For those who have not had a chance to experience old style Soviet hotels, this is the place to go to. Although it undoubtedly is a good deal better than the real stuff as known in the USSR up to the 80's, it still has that distinct feel of being borderline between hotel and penitentiary institution. Staff can be pleasant, but don't expect service, and there is a nice ground floor café with good internet connection. Many Mongolians come for weddings and semi official parties, and that gives the place a great local touch. And the hotel is warm when it's freezing cold outside, but it's hard to get rid of the old gulag air!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The first Five-Star Hotel in Mongolia. Built in 1961, it has been a flagship property of Mongolian Hospitality Industry. Yet the oldest but still one of the best Hotel in Mongolia. Keeping up with the developments in the industry it has now a branch hotel in Terelj national park-The UB2. ... more less
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