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Amsterdam
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Very friendly and helpfull staff. We got free champagne in the room on new years eve. Good facilities, including travel agency (which we didn't use). Nice, classic room and good beds. Breakfast in impressing 'ballroom', food a bit bland, but nonetheless ok.

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Reviewed 29 August 2015

“+” – good location, almost in a downtown. There is a huge park (28 Panfilovtschev) opposite of hotel. Variety of restaurant and cafes around. 10 mins walk to a main walking street “Arbat”. Almaty Zoo and “Zelyoniy bazar” market is close. “-“ – unhelpful and rude staff (including their manager). Old rooms with ancient air conditioners that don’t allow sleeping...

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 6 July 2015

From the outside Otrar Hotel shines with its Soviet style facade. The reception staff speaks some English and were friendly providing a city map with some helpful information. Our room at 2nd floor was tiny and overloaded with cabinets without real usage. The beds were ok and the bathroom was equipped with a bathtub. The breakfast was average but you'll...

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N Delhi
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Recently stayed at this hotel. Hotel building is very old but rooms are good enough. Staff can speak English at the reception. Breakfast is very nice. Big Restaurant. Location is excellent. metro station is just close by. There is a walking street on the back side of the hotel. Green market is also located within the walking distance of the...

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 2 July 2015

I stayed in a painful hotel called Golden Dragon during my first night in Almaty. The next day, I changed to Hotel Otrar and I am so glad to find it. The hotel is not cheap, so is Almaty overall. But the staff is very well trained and they speak good English (sigh). The hotel is massive as it was...

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Te Awamutu
Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

The best thing about this hotel is the location just across the road from Panfilov Park. That's not to say that there is anything wrong with the hotel, my room was small but functional and more importantly clean. WiFi access was very good and I found the staff helpful. The breakfast was very good, albeit with some interesting foods available....

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3Thank Helen R
Jaipur, India
Reviewed 19 April 2015

This hotel is extremely well located, being close to Panfilov Park and to restaurants, which are all within comfortable walking distance. It has excellent Internet, Good size rooms and an adequate breakfast. staff are very helpful.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 23 February 2015

The hotel is well-located near cafes and restaurants, shopping centres, and the interesting Panfilov park. Taxi drivers will find it easily and you can step outside and stop a private taxi immediately.The rooms are small but clean, beds comfy, bathroom OK, good Wifi, BBC news on TV, free hot and cold water, breakfast is plentiful and tasty, though limited in...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 November 2014

Booked here after a trek in the mountains East of Almaty, The beds seemed supremely comfortable after time camping in the mountains and we slept well. It's in a good spot if you are working your way around out as well. Staff were helpful and the place is not cheap but that is Kazakhstan. It;s worth staying one night just...

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2014

The Otrar is well located, being just across the road from Panfilov Park and a relatively short walk from most of the attractions of the city. The reception area is very Soviet in style, with dated sofas and plenty of marble. Rooms have been renovated a while ago and everything worked - it was a joy to be able to...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hotel is located in the downtown Almaty, near to a park zone, business and shopping centers, at a distance of 5 minutes from "Акбота"-entertainment park & city zoo, 20 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes from railway station. From windows of hotel you may enjoy the perfect panorama of Zailijski Alatau mountains in combination of the Museum of musical instruments and golden domes of Zenkov Cathedral. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Otrar

Address: Gogolya St., 73 | corner of Kunaeva St., Almaty 50004, Kazakhstan
Region: Kazakhstan > Almaty
Price Range: RM207 - RM251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Otrar 4*
Number of rooms: 161
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#17 Luxury Hotel in Almaty
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“Rooms on second floor are better”
GulnozaU, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a Room on Higher Floor”
Jawad_Ali, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Higher floor would be preferable to minimise road noise if windows open.”
PennyOzztraveller, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Avoid unless you are really stuck for somewhere to stay”
MichaelL788, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“the rooms at the back side are more quiet as the front side faces a main road”
Tyrolians, 5 Jul 2015 | Read review
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