Far Northeast in detail


Kars has the region's best range of hotels, including no less than three boutique options in modernised 19th-century Russian buildings. Doğubayazıt and Artvin each have one outstanding top-end option plus plenty of run-of-the-mill joints, and out in the countryside along the Artvin–Ardahan road the Laşet Motel and Laşet Bungalov Tatil Evleri, near Şavşat, are two of the most appealing lodgings in the whole region.