The Terracotta Suite | Ancient Tradition
Pottery is the ancient tradition in Cappadocia. The Red River gifted the region the clay needed to produce handmade earthenware vessels of all varieties and sizes. These vessels were traditionally used to store and carry water, wine or oil. In addition to the functional value, artisans made earthenware objects of great quality and aesthetic as well. This living tradition found its place in Aya Kapadokya’s Terracotta Suite. Named after the color of the earthenware pots, this large cave suite was once used to store the pots and vessels for the mansion. The cave kept the pots at the same temperature all year. Hand carved niches and cavities for the pots remain in their original condition. Many invaluable old pots were found during restoration and remain as part of the decor.
Features & Amenities
The Terracotta is beautiful and spacious 30 square meter cave suite featuring the original earthenware vessels found during restoration. Additionally, the space includes an oversized master bedroom, a luxurious bathroom and a private veranda with a garden view. The amazing textures and patinated colors of the cave walls are truly unique. Providing freshness in summer and warmth in winter, The Terracotta Suite transports guests to the ancient traditions of the past.
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.