An Award-Winning Haven in the Land of the Fairies: argos in Cappadocia

Argos in Cappadocia, a hotel opened after 18 years of renovation in the village of Uçhisar where monks used to live thousands of years ago, has been winning the world's most prestigious awards for Turkey since its opening.

In September of last year, argos in Cappadocia was named among the top 12 "Small Hotels" of the world in "Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards" and was the only hotel in Turkey to be listed among the world's 100 most beautiful hotels; then in November it was named the "Most Excellent Country Hotel" in the entire European and Mediterranean region by Conde Nast Johansens. argos in Cappadocia continues with new awards in the new year.

World Luxury Hotel Awards, the benchmark for luxury hotels and spas worldwide, chose argos in Cappadocia as the best luxury boutique hotel. argos in Cappadocia was voted by visitors as the "Top Luxury Boutique Hotel in Turkey." The award ceremony held in Cape Town, South Africa on December 6 was widely covered by international press.

The top lists, compiled according to the votes of visitors, is instrumental in promoting world-class services.

argos in Cappadocia had won the same recognition by the World Luxury Hotel Awards in 2012. In 2013, the establishment won the "Most Beautiful Romantic Hotel" category.

Built with a meticulous renovation and restoration of a sanctuary that dates back thousands of years, adjoining caves, subterranean passages and historical homes, argos in Cappadocia is truly unique in its setting and most recently received two awards by The International Hotel Awards in January.

As the definitive word in the world's best hotels and a hallmark event in the global tourism industry, The International Hotel Awards were presented at a ceremony in London on January 26th, where argos in Cappadocia received 5 Star Awards in the “Best Hotel” and “Sustainable Hotel” categories. IHA recognizes the best in the international hotel industry, and awards are given after painstaking assessment of a wide range of criteria by a jury panel.

About argos in Cappadocia:

argos in Cappadocia is located in an ancient settlement that occupies the hillscape between the Fort of Uçhisar and the Güvercinlik Valley in the present-day village of Uçhisar, and is excellent for discovering the buried treasures of Cappadocia with millenia-old ruins, caves and subterranean passages. The hotel celebrates the cave-house tradition in the region, and has 53 rooms and suites with balconies that overlook the Güvercinlik Valley and distant hills, terraces, or discreet courtyards. All rooms are furnished with timeless wood and stone, and each unique room was designed by local artists employing the harmonious marriage of ancient and contemporary styles. Splendid Suites are equipped with private, en suite swimming pools.

One of the highlights of argos in Cappadocia is Seki Restaurant overlooking the valley and the rock formations known as "Fairy Chimneys." The restaurant offers excellent fusions of the regional cuisine with international tastes, and uses local fresh produce and spices grown in the hotel's own garden. The extensive wine collection, stored in the hotel's own caves, offers the best selection of Cappadocian, Anatolian and select international wines as well as Kalecik Karası and Shiraz wines made from the vintage of the hotel's own vineyards. The "Bezirhane," a two thousand year-old edifice with stone walls and beams reaching 8 meters in height, is an astonishing venue for wedding parties and other private functions for up to 150 guests. Bezirhane is also frequently used for classical music, jazz and Sufi music concerts. For more informatin about the hotel, please visit

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