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The Grand Turkmen Hotel

Gorogly Street No. 7, Ashgabat 744000, Turkmenistan
The Grand Turkmen Hotel
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Istanbul
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is one of the oldest western type hotel so I will not criticize the room and amenties, but the breakfast they offer was poor and nothing acceptable as five star hotel expectations. Service, breads the coffee tea desk were all very poor.Price wise it was not good as well, very expensive for such a quality

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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
57 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ashgabat isn't exactly hip and happening, although this hotel is central so it's easy to get around. Currently the hotel is under some renovations meaning you'll enter from a side entrance which isn't quite as "grand" but I'm sure that'll all change once it's finished. The hotel has a club/bar underneath which is quite literally full of hookers, if that's... More 

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Park City, Utah
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42 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here in three different rooms during my group tour in Turkmenistan. The hotel is undergoing renovation so you enter from an unattractive and un-grand side entrance. I was always given rooms near construction despite how empty this place was. The balconies were covered in scaffolding, tools, and construction materials. Wifi was spotty. The room quality varied widely. One... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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319 reviews 319 reviews
29 hotel reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Of course there's a lot wrong with this hotel, just as there's a lot wrong with this country, but some of the criticisms leave me shaking my head. The breakfast buffet, " the coffee not good", "avoid the sausages" "eggs oily and not hot". What? I have never drunk good coffee in any hotel, ANYWHERE, and I always carry Starbuck's... More 

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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This hotel boasts great location and 5 star service. Even though its rooms might need a bit of renovation, the overall impression is good. I especially enjoyed the view from the balcony - the plaza in front of government building is beautiful.

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Vienna, Austria
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The Grand Turkmen Hotel remains fixed in time it would seem. My last stay was 2010. The room was exactly as my last one - although with new bedding I think. The toiletries in the room no longer have misspelled wording printed on them. The best news - Internet is now free! Suitable for email. Not really strong enough for... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Hotel is a god send if you are used to spending nights in a tent. No very good hotel with Market just over the road for food and all other essentials. Although they do have a restaurant, we did eat out in Ashgabat. Modern and comfortable, polite staff, with the use of free wifi, essential in a rally and route... More 

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Southeast Romania, Romania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I was in my way home from Hazar to Bucharest and I spend one night on this hotel. The hotel is not new, but very nice refurbished, with all the modern comfort. The room was small, but friendly, internet free is a plus for. Cross rod in front of the hotel is the Russian Bazar, where you can get lot... More 

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Lecce, Italy
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

Right in the center of the city, the hotel as a fair and rather good service. From this year, even have free wifi in all rooms (certainly well checked by local authorities, but rather fast which is a rarity in Turkmenistan). Don't expect anything exceptional, but with the open air swimming pool you can make your stay almost enjoyable in... More 

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Chicago,Illinois
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159 reviews 159 reviews
64 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A refurbished hotel in a good location. Rooms are small but well decorated and the beds are comfortable. Restaurant was just ok, meals were unremarkable. Wifi worked very well in the rooms. Wlking distance to the Russian market and the Horse fountain view from the rooms was nice.

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