The hotels 4* - 3* in Turkmenistan

AkAltyn 4* (real 3*) 141/1 Makhtumkuli street, tel +99312 363700, www.akaltyn.com , info@akaltyn.com

Built in 1994 as AkAltyn Sheraton Plaza, since 2002 became AkAltyn under the local management. It is a good choice for travelers looking for the combination of price, room, and 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.

Rate includes a room, Wi-Fi, 24 hours room service, breakfast, swim pool in summer period, sauna, and the gym. Possible discount via travel agent up to 10% depending on the dates

  • Single Room 80 USD
  • Double Room 115 USD

Expectation: Decent rooms, Wi-Fi and television, helpful service. Around 5 min drive from Airport and 1 mile to 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. Cactus Open Air bar in the inner court is good in the late spring – summer period

Inconvenience: Some rooms have weak Air Con not enough in hot summer time (better evade 8th floor rooms). You can hear disco noise up to late evening (if you do not like it, better have a room at front side). Reception speaks English but other staff may have problem of communication. Breakfast is basic buffet. Some parts of the hotel are tired.

AkAltyn hotel

Sport hotel 4*, tel +99312 461956

Rate includes a room, Wi-Fi, 24 hours room service, breakfast, swim pool, sauna, and the gym

  • Single Room 110 USD
  • Double Room 140 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, Chinese restaurant at the top

Good location, 7 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

Sport hotel

Ashgabat 4*, tel +99312 951370, 951371

Expectation: The new big hotel built on the hills, with the excellent view on town. It is around 10 km from the center. Large rooms and comfortable beds. Swimming pool and Spa are available. The quite environment. The football fields in the neighborhood held the football games of the local teams. All are free to enter and normally during the weekends.

Inconvenience: Generally empty hotel (unless during big national events in Ashgabat), Staff and room service is just for local standards. Breakfast is rudimentary

Rate includes a room, Wi-Fi, 24 hours room service, breakfast, swim pool in summer period, sauna, and the gym

  • Single Room 87 USD
  • Double Room 134 USD
Ashgabat hotel

Mary hotel 4* (real 3*) Mollanepes street, Mary, +993522 67951

Expectation: The hotel Mary built in 2015. The grand building having the rich décor and furniture, spacious rooms, comfortable beds, clean bathrooms. Swimming pool, sauna, restaurant, and the bar. Central location. Nearby the local bazaar, central mosque, history museum, park, good Aladdin restaurant (take road behind hotel). The best available hotel option in Mary town.

Inconvenience: Staff is smiling but not helpful, have language communication barrier, few speak English. Breakfast is rudimentary. May charge high USD prices at the bar. Generally, the service is as per local standards. There is kettle in the room but without tea or coffee, no drinking water in room. Turn off lights in the lobby after 11 p.m. free Wi-Fi but mainly works in the lobby. Better have the meals outside in town restaurants. Some room features do not work. Additional charge to use swimming pool 10 TMT. Adequate gym.

Rate includes a room, Wi-Fi, standard breakfast

  • Single Room 75 USD
  • Double Room 100 USD
Mary hotel

Dashoguz 4* (real 3*), 100 Ruhnama street, tel: +993322 21340)

Expectation: Dashoguz hotel opened its doors in 2015. The rich decor and furniture, spacious rooms, comfortable beds, clean bathrooms (large bath, hot water, thick towels, bathrobes, slippers). Safe, television, kettle and the fridge in the room. Swimming pool, sauna, restaurant, and the bar. On the way to airport 15 min drive. Decent meals in the hotel restaurant. Best available hotel in Dashoguz. Staff is helpful.

Inconvenience: Few speak English. Breakfast is just marginal. Generally, the service is as per local standards. Additional charge for Wi-Fi 5 USD. Possibly, small problems in bathroom. Normally empty hotel.

Rate includes a room, standard breakfast

  • Single Room 75 USD
  • Double Room 100 USD
Dashoguz hotel

Margush 3* (real 2* or less), Gowshut Khan street, Mary, tel +993522 60387

Expectation: Margush hotel built in 2004. Location is good. Nearby the Murghab river, the Regional history museum, the popular Gyzyl Gum restaurant.

Inconvenience: Poor room service, beds are comfortable but can be unclean. Carpets on the floor are the same. Staff is smiling but not helpful, few understand English. Breakfast is rudimentary. Wi-Fi not available

Not recommended unless for budget option. Stay more than 1 night is difficult.

Rate includes a room, standard breakfast

  • Single Room 40 USD
  • Double Room 60 USD
Margush hotel

Nebitchi hotel 3* in Balkanabat, +993222 77031

Expectation: Balkanabat is the administrative center of Balkan region, 160 km on the way to the Caspian Sea, Turkmenbashy town . If you plan to visit Yangy Kala canyon, before to get in Turkmenbashy, easier to stop in Balkanabat for overnight. The Nebitchi hotel is the good choice in town. The round, three floors building offering decent stay. Well-equipped rooms with comfortable beds, bathroom, hot water, air con, television with some channels mainly in Russian and Turkmen. Garden (with some selections of birds) around the building. Park across the hotel where possible to walk in the evening. Location not far from center. Decent meals in the restaurant.

Inconvenience: Staff is not always helpful, few speak English. Breakfast to be ordered in advance (in the evening) and separately paid. Wi-Fi may not work. Possible stagnant smell in some rooms.

Rate includes only a room

  • Single Room 70 USD
  • Double Room 95 USD
Nebitchi hotel