Stayed one night in mid-Nov for business purposes, didn't have too much time to explore the facilities. It was about 30 mins drive from the airport.
Very comfortable room with respect to furnishing + bed, etc - but woke in in the middle of night from being far too warm. I had left the conditioning on for several hours before retiring for the night, then switched it off, but from the temperature when I woke up, I'm not sure if even leaving it on "low" whilst I slept would have made a difference. Incidentally, one colleague had a very cold room & another colleague was also too warm. Outside, it was about 2C overnight.
I laughed when I read the previous reviewer's mention of the bathroom basin being too far away from the front edge of the "furniture'" Yep, it was true! If you are "vertically challenged" you will have some difficulty leaning forwards against the towel rail! ;-)
Breakfast was of good quality, with a nice range of different options.
One note - they take a pre-authorisation payment against your credit card when you check-in. I tried to beat the morning check-out rush (there was a wedding party staying the night I was there) & pay my bill before I went to bed. Ah, I think I was trying to be clever & it took some extra time on check-out to have the pre-auth payment refunded.
As long as you can control the room temperature, a nice hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Holiday Inn Hotel Almaty! The first international hotel of the middle class in the city and the first Holiday Inn in Kazakhstan. Holiday Inn Hotel will be able to offer you excellent service and facilities at an affordable price for both local and foreign guests. It is located in the heart of the business and financial district of Almaty, near shopping centers and in 25 minutes drive from the airport. From terraces, as well as from most rooms stunning views of the mountains of Tien Shan are opening. You can unlatch the window to let fresh air in to your contemporary Guest room. Satellite TV channels on the flat-screen TV and wireless Internet will help keep you up-to-date. Open the blackout curtains to mountain views after a sound night's sleep. ... more less
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