FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Argos In Cappadocia

May 1, 2016
2016

Arrival/Check-In: When it comes to unique accommodations, Argos in Cappadocia may just claim the No. 1 spot. Located on the site of an ancient monastery in Old Uçhisar Village in Cappadocia, Turkey, the hotel is housed in the carefully restored remains of historic dwellings, underground tunnels and caves. I arrived at night, and the lobby was warm with a cozy, living room-like vibe and a blazing fire. Keep in mind: Argos in Cappadocia is built into the natural surroundings, which may make it difficult for those with disabilities to navigate. However, staff is on hand to help with luggage. I checked in quickly and was shown to my room.

Guest Quarters: A total of 51 suites and guestrooms are sprawled across six different mansions. My large deluxe guestroom featured monastic touches and had a museum-esque feel, with uncovered artifacts displayed behind Plexiglas and back-lit into the stone walls. I entered into the bedroom area, featuring a coffeemaker, heater and desk tucked into the stone archway by the window. Tables and reading lights flanked the bed. I was disappointed there was not an in-room television. I like to fall asleep to the noise, especially in unfamiliar surroundings. All the rooms have fireplaces and WiFi; however, my connection was spotty at times.

The highlight of the guestroom was the bathroom, a few steps down from the bedroom. It was massive, with a red and black antique rug and a large stone shower the highlights. With more than enough space to spread out and a heated towel rack, I quickly stepped into a hot shower under the rainfall showerhead, grateful to get ready for bed after a long day exploring.

Services/Amenities: It takes a bit of time to get the lay of the land at Argos in Cappadocia; far more time than I had during my one-night stay, so I am sure I missed some of the complex’s unique features. I only wish I had more time to explore.

I enjoyed the breakfast buffet and dinner at on-site SEKİ Restaurant. The breakfast spread was plentiful, with made-to-order dishes also available. The service was a little slow, but I was also in a bit of a rush. I suggest sampling from the buffet only if one is looking for a quicker breakfast experience. Dinner was wonderful, overlooking the lit property at night, truly a sight to see. The hotel also boasts an impressive and extensive underground wine cellar. Unique meeting and event space is available.

The Experience: As cliché as it sounds, there’s really no place quite like Argos in Cappadocia. While its uniqueness may not lend itself to offering all the amenities luxury travelers desire, the experience is unrivaled, and guests won’t be easily disappointed.

GT CHECKLIST

[checklist]
[item check=yes]Doorman/valet[/item]
[item check=yes]Less than 10 minutes for check-in[/item]
[item]Separate tub and shower[/item]
[item check=yes]Large vanity[/item]
[item check=yes]High-quality towels[/item]
[item check=yes]Powerful, unattached hair dryer[/item]
[item check=yes]High-quality bed linens[/item]
[item]Large, flat-screen television[/item]
[item check=yes]Large desk with convenient outlets[/item]
[item]Large, complimentary laptop safe[/item]
[item check=yes]Complimentary in-room WiFi[/item]
[item check=yes]Complimentary bottled water[/item]
[item check=yes]Stocked minibar[/item]
[item check=yes]Ample lighting[/item]
[item check=yes]In-room coffeemaker[/item]
[item]Iron and ironing board[/item]
[item check=yes]On-site restaurant[/item]
[item check=yes]24-hour room service[/item]
[item]24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center[/item]
[item check=yes]Turn-down service[/item]
[/checklist]

Argos in Cappadocia

Uçhisar 50240 Nes¸ehir
Turkey
tel 90 384 219 31 30
argosincappadocia.com

Introducing

FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

#globility

Insta Feed
Daily
Jul 9, 2020

Black-Owned Travel Essentials Companies

Packing for a trip can be stressful — making sure you have all the travel essentials. Don’t always rely on nearest store or mall for your travel needs, check out these Black-owned travel essentials companies.

Five Things You Need to Know About Punta Cana’s New Finest Resort

Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.

Set Sail on a Luxurious Yacht with Dream Yacht Charter, The Moorings and More

IMAGINE SETTING SAIL IN AN EXOTIC, far-flung destination, just you and your family or group of friends aboard a private yacht. The sun warms the deck, a soft breeze dances off the water, and an über-attentive crew caters to your every whim while the personal chef whips up the finest of the local cuisine with all of your culinary preferences top of mind. All the while, the captain navigates the yacht into secluded coves; to pristine, seemingly undiscovered beaches; or even to the hottest spots along the coast for a night out on the town.

Daily
Jul 9, 2020

New Boutique Brand Opens Nantucket Property Next Month

Life House, a new boutique hospitality brand, plans to open a new property in Nantucket next month. Life House, Nantucket follows similar hotels in Miami, Denver, Brooklyn and Chattanooga. The hotel, set within the historic Century House, is taking reservations for bookings beginning in August.

A Lighter Footprint

United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.

eFlyer Reviews
Jul 8, 2020

Parkway Bakery & Tavern Review

My husband, friends and I visited Parkway Bakery & Tavern on a recent trip to New Orleans. The restaurant is one of the most well-known for the city’s signature sandwich, the po’ boy. The restaurant doesn’t take reservations, so we arrived close to when it opened and braved the already-long line.

eFlyer Lead
Jul 8, 2020

Oneworld Launches Customer Information Portal as Part of Commitment to Health, Wellbeing

Airline alliance oneworld launched an information portal for customers to provide updates on the health and wellbeing measures travelers can expect as part of the alliance’s member airlines’ commitment to passenger safety and care.

Athens: A city that charms its guests and stirs their emotions

The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.

Daily
Jul 8, 2020

Airbnb Virtual Experiences for Pride, Olympics and Broadway

Airbnb, known for providing travelers with affordable vacation houses and rooms to rent, is now offering online experiences that would-be travelers can enjoy from the comfort of home.