Since 1994 popular AkAltyn Sheraton Plaza but after 2002 Sheraton left Turkmenistan and it became AkAltyn under the local management. It is old hotel but very good choice for travelers looking for the combination of price, room, facilities.
It has decent rooms, room service, helpful and smiling staff, summer swimming pool, sauna, gym, billiard, massage room, free wi-fi, business room, parking with security.
In the office building housed UK and Germany embassies.
Single room 80 USD
Double room 115 USD
Includes: room, wi-fi, 24 hrs room service, breakfast, swim pool in summer period, sauna, gym
Possible discount via travel agent up to 10-20% depending on a travel agent and period
Expectation: Decent rooms, wi-fi and TV, helpful service. 5 min drive from Airport and 1 mile till Russian bazaar, center (to the East). In the close vicinity – Turkmen circus, a couple of café and bar (turn right at the front entrance), Teke bazaar 10 min walk (fruits, vegetables). Refreshing swim pool only in summer period. 5 min drive to airport. Cactus Open Air bar in the inner court is good in the late Spring – Summer period