Experimental Turkish Hotel Turns Caves and Tunnels into Guest Rooms

If your idea of luxury tends towards the unusual (and, dare we say it, claustrophobic), the Argos in Cappadocia sounds like an ideal retreat for you. Located in the center of Cappadocia, Turkey, on the site of an ancient monastery, the Argos is a historical and experiential boutique hotel where the remains of the historical structures, tunnels, and caves have been restored and turned into unique accommodations.

According to Gadling.com, the views from the hotel look like "a mix between a fairy tale and a sci-fi film," overlooking volcanic peaks and valleys. The hotel is literally imbedded into the layered hillside, blending in with nature.

Room styles vary from "standard" to "Splendid Suites," with each type housed inside of a cave that is connected to underground tunnels containing meeting rooms and fully stocked wine cellars. To keep things open and airy, the rooms have terraces, balconies, and private courtyards with clear views of the surrounding countryside. Local touches like Turkish carpets, artifacts and candles are used in the decor, and the Splendid Suite has a private in-suite swimming pool (pictured above).
 

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