The pool, in fact, is one of our favorite features of the hotel, as it looks out over the city and contains an ancient Roman-inspired mosaic on the floor. Kind of like this pool floor design in New York, except waaay more sophisticated.
Museum Hotel, which officially opened in 2002, was just added to the Relais & Chateaux portfolio and bills itself as "the first luxury boutique hotel in Cappadocia." Of course, the views here are automatically brilliant, and it doesn't hurt that you end up gazing out of ancient hole-in-the-rock windows.
Other features of the hotel include the countless artworks and antiques that decorate all the rooms, suites and public spaces—even the bathrooms get the artistic touch with exquisite marble walls and colorful Turkish rugs. We're also big fans of the ornate carved wooden headboards (top), which somehow seem even more refined when juxtaposed with the plain square stone doorways.
According to the hotel's website, founder Omer Tosun scoured his own private collection to supply the antiques that decorate the hotel, many of which are registered at the nearby Nevsehir Museum.
Rates start at around 275 EUR/night ($358).
[Photos: Museum Hotel]