i am an experienced world traveler of mature years, picky on hotels (but not overly so), who does much advance research on my travels, including the accommodations, and therefore is rarely really disappointed in them.
first of all, go to ngorno-karaback, but watch out, IT ISN"T IN AZERBAIJAN !! it isn't really, according to the ngorno-karabackis, "in" anywhere, it is a separate, but not internationaly recognised, country. but for all practical purposes, it is "in" armenia. it is easy to get there. you just go in a mashrutka from yerevan to stepanakert, morning departure, afternoon arrival. painless, and a lovely drive. you can combine it with a visit to goris. at the border of ngorno-karaback, you show your passport, get a permit, and on the first business day of your stay, you take it over to the ministery of the interior (friendly little hassle-free place, no worries !!) and get a "visa" paper which you turn back in at the border when you leave. there is no "out of" or "back in to" armenia element in all this. it is totally easy and sure. lots to do in ngorno-karaback and it is super safe and firendly. more so than my home town of washington, dc, usa !!
anyway, stay in this place, it is so luxurious it is like a joke. they even play opera arias in the hallways. super super kind and helpful staff, english speaking, 24 hrs. computer room/business center 24 hrs. a beautiful spa and pool, central location, exquisite rooms, lovely baths. beautiful dining room, great service, fabulous dinners, wonderful breakfast. why isn't life always just the vallex garden in stepanakert, ngono-karaback ?? it is a posetive DREAM !!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vallex Garden Hotel is a luxury hotel conveniently located in a city center of Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.Vallex Garden Hotel offers 58 elegantly-decorated rooms of various categories. All rooms feature comfortable stylish design in soft sand tones and provide ideal accommodations for business and leisure travelers. Hotel guests are always free to enjoy our fitness club and relax in our swimming pool!All rooms are equipped with:- Large wall mounted LCD Flat screen TV- Local and international TV channels- Telephone with VoIP direct phone line- Controlled cooling and heating system- Complimentary coffee and tea maker facility- Complimentary two bottles of daily replenished mineral water- Personal safety deposit box- In room mini bar with free refreshments and snacks- Complimentary bathroom amenities- Personal letter pad and papers- Blackout window curtain- High speed wireless internet- Working desk- Fully equipped bathroom with hair dryer and make-up mirror- Baby crib upon request (until age 3)Vallex Garden Hotel offers a wide range of services for your everyday comfortable stay, work and rest: ... more less