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Dostyk Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   36, Kurmangazy Str, Almaty 050021, Kazakhstan
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Ranked #6 of 53 hotels in Almaty
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Ghent, Belgium
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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164 reviews 164 reviews
54 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The hotel is actually quite good by KZ standards but it is certainly not a five star hotel - more like a very god 3 star or weak 4 star. The bathroom is lovely - spacious and new, the shower is not that great though - temperature drops from super hot to super cold for no particular reason. We were... More

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Top Contributor
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20 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I was a bit apprehensive after some of the reviews, but after 6 nights at the Dostyk, I wonder if some of the reviewers really stayed at the same hotel. The hotel is beautifully appointed in the green centre of Almaty and even offers free parking to its guests. The entry and lobby are generously spaced and welcoming. A mixture... More

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Paris, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

All rooms are in the average. No special service. Internet not wifi, only by cable and very poor quality. The swimming pool area is good but don't ask for sauna or steam bath because doesn't work. You can't pay with credit cards, only cash and only US$.

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Slough, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

Hotel is based in a classical building with modern clean rooms. Bathrooms are great (though temperature control could be better in the shower). Hotel has good speed free wifi and all the facilities you would normally expect from a business visit.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Located in very centre of the city, this hystorical hotel form Soviet era attracted my attention many years ago, but chance to stay threre I've used now only. The hotel is good example of the kind designated exclusively for high ranked functioners from Communist party when they were on "business trips". Some parts like bar and corridors look rather used... More

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Address: 36, Kurmangazy Str, Almaty 050021, Kazakhstan
Location: Kazakhstan > Almaty
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #6 of 53 hotels in Almaty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Dostyk Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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