TURKISTAN HOTEL - BEST IN ALMATY !
Turkistan Hotel is the best hotel under $100 a night in Almaty. It’s probably the only hotel under $100 a night. These folks advertise that they have a BASIC hotel and they really mean basic. When I arrived, I could just smell the old Soviet Union. In fact my little room looked like it was decorated in the good old Communist days. My bed was poor and the room freezing. My bathroom had everything except a shower, which was down the hallway. For less than $20 a night – it was ok once I figured out how everything worked. Once I tucked my thin curtains in past the radiator, the room stayed warm. The 2 shower rooms produced hot water like a fire hose. I put the extra blanket on my mattress and kept vodka in my fridge – so I could sleep ok at night. Location? Across from the ‘Green Market’ and at one end of the major part of the city for all the sites. The staff were great. I could get a cold beer 24 hours a day and they exchanged money during the day at good rates.
I had a good look at every ‘budget’ hotel in Almaty and decided to stay here on 2 occasions. I just could not see hotels not much better charging $100-150 a night. Absolutely delusional. At least here – prices are realistic for what you get. As good as a hostel or better. You can even book online with major websites.
Unique Quality: HOTEL OVERVIEW:
• Cheap and quiet
• Cheap rooms cost less than $20 a night and have a toilet/sink (shower room nearby)
• Get air-conditioning and your own shower for an extra $10
• In room fridge (works), TV (not really) and closet
• Ashtray I every room
• Plenty of hot water
• In-house bar (24 hours), sauna and cooling pool
26 stories upper-soviet tourist hotel
I spend two night at Hotel Kazakhstan. This 26 stories upper-soviet tourist hotel was built in 1977 and located on Dustlyk Street. There 8 elevators installed for 26 room in each floor.
It is quite sufficient space of hotel lobby while my single room was extremely small, even though bath tab was facilitated inn the room. Actually it was smallest room in my experience at hotel not only in Kazakhstan but also other nations. So I measured room size and it is 200x300mm bed room, 200x220mm and 100ｘ220mm corridor. You can imagine room space. I felt very cold due to no heater in this season (mid April) so I took bath to warm up. I checked to observe double room and it is also extremely small size.
However they serve sufficient service at reception and breakfast which takes second floor with view of the hotel lobby which is extremely high ceiling hight. It is also proper quality of foods and coffee.
It is located in south eastern side of central Almaty with relatively upper class neighbourhood and it is easy access to various destinations. There are many public building and facilities near by such as Academy of Science, Palace of the Republic, Cable car, etc. , and it is good location for a walk to look around former soviet architecture and tree-lined streets. There are also various cafes and restaurants near by.
Their arrangement of transport to airport is 3,500KTZ.
Hotel is located upper part of Almaty. There are several restaurants and bars around including Italian, Thai, Kazakh, etc at the neighborhood. Hotel looks fine from the outside but rooms are terrible. Standard room is around 8-9m2 and single bed is kid size. Bathrooms are small as well and old. No aircon, hair dryer. Wifi internet is available at the lobby. Airport is about 15-20 min. Hotel offers airport pick up/transfer at the cost of 2300 tenge (app $20). Room charges for single standart rooms is around 16000-18000 tenge ($135-$150). I do not recommend this hotel for this price.
Unique Quality: The best thing about this hotel is location but Almaty is a small city and all places (bars, cafes, restaurants) are already in the walking distance.
Pride of Alma Ata
When I came to Almaata for the first time in 80 's I use to stay in this hotel .
This was the highest building in the city and I think that it still preserve this record.
I use to stay at the 13 th floor because it was the in the middle of the hotel .The view of the Tian shan mountain is superb.The Restaurant on the top was one of the best and the only Inn disco was on the basement which you are able to listen the songs of famous Turkish singer Tarkan.
So, what to stay about the hotel inside almaty's tallest building? this was built back in 1977 and actually after a bombing on its last flights, it still stand for the tallest in town.
The hotel was rebuilt just a couple of years ago so what you'll pay will be for a bit more confort than normal. altought the quality here is ok, remember that by the fact that it was built back in 1977 it is like the new modern and fancy ones bilt just a few years ago.
Unique Quality: the rooms are normal soviet style and size hotel rooms with private bathroom. you can choose for the new renovated rooms and pay more and also expect satelite tv inside. on the top floor of the hotel you have the cosmos cafe open for everyone. great opportunity to enjoy the view over the mountains looking at medeo side and to the tv tower side. the top floor is the number 26th... enjoy the view!
ah not to forget that the price even on the cheapest accomodation includes breakfast on the top floor. great way to start the morning at cafe cosmos top 26th floor!!
Directions: the hotel kazakstan is located on the south part of the palace of the republic. its just the tall building, you shouldnt miss it! also near the cable car to koktyube.
Almaty has hotels to suit every taste and pocket. There are Â«multiple starÂ» hotels with a lot of additional services and more modest ones with the same range of services at much cheaper rates. The cheapest places are Soviet type hotels. Such old hotels as Almaty, Kazakhstan, Daulet, Otrar etc have clean decent rooms with renovation. A little more expensive are rooms with air conditioning and satellite TV. Some hotels are located in the mountains, like Arman, Premier Medeo and Chimbulak. Accomodation in Almaty is not reduced to hotels only. Some people prefer to rent an apartment or a cottage.
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Address: 52/54 Dostyk Avenue, Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Amenities at Hotel Kazakhstan
- Room Service
- Free Parking
- Business Services
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High Speed Internet
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