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.
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!
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.
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.…
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.…
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!
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.…
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.
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.
- 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.