The Chapel | Sanctuary
The Chapel is Aya. The Chapel is Cappadocia. It is our biggest mystery. It is our utmost beauty. It is the sanctuary of the soul. Carved into hillside, it is the timeless old cave Aya Kapadokya was built around. The rugged front wall and obscured windows leave the greetings to the unique ornament above the entrance, an Orthodox Christian cross with rays of sunlight. Once inside, the grandeur surprises. A pure white, ornamented grand arch room embraced by galleries of caves and a heavenly domed chapel is awaiting.
Features & Amenities
The 65 square meter suite is one of the most spectacular of both AYA and Cappadocia. Having no doors between the galleries of caves and the arched sections, the suite promises the feeling of living in Cappadocia to the core. The Chapel is carefully adorned with all the amenities worthy of this venue, including a fireplace in the bedroom, a spa bath placed in the cave facing the chapel, separate vanity and writing spaces and a large private veranda with the best of the garden view. The elegant use of copper chandeliers and apliques, handmade textiles, custom designed furniture with handmade Anatolian rugs are among the elegant but minimal decoration, spotlighting the space instead. Cappadocia has been the sanctuary for humanity for millennia. The Chapel is the place to seize the essence of Cappadocia and sanctify the soul.
Aya Kapadokya is a one of the most stunning examples of 19th century Anatolian architecture in Cappadocia. Carved into the hillside, the beautiful cave hotel was lovingly restored from rubble and ruin over a two year period. Today, Aya Kapadokya is home to twelve stunning suites.
Aya Kapadokya is located in Cappadocia’s most contemporary city, Ürgüp. Situated just minutes away from Göreme Open Air Museum, the area is well-known for ancient cave dwellings, magical fairy chimneys, early Christian cave churches and fine vineyards. Aya Kapadokya is just a five minute walk from the Ürgüp city center where you can shop for regional specialities including fine carpets, copper and hand-painted ceramics. Aya Kapadokya is also conveniently positioned near many high-quality restaurants and cafes.
Aya Kapadokya is more than a boutique hotel, it is our home. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need assistance in planning your visit. It would be our pleasure to help facilitate transportation or coordinate activities during your stay. We look forward to having you as our guests.