The Museum Hotel, jewel of Cappadocia

The Museum Hotel offers its guests a remarkable, magical experience, in a magnificent setting at the heart of Cappadocia. This hotel, the only one in Turkey to have achieved the coveted membership of the “Relais & Châteaux” association, is in the village of Uçhisar, in the midst of a spectacular rocky amphitheatre created thousands of years ago by volcanic eruptions. From the terrace, there is a breathtaking view of majestic valleys, natural rock columns or fairy chimneys, and the 12,800-foot high Mount Erciyes. The excellence of the hotel will make your stay in Cappadocia a delight.

Built on an ancient site, the Museum Hotel provides a striking contrast between contemporary comfort and history dating back millennia. Where else can you fall asleep amidst the mysterious simplicity of the stone-hewn troglodyte rooms and traditional caves of the region, surrounded by beautiful objects that evoke the Hittite, Roman, Seljuk and Ottoman cultures? Each room has a unique style, perfectly blending tradition and modernity, and each has its own charm and ambience, offering at the same time a journey to the centre of the Earth. In this exceptional spot, refined luxury and the art of detail will satisfy your desire for beauty, rest and serenity.

In this living museum, you will encounter all the bewitching majesty of fairyland, and it is hard even to describe the feeling it gives, of having found heaven on earth. The Roman swimming pool spills over towards infinity and reflects the colour of the summer sky. The panorama over the Göreme valley is hypnotic, and is even more magical when the horizon is dotted with multi-coloured hot-air balloons, floating peacefully in the sky.

Having delighted my eyes, this true hotel-museum delighted my tastebuds. Every meal is an opportunity for the chef to show off fine Turkish food in all its splendour, and to provide his guests with an outstanding gourmet experience. The fresh produce is excellent, with authentic tastes from the hotel’s ecological kitchen garden and local producers. I took every possible advantage of an unsurpassable experience; on waking, I succumbed to a typically Turkish breakfast. The delights continued at dinner in Lil’a, the hotel restaurant, where a very sophisticated cuisine awaited me, redolent of Anatolia and Cappadocia. 

The Museum Hotel is a jewel box, in which delightful surprises await you at every turn and where the luxury and comfort are equalled only by the excellence of the service. Although I’m familiar with the high standards of Turkish hospitality, here I experienced it afresh.It sent this magnificent establishment to the pinnacle of my ratings for the most exclusive hotels in Turkey.


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