Tufenkian Old Dilijan

Category: 3 star

In the 1800s, the age-old Armenian city of Dilijan was known as a blossoming center of culture, commerce and cuisine. In order to enjoy the region’s picturesque landscape, wealthy vacationers from the region, flocked to Dilijan in increasing numbers, paving way for the town’s international culture. In 2004, Tufenkian began restoring the historical district (Sharambeyan Street) of modern-day Dilijan, preserving the 19th century architecture which you can experience today. The intricately carved balconies typical of 19th century Dilijan display the region’s historical love for fine woodwork. Old Dilijan’s Esayan museum recreates a typical 19th century Dilijan home, from household textiles to hand crafted musical instruments common to the region.

Tufenkian’s Ananov Guest House gives you a chance to enjoy Dilijan’s nature and atmosphere entirely. The high vaulted ceilings, understated handmade chandeliers and intricately detailed handmade carpets of the Old Dilijan’s Haykanoush Restaurant recall a typical Dilijani dining room.

On the streets of Old Dilijan, visitors are immersed in the finest culture of an earlier time. Specialized workshops and studios sell jewelry, clothing, carpets, ceramics and woodcarvings, arts and crafts all revived with Tufenkian’s renovation of the historical district.

Old Dilijan Complex also offers a separate picnic area, which you can rent and enjoy a day outdoors with your friends and family. The area has barbeque facilities with plates and cups provided by the complex.

Facilities

Outdoors
  • Terrace
Pets
  • Pets are not allowed.

Activities
  • Hiking Off-site Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Bottle of water
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
  • Free! WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Parking

Free! Free public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).

Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Gift shop
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Laundry
General
  • Heating
  • Chapel/shrine
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Russian