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#1 of 6 Specialty lodging in Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park
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The renowned 5-star ecolodge in the heart of the gorgeous Gobi Desert, the Three Camel Lodge offers unrivaled experiences of nomadic Mongolian culture, cuisine, cinematic landscapes, epic wildlife, adventure, and cultural arts. A leader in sustainable travel since 2002, the lodge and its staff are perennially recognized by such publications as Conde Nast Traveller and Forbes Travel Guide. A proud member of the Beyond Green portfolio of sustainable hotels, resorts and lodges—the Three Camel Lodge enchants guests with a luxuriously appointed classic ger (pronounced ‘gaire’). Comprised of 40 individual gers, each is heated by a wood stove and appointed with hand-painted custom furnishings, and every ger features a private bathroom with a gorgeous stone shower. The lodge features an award-winning bar and restaurant, spa, and amenities including horse stables and excursions to see the iconic sites of the Gobi—including the Flaming Cliffs, the Singing Sands, Yol Valley, and ancient petroglyphs dating back to the Bronze Age. We invite families or those seeking more space to book one of our two specialty gers. Our Khubilai Ger is particularly well-suited to families, with two bedrooms linked by a bathroom, while our Genghis Ger features a bedroom and a relaxation space, as well as a private bathroom. The Three Camel Lodge provides a true escape from the everyday, as there are no telephones or access to Wi-Fi. The lodge isn’t just a place to stay. It’s a state of mind.
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Elissa wrote a review Nov 2019
Los Angeles, California515 contributions157 helpful votes
The property itself is stunning, rooms are very nice and spacious (beautifully decorated too) but the food is lacking. However, the Nadaam demonstration at the lodge was very nice to see (archery, horseback, etc). I was here in 2015.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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allisonstrine wrote a review Nov 2019
Roswell, Georgia17 contributions2 helpful votes
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The atmosphere was true Mongolia, and the facilities were clean and fresh. The Ger we stayed in was no Ritz Carlton, but for an adventurous spirit, our little fire stove and cool stone flooring added to the ambience. One of my favorite places to stay!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Thomas G wrote a review Sep 2019
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Spent several days here and found it very comfortable and enjoyable. The accommodations are great - spacious, comfortable, amazing bathroom and shower. Sunrises and sunsets and stars are hard to beat. The bar is a fabulous building with a great deck. Food was consistently very good. Staff could not have been more helpful. The whole place seems to have a sustainability ethic. Everything is very well done.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Responded Oct 8, 2019
Hi Thomas. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. We agree - the sunrises, sunsets and stars are some of our favorite aspects as well! We do pride ourselves on our sustainability efforts and are happy to see that guests have notice this. Thank you for your kind words.
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Shefali P wrote a review Sep 2019
Huntsville, Alabama770 contributions192 helpful votes
Check in was simple and easy. Our host explained all including location of our GER and other amenities. We had lunch with FLIES all around us and on our food. We complained about flies and they said they have a water bag over the door for that. First evening our problems started with a bad odor in our GER. They came and vented it. Then after that we started with shower and were unable to complete as NO HOT water. So my husband had to walk back again to complain about that. Don’t know why they don’t have emergency 2 way radio. Well in the end they found us another GER. Breakfast again with flies. Lunch we were on road but dinner was the biggest disappointment. A MICE in the dining hall and it’s running to the kitchen and we addressed that to the server 4 times and all she said was SORRY!!! Our appetites were ruined by the MICE ever since. Next day we find out there is no manager on duty and staff does not understand English. I would never let anyone pay $900 a night to be treated the way we were. Both me & my husband had a massage here which gave me more back problems.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Oct 10, 2019
Dear Shefali, We are very sorry to hear your experience at our lodge did not meet your expectations. Due to our location in the middle of the Gobi desert, we do encounter wildlife and some insects on a regular basis, although we do our best to limit these encounters. We understand the hygiene concern regarding flies and rodents, especially in the dining area, and we have taken measures to ensure these incidents do not continue to occur. Being that our property was built an as eco-lodge with conservation at the forefront and desert locations, water conservation is important to us. At check-in all guests are requested to conserve water and are informed that there is 50 liter hot water heater in every Ger. Once that amount is depleted we have to re-fill the tank and heat the water and this process requires more than an hour. We have a manager on duty at all times at our lodge so there may have been some type of misunderstanding when you asked for a manager. Please feel free to contact our office directly (info@threecamellodge.com) at your convenience if you would like to provide us with more details of your stay. We strive to provide all of our guests with the ultimate and most authentic Gobi experience, as such all reviews are important to us as they allow us to better our services and accommodations to our travelers. Wishing you continued safe travels. Thank you.
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Noura wrote a review Aug 2019
Kuwait City, Kuwait464 contributions144 helpful votes
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Wow! This place was a breath of fresh air after the places we’ve stayed in around Mongolia. The best glamping in the country! The staff and services were great! It’s a long ride from Dalanzadgad airport. But once we arrived the setting made up for it. Keep in mind there are no roads around so it is one bumpy ride to the camp. The gers come with their own toilet (no door to the bathroom) and shower. There’s eco friendly soap, shampoo, conditioner, and lotion. Everything is eco friendly. You have to ask for a hairdryer. Good news is there is an electric outlet! Lighting is good but was limited because of solar energy. Water is limited so plan on taking quick showers (I’m sure you will it’s either freezing cold or boiling hot in the mornings, in my ger at least). Get extra portable lighting/flash lights and extra batteries just in case electricity goes off (it did a few times we were there, but briefly as I had to run over in the dark to ask for help). Ok so the bad news is there’s no TV (like all camps) or WiFi, but they don’t see this as bad as the place screams of unwinding and relaxation. There is a tv room under the bar and they have a handful of movies and documentaries, all Mongolia-related, and they’re a good selection. The bar area is where you go to read, drink and get to know other guests. The restaurant opens during meal times only and you can see what they’re cooking for lunch and dinner through the kitchen windows. All set menu so you have to give them your allergies and dietary options. Breakfast buffet was really really good. The food is the best we had during our whole stay in Mongolia! There are a few activities like horse riding and electric scooters. And of course excursions. You take the walkway up the hill behind the camp and walk for about 5 minutes to the sunset viewing area which is a great place on the other side of the hill. I recommend staying for at least 2 nights. We stayed 4 nights and it was great.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Oct 8, 2019
Hi there, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. We are glad to hear you enjoyed having no tv and wifi and hope you were able to relax! Thank you for your kind words.
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miak008 wrote a review Aug 2019
London, United Kingdom266 contributions120 helpful votes
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Would highly recommend staying here for your Mongolian adventure. The accommodation is lovely and with en-suite an plenty of warm water, you don’t leave any of life’s luxuries behind. The food was very good! If you, like us need a little 4G, climb up the little hill above the camp and head left.. we happily found some which meant we could connect back Home. ( map attached :)) Go and enjoy! The camp is magnificent and Mongolia South Gobi dessert is breath taking!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Oct 8, 2019
Thank you for your kind words! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay.
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mark121 wrote a review Aug 2019
London, United Kingdom955 contributions545 helpful votes
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I very much enjoyed my stay here. The welcome was somewhat bizarre, since I fainted in the car park. (Keeping properly hydrated in the desert was the lesson to be learned.) However, the lodge doctor was swiftly on the scene and this was followed by a defibrillator on horseback! I’m only cross that no one thought to take a photo of this! Having been coaxed back to consciousness with plenty of cold towels and water, I could enjoy the rest of my stay. The staff in the reception area are first class; kind, very helpful, friendly and efficient. Massages were booked, the screening room was booked for us to watch a film and electric scooters were reserved in a matter of seconds. There was also a nice cold orange drink and cold face cloths on hand whenever you returned from an excursion. The reception area also features a (rather expensive) shop. And a note of criticism here is that the books have one price on them but when you go to charge them to the room you are given another price. Everything should be marked up with the correct price. The ger was super-comfortable and the bathroom was really great, with a lovely shower and good quality amenities. There’s a nice bar area (although you did need to sometimes hunt out someone to serve you) with a terrace to sit on and admire the view. And the barman needs to practice his martini making – mine seemed to have been made by filling a martini glass with some gin and then dropping in an olive. The food was good and plentiful. At breakfast, however, I think there should be some screen covers for the fruit etc. to stop flies getting on the food. Service was generally good, although there was an occasional language barrier issue. They do take credit cards but there is a problem (which is only to be expected) in getting a signal to connect to the machine. So, full marks to the lodge for agreeing to collect the money later – which they did the next time I flew through Ulaanbaatar airport, where a representative was waiting for me with a card machine.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Responded Oct 8, 2019
Hi Mark, thank you so much for your feedback. We will take your suggestions into consideration and are so happy you enjoyed your stay.
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Donald H wrote a review Aug 2019
Rochester, New York246 contributions141 helpful votes
My visit to the lodge concluded a 9 day trip to Mongolia and it was the perfect place to relax before the trip home. The rooms are clean and spacious. The food at the restaurant is excellent. The bar is very well stocked. The excursions provided are all enjoyable and convenient. Yes, it would be nice to have cell coverage to occasionally call home, but beyond that, this is pretty flawless.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Responded Oct 8, 2019
Thank you so much for your feedback, Donald. We are happy to hear your enjoyed your stay and were able to relax before your journey home.
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JeffG1956 wrote a review Jul 2019
Dallas, Texas49 contributions68 helpful votes
An oasis in the middle of the desert. The lodge as a whole is fantastic. The gers are wonderful, the food is excellent, the amenities awesome and the twice daily trips, morning and afternoon to the far reaches of the desert were spectacular. Not easy to get to but once you are there you will never want to leave. Peaceful and beautiful.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: All the gers are the same. If you are lucky you will wake up with some animals outside your door.
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Thank you so much, Jeff! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay.
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AmyEnkhbayar wrote a review Jul 2019
Albany, New York15 contributions5 helpful votes
- So beautiful and peaceful. - Staff is friendly and helpful - Food is fresh and delicious - Can accommodate vegans and vegetarians and other dietary restrictions - Plenty of activities at the lodge to keep you busy during excursions: horse riding, spa, cycling etc.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Three Camel Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Three Camel Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Three Camel Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, and Portuguese.