Cappadocia’s luxurious Museum Hotel was created from restored ruins of an ancient village thatwas carved into the face-off a cliff centuries ago. The Museum Hotel is Relais & Chateaux’s only hotel in Turkey and it’s a gem in this region which is filled with cave hotels. This is the place to be spoiled by 5-star luxury while enjoying spectacular views of Cappadocia’s breathtaking moonscape of dramatic rock formations and rose-colored ravines.
It is difficult to know what to marvel at when you first arrive here: the glorious Roman-style infinity pool — which is perfect to lay beside on your Skova beach towel; the sweeping views — from which you can view the glory of colorful hot air balloons that rise at dawn, or the dramatic stone arches. Furthermore, this truly is a living museum: the hotel’s founder Ömer Tosun has carefully and passionately collecting antiques from the Ottoman, Seljuk, Roman and Hittite periods for the joy of The Museum’s guests.
Every room here is different from the next but they all are stunning: each room has vaulted ceilings, mosaic tiles, silk furnishings, and jacuzzi tubs in marble bathrooms. You may want to spend every second in this exquisite location, but it would be shame to miss what this region has to offer: cave monasteries. Subterranean cities, and traditional markets. The picturesque town of Uchisar, where the hotel is located, serves as the perfect base for exploring this unforgettable locale.
For fine dining while at the Museum, Lil’a brings the best of Turkish cuisine served à la carte by impeccably trained staff. Traditional dishes such as: handmade noodles with local cheese and walnuts; kusleme, which is lamb tenderloin grilled on a bbq skewer; kasir, a dish made of finely ground bulgur, parsley and tomato paste; and of course pide, the traditional Turkish puffy flatbread served warm. All the dishes are exquisitely prepared by women donned in traditional Turkish dress.
The Museum Hotel is the perfect spot for those seeking something new for all the senses. Nothing will leave you disappointed — this was the perfect spot for inspiration for the Skova Cappadocia collection and Skova is a perfect fit for the Museum Hotel. Every detail of this hotel is incomparable to many others, and no expense was spared to surround guests in beauty luxury.
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