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Turkestan

Makatayeva St., 51, Almaty 50044, Kazakhstan
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Ranked #32 of 58 hotels in Almaty
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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atyrau
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

For a city known for its ridiculously overpriced hotels, this is a real find! For about $40 for a double room it is reasonably clean, and has the basics of what you need. It is not badly located for some shops (not too many restaurants close by though) and is on the right side of the city for a quick... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This hotel can be the cheapest in Almaty while remaining in the center. So it is very good value for rmoney. In terms of service, it depends on your luck. I met three receptionists : one does not speak English; one is not patient and I felt I was begging her everytime; while the other one is very helpful. No... More

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Wellington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

- Very well priced compared to other hotels. You get what you pay for, simple and small. - Central location. 10 minute walk to metro station. green bazaar across the road. Rakhat chocolate factory, Panfilov Park, KFC 5 minutes. - No breakfast - Receptionists didn't speak English (we used google translate and they helped us order taxis etc) - Large... More

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Espoo, Finland
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104 reviews 104 reviews
29 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Hotel Turkestan is located close to the Green Bazaar and has a good walking distance to the city center. The rooms are basic, clean but could use some facelifting. For a budget-conscious traveller used to hostels and cheap guest houses, this place works just fine. The double room was 6500t per night and worked perfectly for a few days in... More

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Sydney
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165 reviews 165 reviews
55 hotel reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We booked a double room with attached bath for 6500t/night on booking.com. There are no signs outside that indicate it is Turkstan hotel, except for the address. 49 is posted to the left of the door and atm. We walked past it initially, but then walked back and found it knowing it was across from the market. The lady at... More

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Amstelveen
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Occupied several single rooms on the fifth floor in July and August 2012. Location is perfect next to the Green bazar and on walking distance from the bus station. Compared to other hotel in this quite expensive city this is a real bargain. Book before. The Soviet system still applies, although most of the staff is helpful (when you smile,... More

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Kostanay
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

+ location, very beautiful view of the mountains (luxe rooms), close to market, where you can buy not expensive fruits. - very small pillows!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

Best for budget traveller in Almaty of three tried. Newly renovated, clean and secure with excellent service, especially from Kamila who has very good English. 24 hour access with generous late check-out; lift to all floors. And at T3000, the cheapest by T1000. But typical of Kazakh hostels/hotels, receipts are not issued until departure. Paying by the day as I... More

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Sydney, Australia
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207 reviews 207 reviews
93 hotel reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2010

This hotel is very well placed for the market across the road and the 4 & 6 trams. It only changes sheets and towels if you ask but no problems when asking. One of the best choices for the price but not what you would want to spend a lot of time in.

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2008

Although placed in an ideal location - fairly central, opposite the main market and easy walking distance from the main shopping area and parks - the hotel itself is best avoided. We arrived after driving through a serious thunderstorm so were soaked through by the time we got to the reception desk. Although they initially gave us one price for... More

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Address: Makatayeva St., 51, Almaty 50044, Kazakhstan
Location: Kazakhstan > Almaty
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Ranked #32 of 58 hotels in Almaty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Turkistan is just a few minutes from the administrative and business center of Almaty. The hotel offers a total of 10 rooms of different categories, which means that guests will live in homelike atmosphere. Each room is equipped with everything necessary for relaxing and enjoyable pastime - satellite TV, telephone, minibar, and individual air conditioning. There are also restaurant, billiard, bar and sauna. ... more   less 
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