Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia

29 Sep 2019

My last Tufenkian property during my first trip to Armenia was in Dzoraget. Previously I had visited Tufenkian hotels in Yerevan, Lake Sevan, and Dilijan. Also be sure to read about my favorite Armenian food along Lake Sevan! The Dzoraget property is located inside of a giant gorge with huge cliff faces on either side in the north of the country. The brand promotes its hotels as “Heritage Hotels” and this property has a strong rustic design.

 

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Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

It took an hour and 15 minute drive from Dilijan where I stayed at Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Hotel which you can read about in a separate article. I met the friendly staff at the reception counter and then checked into my room on the second floor.

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Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

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Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

After visiting three other Tufenkian properties I was prepared for what to expect in terms of room design. The room was a bit more modern than the others I had experienced. It did have a few rustic elements thrown in, including the headboard and bedding. The view from the window was looking out over the garden which was quite a nice view. The room had a lounge chair, coffee maker with instant coffee and tea, convenient outlets, a large working desk, and more.

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I was pleased to find a bathtub and shower combination, and a single sink vanity in the bathroom.

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Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel had a bit more than the other Tufenkian properties in terms of facilities. This property had an indoor pool, modest fitness center, ping-pong table, multiple dry saunas, billiards table, large patio, and lots of places to relax. Lots of room to stretch out!

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There were a lot of very photogenic areas of the property that truly encompassed the rustic charm of the property. I saw people who stopped to simply take pictures at the property. Its location is simply stunning!

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Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

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Everything I ate was at the restaurant on the first floor of the Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel. The lunch and dinner menu was very similar at all of the Tufenkian properties I’ve visited. However, each location does seem to have a few local specialties in addition to the more standard Armenian dishes that are offered nationwide. Overall, everything I ate was quite good but my recommendation would be for the eggplant stuffed with meat!

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Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

Breakfast was in a buffet format. This was the most extensive buffet at any Tufenkian Hotel that I’ve had. Still focusing on local cuisine, there were just a lot more options. The fruit in Armenia has been simply incredible. I never knew it could taste so sweet outside of Southeast Asia. Now I know!

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My stay at the Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel was quite smooth! This is one of their best properties in terms of facilities. That being said, there were some areas for improvement. If you’re looking to explore northern Armenia you definitely need to check out the Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel!

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My last Tufenkian property during my first trip to Armenia was in Dzoraget. Previously I had visited Tufenkian hotels in Yerevan, Lake Sevan, and Dilijan. Also be sure to read about my favorite Armenian food along Lake Sevan! The Dzoraget property is located inside of a giant gorge with huge…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8
Value - 8.2
Feng Shui - 8
Convenience - 7
Service - 7.2

7.7

Armenia!

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Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel

Hotel

1st street, building 127, Dzoraget 2035, Armenia

Phone: +374 93 947889

 


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Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse

29 Sep 2019

After visiting Tufenkian Hotels in Yerevan and Lake Sevan, I made my way to Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex. Dilijan is a famous Armenian town in the mountains, about an hour and 15 minutes north of Yerevan, making it a popular getaway for locals. Every Armenian I spoke to about Dilijan shared fond memories. Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex envelops this small-town charm with its 19th century style buildings. The property attracts lots of visitors, throughout my stay, I saw many tour groups coming to simply explore the property. Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex is classified as a 3 star hotel but is truly a guesthouse.

 

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Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

I arrived early in the afternoon at the lower entrance and walked up a small hill to get to the reception. I noticed multiple shops that sell all types of souvenirs as well as the café and restaurant. After a smooth check in, I was shown to my room.

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Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

I stayed in a fairly spacious suite styled like that of the 19th century. The suite featured a large private wrap-around veranda. Standing on the veranda it was possible to look down on nearby local houses and almost feel like a local. Almost.

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The bathroom was a little bit more modern in its styling and featured a shower stall and single sink vanity. I liked that the shower had a very strong massage shower head.

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Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

The restaurant is located in a structure that looks like an old house and has both indoor and outdoor seating. The restaurant has a similar menu to the other Tufenkian Restaurants I visited around the country, and features lots of traditional Armenian cuisine. This is where I ate my breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The staff were clearly more accustomed to working with foreigners as I noticed there was a lot more smiling than other parts of Armenia! Great.

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Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Breakfast was in both a buffet and à la carte format. It’s possible to order hot items such as eggs and pancakes along with the cold options on the buffet. In addition to the buffet there are several varieties of coffee available to get your caffeine fix!

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Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex is perfectly situated just a short five minute walk from the center of the village. There’s lots to explore around the area and to think that this property offers a great starting point for Dilijan adventures. The major feature of the property itself is the charming design. Remember that it is a guesthouse. All in all, I enjoyed my time at the quaint Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex!

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After visiting Tufenkian Hotels in Yerevan and Lake Sevan, I made my way to Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex. Dilijan is a famous Armenian town in the mountains, about an hour and 15 minutes north of Yerevan, making it a popular getaway for locals. Every Armenian I spoke to about Dilijan…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8
Value - 7
Feng Shui - 7.5
Convenience - 8.5
Service - 7

7.6

Quaint!

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Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex

Hotel

Sharambeyan St, Dilijan 3901, Armenia

Phone: +374 94 030883

 


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Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway

25 Sep 2019

As I was making my way around the country of Armenia on my maiden voyage, I paid a visit to the Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel that sits on the east side of Lake Sevan. I had just stayed at the Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel (which you can read about here) and by car, only took about 1.5 hours to reach the property. There is a small community surrounding the Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath but I only saw a handful of locals during my three day visit. This made for a very calm atmosphere.

 

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Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

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Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

The property is quite gorgeous and I was quite impressed by their beautiful outdoor pool. This pool has a great view of Lake Sevan. Next to the pool there is a bar, hot tub, tennis court, children’s playground, and lots of lounge chairs. A great place to take amazing photos!

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Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

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Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

The room had a balcony which looked out over the farmland that surrounded the property. It’s so quiet and peaceful. The design of the hotel room was that of an old cabin, very historic feeling as the Tufenkian brand is focused on. It felt like a classic family getaway. Some of the features of the room included a mini refrigerator, teakettle, instant coffee, tea, a separate bed, and a lounge chair.

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Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

In the bathroom there was a shower stall and single-sink vanity. I liked the rock walls in the shower.

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Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

The property also had a lounge area on the second floor that has a fireplace and a billiards table. I can imagine it would be a great place to spend time during colder months.

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Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Next to the pool there was a dry sauna and a small cold plunge pool. I really enjoyed bouncing back and forth between the heat of the sauna and the cold of the pool.

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Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

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Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

A few hundred meters away from the main hotel is the Zanazan Restaurant. This is where breakfast, lunch, and dinner were served. The dining room was just beautiful and they had a good choice in music which set a great ambiance. During my stay I found the food and staff to be incredibly delightful. The breakfast was normally a buffet focusing on local dishes that were absolutely delicious.

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Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

 

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Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

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Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

I enjoyed the food so much that I’ve written about my dinner experiences in another article here. Everything I ate was fantastic and actually better than what I had in Yerevan. The menu for lunch and dinner is the same and includes lots of local Armenian favorites, which I would highly recommend. Whether you’re a hotel guest or not, Zanazan Restaurant is worth the visit!

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Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel is absolutely stunning! I had such a great time visiting during the low season. The service was great and warm, the food was the best I had so far in Armenia, and the location truly spectacular in the countryside. Without a doubt I can recommend a getaway at the Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel.

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As I was making my way around the country of Armenia on my maiden voyage, I paid a visit to the Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel that sits on the east side of Lake Sevan. I had just stayed at the Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel (which you can read about here)…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9
Value - 8
Feng Shui - 7.4
Convenience - 8.7
Service - 8.3

8.3

Enjoyable!

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Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel

Hotel

Tsapatagh 1611, Armenia

Phone: +374 93 947891

 


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Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

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Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Best Armenian Food at Lake Sevan: Zanazan Restaurant

25 Sep 2019

I’ll just put it out there that some of the best food I ate while in Armenia was at the Zanazan Restaurant on the east side of Lake Sevan! The restaurant belongs to Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel, which you can read about in a separate article here. The restaurant isn’t connected to the hotel and sits a few hundred meters away. It was a chilly walk while I was there, but well worth it!

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Best Armenian Food at Lake Sevan: Zanazan Restaurant Armenia Asia Blog Food Lake Sevan

Best Armenian Food at Lake Sevan: Zanazan Restaurant Armenia Asia Blog Food Lake Sevan

When I opened the front door, there was a lot to take in. The tall ceilings made it feel very spacious, but the soft lighting, fireplace, and music, made for a cozy and warm atmosphere.

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Best Armenian Food at Lake Sevan: Zanazan Restaurant Armenia Asia Blog Food Lake Sevan

Best Armenian Food at Lake Sevan: Zanazan Restaurant Armenia Asia Blog Food Lake Sevan

The staff at the Zanazan Restaurant were some of the nicest people I had met while visiting Armenia. They offered a very high-level of service throughout each of my six visits. I was very impressed at the level of hospitality. I ate multiple breakfasts and dinners at the restaurant, but for this article, I’ll focus on the lunch and dinner menu. With all my visits, I got to try a wide variety of the local Armenian dishes.

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Best Armenian Food at Lake Sevan: Zanazan Restaurant Armenia Asia Blog Food Lake Sevan

Everything I ate was simply fantastic and bursting with flavor! I had been introduced to many of the dishes previously while in Yerevan but was impressed with the even better versions at Zanazan Restaurant at Lake Sevan. Whoever’s in that kitchen really knows what they’re doing! Everything was on point. They have a very wide selection of food in their menu, mostly local dishes with locally sourced ingredients, including lots of fish from the lake. You can’t go wrong with any of the options!

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Best Armenian Food at Lake Sevan: Zanazan Restaurant Armenia Asia Blog Food Lake Sevan

If you’re in Armenia and near Lake Sevan, Zanazan Restaurant is a must. This restaurant met all of the criteria for a truly great dining experience worldwide. The classy atmosphere, warm and attentive service, and consistently delicious food make for a truly remarkable experience. I can’t wait to go back!

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The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9.1
Value - 9.3
Feng Shui - 8.8
Convenience - 7.7
Service - 8.5

8.7

Amazing!

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Zanazan Restaurant

Restaurant

Tsapatagh 1611, Armenia

Phone: +374 93 947891

 


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Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality

25 Sep 2019

A visit to Armenia has been on my list for quite some time, and this year I’m proud to say I finally made my dream a reality! I flew from Sharjah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates with AirArabia which you can read about in a separate article here. I landed at Yerevan’s Zvartnots International Airport and quickly made my way through immigration. Before arriving I did my research and found there were taxi apps similar to Uber known as GG and Yandex. I ended up using Yandex and made it from the airport to the Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel in about 25 minutes for just $3 USD.

 

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Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Although Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel looks like a historic building, it was actually built fairly recently, so it had all the modern amenities. Upon arrival I was quickly checked in and then headed up to the fifth floor to see my room. Upon opening the door, I was immediately drawn to the window which opened to a beautiful street and park view with lots of trees. The weather was just perfect when I was visiting in early September. The room mixed some dare I say medieval styling with modern. There was lots of space, a sizable closet, and a kettle with instant coffee and tea.

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Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Inside of the bathroom there was a single sink vanity, shower stall, and locally sourced toiletries. Simple and straightforward. A plus was that this shower could really kick out some hot water at super high pressure! I nearly blasted myself out of the bathroom.

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Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan
Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

On the second floor of the Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel is the rooftop pool. The pool area has a gorgeous design! At one end there is flower wall. It’s possible to order food and eat next to the pool as well. All in all, a great atmosphere for relaxation!

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Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

During my stay I was able to have several breakfasts and dinners at their Kharpert Restaurant, which offers age-old Western and Eastern Armenian cuisine. The breakfast was in a buffet format and focused on local dishes with both cold and hot options.

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Something new I got to try was Armenian coffee! This has similarities to Turkish and Arabic coffee but still it’s own beast. If you need a kick, it’s a must try as it’s very strong!

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Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Throughout the stay, I sampled a huge amount of Armenian food and was pleasantly surprised with everything I tried! Seriously, trying new flavors is what gets me super excited! Everything was very tasty.  Kharpert Restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating. I personally preferred to enjoy the lovely weather by sitting outdoor. Some of my favorite items were the mint and thyme tea, Draggett Belgian Triple Beer, stuffed eggplant, local pickles, trout sashimi, sou beoreg which is basically a cheese lasagna, zucchini patties, and manti which is a stuffed pasta. Similar to my experience in Eastern Europe, Armenia has a service style that is a bit different than other cultures of the world. Sometimes it can feel a bit colder than others. I came expecting this so it was not a shock to the system. That being said, I did manage to get a few smiles throughout my visits to the Kharpert Restaurant!

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

The Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel has a delightful offering in the heart of Yerevan, Armenia. Some of my favorite features of the property were the food, fantastic location in the city center, and rooftop pool. The hotel does not have a gym, but I walked so much during my stay that I really didn’t need one (I averaged 10,000-15,000 steps a day!) At times the service can feel a bit colder but this is the culture. All in all, I enjoyed my experience at the Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel in Armenia!

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The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8.3
Value - 7.5
Feng Shui - 7.1
Convenience - 9.3
Service - 7.3

7.9

Enjoyable!

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Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel

Hotel

48 Hanrapetutyan Street, Yerevan, Armenia 0010

Phone: +374 60 501 030

 


Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan