Divan | Crown of the Valley
Guests have always been the ‘Crowns of the Head’ for people of Anatolia. Guests bring joy, good luck and prosperity to the home. They are welcomed with delight and high regard. That is why the rooms reserved for visitors are always the the most elaborate. The Divan of Aya Kapadokya was once the living quarters for the original guests. It is not a coincidence that it is located at the top floor, showing the respect of the household. When renovations began, the location was no more than a pile of rubble on an empty lot. Based on a single image of the structure (taken in 1924 before the building collapsed) and a single stone found among the debris, The Divan rises again to where it once stood proudly.
Features & Amenities
The Divan Suite is unique. The space takes its name from the Divanhane, the room with Divan. This is now the living room surrounded by ornamented arches and columns and warmed with a fireplace. The bedroom is adorned with a historical domed niche special to Greek mansions of the region. Spacious and filled with light, The Divan has the amazing views of the property and the valley beyond from every room. Even the luxurious bathroom is bright with daylight. The private terrace is reached through an elegant colonnade, serving our guests with the amazing sights of Cappadocia. Rising again on the hill, The Divan is the crown of the valley. The guests of Divan are the crowns Aya Kapadokya.
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.