Museum Hotel

Cappadocia, Turkey

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Comfortable year-round climate. Spring and autumn, from March to May and September to November respectively, are marked by mild to warm days and cool nights. The summer months from June through August provide warm to hot days and pleasant evenings. Winter falls from December through February and days are crisp and evenings can be cold. The year-round temperature range is 6°C to 15°C (January), 11°C to 21°C (April), 22°C to 34°C (July), 15°C to 27°C (October).

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Ensure you try the hotels very own wine from their vineyards

Feel totally immersed in history during breakfast as the buffet is served ontop of the artifacts found within the hotel 

The Museum Hotel swimming pool has become popular with photographers- especially with hot air balloons passing by!

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Description

A unique cave hotel created from the restored ruins of an ancient village, carved deep into a cliff face, Museum Hotel is truly unique and overlooks a breathtaking landscape of rose-coloured ravines, dramatic rock formations and the distant Mount Erciyes.

The stunning Museum Hotel, in Turkey’s Cappadocia, is as captivating as it is unique. Constructed on former ruins, and semi underground as with many buildings in this region, its 30 guestrooms and suites are have a starkly appealing stone décor enlivened by bright pops of colour from local textiles, rugs and objets d'art. The Museum Hotel is home to a staggering collection of Turkish works of art and antiques, making it an utterly fascinating place to stay with curiosities around every corner. A highlight is the 180° terrace overlooking the valley and offering incomparable views over a landscape unique in the world. One of the best, and most popular ways, to drink in the surroundings is to take a hot air balloon trip. Other indulgent experiences are on offer such as private cocktails with a violinist, outside in the valley, with a private chef and waiter, while the infinity pool is ideal for cooling down in the heat of the day.  A romantic hideaway ideal for couples, friends and families who appreciate culture and natural scenery.
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Accommodation

Each atmospheric and historic guestroom and suite is completely different with many showcasing highly original features and priceless antiques, from textiles to spinning wheels. One room has a heated massage table while another offers local wine on tap, and one even has an antique tandoor oven – all objects hint at the room’s former use.   Rooms are exquisitely and richly furnished with local materials and some have extraordinary views.

Facilities

Lil’a is the à la carte restaurant of Museum Hotel offering Anatolian cuisine and Cappadocia food culture paired with the assurances of Relais & Châteaux service.  There is also an excellent on-site spa.

Activities

Cooking lessons can be arranged, as can private breakfasts after hot air balloon rides, and massages in a hidden valley.  The hotel has an ecological garden within walking distance, and in the shadows of the fairy chimneys. Guests are welcome to explore it and to taste what grows there.

Experiences

  • Ephesus Museum and Terrace Houses

    Located in town of Seljuk, Ephesus Museum houses a large collection of artefacts found in Ephesus and its surrounding areas including Cukurici Mound, the basilica of St John and the Temple of Artemis.

  • Fairy Chimneys & Surreal Valleys

    Spend the day exploring the remarkable sights of Cappadocia. Highlights include Pasabagi, known as 'Valley of the Monks', Valley of Zelve, also called 'Imagination Valley', Devrent, known as Pigeon Valley, and Uchisar Castle.

  • Goreme Open Air Museum

    Explore the Goreme Open Air Museum, a must see on any visit to Cappadocia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Goreme is known for its ancient cave churches and impressive frescoes.

  • Göreme Open-Air Museum

    Explore Göreme Open-Air Museum , a must see on any visit to Cappadocia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Göreme is known for its ancient cave churches and impressive frescoes.

  • Horse riding through Cappadocia's valleys

    Cappadocia, known as the "Land of Beautiful Horses" is the ideal place to explore on horseback.

  • Hot Air Balloon Safari over Cappadocia

    Rise early to take in the surreal landscapes of Cappadocia from a hot air balloon, offering unforgettable views over this remarkable area.

  • Ihlara Valley Hike

    Ideal for the active, this full-day hiking excursion through the semi-ruined churches, chapels, monasteries and hermits' caves of Ihlara Valley.

  • Keslik Monastery and Derinkuyu Underground City

    Explore the serene 7th-Century Keslik Monastery followed by an discovering the fascinating labyrinthine underground city of Derinkuyu.

  • Rose Valley & Underground City

    Today, visit the Rose and Red Valley followed by an exploration of the labyrinthine underground city of Kaymakli or Derinkuyu.

  • Visit the ceramic museum

    Turkey is well known for its ceramics and this fascinating museum showcases a range of beautiful items from antique pieces dating back to the iron age to modern pieces from Turkey's top designers.

  • Wine tasting in Cappadocia

    Winemaking has been a tradition is Cappadocia for centuries, dating back to as far as 2,000 BC using traditional methods to produce a variety of wines. Visit these local wineries with your guide, exploring the flavours and sampling the wines.

Holiday Ideas

  • Essential Turkey

    Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Istanbul

    from NZD $7500 pp 8 nights

    • Take a memorable hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia
    • Barter in the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul
    • Visit one of the wonders of the Ancient World

Location & directions

Cappadocia, Turkey

The Museum Hotel is right in the centre of Cappadocia, in the village of Uchisar, the highest peak of Cappadocia. Located at a pinnacle, overlooking the whole region, including the entire Goreme Valley, Red Valley, Ortahisar and the White valley. Just 3km away from Nevsehir, 4km from the Goreme Open Air Museum and 15km away from Urgup.

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