Taşkonaklar Hotel is definitely a gorgeous place where to stay. It offers a luxury ambiance combined with a very authentic accommodation experience and surely you won’t go back at home so easily. Cappadocia is so magic and the Taşkonaklar Hotel is the perfect companion to discover this enchanting part of Turkey. The highest quality in comfort, service and location are perfectly combined with the heritage of the original dwellings.
Taşkonaklar Hotel is ideally situated in Uçhisar and it is ideal for both business and leisure travel although it offers a truly out of the ordinary travel experience considering that it is a property brought to life from an ancient mix of cave settlements and several details throughout the hotel, such as ancient frescoes found in the original dwellings remind you of the hotels origins.
The whole hotel was restored taking care even the small details, strictly using materials from this region and carefully preserving the ancient chimneys and existing stone structures. Every room has own character and they capture the atmosphere and the history of this place, perfectly blended with the ultimate comfort and modern facilities. Taşkonaklar Hotel provides 18 rooms including suites with Jacuzzi on their balcony or luxury rooms with balconies or terraces and much more. However each room is definitely spacious and some of them are more apartments than just hotel’s rooms. Elegant spaces, comfortable lounges and lovely details such as antique fire places and authentic and original furnishings which render these rooms a truly experience to live all. Even the bathrooms exude indulgence thanks to the lovely showers carved into stone and several touches of luxe for a truly spoilt experience. A real plus of this hotel is surely the quality of rock formations because they offer a green friendly comforts to its guests because it provides, totally naturally, warm in the winter and fresh in summer.
The restaurant of Taşkonaklar Hotel is always open for breakfast while for the dinner is availabile only on request. Imagine to have a delicious breakfast with an amazing view over the valley…so every bite will be so magical. The breakfast served at Taşkonaklar Hotel is varied and it offers several choice of delicacies as well as local products and homemade Turkish specialities. The hotel has a comfortable lobby with an romantic open fire where you can relax after a long day aroung the beauty of Cappadocia or otherwise you can enjoy the gorgeous view from the several terraces of Taşkonaklar Hotel. There’s also a meeting room for max 45 pax, equipped with all the facilities to render your event perfect, thanks also the beauties of surroundings.
Taşkonaklar Hotel is situated in Uçhisar which is far about 6 km from Göreme, the main city of this Turkish region. Thanks to its location, which is the highest village of Cappadocia, Uçhisar will amaze you with its views over the valley which will leave you speechless. Although Uçhisar could be small, you won’t feel bored during your stay because it offers several activities as well as a lots of restaurants and bars for all budgets, where to spend lovely evenings in a fairy land called Cappadocia.
Taşkonaklar Hotel is nestled in the enchanting small town of Uchisar, the highest point in the region of Cappadocia. The latter is an historical region in Turkey, a spectacular fairytale on earth. Popularly known for its otherworldly beauty, it has a unique moon-like landscape and is home to fairy chimneys, magical hot-air balloons, underground cities, cave churches and charming views. It is no surprise that this UNESCO heritage site is one of the top visited hotspots amongst travelers seeking amazing wanderlust. Places within a 15-minute drive of this lovely hotel include Ortahisar Castle and Göreme Open Air Museum.
Value for Money
Double rooms are from just Euro 100,00 in low season; and from Euro 135,00 in high. Room rate includes bottled water (refreshed daily), bathroom amenites that changes depending on the room type, hot beverages in the room and traditional breakfast that includes home made and local products. Room Service, Lunch and Dinner are extra.
Access for guests with disabilities?
Not suitable. The cobbled road between mansions does not make for easy access.
Fairly. A cot or extra bed for a child is available in Junior Suite or Suites with a small supplement. Children under 6 years old are welcome at no extra cost.
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A earthly open-air stage called Cappadocia
Cappadocia is an open-air stage where, at any time of the day, a marvel is on air. The show starts from the sunrise with more than 500 hot-air balloons that color the landscape and continues immediately with the changing shades of the tuff and basalt rocks that decorate the valleys. The region, moreover, is located at the center of an ancient volcanic area that has drawn the lines of the landscape, making it gain the prestigious recognition of Unesco World Cultural Heritage.
Suffice it to say that since the Stone Age, man built his dwellings from the rock: the holes that are seen were the troglodyte dwellings. These suggestive rock settlements, in part still inhabited today, along with cavities, caves, pinnacles and canyons form the original and unique landscape of Cappadocia. Do not forget the fairy chimneys, unusual lava formations in the shape of a cone, which were the refuge of the hermit peoples, who made their homes by digging into the tuff as well as all the underground cities to discover!
Since the 1970s, in this corner of Turkey along the Silk Road, several underground cities have been discovered, such as that of Derinkuyu, which has not yet revealed all its secrets. A glimpse of life as it must have been centuries ago, however, also gives Kaymakli, 20 km from Nevşehir, with its eight levels (including five visited). From the 6th to the 9th century, it seems to have hosted several people and inside it was organized a dense network of tunnels and larger areas for food storage. There are air vents dug into the rock and caves where today almost kneeling passes, with the original purpose of making it difficult for the enemy to enter, during the invasions.
Fairy Chimneys and Rocky Churches
They are called Fairy Chimneys (picture on top) because the ancients thought that magical creatures lived there. These strange formations are instead the result of tuff shaped by centuries and volcanic rock that has added the typical “hat”. You can see them in all of Cappadocia, especially around Nevşehir, with Ürgüp and Göreme in the lead. In this valley, there are at least thirty churches carved into the rock and among them particularly important is the Tokali Church, with some of the most beautiful paintings in the area; really nice the St. Barbara Church which takes its name from the presence of a small masterpiece that seems to portray her and last but not least the Karanlık Kilise (or the Dark Church), with the representation of the ascension of Christ.
Special City Guide: Göreme
With so many other charming and more characteristic villages in Cappadocia, it’s a wonder that Göreme’s popularity never wanes. Its name recognition has been high among backpackers, a state of affairs that led to a profusion of charmless, dormitory-style pensions and fly-by-night bars catering to a coed crowd. As travelers to the region increase, young ambitious entrepreneurs are stepping up to the plate with better-endowed pensions and outright luxury hotels. For the most part, however, the presence of “modern,” albeit low-rise, concrete slabs detracts from the magic of the horizon.
The main appeal of Göreme, besides the Open Air Museum located on its fringes, is the village’s proximity to some of the most scenic valley walks. Inconspicuous early churches dot the landscape between the town and the Open Air Museum, popping up unexpectedly at the edge of a lonely corner of a valley. In Göreme itself, one of the few villages in which the rock homes and fairy chimneys have been continually inhabited, the attractions share the spotlight with the daily lives of the locals. Gentrification has yet to push out its natives and, with it, the authenticity of the village. In Göreme it’s still common to run into a donkey delivery, or stumble upon a devout gaggle of chatty women and chickens, while staying fairly accessible to food, transportation, and Internet cafes.
The road from the Open Air Museum leads right to the center of town over a dry creek bed; turn left onto Uzundere Caddesi until you get to the otogar. Everything you need is located here or just behind the station, including tour operators, car and scooter rentals, taxis and the tourist information office. The bazaar is located behind the otogar around the mosque and Roman tower. Adnan Menderes Caddesi forks off from Uzundere Caddesi closer to the turnoff from the museum; Kapadokya Balloons is on the right and the Orient Restaurant is on the left.