Avoid. The place is oversold as a premium destination. The yurt was tatty - peeling felt, dirty floors, non functional showers, stale bedding. The web site claims: "En-suite facilities in all gers with shower unit and hot and cold running water." This is inaccurate; we got a trickle of cold water for 2 hours in the morning and an hour in the evening. The manager refused to start the pump even after our 6 year-old fell and we needed water to clean the cut. The shower was broken, as were most fixtures in the bathroom. When it rained at night, water came down in great rivulets from the holes in the felt and made the inside of the yurt wet. I thought I would mention this to the German owner; when I got hold of her after 2 days of trying, she was was enraged at my temerity to complain and basically threatened to put me on the next transport back to ULN. Very disappointed with both standards and attitudes, USD 50/night yurt places in the rest of the wonderful country of Mongolia are better than this.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Tuul Riverside Lodge is a small, fully sustainable, traditional Mongolian camp surrounded by a sea of grass and rolling hills, which stretch down to the nearby River Tuul and beyond. Situated within an hour’s drive east of Mongolia’s bustling capital Ulaanbaatar, a warm, and peaceful welcome awaits you. You will stay in beautifully decorated traditional yurts, known locally as gers, with the added advantage of en suite facilities. Gers are constructed from a wooden lattice frame, 88 roof poles, and are covered with layers of felt to insulate against the harsh Mongolian climate. Both strong and reliable, they are perfect places to spend your time in Mongolia. At the Tuul Riverside Lodge there is something for everyone, regardless of age, experience or ability. We offer a wide range of both adventure and cultural activities, allowing you to enjoy and learn about Mongolia to the fullest. Relax around a roaring campfire and marvel as the Milky Way passes overhead. Enjoy the solitude and freedom that is Mongolia, and let your worries fade away. Given the high standards of the lodge, the beauty and tranquility of the area, and its close proximity to the city, make it the perfect place to hold small business meetings, conferences and team building activities. Whatever your needs, the Tuul Riverside Lodge is ready and able to facilitate in any way we can. We look forward to meeting you. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tuul Riverside Lodge Mongolia/Gorkhi Terelj National Park