We stayed with Astghik and her family twice during our time in Armenia and enjoyed every moment with them.
Their warm, welcoming and spotless apartment is on the 3rd floor of a quiet apartment block just a couple of minutes walk from the new St Grigor Lusavorich Cathedral and the Zoravar Andranik metro station, and we found Yerevan to be an easily walkable capital city.
We had a large double room to ourselves, sharing the separate toilet with washbasin, and bath / shower room across the main hallway with them.
Astghik ("Astrik") speaks excellent English, as does her little sister Elen who gave us a lovely solo singing performance in Armenian on our last night. Astghik's mother Shoghik ("Shorik") is like your Auntie who treats you as her favourite - she's always keen to make conversation and ensure we were happy by offering tea, coffee and sometimes cake. She speaks Russian and is learning English mostly through food words, some of which she taught us in Armenian as we sampled some of her delicious homemade preserves and cheese.
Edgar, the father of the family, also knows Russian and a few words of English has a 7-seater people carrier with which he offers tours to sights further afield. We booked him to collect us from the airport and he was waiting for us with a smile at 3am. He also took us on a half-day excursion to Charents Arch, Garni Temple and Geghard Monastery.
We cannot recommend Astghik's place highly enough, we feel like extended family - merci! :o)