”, Condé Nast Johansens Excellency Awards 2012
  • Fodor’s Travel 2011 “Best Local Flavor” Award
  • Finalist 2011 in Condé Nast Johansens’ “Most Romantic Hotel” category; the only hotel in Turkey to win this honor for one year in succession
  • Arkiparc 2011: Real Estate Development Award based on the hotel’s unique location, aesthetic appreciation of the surrounding landscape, interconnected living spaces, outstanding interior design and decoration and sustainable environmental sensitivity
  • Travel Weekly Magazine 2011; Silver Magellan Award
  • Green Award 2010-Condé Nast Johansens, the only Turkish hotel among the finalists
  • 45 Best Hotels of the World 2010 from Travel + Leisure, the only property in Turkey selected
  • The Most Romantic Hotels Award: Kiwi Collection, the world leader luxury hotels website
  • Martha Stewart Show - “Adventures in Turkey”: In October 2010, the Hallmark Channel broadcast “The Martha Stewart Show” from the hotel, including a personal visit by Stewart, a profile of the property and interview with the general manager.

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