Hotel is simple with basics provided with café, restaurant and friendly staff. Room was very large with a kitchenette. WiFi was fast and reliable. Bed though was hard. Noisey corner location so keep window closed at night and early morning. Good location as on very busy street with shops, restaurants, department stores, etc. an easy walk. Café menu was average so explore outside. About 20-25 minute drive from airport which is not bad with the terrible traffic jams this city experiences. Try it.
The Narantuul is a perfectly adequate hotel in a very convenient location. The rooms are spacious and comfortably appointed, although somewhat dated. I stayed in 3 different rooms (more about that later...), and had minor issues with the showers in 2 of them, but otherwise everything was clean and functional. The desk clerks were smiling and pleasant, but beyond asking for a room key, communication was a challenge since I speak no Mongolian and their English was somewhat limited. The breakfast buffet features a variety of hot and cold foods, and is OK as long as you get there before the food runs out. Unfortunately, there was a problem with our reservations the second time we stayed at the Narantuul. My daughter and I had booked (and already checked into) separate rooms, but apparently there was some sort of mix-up and the hotel staff needed an extra room. With no prior notice, and without our consent or knowledge, someone decided to move our belongings from our individual rooms into a double room while we we out sightseeing. Whoever did this took great care to place our clothing and personal items exactly where we had left them in our original rooms--to the extent that they must have used photographs to recreate everything so meticulously. On one hand, I appreciate this attention to detail. On the other hand, whoever did this obviously handled and moved all our things without our permission; our privacy was uncomfortably violated, especially since we had left wallets, phones, and many other personal items in our rooms. I cannot say with certainty that anything was missing, although my daughter's wallet was open. Someone also carelessly left keys to 2 other rooms (not our original rooms) in the room. Being unable to communicate adequately with the hotel staff, we reported the incident to the local tour company who had handled our reservations. They promptly contacted the hotel manager, who expressed shock and concern about what had happened. He assured us that this was not a typical or acceptable practice, and that whoever was responsible for authorizing our things to be moved would be held accountable. I can only hope he will follow through, and that this was an isolated incident. We transferred to another hotel for the duration of our stay in Ulaanbaatar. …
I enjoy staying here not because it is the most flashy or modern but because for the price of regular hotel I can get an apartment with a bedroom, reasonably sized living area, separate office space and kitchenette. When I am in UB for more than 3 days, I enjoy having the space to move about. Decor is old, a bit worn but still functional. Service is minimal but ok. Avoid having clothes washed here, I had bleach stains on some items. Please note there is no air-conditioning, I therefore have to avoid the hotel in the warmer summer months. Great for 3 seasons (spring, autumn, winter). But if you want short term space and centrally located (near Ramada), I can recommend this.
Stayed here back in 2011 - the rooms are large, clean and staff friendly. Plenty of restaurants and bars close to the hotel and about a 10 minute walk down Peace Ave to Chinggis Khaan Square area. Depending on which floor you are on, you get a pretty good view of Ulaanbaatar.
The rooms are spacious and clean. Not all of the staff members speak English which made communication difficult at times. The breakfast comes in large portions and is very filling. It close enough to the Nomin superstore, the circus and other attractions.
Very large rooms, separate bedroom, living room and sometimes a small work room. Decent location, not far from the department store and restaurants. The breakfast is standard a la carte, not a buffet. No gym, but there is a gym quite close by. Nice and friendly personnel. There is an ok restaurant on the top floor.
I stayed Narantuul hotel 2 nights in June. Overall experience was great.The restaurants for dinner was good and the breakfast also was good. 10 minutes walk from city center. I would definitely recommend this hotel if you are staying in Ulaanbaatar.
I stayed Narantuul hotel 2 nights and was completely impressed with the service, size, and cleanliness of this hotel The Narantuul Hotel is in a handy location, 10 minutes walk from the State Department Store (good for food shopping), 20 min walk from the ecntral Sukhbaatar Square, 10 minutes walk from Gandan Monastery, and only short distances from some of Ulaanbaatar's main attractions. The hotel consists of very well appointed and spacious appartments for self-catering but also has two good restaurants and a coffe shop. The hotel staff is very friendly both, at reception, in the restaurant and the room service. I would definitely recommend this hotel if you are staying in Ulaanbaatar.
I stayed 2 nights in Narantuul hotel this summer. it was great stay for me. Location is nice. close to Gandan Monastry and Department Store. Many good restaurants and shops around there. Located in City center. Staffs are friendly, good value. I highly recommend this hotel.
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