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Astana St., 8/1, Oskemen 070003, Kazakhstan
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Shiny River Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Oskemen
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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York, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This hotel has good conference room and restaurant facilities, although it is much cheaper to eat elsewhere in the city. The rooms are OK, en suite and free WiFi. The receptionists speak good English and are very helpful.

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Iserlohn, Germany
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I stayed in this hotel many times. But it is becoming more worse. They have rooms, 507 for example, where the windows in winter are screwed looked- no chance to open them! Also, there is never a 2nd roll of toilet paper in your room. You always have to go to find that little car of the cleaning personnel and... More

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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81 reviews 81 reviews
19 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Shiny River was one of first decent hotel in the city. When I stayed there 4 years ago was a very good choice even if not cheapest one. Now it is not so shiny any longer due to lack of renovation. Last my stay was a nightmare. There do the expansion so some rooms have a view on corridor, there... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I recently stayed here on a business trip and it seems that most westerners stay here. I've been told it is the best option in town. The rooms are pretty well appointed, if not a little oddly shaped in some cases. Strangest of all is the bathrooms. They feel as if they should be on a submarine or in a... More

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84 reviews 84 reviews
35 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Stayed for two nights on a business trip to Oskemen. The hotel seems rather old fashioned inside and in need of updating although their website says it was opened in 2006. The whole place has a much older feel; life doors close slowly and they look and operate very unlike 2006 versions would. Having said that, it is a pleasant... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I stayed here for two nights on a business trip. After a rather poor hotel experience in Almaty, I was expecting things to get a lot worse as I moved eastwards and into smaller towns but was pleasantly surprised. The hotel is clean, check-in is friendly, and everything works. The reception staff speak more English than anywhere else I found... More

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Bologna, Italy
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175 reviews 175 reviews
10 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

I stayed in this hotel for 7 nights during my travel in Oskemen. The building is very nice, elegant and clean. Staff of reception can speak a good English and is kind, especially if you consider that this city usually hosts few foreigners. I booked a Standard Economic room and I was satisfied: 12,000 tenge per night (about 60 €)... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

After a disillusioning stay at the Ust Kamenogorsk Hotel, where we thought we could save money compared to Shiny River, we finally changed our minds and checked in at the hotel that everybody recommends to foreigners. It is by FAR the better option compared to the other hotel we stayed at, and probably also compared to any other hotel in... More

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I was only here one night but the encouragingly named hotel was modern, clean and functional and I would happily return. Unlike in some other hotels in the region I was not required to pay on arrival which I saw as a good sign. Some English was spoken at Reception and the lobby bar staff were helpful and efficient. I... More

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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81 reviews 81 reviews
19 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

This hotel seems to be the most reasonable option for Ust Kamenogorsk where the hotel options are limited. In the past was considered too expensive for that city but recently prices of other hotels went up so Shiny River become more competitive. Location not very convenient but cheap taxis in the city can compensate it. Nice rooms and good food.... More

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Address: Astana St., 8/1, Oskemen 070003, Kazakhstan
Location: Kazakhstan > East Kazakhstan Province > Oskemen

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Shiny River Hotel set in a quiet oasis just off the Embankment and overlooking the river Ulba. The Hotel has a prime location for both business and leisure. Situated in Ust-Kamenogorsk city center Shiny River Hotel is minutes away from main dining, shopping and entertainment venues. Undoubtedly, the most modern place of the town, the Shiny River Hotel combines western sophistication and comfort with typically Asian warmth. The Hotel has at the inside 79 thoughtfully appointed guest rooms of different sizes ranging from the economy standards up to the spacious 105 sq meters suites, restaurant, two bars, equipped Business Centre, conference and meeting rooms, banqueting service. Guest rooms feature air conditioning, refrigerated private bar, cable television, direct dial telephone, WiFi internet access and a full range of personal care amenities. ... more   less 
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