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“Great Hotel, Friendly and not run of the mill”
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Dostyk Hotel
Ranked #8 of 75 Hotels in Almaty
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 13, 2006

Ok so I am writing this with a degree of bias, (I held my wedding reception here) but this really is the most friendly upmarket hotel in Almaty. The service is fantastic and friendly, the rooms are cosy, large and very clean and the place definitely has a charm lacking in the other luxury 'chain' hotels in Almaty. I've stayed in various hotels around the city, and this is the best if you want to experience something different and more genuine.

As stated in another review, the hotel used to be the 'communist party' hotel, and it's architecture and decor reflect that and are part of the 'soul' of the place. It's right in the heart of the main part of the city and in easy walk (when no snow / ice) of restaurants, the opera and other sites. Check out the website (--) for more info (including a movie file showing the layout etc).

  • Stayed: August 2006, traveled on business
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12  Thank Detken
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Reviewed May 14, 2006

This is the old hotel for Communist Party executives, and it shows, but it's still a good place, and much better priced than the other "Western standard" hotels in Almaty (the newfangled, allegedly more Kazakh name for Alma Ata). Sure, there is a Soviet feeling to it, but the service is great, the breakfast is wonderful (hot fresh pastries, peeled fresh fruit, etc.), also delivered to your room for free and at any time you wish (you might appreciate that when you depart, as flights to Europe leave often around 4 am!), and the rooms are comfy, good beds, nice desks, high-speed internet access, direct dial phones, etc. Nice views of the mountain range from most of the rooms. This is where the smarter foundations, embassies, and the UNDP etc put up their guests. Better neighborhood (nice small shopping center across) than most hotels here. The only drawback is that there may be loud big wedding or birthday parties by locals during the weekend, but this is the same everywhere in Almaty. Not the run-of-the-mill US-style hotel, but really the best choice here.

  • Stayed: February 2006, traveled on business
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20  Thank Aethelred
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Reviewed September 2, 2017
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  • Stayed: February 2017, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 22, 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 15, 2017
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  • Stayed: June 2017, traveled on business
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Thank Thomas N
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Additional Information about Dostyk Hotel

Address: Kurmangazy St., 36, Almaty 050021, Kazakhstan
Location: Kazakhstan > Almaty
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool
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Ranked #8 of 75 Hotels in Almaty
Price Range: $125 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Dostyk Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Dostyk Hotel is located in the very heart of Almaty in the immediate proximity to the most important business, administrative and cultural centers of the city. The central avenues, museums and theaters, bank and offices, the best shops, restaurants and clubs are located practically a few steps away from the hotel. As our guests say, the Dostyk Hotel is always near. While you’re staying in the Dostyk Hotel you won’t only fully realize that you are staying at the elite and gorgeous district of the city but also you will feel your involvement into the spirit and old traditions of the most beautiful city of Kazakhstan. The Dostyk Hotel is located in the so-called "Gold Square" covering some of the most significant quarters of the city. This is the historical center retaining and preserving the spirit of the former Alma-Ata. The Dostyk Hotel, as the architectural monument protected by law, is one of the valuable and unique symbols of such a spirit. Keeping up the best traditions and retaining the breath of the past, currently the hotel along with the fifth star has obtained a new content by having implemented under the old Dostyk roof a comfortable interior of Century XXI, with involvement of the fascination of the new design freshness and creation of the model of technological perfection. The Dostyk Hotel, which is grand and monumental on the outside, incarnates by its interior the spirit of the Eurasian steppes – boundless / limitless expanse, freedom, warmth and generosity. Thanks to plenty of a natural light, high-ceilinged and large rooms, as well as the advanced design in the style of the classic modern, the feeling of expanse, freedom, peace and relaxation, love and care for neighbors is aroused in the Hotel halls. The "Dostyk" is a prestigious hotel located in the prestigious district. The Dostyk Hotel is a pearl in the crown of the Southern Capital of Kazakhstan. ... more   less 
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