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Hotel Ak-Bulak

Talgar, Ryskulov Village | Ak Bulak Mountain Resort, Talgar 041622, Kazakhstan
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I have been in Kazakhstan for the third time and this one by far has been the worst. The government authorithies are clueless about what they are doing and the leisure offerings are compleytely unacceptable. I brought my family to Ak Bulak resort considering its a really nice place for a get-away but it has been our worst holiday so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

found this hotel through an online offer. I purchased B&B accommodation at a reasonable price for two persons. Getting there is challenging if you do not have your own vehicle. Fortunately there are many reasonable gypsy taxis to get you there after some bargaining. Ak Bulak is a ski resort in winter but a lush green and flowery oasis in summer.... More 

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Alma-Ata, Almaty City, Kazakhstan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The hotel is situated between big mountains with snow tops... Extremely wonderful... Service was almost good. Food in restaurant was tasteful, we ordered BBQ and grilled vegetables. Swiming pool is beautiful and has interesting plan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Great hotel for a lovely relaxing spa break. The rooms are huge with great views over the mountains. Definitely sporting Kazakh bling furnishings but this adds to part of the fun. The spa is good, with a nice pool, although they are picky about serving you at the poolside. Great views of the valley from the pool itself. The hotel... More 

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

The hotel is good, rooms are not very big but clean and warm. Restaurant is a little expensive but quality of the food is good enough. No many English speaking people there, so better to know 2 words of Russian at least. Ski track is quite easy, good for beginners like me, and it's of course possible to rent ski... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We went to Akbulak with friends and their kids. It was a great getaway from the heat of the city. Beautiful mountains and cool mountain air. The room is really nice and it's a fresh building. Plus we used the swimming pool, which was really cool. However, service leaves much to be desired. If you go to the restaurant, it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

We went there and spent a full day. Had bowling, billiards, football, volleyball, skating, skiing, snowboarding , swimming , basketball and other things had a fun day and a good meal. I enjoyed it truly must visit

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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

I came here for a conference. Ak-Bulak is a large complex featuring tracks for skiing and ice-skating stadium. It is situated in a picturesque area some 20 km away from Almaty. It is made in European style and offers a solid level of service. Its restaurant serves Kazakh and European food. The rooms are comfortable and good. I'd recommend this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Not far from Almaty, a normal car brings you up even in winter. Rent the complete (new and good) ski equipment right there and off you go! It's not Switzerland, don't come with such expectation to here. It's small, simple, but you can ski. It's basically one slope with three continuous lifts, the higher you go to more difficult. Take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

This is very well structured ski resort with attraction for every ages and skiing level. Great infrastructure and prepared slopes. Take your own equipment with you. Rental is quite high(6000 tenge=40 USD). Or rent it from Almaty - 3 times cheaper (3000 tenge for 2 days) and much better from depreciation perspective:-) Its opened from 9 to 5p, than from7p... More 

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