The first thing that most travelers to Armenia will notice is the exceptional level of hospitality and helpfulness of most Armenians you meet. This is truly a country which elevates "hospitality" into a new stratosphere.
This is all captured and multiplied by this wonderful hotel. I stayed here with a business colleague for two nights this December on a three-week long trip through the South Caucasus. After two weeks in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia (also wonderful places) this hotel felt like "home." They had the most comfortable bed I had slept in for weeks and the staff that runs the hotel is simply amazing. We arranged for a pick up from the train station (train from Tbilisi to Yerevan) and the driver was prompt, courteous and kind. Even though we arrived way before our check-in time at 0700 in the morning, the hotel still put together a delicious breakfast served in our rooms that morning.
The rooms are very spacious. You will get the sense of more of a small flat or studio apartment than a hotel. Everything is immaculately clean and the decor is modern and pleasant.
The best part of this hotel is the people who work there, however. They arrange absolutely everything for you and are always on hand for local advice on shopping, restaurants, and transportation. All are completely fluent in English and Russian (including the adorable little girl who sometimes accompanies her auntie and mother behind the front desk) so you will not have communications problems at all. (Actually, most Armenians can speak one or the other and often both---which is extremely helpful).
The prices are very, very fair as well. We paid about $80 USD per night and that includes breakfast (hard boiled eggs, cheeses, meats, bread, pastries, jams and tea or coffee) served in your room. Nice mini bar stocked with all you could want if that's your thing and all the free water and tea you can handle. Very reliable and fast internet connection as well.
The hotel is very central and in short walking distance to Yerevan's historic sites and the business district (5-10 mins). It is a little hidden with the entrance up a back alley so you should arrange for an airport pickup (again, very reasonably priced) or transfer or just give them a ring so that they can talk to your taxi driver.
I cannot recommend this place highly enough. Although I traveled on business, it seems to also be very family friendly as well.
Whenever travel takes me to Yerevan again, I will stay here for sure.
Loved this place and pretty sure you will too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located in the heart of the capital, Hotel Meg is within minutes’ walk from the famous Matenadaran, the Cascade and the Opera.This small hotel of only seven spacious one and two-room suites has been designed based on the simple concept of doing everything possible to make our guests feel at home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Meg Hotel Yerevan