Hotel Tagaytay

Karakol, Kyrgyzstan

At a Glance

  • Centrally located in the heart of Karakol

  • Warm and friendly hospitality, with an onsite café serving up homecooked food

  • Brightly inviting common area with books and fireplace

  • One of the few properties in Karakol which comes equipped with air-conditioners

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D

Best time to Visit

Good time to visit

Average time to visit

Landlocked and surrounded by mountains, Kyrgyzstan enjoys sunshine and low rainfall for most of the year. In winter, the Arctic winds bring in precipitation, snowfall and cold sub-zero temperatures. As such, Kyrgyzstan is particularly good to visit between spring to late autumn (April-October).

Hide Read more

Insider's View

The property has a nice collection of books in its lounge area where guests can hang out.

Upon early request, we can help you arrange a cooking demonstration of manti, a traditional Central Asian dumpling

If you are claustrophobic, avoid getting the semilux room where the roof is lower.

Call us on 65 3165 4050 to start planning your holiday to Hotel Tagaytay or take a look at our itineraries to Kyrgyzstan


Ideally situated in downtown Karakol, Hotel Tagaytay is a traditional Kyrgyz hotel at the foothills of the Tien Shan mountain range. This simple yet welcoming hotel is the perfect place to base yourself whilst exploring the rich history of Karakol.

Hotel Tagaytay is located at the heart of Karakol, an alpine town at the foot of the mountains and the base for some of Kyrgyzstan’s best trekking and close to Lake Issyk Kul, the world’s second largest saline lake. A basic but comfortable hotel, rooms are simple but cheerful, with traditional, brightly coloured woven bedspreads and en-suite bathrooms. There is a welcoming double-height lounge room with an open fireplace and a café serving freshly prepared meals, including local specialities and a morning breakfast buffet. Hotel Tagaytay also houses a wooden sauna and massage room, should you feel the need to rest your weary muscles after a long day of hiking.
Read more


Rooms are simple and comfortable, with brightly coloured bedspreads and ensuite bathrooms with western toilets.


Hotel Tagaytay has an on-site restaurant serving a variety of local and western dishes, a convivial lounge area with working fireplace, a sauna and a massage room.


  • Boat Ride at Issyk Kul Lake

    Enjoy a private one-hour cruise through Issyk Kul, the second largest mountain lake in the world.

  • Burana Tower

    Visit Burana Tower, a minaret completed in the 11th century and take the stairway up to the top for a view of the Chuy Valley.

  • Jeti Oguz Canyon

    You will be driven up to the hill top to admire the view of Jeti Oguz. Afterwards, enjoy a short walk at the top of Jeti Oguz with picturesque rolling hills before you are driven back down for a brief photo stop by the river.

  • Karakol City Tour

    Explore Karakol's unique religious heritage: Russian Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral, Dungan Mosque and the insightful Przhevalsky Memorial and Museum.

  • Karakol Sunday Animal Market

    On every early Sunday mornings, observe locals bargain over horses and livestocks at one of Kyrgyzstan's biggest animal markets.

  • Lunch at Local Kyrgyz Family Home

    Get acquainted with delicious Kyrgyz dishes on a local family house.

  • Meet the Eagle Hunters

    Enjoy a demonstration of traditional hunting with berkut (eagles). A berkutshi (eagle keeper) whose ancestors were hunters as well, will tell you about birdkeeping and about different hunting traditions.

  • Picnic Lunch at a Valley

    Picnic lunch is one of the best ways to slowly take in the natural beauty of Kyrgyzstan valleys. Enjoy a selection of sandwiches, fresh and dried fruits, chocolate bars and boxed juices.

  • Rock Petroglyphs

    View rock petroglyphs dating from 1500 BC in Cholpon Ata.

  • Suyab

    Visit Suyab, an ancient Chinese city best known as the birthplace of Li Bai, a Chinese poet from the Tang Dynasty era.

Location & directions

Karakol, Kyrgyzstan

Set at the heart of Karakol, Hotel Tagaytay is within easy walking distance of the famous Dungan Mosque and the wooden Holy Trinity Cathedral.

Speak to our specialists 3165 4050

    Why book with Scott Dunn?

  • 100% financial protection
  • 24/7 emergency assistance
  • Firsthand knowledge
  • Renowned service
  • Award-winning tour operator

Plan your trip

1. Travel details
2. Guests
3. Contact details

Holiday Ideas

How to use our service

Browse our website for luxury travel ideas and holiday inspiration

Call us and speak to a destination specialist

We’ll handcraft a quote around what you want

if (UV.officeOpen=="1") { $(".how-we-work span").html($('#header_message span').length ? $('#header_message span').html() : $('.office_open span').length ? $(".office_open span").html() : $(".how-we-work span").html()); } else { $(".how-we-work span").parent().html($(".how-we-work span").parent().html().replace(/Call us on/i, "Call us")); $(".how-we-work span").remove(); }

Call us on 65 3165 4050 to start planning your holiday to Hotel Tagaytay or take a look at our itineraries to Kyrgyzstan

Start planning now Speak to our specialists on 65 3165 4050 or start planning now Plan your trip