From the outside, the hotel looks rather grim and uninviting. Inside, it's not much better. The bedroom was comfortable to a point, but there was a strong smell of cigarette smoke (also right through the hotel). The carpet was almost clean. The bed was like sleeping on a wooden board. There was no air conditioning, and it was stiflingly hot. The bar had no atmosphere whatsoever and resembled an airport departure lounge. (An empty one). It closed at 9pm. So there was nothing to do for the rest of the evening. On the plus side, the views were good from certain rooms (not mine!) ant the breakfast was passable if unimaginative. May have been excellent in Soviet times, but we have moved on from then. The hotel hasn't.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to "Harsnaqar"
Harsnaqar is the only hospitality complex in the area of Sevan Lake. Thanks to geographic location and high altitude, the complex has a wonderful view of the Lake and the Sevan peninsula. A one of the two aqua-parks in Armenia is in Harsnaqar, with a magnificently large pool intended for 950 people. The complex is one of the few that has its beach with more than 1 hectare territory.
Harsnaqar is intended for sports fans too. Here are a mini-football ground, basket-ball, volley-ball and tennis, courts, conforming to professional standards and free for visitors.One of our unique points is the cottage section of the complex where families can enjoy their holidays. There are 14 family cottages, two-storied, furnished with all the modern conveniences and natural gas. The cottage section has a separate pool and beach intended only for those renting cottage. This section has a striking view of the Lake.
We have considered also the needs of people on business trips and official meeting. The five presidential cottages and the conference hall are intended for such purposes. It`s worth mentioning that the heads of CSTO states and Dmitri Medvedev, the President of the Russian Federation, stayed at these cottages in 2010. The conference hall is furnished with equipment and an interpretation system of 50 people.There is an internet centre with new computers and free Wi Fi connection available over all the area, making the stay of business people most comfortable.
Those who prefer passive rest many enjoy a game of billiard, tennis, cards, chess or nardi. The bar with a variety of drinks is a nice surprise for our guests. Your child won't get bored here either as there are a wonderful attractions. The closed pool is available year all long. You can get rid of your stress at the modern saunas and through professional massage at our complex. Another way of distressing and relaxation is a cruise on the lake on a yacht or water motorcycles.
Another unique point of Harsnaqar is the opencafe right on the beach where you will be served a wide range of dishes. And if you still do not find your favourite dish in the cafe menu, you will find an amazing list of meals in the restaurant of Harsnaqar. All year round, there are live music performances in the hall of the restaurant intended for 250 people. The staff is ready to host any event, from wedding parties to official dinners, and for business meetings we have banquet halls, which can host 10-40 people.
The large parking areas, the launderette, the shop of souvenirs, the winter park, the satellite TV, 24-hour security, the polite and friendly service of staff and many other aspects will make your stay at Harsnaqar an unforgettable experience.
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- Also Known As:
- Harsnaqar Hotel Complex Lake Sevan, Gegharkunik, Armenia