Luxury Hotels of Cappadocia

The ethereal fairyland of Cappadocia is a place that many tourists to Turkey want to visit. Traditionally the meringue like castles would be visited by busloads of tourists from popular resorts such as Kalkan and Antalya. However, the destination is now home to some of the best luxury hotels in Turkey and guests are invited to experience their incredible facilities, warm hospitality and gourmet restaurants. Here are the best hotels in the area:

Anatolian Houses

Now, one of the best luxury hotels in Turkey, the Anatolian Houses were once no more than five basic dwellings offering little more than bed and board. A six year long restoration program has seen the hotel reach new heights and ‘opulent‘ is just one way to describe it. The Anatolian Houses are nineteen stone carved suites blending the ancient beauty of the modern surroundings into a first class hotel offering impeccable service.

One of the highlights of the hotel is the amazing swimming pool, which is crafted in such a way that it manages to be both indoor and outdoor at the same time. The heated waters ensure that the temperature is always perfect for bathing, whilst those looking for a little more in terms of luxury and pampering are invited to experience the spa with its traditional hamman and Turkish steam rooms.


In the UK, the name Argos is more synonymous with catalogue brands than exclusive hotels, but if you’re looking for a luxury hotel in Turkey then you can’t go wrong with Argos. The hotel has had several incarnations, once a monastery, the boutique hotel has also been a caravanserai and a linseed oil factory before finding its current position. With its hilltop location the Argos offers guests extraordinary views out over the fairy chimneys, with early risers able to catch a stunning glimpse of the many hot air balloons that frequent the area at dawn. Most of the suites benefit from their own private swimming pool within a cave, which provides guests with a refreshing start to the day.

Gamirsu is another example of a luxury hotel in Turkey that celebrated a previous live as a Benedictine monastery. With the building dating from the 12th century, the Gamirasu enjoys a secluded position in the quiet village of Ayvali and is a perfect retreat for honeymooners or couples looking for a romantic break.

The hotel backs out onto a 7km walking track, which leads through a rich and verdant valley, providing stunning views out over Cappadocia. Although meandering through this trail is an excellent way to spend a lazy afternoon, guests looking for something a little different can arrange cycle tours or horse rides if they desire. However, you choose to explore the valley there’s simply nothing as rewarding as coming back to the Gamirasu’s legendary restaurant. Sumptuous Anatolian cuisine is created with organic local produce and guests have the choice between taking their meal in the indoor restaurant or on an outdoor terrace with breathtaking views out over the surrounding caves and gorge.