The Brandt guide made it sound like this was the nicest place in town. It was not. We showed up without a reservation. Despite the place seeming to be empty, the woman working there said there were no rooms available, so she put us in a hot, stinky yurt. I normally like yurts, but this one smelled very stale. The shared toilets had no toilet paper and the showers were cramped. Stuff had been left in common areas, like used towels and coffee mugs.
About an hour after we got there, the husband came by our yurt and told us we could have a room. But it wasn't ready yet, and when he went upstairs to tell the lady about it, she yelled at him, and he ran out of the hotel. No one told us what was going on, so we ended up leaving and going to the Khan Tengri, which is much nicer.
Rooms are confortable, also if someone has shared bathrooms.Dinner and breakfast are simply delicious.
It is far from centre and is difficult to move without a car.
If possible ask for room nbr 2, the best.
The guest house provided the only option for a group of six of us to stay two nights in Naryn, Kyrgyzstan. We booked three different rooms. A three single bed room, a double and a single room. Accommodations were good. Beds were comfortable, though mattresses were a little soft. Shared baths were a tight fit for two larger fellows as were the toilet cabinets. But the towels provided were near luxury for Kyrgyzstan. Breakfast and lunch were included in our room rate and with tax and gratuity came to 1490 soms per person, with the double and the single costing marginally more.
One note for older travelers, there are a lot of stairs. Basement dining room, our rooms were on the third floor which meant a lot of climbing on amazingly uneven stairs. It was a challenge for our older party members.
Overall I would rate the experience as very good and a good value.
I stayed here for one night in September 2011 during a package tour
This is very basic accomodation.
Note it is in Naryn, not in Bishkek.
They have accomodation in a number of yurts in the garden, but also a some rooms in something that looks like a former gloomy, run down apartment building, a little outside from the center of Naryn.
Most rooms are located up a flight of stairs, and there is no lift.
Most of the rooms share toilet and shower, except one or two rooms, that have ensuite toilet and shower, and we got this one room.
The room was clean, and rather cozy with soft furniture, sort of randomly
We never managed to figure out how to lock the door of this room.
But the beds were comfortable.
The shower was functional and the toilet was a western toilet, but the toilet did not flush.
When reporting this, the staff were not very eager to do anything about it. After they did this it worked once, then again ceased to work.
Also the shared facilities apparently did not function that well.
If you’ve done much traveling in the former USSR or Central Asia than you’ll probably find this to be a comfortable and convenient place to stay with a better than expected breakfast. They have Western toilets (a huge plus), clean rooms (with tiny beds) and functioning showers (that sometimes have hot water). If you’re not in the mood for a room try one of their Yurts. Celestial Mountains is nothing fancy, but it is solid, clean and comfortable that will meet the basic needs of any traveler (not to mention few options in Naryn).
Single 39 USD
Double 48 USD
Tripple 55 USD
Executive 58 USD
Place in a yurt 19 USD