International Hotel Tashkent5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I was here for business. This was the hotel chosen for the meeting so it was practical. Bedrooms spacious and comfortable; breakfast - buffet mode and included in price. Wifi is terrible- and whilst available in lobby access in room proved tricky. And access/cost is pricy in Tashkent!.
We stayed here for a couple of nights and were pleased with everything, but wifi. Good breakfast, good rooms, amazing and comfortable lobby, high standard with everything. The room was very neat, bed comfortable, nice bathroom and if you want to sleep in, the curtains make sure that the room stays completely dark. They also have air conditioning. Our experience with the staff was good, they were very caring. But if you have some online work to do, forget about it, the wifi is beyond terrible. 10kbps (that's 1 minute and 40 second for a MB)
I am staying here for three nights the hotel is well done nice lobby . Well appointed rooms , staff is good. Buttttt breakfast for vegetarians is pathetic, to my surprise a five star property charging a big tariff cannot take care of breakfast which is a very integral part of stay for a business traveller as once he leaves he will come back for dinner.
I was here for the media forum held at the hotel and stayed there for two nights. Rooms are great and spacey. But that is all. The breakfast looks like a catering service bring in some items to grab at the corner of a room. Fitness center, the equipment is so old, I have not seen such historical treadmill anywhere else. Yes they are trying to improve as construction going on , on half of the hotel and heard that Hilton took over the place. Good luck to them
Rooms were big and spacious but quite worn out though still clean. This hotel used to be under the Intercontinental group earlier which is still evident from some of the things like the billing invoice. envelope etc. where the Intercontinental has been replaced by International. Is relatively cheaper now.
I stayed twice on same trip- coming and going and had wildly divergent rooms- 1 dull dirty carpetted room on 5th floor, 1 clean spiffy room on 8- I prefer more authentic but updated native Uzbeki hotels which, in my experience, also offer better AC/wifi and much more appropriate experience. who wants to stay in a Holiday Inn type hotel in an exotic country like Uzbekistan? I have now stayed in 4 chain hotels (not my choice, on a tour) and they look Western and modern but they really do not offer better services- and they are uninteresting places to stay. This hotel has a Mexican restaurant called Los Amigos- with sombrero decor- How STUPID is that in Uzbekistan which has a fascinating culture of its own? Why travel here to have a Mexican dinner!! I HATED it and the big screen showing videos in the dining room. a BIG UGH.
We are in a group of 16 people our experience has been very bad as we visited Tashkent yesterday the hotel people gave us 8 rooms on 7 different floors where in we booked and requested to be on the same floor long back. The rooms of the hotel are in real bad situation carpet sinks so badly and difficult to bear even after complaining for the same haven't got positive answer from the hotel so had no other option to post it on trip advisor as we are staying their for 3 more nights. Tapish Bansal Group From India
We opted to stay in this hotel due to its proximity to Uzexpocentre as participants in UzBuild2016. A short walk is all that will take to get you there. The place can be best described quiet. The breakfast buffet are short of options; it seems they're serving the same set of menu everyday. The staff are friendly though the smiling faces you usually see in a hotel are somewhat rare. The room I stayed in still has a '90s CRT type television set. Wi-fi is a bit weak except for the lobby and dining areas. The furniture is obviously dated; the carpets need changing. But the good news is the hotel is now undergoing renovation. Hopefully it'll give the hotel's interior a much needed face lift. Since the hotel's location is within a government complex, you'd see a lot of security personnel all over. Although polite, it might be unnerving to other visitors who are not used to this arrangement. A Metro station is just in front of the hotel, as well as a number of restaurants you can dine in. Also, the world famous Tashkent TV Tower is just nearby.
Many of the problems we faced at this property were due to arcane government regulations. But since the government owns and runs the hotel, it's still their fault. The hotel has a worn and tired look. It reminded me of the 80's.Two of the restaurants are closed, and the third has decent food but at ridiculous prices. A $36 breakfast buffet was a shock. They wanted 50% of the room rate for a one hour late check out. Everything is priced in USD, but you can't use USD's in this country. And if you convert to the local currency you can't convert back. The ATM in the lobby only accepted VISA cards, and only a 4 digit PIN. My bank uses a 6 digit pin, so I was out of luck. Very frustrating.
Currently in the lobby. It was so noisy in my room because of the renovations that are taking place but it is noisy here too! Do they have to work on a Sunday? Might be better to close the hotel completely rather than take money from disgruntled guests. Staff are friendly but that does not help with the inconvenience. My room could be more thoroughly cleaned, breakfast could be better and all the windows of the hotel obviously have not been washed for a very long time.
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82% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 228 reviews