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Dostyk Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kurmangazy St., 36, Almaty 050021, Kazakhstan
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Ranked #6 of 58 hotels in Almaty
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is an exceptional hotel. However, during our stay the bar was closes July 3 through 17th, so made socializing a bit of an issue but there are excellent bars and restaurants nearby to fill the gap. The City of Almaty is rebuilding the sewer system in front of the hotel and there are no guard rails to a 12... More

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20 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a comfortable hotel to stay in while visiting the leafy Almaty. The receptionists, rooms and the health center (with its fine swimming pool) were major amenities. Also, it has a large bar and restaurant with good service and a fine Hi-Fi reception. The only drawback of the hotel was its lack of any TV channels in English, or... More

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Hong Kong
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Overall a very nice hotel. Picked the suites. Good size, lots of room. Service staff were very friendly and helped us out quite a bit, especially with the language barrier. Spa was nice and relaxing, never too busy. Breakfast was average at best. Shame there was construction going on at the front of the hotel, but that wasn't the hotel's... More

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10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

After staying two times in the Dostyk hotel I can tell you the atmosphere is good. Friendly and helpful staff who support you in anything. When you arrive at the hotel through the parking, pay attention! There is no door telling you where reception is. One unmarked door leads you to the bar, and of course, the bar leads you... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

As a business user, this hotel had everything I needed - it's comfortable, clean and close to amenities. It has a small gym and leisure area but I did not get to use these. The rooms are well equipped and very comfortable; wifi is free throughout and seemed fast enough. The hotel operates a shuttle bus service 24 hours per... More

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Stayed in the Dostyk (5*) in March 2014 for 2 nights. Staff/Service: English speaking and very kind, early check-in without any extra costs. Perfect! Room: We had a Deluxe room. Very spacious buth cosy in a modern style, huge bathroom with shower, bath, toilet, bidet, ... Everything looks new and is very clean! Breakfast: Nothing bad to say about the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Very good business hotel - everything worked, it was clean and the staff were very helpful and spoke good English. The arranged pickup was waiting for me as booked and the checkin was without fault - I had agreed a late arrival and checkout and this all went as planned. Very good as things like this can go wrong and... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Stayed here for only 10 hours while awaiting a connecting flight. Was met at the airport by the hotels pick-up.Rooms modern and big, with your name on the TV welcoming you to your room. wifi okay. Bar very quiet & quite expensive for a drink, I wouldn't class this as a 5 star hotel, more like a 4 star, transport... More

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Portland, Oregon
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68 hotel reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I was one hundred meters from this hotel but moved here because that's where my group is staying. Other hotel was $175USD--A bargain in Almaty. If you want to buy expensive jewelry for your lady, Dostyk is perfect. No free water in the room. wifi is slow. breakfast is much like any other but at least it's included. Bed is... More

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Forbes, Australia
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28 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Rooms in this hotel are pretty good, new and modern with most things you would need including safe in the room. Things outside the room were lacking, absolutely no atmosphere in the bar, hence very few people although the lounge area was large and new. Breakfast was also below par, did not eat dinner, went to guns 'n Roses which... More

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Address: Kurmangazy St., 36, Almaty 050021, Kazakhstan
Location: Kazakhstan > Almaty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Dostyk Hotel 4*
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The Dostyk Hotel is located in the very heart of Almaty in the immediate proximity to the most important business, administrative and cultural centers of the city. The central avenues, museums and theaters, bank and offices, the best shops, restaurants and clubs are located practically a few steps away from the hotel. As our guests say, the Dostyk Hotel is always near. While you’re staying in the Dostyk Hotel you won’t only fully realize that you are staying at the elite and gorgeous district of the city but also you will feel your involvement into the spirit and old traditions of the most beautiful city of Kazakhstan. The Dostyk Hotel is located in the so-called "Gold Square" covering some of the most significant quarters of the city. This is the historical center retaining and preserving the spirit of the former Alma-Ata. The Dostyk Hotel, as the architectural monument protected by law, is one of the valuable and unique symbols of such a spirit. Keeping up the best traditions and retaining the breath of the past, currently the hotel along with the fifth star has obtained a new content by having implemented under the old Dostyk roof a comfortable interior of Century XXI, with involvement of the fascination of the new design freshness and creation of the model of technological perfection. The Dostyk Hotel, which is grand and monumental on the outside, incarnates by its interior the spirit of the Eurasian steppes – boundless / limitless expanse, freedom, warmth and generosity. Thanks to plenty of a natural light, high-ceilinged and large rooms, as well as the advanced design in the style of the classic modern, the feeling of expanse, freedom, peace and relaxation, love and care for neighbors is aroused in the Hotel halls. The "Dostyk" is a prestigious hotel located in the prestigious district. The Dostyk Hotel is a pearl in the crown of the Southern Capital of Kazakhstan. ... more   less 
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