Spa Hotel Narzan
Lonely Planet review
If you want to experience a real Soviet-style sanatorium, this is your best choice – if only because its central location allows for easy escape to civilisation. It has seen only modest renovations since Soviet times. Be warned: as with all sanatoriums you’ll live and dine amid 60-something Russians, and neither guests nor staff will speak a word of English. Prices include full board and whatever medical attention you desire. Minimum stay in summer is one week.