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“If you want a double BEWARE”
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Hotel Nomad
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Semey
Brasilia
2 reviews
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“If you want a double BEWARE”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Never before, in any country nor any other town in Kazakhstan, have we encountered a hotel where the price quoted for the double room (18,000) is in fact for one person to use a double bed. If there are two of you, there is an extra charge of 6,000, making the room very over-priced, at 24,000... for the privilege of one extra towel and 2 breakfasts. A normal single is 12,000 so taking a double for 2 people is the same as 2 singles.
We told the manageress that this was unreasonable and incorrect, but she was adamant. And we were too tired to argue any more. So we accepted the unreasonable terms and even then had to beg for the second towel to be delivered.
Also bed is hard as a gravestone.
Otherwise, reception staff speak english and tried their best. Wifi works fine.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank gmm1906
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Astana, Kazakhstan
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

Good location, clean rooms, good Wi-Fi speed, helpful staff. Close to riverand central park and museum. But no complimentary tea, coffee or water. No microwave or kettle either. Old tv. No channels in English. Coffee not good at all.

  • Stayed June 2013
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1 Thank was136
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2013

The Nomad Hotel in Semipalatinsk is modern and clean. It is purportedly the best in the city but tourism to Semipalatinsk is not popular and I suspected I was the only occupant until someone else turned up for an uninspiring Russian style breakfast. However the receptionist was very helpful in finding out about buses to my next destination, but don't expect anything other than Russian or Kazakh to be spoken. Curiously I was told when booking that only the double room rate was available KZT 18000 rather than KZT 12000 for the single room I was after. The beds were hard as the Bradt Guide warned me.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Thank steppeagle
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Almaty, Almaty City, Kazakhstan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 10, 2012

I stayed in that hotel for 5 days. The hotel was clean and comfortable. One of the most important things in November wneh its -15 C outside is that rooms were very warm, and i had to open window sometimes.Food was good enough. Breakfast is simple but tasty. The thing that i liked most is the servise: very kind and attentive.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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1 Thank Bakytgul K
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istanbul
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199 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2012 via mobile

I was not expecting this hotel so far from big cities.
The room was good, free internet was good to have
There is no english channel in the tv
Breakfast was plain, coffee was not good, bread was not fresh

Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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5 Thank mugen
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Bendigo, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2011

First impressions of the hotel are one of opulent luxury... considerng we are in Semey! The staff are very friendly and helpful, and seem to have a greater grasp on spoken English than most I have come across in Kazakhstan.

Breakfast is included in the room tariff (paid approx. $120 AU) and is a buffet style - eggs, sausages, pastries, cream cheese type affair. Evening meals are good and quite filling for the average soul. Free Wi-Fi is available, but it is very slow to almost non-existent (ie. Don't expect to have any luck getting those personal and business emails through).

The rooms look great and are very spacious. Great bathroom facilities, good heating ... but the beds are as hard as planks. Literally like sleeping on a park bench.

Conference room facilities are available but really only for small groups of say less than 20-30 people.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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5 Thank Sue M
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Stroud, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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Reviewed April 3, 2010

Hotel Nomad is the 'luxury' option if you stop off in the small north eastern industrial city of Semey. Built like a section of a Parisian street it is a admirable attempt at a 4 star hotel but is more like a good 3 star. Decoration is modern and to western standards, cleanliness is excellent. Service is still a little amateur as elsewhere in Kazakhstan. Free Wi-fi in the lobby and in some of the rooms depending on how strong the signal is. Hit and miss breakfast but good evening meal.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
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4 Thank madmedea
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Additional Information about Hotel Nomad

Property: Hotel Nomad
Address: Ibraeva 149, Semey 071400, Kazakhstan
Location: Kazakhstan > East Kazakhstan Province > Semey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Semey
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful view on Central Park is opening from windows of the hotel. The hotel will surprise you by qualified personnel who will answer all your wishes. On the second floor of the hotel "Nomad" there is a restaurant "Dastur. The hotel runs a gym. For business meetings the hotel happy to provide an equipped conference room. The hotel "Nomad" meets the world's standards of hotel business. American breakfast and gym included in price. ... more   less 

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