Tufenkian – Old Dilijan Complex
The complex is situated in the town of Dilijan, the northern part of Armenia (Tavush region). Tavush region is known for its picturesque landscape, mild climate and many historic sites. Here you can enjoy activities such as shopping for crafts and souvenirs, taste traditional Armenian dishes, visit Tufenkian showroom, go hiking or just relax in our cozy guest house.
In late the 19th, early 20th century, life in Dilijan went through many changes due to its scenic beauty and natural environment. Significant trade began with Baku, which at that time was the regional commercial center, as well as cultural exchange was established with Tblisi – cultural centre of the region; also, many rich families from these major cities started spending their vacations in Dilijan’s many summerhouses and guesthouses.
Two-storied tiled wooden homes with detailed carved balconies had become quite common as Dilijan’s typical architecture; some of which can still be seen on the historic Sharambeyan street, which has been restored by Tufenkian. Sharambeyan street has been preserved as an “Old Town Dilijan” complete with craftsmen’s workshops, small shops with traditional Armenian products and crafts, museum, showing a typical 19th century home with all its locally made furnishings, guest house and a Tufenkian Restaurant.
“Ananov” guest house is located on the historic Sharambeyan street and features 2 rooms (accommodating 6 guests). Both rooms have large private balconies from which you can enjoy the natural beauty of Dilijan. In keeping with the Tufenkian Heritage Hotels’ concept of creating lodgings that compliments the surrounding environment, the architecture of the guesthouse is synonymous with that of the region and its heritage: two-storied tiled houses, with carved wooden balconies.
The design of the rooms will take you back to 19th century Dilijan, and give you an opportunity to experience true Dilijan lifestyle. Each room features old style furniture, a unique bathroom with wooden accents. Sealy Crown Jewel mattresses, and famous hand-made Tufenkian Armenian Carpets. In the comfortable sitting area you can enjoy a variety of leisure pursuits in an intimate setting. In “Ananov” guest house guests can feel, experience, and become part of Dilijan customs and traditional Armenian hospitality, with all modern comforts and communications.