Turkey - Ankara - Accommodation


Tarihi Ankara Kalesi Necatibey Mahallesi Depo Sokak No: 3 Ulus - Ankara, TURKEY

The Cukurhan is located opposite to the main entrance of the Ankara Citadel, close to the site which was formerly known as the Horse Market, and on the west side of the present Cengelhan Rahmi M. Koc Museum. Under the Ottomans, the Han was affiliated to Sheikh ul-islam (the chief religious official in the Ottoman Empire) Ankaravi Mehmed Emin Efendi Foundation.

The brick and stone building with wooden planks and bays has a tile roof and is supposed to have been built in the late 16th or early 17th century. The Cukurhan functioned as a typical Ottoman city caravanserai: in other words it was an Inn with a marketplace in the courtyard. It retained its commercial importance through the years with many shops and workplaces that sold a vast range of goods including mohair, wool, grains, dried fruits, vegetables, etc.

In 1950 the Cukurhan caught fire and was seriously damaged. Soon after that, the building was repaired but mostly lost its original form and abandoned at the end of the 20th century.

The Han, also placed in the "Watch List of 100 Most Endangered Sites of the World" announced by World Monuments Fund (WMF), was leased on a "Renovate-Operate- Transfer" basis in October 2006 by Cengelhan Inc., which is a company of the Rahmi M. Koc Foundation for Museology and Culture, from the Turkish Prime Ministry General Directorate of Foundations, Ankara Regional Directorate. The restoration period of the Cukurhan began in October 2007 and lasted to May 2010. Throughout the two-and-a-half-year restoration process enormous care and attention was paid to the preservation of the original state of the building. This extended to glassing the entire courtyard area.


The Cukurhan is located opposite to the main entrance of the Ankara Citadel, close to the site which was formerly known as the Horse Market, and on the west side of the present Cengelhan Rahmi M. Koc Museum. Those seeking an environment of authentic luxury while travelling on business will be pleased to learn that the Divan Cukurhan is located in the Ulus district of Ankara, home to both key government ministries and most embassies. Divan Cukurhan is a truly unique hotel combining history, distinctive decor, superior service and a location ideal for both business and sightseeing.

Nearby Attractions

Ataturk's Mausoleum (Anytkabir) 3 km
The Rahmi M. Koc Museum 20 mt
The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations 100 mt
Cer Modern Art Museum 2 km
Ethnographical Museum 1.5 km
Museum Of The War of Independence 1.5 km
(1st Parliament Building)
Roman Bath 1.8 km
Ankara Esenboga International Airport 28 km

Guest Rooms
Each room at the Divan Cukurhan has its own personality and is a unique design statement about the interaction of historic structures and modern convenience, cross-cultural pollination and the way natural light interacts with authentic and all-natural building materials to shape space. All of our rooms are spacious and graciously appointed to ensure your stay with us is as comfortable as it is aesthetically rewarding. Our unique rooms mean that while you enjoy everything from wireless internet to rain showers, you also experience design that highlights the authentic beauty of historic half-timbered brick masonry, weathered stone and wood etched and beautified by the passage of time. Please feel free to select the room that most appeals to your own personal sensibilities from our photo-gallery, and we will make every effort to see that you are accommodated in the room of your choice. (All Non-Smoking)

Guest Services
Late check-out and room upgrade subject to availability, Concierge, 24-hour room service, Airport transfer,Foreign Exchange (US$ and Euro only), Laundry & Dry Cleaning, Housekeeping & Evening turndown service, Sightseeing & Tour guides (upon request), Doctor (upon request), Fitness Centre, Parking & Valet Parking, Library, Kids facilities are not available.


Inclusive of buffet breakfast

1st March, 2014 to 1st March, 2015314185171