Taskonaklar

Cappadocia, Turkey

At a Glance

  • A unique cave hotel, Taskonaklar seems to emerge from the rocks as if an integral part of this iconic and mesmerising landscape

  • Each of the rooms and suites are individually designed and sympathetic to the original character of the building, with many retaining the fireplaces and historic quirks of the stone-built home

  • Sitting on the edge of the valley, the terraces, gardens and many of the rooms offer spellbinding views over the dramatic peaks of Pigeon Valley

  • The hotel is ideally located for exploring the beauty of Cappadocia while also offering a restful and cosy retreat

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Insider's View

Taskonaklar offers some of the best views around - take a seat on one of the many terraces - or even the very instagram-worthy swing! to soak it all in

Book a room with private hot tub for an extra-special stay

The traditional Turkish Tea here is delicious!

Breakfast, lunch and dinner all created and served by local chefs so make sure to enjoy some of the local delicasies.

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Description

Surrounded by the dramatic landscapes of Cappadocia, the Taskonaklar Hotel is as quirky and atmospheric as the otherworldly rock formations and hills it overlooks. Individually designed rooms and a welcoming ambience create the feel of a home-from-home.

Seeming to grow organically from the iconic rocks, Taskonaklar Hotel is a delightful boutique hotel in the historic town of Uçhisar. Flower-laden terraces, courtyard gardens and cosy corners create a romantic retreat with breathtaking views over the stunning Pigeon Valley.

With eight Standard rooms, four Junior Suites, five Suites and five Royal Suites with hot tubs, the hotel offers a range of individually designed accommodation. From the atmospheric cave rooms with their stone walls and Turkish rugs to the Luxury Suite with its breathtaking views over Cappadocia, the rooms ooze character and charm. While the Suites have air-conditioning, the cave surrounds of the Junior Suites and Standard rooms create a naturally cooling effect that makes air-conditioning unnecessary.

The restaurant offers breakfast and dinner, with a focus on delicious Turkish cuisine and the bountiful breakfasts are a particular highlight. With a network of terraces and gardens there are plenty of spots to escape to, comfortable seating from which to enjoy the spectacular views and loungers where you can while away a few hours in the sun.

Though you’d be forgiven for not wishing to leave the welcoming embrace of the hotel, or its scenic gardens and relaxing ambience, the wonders of Cappadocia lie on your doorstep. Get an iconic view of the intriguing landscapes as you soar overhead in a hot air balloon, ride through the cragged landscape on horseback, explore ancient remains or soak in the tranquillity of the countryside with a sunset picnic. 

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Accommodation

Originally conceived as a private home, the guestrooms and suites of Taskonaklar are comfortable and thoughtfully designed, each with its own individual flair. The bare stone walls are adorned with artisan wall hangings or carvings, local rugs cover the wooden floors and traditional furnishings add colour to the crisp white bed linens. The quirky cave rooms offer a unique stay, in keeping with the surrounds, while a number of the Suites feature a private balcony or terrace from which to enjoy the stunning views. For families or friends travelling together, the Family Suites offers two bedrooms and bathrooms while a third bed can be accommodated in many of the rooms and suites.

Royal Suite with Hot Tub

These spacious suites are perfect for a special stay as you can relax in the comfort of your private hot tub and watch the sun set over the Cappadocia skyline.

Family Suite

Perfect for families travelling together this suite features 2 bedrooms, one with double bed and another with 2 singles as well as a spacious living room.

Luxury Suite with terrace

Wake up and marvel at the ever- changing colours of the rock formations from the comfort of your own room with private terrace and separate living area. Please note cave rooms do not have air conditioning, however the formation of the room allows them to maintain a low temperature.

Luxury Suite

Large and spacious luxury suites enjoy air conditioning, a roomy bathroom and a balcony.

Standard room

The standard rooms are all unique in style, incorporating the cave surroundings.

Please note cave rooms do not have air conditioning, however the formation of the room allows them to maintain a low temperature.

Standard room with terrace

The standard rooms are all unique in style, incorporating the cave surroundings with a balcony.

Please note cave rooms do not have air conditioning, however the formation of the room allows them to maintain a low temperature.

Facilities

While the hotel lacks many of the facilities of a larger hotel, it makes up for this with some of the most spectacular views imaginable. Plentiful outside seating areas, terraces and picturesque gardens offer a scenic spot to unwind, enjoy a cool drink and simply soak in the views over the pinnacles and terracotta hued hills of Cappadocia. The restaurant uses locally sourced ingredients in fresh, abundant breakfasts of fruits, pastries and traditional Turkish dishes, enjoyed with views over the iconic surrounds.

Activities

The surround hills of Cappadocia and the narrow winding streets of Uçhisar offer a wealth of sightseeing opportunities, from hot air ballooning over otherworldly landscapes to losing yourself in winding historic lanes. Search out homes carved into the rocks, hike through a rocky landscape of vast granite pinnacles, terracotta terraces and endless skies and explore the remains of ancient civilisations.

Experiences

  • Explore Cappadocia's surreal valleys

    Spend the day exploring the remarkable sights of Cappadocia's sprawling valleys and intricate rock formations. These rock stacks are known as fairy chimneys and take many different forms with a spectrum of colours.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Location & directions

Cappadocia, Turkey

Situated in the historic village of Uçhisar, the Taskonaklar Hotel is just a five-minute walk from the Pigeon Valley.

How to get there

Nevsehir is the closest airport, around a a 30-minute drive or Kayseri airport is just over an hour's drive.

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