Elina Guest House

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Penjikent, Tajikistan

Elina Guest House Penjikent Reviews

TheJohnsons TheJohns…
72 reviews
Ok Guest house, Jun 26, 2012
Location – at the end of the main street that runs thro Penjikent, but Marustkas 1 & 4 stop right out side the side alley to it. There is also a big sign with its name on it with an arrow pointing the way, and most taxis where it is. It is a reasonable distance from the main area in Penjikent.

Cost - $70 for two people for two nights, the woman who was caretakering it tried to charge us $50 each for two nights, and said that was the price, when we questioned it she said the Czechs and Russians got a better price, but would not say why! Finally when we got to speak briefly with the owner who also agreed that it should have been $30 each for this room, she offered back some money, but we only got $20 change so she did us again. Plus much overpriced Hotdogs and bulgar wheat, and salad for $10 when we arrived. Breakfast was included, which was cheese, salami, two fired eggs, and tea.

We had room no1 with its own shower and toilet (shower did not drain away very fast.

The lady there was very smiley and pleasant but spoke to us all the time in Russian. There was supposed to be wifi access but we kept getting excuses why we couldn’t have the to connect, when mysteriously on the afternoon before we leftthe log on code appeared!There was nothing wrong with the signal at all.

We were disappointed we were not able to arrange a trip to the seven lakes or anywhere for that matter, this was not was this GH was advertised as. There was no one to discuss this with, and the manager was not contactable. The so called "tourist Info centre at the GH was also closed.

Altogether a very poor experience and advice would be don't hand over any money until you have spoken to the owner, not the woman he has left in charge. Yes we did email in advance and got no response from that either. It would seem that unless you are Russian or Czech, you will be asked for more money than is advertised on their prices sheet, which you should ask for on arrival.
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