Hotel has the best location in Yerevan - close enough to Republic Square and the government area. There is a supermarket right next to the hotel where snacks and drinks can be purchased and a money exchange service within it. It's an easy walk to the Opera House and the main square where on the way there are a number of cafes/bars and eating places where staff speaks excellent English. Hotel was clearly built in the Soviet era and in many ways it shows.
Hotel has smoking and non-smoking rooms.Rooms areold and 'sparsely' furnished but quite large, have TV with CNN and BBC world service, working fridge,air-condition. Good wardrobe space, hair dryer and bath shower. Bedding is very clean as the bathrooms. Some rooms arehowever 'very tired', carpets past their best, curtains that would not close easily.Hotel has some rooms overlooking the mountain that appear in slightly better condition. You can sleep well as the beds are comfortable and the hotel despite being full is reasonably quiet and peaceful.
Conditions of rooms are not very good. The absence of any light but bedside lamp in the bedroom is puzzling. The carpet it not a bad idea, but carpets of some rooms have stains and that don't make good impression. The blankets are somewhat unsatisfying - a simple sheet topped with an extremely scratchy blanket.
One of the worst things is the 'heater'. Unfortunately, if it is somewhat colder than average during your stay and the heater works bad and therefore you can freezeat night. Usually 4* hotel should have a heating that works no matter which time of the year it is. Also the bathroom is a problem. It is nice, but as soon as you're tall, you cannot stand in the shower as it's fairly small.
Some of the rooms have an odd layout, and there are often not things like light switches in workable places. Also there is a ton of smoking everywhere and the whole place smells of cigarette smoke. On the plus side, they really do keep the rooms clean.The rooms facing the main street (Sayat Nova) are somewhat noisy, but the view of the street is beautiful.
Hotel has amenities such as wifi, spa, swimming pool, haircutting, currency exchange, business office in the hotel. There is one area where they could improve; it has to be the hard-to-change smoking habit of their patrons, especially in the front lobby where there are two bars nearly always full of smokers. Passing through the lobby is makes unpleasant because of this.
The hotel breakfast in compare to other Armenian hotels is 'sumptuous' with a large choice foods selection.The breakfast is a surprise very adequate has everything there that one needs. A must to get there early otherwise there would be a wait for a table.Buffet breakfast is served every morning: great variety of high quality local foods, including strained yogurt, tons of delicious fruit, excellent juices, and on and on.
All the staff is pleasant and helpful.The staff is very courteous from the front desk attendants to the kind-hearted ladies who service the rooms, the doormen, etc.They speak very good English and the place it quite clean.
All and all, it is a good hotel, but could use some infrastructure improvements to become a great hotel.
PRICES - USD, including VAT
(01.09 - 30.09)
|Standard single \ Standard double Room||120 \ 140||90 \ 105|
|Ani King Room||160||130|
|Junior Suite Room||170||140|