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The Grand Turkmen Hotel

Gorogly Street No. 7, Ashgabat 744000, Turkmenistan
The Grand Turkmen Hotel
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Rating summary
  • 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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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed in the Grand Turkmen Hotel for a night on May 2015. Hotel is in city center, near to Russian market, few small shopping malls and British Bar. Check-in was easy, the reception staff do speak English. Hotel is currently undergoing a renovation, it was noisy, the balcony was dusty and had worker's tools laying around. There is water,... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Near Russian market with restaurant's and beer places. Nearby some more restaurants an bars. Ashgabat is big and not so cosy. So to find restaurants with atmosphere you need to ask locals. One place is in yurts and in the older part of the city but you need to ask...

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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was undergoing renovation during the stay, so no pool, some noisy work and other facilities absent. Things good: 1) Central location with restaurants, shops, parks & some sights all within walking distance 2) Helpful staff 3) Everything worked in room 4) Internet access, albeit slow & limited Things bad: 1) Rock-hard beds & tiny thin pillow 2) Decor... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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237 reviews 237 reviews
55 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Nice big room and a really good bed. I was positively surprised that we could watch BBC world and Euronews on the TV. The room had a big balcony. One of the Chairs and the table in the room had lots of stains. We had problems With water all over the bathroom floor when we took a shower. The... More 

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Hereford, England
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68 reviews 68 reviews
11 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros - comfy bed, lots of pillows, absolutely great shower pressure, in the centre - very near to the Russian market. Cons - having a shower resulted in most of the water being on the bathroom floor, odd breakfasts although they were alright, expensive bar, lots of renovation works on going, numerous prostitutes wandering through reception to the club at... More 

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Istanbul
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
59 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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179 reviews 179 reviews
42 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

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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363 reviews 363 reviews
33 hotel reviews
170 helpful votes 170 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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