Next time you are in Dushanbe, come and stay at Marian's - you won't regret it!
Marian's Guesthouse has long been regarded by visitors to Dushanbe as home away from home.
The story of Marian's Guesthouse started many years ago when Marian left Australia and embarked on what should have been a five-day business trip to Tajikistan. Fifteen years later she is still here. Like many expats living in Dushanbe at the time, Marian was faced with the daunting prospect of either moving into a soviet era hotel or the equally uninviting option of having to rent a dreaded apartment.
Whilst having been an adventurer “in another life”, have travelled the globe several times, Marian was no stranger to living rough, but given that age brings about requirement for a certain level of creature comfort, and realizing that there were probably others were faced with the same dilemma, Marian choose to think out of the box and tried something new - new in Tajikistan that is - guesthouse – and the rest, is really history.
Over the years, numerous guesthouses and hotels have mushroomed throughout Dushanbe. Many have tried to replicate her style and vision, but there is no mistaking the fact that Marian’s is still unique. Truly a mixture of east meets west. From her Monet style garden, to her Moroccan inspired pool courtyard, Marian stays true to her philosophy that everything is possible – even in Dushanbe.
As recent guest was heard to say "you start your first night as a guest and then after that - you just like feel you are part of the family".