Posted on 04 June 2010
Massive holiday accommodation chain Hotels.com has just compiled its top 10 of best resort hotels around the world, and two of Turkey’s hotels have made the list: The Marmara in Antalya and the Cappadocia Cave Resort.
Both made the list because they are feats of architectural magnificence, and have used design to maximise the enjoyment of holidaymakers.
The Marmara in Antalya is the world’s first revolving hotel; with 24 rooms offering constantly changing views of the surrounding beauty. The hotel also has none revolving rooms. Further into its uniqueness, the 3 bottom floors of the Marmara hotel Antalya re submerged in water; the hotel itself floats in a tank of 478 tonnes of water. The hotel has also constructed a private beach and a 297m-long river for water-sports.
The Cappadocia Cave Resort is also a truly unique place to stay; unique in its location: between the volcanic castle formations of Uchisar in the national park of Goreme in Cappadocia. And unique in its accommodation: built on 1.2ha of historic and prehistoric settlements, with a variety of rooms using earthly elements, including rock-carved rooms and cave dwellings.
This is the second time in as many weeks that Turkey’s top hotels have been showcased as offering some of the finest holiday accommodation in the world. In an article last week, the top hotels were listed as the following:
- Four Seasons Sultanahmet and Bosphorous
- Ciragan Palace Kempinski
- Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay near Bodrum
- Villa Mavi Koy is a star of Exclusive Escapes’ programme
- Mardan Palace in Antalya
- Dionysos Estate, a boutique hotel that’s the ultimate “away-from-it-all” retreat overlooking a quiet bay on the Lycian Coast.
- The Bay Beach Club in Fethiye
- Gloria Golf Resort in Belek