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Otrar

Gogolya St., 73 | corner of Kunaeva St., Almaty 50004, Kazakhstan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entering in the lobby, you can tell that the hotel is getting old and slightly run down. The rooms were ok but the beds where extremely soft clearly due to extensive use. The staff were on the more agressive side which was quite unpleasant. The restaurant is in a very cool decorated room and the food is ok but overall... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly and helpfull staff. We got free champagne in the room on new years eve. Good facilities, including travel agency (which we didn't use). Nice, classic room and good beds. Breakfast in impressing 'ballroom', food a bit bland, but nonetheless ok.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

“+” – good location, almost in a downtown. There is a huge park (28 Panfilovtschev) opposite of hotel. Variety of restaurant and cafes around. 10 mins walk to a main walking street “Arbat”. Almaty Zoo and “Zelyoniy bazar” market is close. “-“ – unhelpful and rude staff (including their manager). Old rooms with ancient air conditioners that don’t allow sleeping... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

From the outside Otrar Hotel shines with its Soviet style facade. The reception staff speaks some English and were friendly providing a city map with some helpful information. Our room at 2nd floor was tiny and overloaded with cabinets without real usage. The beds were ok and the bathroom was equipped with a bathtub. The breakfast was average but you'll... More 

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24 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Recently stayed at this hotel. Hotel building is very old but rooms are good enough. Staff can speak English at the reception. Breakfast is very nice. Big Restaurant. Location is excellent. metro station is just close by. There is a walking street on the back side of the hotel. Green market is also located within the walking distance of the... More 

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New Delhi, India
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71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I stayed in a painful hotel called Golden Dragon during my first night in Almaty. The next day, I changed to Hotel Otrar and I am so glad to find it. The hotel is not cheap, so is Almaty overall. But the staff is very well trained and they speak good English (sigh). The hotel is massive as it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

The best thing about this hotel is the location just across the road from Panfilov Park. That's not to say that there is anything wrong with the hotel, my room was small but functional and more importantly clean. WiFi access was very good and I found the staff helpful. The breakfast was very good, albeit with some interesting foods available.... More 

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Jaipur, India
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This hotel is extremely well located, being close to Panfilov Park and to restaurants, which are all within comfortable walking distance. It has excellent Internet, Good size rooms and an adequate breakfast. staff are very helpful.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The hotel is well-located near cafes and restaurants, shopping centres, and the interesting Panfilov park. Taxi drivers will find it easily and you can step outside and stop a private taxi immediately.The rooms are small but clean, beds comfy, bathroom OK, good Wifi, BBC news on TV, free hot and cold water, breakfast is plentiful and tasty, though limited in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Booked here after a trek in the mountains East of Almaty, The beds seemed supremely comfortable after time camping in the mountains and we slept well. It's in a good spot if you are working your way around out as well. Staff were helpful and the place is not cheap but that is Kazakhstan. It;s worth staying one night just... More 

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