After staying for two nights at Rixos Astana, our delegation was put up at Rixos Almaty from 10th to 12th Sep 13. The basic architecture of both the hotels is same. The staff at Almaty was friendly. However unlike Astana, they took a surety of 50000 tenge from our credit cards to complete check-in. The money was refunded to card on check out, but many of us on return to India found our cards either blocked with the said amount or the refund amount being different. Though the matter is being resolved, this has left a bad after taste with respect to this hotel. Otherwise, like Rixos Astana, this hotel is also centrally located. One can find many restaurants close to hotel within 1 km radius. The swimming pool, spa and gym were great, located at -1 level. Breakfast spread was elaborate, I would rate Astana slightly better. Tipping is a norm here and bell boy would expect some dollars/tenge in change. Once again in keeping with the tradition of Rixos chain, nice chocolate were available on the house. The revolving door at the entrance of the hotel was fun. Over all a good stay
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This luxury 5-star hotel is located in central Almaty, half a mile from Nikolai Cathedral. Rixos Almaty Hotel offers modern rooms with free Wi-Fi internet and a spa with swimming pool. All rooms at Rixos Almaty feature air conditioning, a desk and a balcony with impressive views. All bathrooms include a bathtub and shower. A buffet breakfast is served each morning at Rixos Almaty. The restaurant serves international buffets as well as offering varied dining menus. The Lobby Bar & Lounge is open 24 hours a day, and guests can also dine at Wine Bar that has great selections of wines. The 23680 ft² spa also includes a gym, sauna, Turkish bath, indoor gardens and 7 massage rooms. Rixos Hotel is one mile from Almaty Opera House and 3 miles by cable car from Koktobe Mountain. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rixos Almaty Hotel Almaty