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“Nothing special but warm”
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Narantuul Hotel
Ranked #36 of 59 Hotels in Ulaanbaatar
Sofia, Bulgaria
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44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Nothing special but warm”
Reviewed 31 January 2014

I have been staying at this hotel for second time. If you get good price the hotel is OK. If its over 100$ its overpriced

1. Hotel is quite outdated and it would need change of carpets or chemical cleaning of them.
2. Breakfast is awful
3. Staff is nice but dont speak english

But it was warm and the water was hot.

The rooms are big, I have ben staying in apartment with small kitchen and living room

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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DAYTON
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Our tour company put my travel partner and I in this hotel for the couple nights in UB. It is a business person hotel - or so appeared to us. We were the only women at breakfast; the men appeared to be on business trips to UB. The food in the breakfast buffet was good, and varied. The options were suitable for my tastes (American). Service was excellent. The room was comfortable, clean and huge! Included desk space, kitchenette, living room. Bathroom was clean, and more than adequate. We were on the 9th floor, and had a good view of the neighborhood leading up to the Temple. I accidentally left the key in the door, on the outside of the room, all night our first night. No disturbance.

My one complaint is that there were construction going on in the commerical lot next door until about 2 AM. Our tour guide said that this was typical because of the terrible traffic in UB; the construction vehicles would not have been too hard to deal with during the daytime traffic.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights and picked this hotel from Lonely Planet Review. Hotel is 3 stars and within 30 minute walk to the central Square of UB: Sukhbaatar Square. Hotel is right off the main road: Peace Avenue and short walking distance to the State Department Store. Many shops, restaurants next to the hotel.

Review of Hotel itself:

As other reviewers have stated, rooms are spacious and clean although showing it's age with older carpets, some stains and few wall sockets coming out etc.... reason I gave it a 3 star Avg rating......I would say they need to some remodeling very soon or this hotel could loose it's status very quickly.

I paid $159.00 per night for a Double room and other people I was with had a single for $109.00. Reasonable prices as you are on the main road and close to the city center. Rooms are well over $200.00 at the city center so again the price is good.

Room was spacious and came with a small kitchen, sink, stove, small refrigerator so could be used for a longer stay. Bed was very firm but clean sheets and I slept well. Only issue is the noise as other reviewers have commented on. No way of getting around this unless they put in sound proof windows to keep out the constant honking and traffic noise.

There was fast free internet/wifi in room and throughout hotel which is a plus. Did not use the TV but fellow colleague said TV was "in and out". Shower was large and clean with hot water and excellent water pressure.

Hotel offers a sauna (did not use) and business room. There is no gym or weight room on premise. Staff were helpful and spoke some English which is nice. I had breakfast both mornings at their cafe/restaurant which was a relaxing setting in a glass enclosed deck room overlooking downtown. Food and service was good.

Bottom Line question: "Would I stay here again?" I would say yes given the location and price but as stated above they need to do some upgrades or routine maintenance if they want to remain competitive and keep their 3 star status.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Cascais
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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2013

Due to a business trip I stayed one week with no major issues. The room was comfortable, although the television needed some upgrade. Friendly staff, an average breakfast and for my business trip a very good location.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Edinburgh
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Reviewed 9 October 2012

I was lucky to be on the ninth floor, room 92, which was an extremely large suite with added kitchen and dining area.

The hotel was spotless, had excellent staff and was very welcoming. I only had one evening at the hotel and was extremely glad of its comforts and service after a few days living in a ger.

Others have said language and issue, which I agree with - but nothing was not sorted and service was always given with a smile.

I think some rooms at lower levels may have been troubled by traffic noise - and if you have ever been to UB you can appreciate this can be an issue. The rooms on the 9th floor had bedrooms overlooking the rear that helped.

I may be back in two weeks - and have no worries about returning.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Hong Kong
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Reviewed 17 August 2012

I spent a few nights at the Narantuul hotel. The staff were friendly but their English skills were a bit patchy so it sometimes took a few attempts to get what you needed. The rooms are very generously sized (I did not stay in a standard room however as there were none available). The televisions were a bit dated but showed 4 or 5 different English language programs which was relatively reasonable for this price range. Breakfast is not included but there is a basic room service menu, two restaurants (neither of which i went to) and the room kitchen facilities are clean and ample. The bathrooms were big and the water pressure strong. The hotel is on Peace Avenue. It is a ten minute walk to the State Dept Store and twenty to Sukhbataar Square. I felt very comfortable at the Narantuul hotel during my stay and would definitely choose it again.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2012

I used the Narantuul for a couple of nights during a business trip to Mongilia at the end of July and it was my first stay there based on the comparsion of room rates aginst other UB hotels. If you are looking for 4 star "normal business" facilities do not use it but for a clean, value for money, friendly stop over it is excellent.
All the room types are spacious and clean. I stayed in a suite one night ( which was massive) and a standard room ( perfectly adequate for one person) the other. The furniture and decor is not luxurious but the bathrooms are new and clean , which was good as I hate old bathrooms.
Internet was free and easily acessible in the rooms. Both had a little kitchen area with fridge , microwave and work top area so you could get your own food in if you wanted to ( breakfast for example)
I only managed breakfast once and it looked typlically basic but get down early if you want fresh stuff. I did not use the bar but it was open both nights I was there.
There is a cash point 30yds from the front door if needed. The staff I had dealings with were very friendly and easy going.
I would stay again even for a longer period just for the value for money and lack of "hotel hassle". Hard beds as usual. I would need more hangers in the wardrobe. No A/C but a fan was provided which was okay for me but might not suit some.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Narantuul Hotel
Address: 2 Khoroo, Baruun Durvun Zam | Chingeltei District, Ulaanbaatar 15172, Mongolia
Region: Mongolia > Ulaanbaatar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 59 Hotels in Ulaanbaatar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Narantuul Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Narantuul Hotel is located in the centre of Ulaanbaatar, nearby Gandan Monastery and State Department Store. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV, a balcony and a patio. There is a full kitchen with a refrigerator and kitchenware. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with a bath and a bath or shower. You can enjoy mountain view and city view from the room. At Narantuul Hotel you will find an airport shuttle, a 24-hour front desk and a bar. Other facilities offered at the property include a ticket service, a tour desk and luggage storage. The property offers free parking. The hotel is 1 km from Ulaanbaatar Opera House, 1.5 Km from National Museum of Mongolian History and 1.7 Km from Chinggis Khan Statue. Chinggis Khaan International Airport is 13 km away. Guest can enjoy Mongolian and European cuisine in Slade Restaurant. ... more   less 
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