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Otrar

Gogolya St., 73 | corner of Kunaeva St., Almaty 50004, Kazakhstan
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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N Delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Te Awamutu
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 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 3 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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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The Otrar is well located, being just across the road from Panfilov Park and a relatively short walk from most of the attractions of the city. The reception area is very Soviet in style, with dated sofas and plenty of marble. Rooms have been renovated a while ago and everything worked - it was a joy to be able to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

It all depends on your point of view. If you want a Western style hotel with staff who are polite, speak English, understand the concept of customer service and try and make you welcome - then perhaps the Otrar is not for you. On the other hand if you want a taste of old Soviet Union style command economics, where... More 

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Lautrec, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Stayed here for a couple of nights, Rooms a bit tired looking but fully functioning and relatively clean. Bathrooms were fine better than expected. Did not spend a lot of time in the hotel as it is close to Zenkov's Cathedral as yje park is just across the road. It is also only a couple of blocak from the "Green... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I have never thought that I would land in Kazakhstan before. But since I have a purpose to go there, I decided to go and see the country. Based on an advice from a friend I booked Otrar Hotel in Almaty which is near by to the place of her sister's house. The hotel location is superb. Near to the... More 

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