The hotels in Turkmenistan
Yyldyz 5*, Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Bagtyyarlyk Ave, 17. Tel: +993 12 39-09-00
Expectations: The large luxurious and spacious rooms, king size beds with big set of pillows, comfortable, hospital and good service. The set of outdoor pools combined with the indoor pool and Spa complex. Around 25 min drive to airport. The good restaurant at the top, with the spectacular view on the town from one side and to the Kopetdag mountains on the other
Possible Inconvenience: Espresso machine in a room is a very good but hotel may charge 5 USD per capsule. Bus stop in front of hotel but public buses have long intervals – best way to get in town, it is a taxi.
Nearby: The golf course, Bagt Koshgi Wedding Palace, Kopet Dag stadium. Mainly it is quite area, no town activities. It is 8-10 km to the city, depending where to go. With the car service, it is not a problem, taking just a few minutes to arrive at the main streets
Includes: Room, wi-fi, 24 hrs room service, breakfast, spa complex. Possible discount via travel agent 10-25% depending on the dates
- Standard Superior Room, starting from 160 USD
- Standard Deluxe Room, starting from 180 USD
- Standard Deluxe Double Room, starting from 199 USD
- Standard Deluxe Handicap Room, starting from 199 USD
- Junior Suite Room, starting from 299 USD
- Executive Suite Room, starting from 399 USD
Oguzkent 5*, Address: 231, Bitarap Avenue Ashgabat 744000 Turkmenistan, +99312 449500
Expectations: The large and luxurious rooms, king size beds with big set of pillows, comfortable, hospital service. The very Good Park in front of the hotel. Around 15 min drive to airport.
1.5 km from the city center. Nearby, only administrative buildings - Central Bank, Dayhan bank, ministry of culture, Atlary ministry, Parliament buildings, Main Presidential complex of palaces.
The amenities of the hotel: Two summer pools, Indoor pool, 12 Massage rooms, 2 Saunas, 2 Hammams, Gym, Tennis court, Grand Floor Amu Darya restaurant, 15th floor Akhal Teke restaurant, Lobby Bar
Room rate includes a room (non-smoking rooms), Wi-Fi, 24 hours room service, breakfast, the amenities complex. Possible discount via travel agent 10-15% depending on the dates.
- Standard Superior Room, starting from 185 USD
- Standard Superior Double Room, starting from 205 USD
- Standard Luxury Room, starting from 205 USD
- Standard Luxury Double Room, starting from 220 USD
Nusay htl 5*, Galkynysh Street 70, Ashgabat, tel +99312 22-10-25, 221055
The fully renovated deluxe hotel in 2011, former Nissa hotel. Standard rooms starting from deluxe category. Professional and friendly staff, very good manager. Central location, nearby – University of Makhtumkuly and complex of Presidential Palaces.
Outdoor pool, two restaurants, tennis courts, very SMALL gym, hammam, souvenir shop, available ATM, good parking
Breakfast buffet is excellent, wide selection of fruits, vegetables, sweets, breads, coffee drinks, omelets cooked as per your wish
Expectation: Clean and large rooms, big wardrobe with enough space, wide comfortable beds, daily room service, kettle in the room and a complementary bottle of water. Wi-Fi in every room. Expect 15 min drive to airport
Rate includes a room, Wi-Fi, 24 hours room service, breakfast, swim pools, sauna, gym. Possible discount via travel agent 10% depending on the dates.
- Standard Single room, starting from 120 USD
- Standard Double room, starting from 140 USD
Archibil 5*, 54 Archabil street, Ashgabat, tel +99312 400000, firstname.lastname@example.org
The fully renovated 5* hotel (the former President hotel), 16th floor building at the foothill of Kope Dag mountains, 10 km from the city center
Have Lobby Bar and restaurant, 16th floor restaurant and bar, SPA complex - Hamam, Sauna, Steam bath, Snow Shower, Therapy, Massage rooms, Gym, Swimming pools, Beauty care
Expectation: Clean and large rooms, WiFi and television with good choice of channels, kettle in the room and the complementary slippers. Good view on the town and Kopet Dag mountains. History museum is in the vicinity, as well Oil& Gas, Trade ministries. Around 25 min drive to airport
Inconvenience: Normally, it is empty place unless during government official or business events. Staff are hospital but no expect smiling. They can be helpful but possible communication barrier in English or other western language. Meals at restaurants are usually good but wines carte scarce unless you got chance to stay in right moment. Room service is moderate
Rate includes a room, Wi-Fi, 24 hours room service, breakfast, swim pools, sauna, and a gym
- Standard Classic Single room, starting from 100 USD
- Standard Classic Twin room, starting from 120 USD
- Standard Modern Single room, starting from 100 USD
- Standard Modern Twin room, starting from 120 USD
Olimpia 5*, tel +99312 462918
Rate includes a room, Wi-Fi, 24 hours room service, breakfast, swim pool, sauna, and the gym
- Single Room 140 USD
- Double Room 170 USD
Expectation: The hotel in Sport Olympic complex built for Indoor Asian Games 2017 in Ashgabat. All were brand new and high quality, spacious and modern rooms, furniture, and luxurious décor, swimming pool, spa complex, Wi-Fi
Good location, 5 min walk to Berkarar shopping mall (the market, variety of shopping, entertainment, café and restaurants, children area). Expect 20 min drive to airport
Inconvenience: Possibility that some functions do not work in a room, generally quite moderate service. Breakfast is less than standard. Not all staff understand English
Grand Turkmen 5* (real 3*+), 50, Gorogly Street street, Ashgabat 744000, tel +99312 920555
The hotel is renovated in 2015, changed color, décor and the furniture. Without change for facilities and room category. Some features are tired. Mainly, it can be up to 3*+ category. Still it has good combination of price and quality, plus the central location.
It has the outdoor swimming pool, sauna, massage room, gym, and business room.
Rate includes a room, Wi-Fi, 24 hours room service, breakfast, summer swim pool, sauna, gym. Possible discount via travel agent up to 10% depending on the dates
Expectation: Decent rooms, WiFi and Television, the moderate service. Very good location, with Russian bazar across the street, together with choice of restaurants, café, pubs (British Pub, Asuda Nusay restaurant, City pub, Gunesh pub, Sha Coffee café), a couple of big shopping buildings, good parks around, easy public transportation service (public buses or taxi).
- Single Room 87 USD
- Double Room 129 USD
Awaza Caspian Sea Resort in Turkmenbashy town area
Awaza is the multi-billion government project for the development of the Caspian Sea coastline into the National Resort Center of Turkmenistan. The dozen years of construction transformed this small area into the great complex of high white buildings housing the 4*-5* hotels. There are also the artificial canal crossing the resort, the parks, the Caspian Sea Entertainment Park. All are dressed into the white marble designed for the sparkling outlook of the prosperity. Travelling along the Caspian Sea and visiting the mud volcanoes, YangyKala canyon and YagySuw landscapes, the GaraBogaz bay area or visit the old ruins of Dehistan town, it is worth to have a short pause and stay at Caspian Sea resort
Between all these hotels there are some to select:
- Yelken Yacht Club has the well managed green lawns with the labyrinth of separate villas on its ground. Excellent service, the indoor pool and spa, the good restaurant, large outdoor pool, the sandy beach, yachting options and boat excursions. The most expensive between the other hotels in Awaza
- Serdar is one of the first built hotels in Awaza. Recently reopened after the complete renovation. It can be quite good choice for short stay. The good rooms, restaurant, outdoor and indoor pools, spa. The rock strewn beach not for the lovers of the sandy beaches but it is picturesque and the spectacular for the good photos
- Hazar hotel is one of the most popular between the local people. Good rooms, excellent services, green area, sandy beach, restaurants, outdoor pools
The Caspian is a cold sea and it is like a lottery to have a chance to swim there even in the summer time. The most popular months are July and August, start of September. The spring and late autumn have the quiet atmosphere and the best for long walking and fresh breeze. The wintertime is for the lovers of the cold wind and the hot Spa