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Argos in Cappadocia, Uchisar, Turkey

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Argos in Cappadocia, Uchisar, Turkey

Great Value Over the past year we saw the advent of an unlikely trend: the luxury cave hotel. In the hillside village of Uchisar, the site of a thousand-year-old former monastery carved out of the region’s soft volcanic rock face encompasses 33 guest rooms with arched ceilings and hand-carved wall niches. We were thrilled to find an indoor plunge pool in our Splendid suite, and soaked in the 88-degree water before settling in front of our roaring fireplace with a book. In the evenings, classical, jazz, and Sufi music recitals are performed in the Bezirhane concert hall, known for its extraordinary acoustics and connected to an ancient network of underground cave dwellings. Doubles from $173.

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