The Equestrian | Riders Rest
Cappadocia is ‘The Land of Beautiful Horses.’ For centuries riders caught and tamed wild horses. The equestrians crossed the wide valleys and the steep mountains by horseback, spreading the fame of these strong and resilient beasts. To protect their priceless horses, the people of Cappadocia kept the animals close and commonly had a stable within the household. The Equestrian Suite was once used as the main stable at Aya Kapadokya.
Features & Amenities
The Equestrian Suite is a 43 square meter cave consisting of an arched living room connected via a hand-carved cave tunnel to the bedroom with an en suite bathroom. The space is home to some of the most beautiful architectural and natural elements to be found on location including beautifully patinated walls and original hand-carved niches. All of the original ornaments and the modern decoration in the room have equestrian functions giving you the feeling that this is perfect place to rest after a long day’s ride.
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.