Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace Ulaanbaatar
East Cross Road, Bayanzurkh District
+976 11 46 3463
Overall Rating 4.5/5
The award-winning Kempinski Hotel is located on the eastern edge of Ulaanbaatar’s city center, which makes it a great place to unwind from the hectic city life and traffic.
Luxury facilties and the known high-standard guest service of the Kempinski brand makes the hotel one of the best addresses in town. The property manages to combine European quality with traditional Mongolian hospitality.
The property is located just outside of the downtown area. Chinggis Khaan Square is about 2 km away, other famous sights such as Gandantegchenling Monastery and the Bogd Khan Palace Museum can be reached by taxi or car within 20 minutes.
Supermarkets, restaurants and a pharmany are within walking distance from the hotel.
“Chinggis Khaan” International Airport is 20 km away. Unlike for many hotels located in downtown, the airport is quickly accessible from the Kempinski as taxis won’t have to take the congested route through the city center.
The area of the hotel feels safe to walk around, even as a female solo traveler.
Style & Character 4.5/5
The word “palace” reflects in the design and style of the hotel. Think quality woods like mable and mahogany and high quality carpets.
Every place within the hotel feels very spacious and open – the lobby, the restaurant and the rooms.
All areas are very well maintained and spotlessly clean. The hotel has gone some renovations over the past years and has just completed the renovation of the lobby area.
Service & Facilities 5/5
The service provided is overall excellent, up to the standard of the Kempinski brand. The staff speaks English (which is a big plus in Mongolia) and are very helpful on every occasion.
Everything you would expect from a five star hotel in terms of facilities can be found.
The fitness center gives you unlimited access to state-of-the-art cardio and weight training equipment plus lounge facilities with Japanese bath tub, sauna, beverages and towels.
The spa of the hotel offers a wide range of treatments, which are all surprisingly well-priced.
WiFi is complimentary. The speed of the internet is great – the only downside is that the connection cuts off quite often.
The in-house restaurants and bar offer something for everyone, so that you techncally don’t have to leave the hotel and visit outside eateries.
The “Tenger” fine dining restaurant offers a wide selection of traditional Western, Asian and Mongolian dishes for lunch and dinner (à la carte).
The highlight is the breakfast buffet which offeres a great variety; fresh fruits, an egg station, bread and pastries, plus a wide range of European and Asian hot items.
“Sakura” and “Sakura Tepanyaki” (two seperate restaurants) serve authentic Japanese cuisine. Even though both restaurants are not under Kempinski management, the food is of excellent quality and really affordable.
If you are just up for a small snack or a drink, pay a visit to the KK Lounge. The bar frequently hosts guest bartenders from around the world and has excellent live entertainment on weekends.
Room category booked: Superior Room
All 99 rooms and suites are spacious, luxuriously appointed and classically-styled.
Rooms include a wide range of modern amenities such as LCD TV with several English channels, air purifier & humidifier, individually adjustable climate controller, desk with ergonomic chair, minibar and coffee and tea maker.
It would be nice to have an iron and ironing board in the room (can be requested though).
The beds are extremely comfortable and a pillow menu is available as well. Most important: the rooms are soundproof, you hear nothing which is ideal for people with a light sleep.
The spacious bathrooms have a bathtub and seperate shower and include a wide range of amenities.
Value for money 5/5
Ulaanbaatar has only eight 5-star properties. Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace Ulaanbaatar offers very competitve rates starting from USD 88. Overall excellent value for money compared to its peers.
Who is this accommodation for?
Usually guests coming to Mongolia will go on a multi-day tour through the country which includes basic accommodation in traditional Mongolian tents (gers). Therefore I recommend the Kempinski to anyone who wants to relax and get pampered for a few days either before or at the end of their tour.
Note: This is a sponsored post! However, my opinion shared in this review, is as always my own.