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46-A Donskoy Pereulok, Bishkek 720000 Kyrgyzstan
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#7 of 130 in Bishkek
The Umai is a small family run 8 room guest house just off the centre of town. We provide B&B as our standard package but also have kitchen facilities capable of meeting all dietary requirements for breakfast, lunch, supper and more. In the garden we have a small sheltered bar that opens as necessary, and a great gas BBQ for those special occasions. We pride ourselves on providing you with a friendly stay that you will remember.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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LadyBorgo wrote a review Aug 2018
Rome, Italy8 contributions17 helpful votes
Super recommended!! I found Ecoutour on the internet (and on the guide-book as well) and I was so lucky! They are very precise and cooperative in finding the best solution for my needs, very welcoming to let you discover the tradition and culture of this beautiful country! I was very lucky to have the best guide ever and a very safe driver during the mountains and yurt camps tour.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Michael A, Manager at Umai Hotel
Responded 26 Sept 2018
Many thanks for you comments about Ecotour and we hope that your stay in the Umai was equally as enjoyable.
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Daniel S wrote a review June 2018
Singapore, Singapore1097 contributions117 helpful votes
The room is clean and very basic for guesthouse standard comes with attached bathroom and fan. WiFi is relatively fast for this country and limited to some of the rooms and common area within the guesthouse. Food is home cook using fresh ingredients with twist of local taste, which is nice for us to taste. Located approximately 10 mins walk from central square in Bishkek.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled
Response from Michael A, Manager at Umai Hotel
Responded 22 June 2018
Very many thanks for your review. Sadly the wifi is not all it could be all over the property, but it does seem to be adequate for most purposes. We hope to see you again in the not too distant future. All the best, Mike
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Marywhotravels wrote a review Aug 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia1700 contributions993 helpful votes
We spent 3 nights at Umai Hotel, and each one was a pleasure. We arrived by taxi, and thank goodness I had carefully mapped the hotel on the Internet before we came, including looking at the streetview so that I would know which alleyway to turn in on. Otherwise, you will never find this place, and a taxi driver certainly won't know where it is. But once we got inside, I was bowled over by the warm welcome. They greeted us by name, and had some cookies and tea/coffee ready and waiting for us. Our room was very large, with a king-size bed, a single bed, and a baby crib (we didn't have a baby with us, but found that it made a good clothes rack). The bathroom was clean and simple -- loved how hot the water in the shower was! Elmira and Samira are the two very helpful, funny, and interesting women who run the Hotel and the associated Ecotour company. All of the staff is very sweet and courteous, almost to a fault. During our dinners, our waitress would hover nearby, frequently coming by to see if there was anything she could possibly clear away, always asking if we needed anything more. And we rarely did, because the meals here were outstanding and very, very filling. Dinner always had an appetizer as well as a main dish with a side and then a big dessert! We were a bit embarrassed that we could never finish it all. Dinner was served in a lovely flower-covered yurt-frame in the yard, and nearby is a covered bar where they will serve cold beer or other drinks if asked. It's too bad we didn't have more time just to relax in the garden and enjoy a few beers! We also went on a 3-night excursion arranged through the Hotel/Ecotour, which was wonderful and quite an adventure. I highly recommend them if you have any desire to arrange a day trip or longer excursion -- the prices are very reasonable and there's a great emphasis on meeting local people and travelling sustainably. And the personal, extra touches throughout our holiday really helped make this experience special. For example, on our last night, Elmira and Samira surprised us with bowels of ice cream before we went to bed! We were really quite sad to leave the next morning, as well as sleepy, since we had an absurdly early flight. But the hotel had arranged a friendly female driver for us, who came for us right on time. This is definitely the only place I would stay in Bishkek from now on, and I whole-heartedly recommend it.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Trip type: Travelled
Response from Michael A, Manager at Umai Hotel
Responded 4 Aug 2017
Hello Marywhotravels - very many thanks for your review of the hotel and also the comments about our travel company Ecotour. We always strive to make everything, if not prefect, as friendly as possible and that is why we also have our guides wondering in and out and helping. Let us just hope that next time you are in Bishkek you can pencil in an extra to just lounge around in the shady garden enjoy cold beers. Hope to see you again in the years to come. Mike
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Dani14011974 wrote a review Aug 2016
Edinburgh, United Kingdom19 contributions4 helpful votes
The hotel is very clean and with a huge sense of hospitality. The local people do not speak English, but the staff in the Hotel is very supportive and helpful. Mike, Samira and Elmira are just unbelievably AMAZING, they can do the impossible for you and adapt your trip with all your needs. They are really kind, strongly supportive, professional and very well organised. We couldn't expect a better hospitality. Thanks a lot guys!!!
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled
Response from Michael A, Manager at Umai Hotel
Responded 30 Aug 2016
Hi Dani, Many thanks for your kind comments. We always strive to try and make people happy so that they can enjoy their visit to our country. Take care and regards to all in the group. Mike
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sabbisauage wrote a review July 2016
Preston, United Kingdom34 contributions39 helpful votes
Home to Eco Tours, Elmira, Mike and staff made our cycling group feel right at home. The Guest House is a little way from the centre of Bishkek but our group had no problem either walking or cycling to the main attractions. The GH is a little difficult to find and would perhaps benefit from better signage from the road and at the site. Rooms are spacious, quiet and spotlessly clean. There is wifi but the ISP seems somewhat unreliable. Coffee and tea on tap and a great outside and covered bar area with a wide selection of drinks. A pint of decent local lager costs about 60p. Good breakfast of hot and cold food and delicious dinner made to order. The yurts mentioned in guidebooks have gone but there is a pleasant garden for alfresco dining and socialising. The GH was full during my stay and we were lucky to be treated to a mini concert by two wonderful local musicians by the thoughtful owner. You could just use the GH as a base to explore Bishkek but why not ask about tours in fantastic Kyrgyzstan and experience truely wonderful scenery and local hospitality?
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Travelled
Response from Michael A, Manager at Umai Hotel
Responded 5 July 2016
Many thanks for your review. It was good to meet you and spend time chatting and putting the world to rights. We are glad that you enjoyed your tour and truly hope to see you back in Kyrgyzstan again. Enjoy Mongolia and their "strange" yurts. Mike
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Frequently Asked Questions about Umai Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Umai Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Ala-Too Square (1.1 km), Panfilov Park (0.9 km), and Flagstaff With Country Flag (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Umai Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Umai Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Umai Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Umai Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Umai Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ugolek, Arzu, and Restaurant Frunze.
Does Umai Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Umai Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Umai Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Umai Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ala-Too Square (1.1 km) and Monument to Manas the Great (1.2 km).