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Reviewed 31 July 2016

After weeks on desert and mountain roads I was looking forward to a relaxing stay on the shore of Issyk Kul. The Karven Four Seasons resort did not disappoint. A definite 4 to 5 star establishment with well maintained rooms (Building 1), large restaurant and a short 5-minute walk to the beach, swimming pool, futsul pitch, tennis court, water park and outside bar. Children have organised activities at the beach. The breakfast is extensive with omelettes made to order. There is entertainment and table service with dinner. Cholpon Ata is ideally placed an hour or two from Bishkek and Burana Tower and therefore very popular with both Kyrgyz locals and international tourists. The Karven Four Seasons is a great place to stay for a day or a week. The only downside is having to pay extra for Wi-Fi access which seems a bit petty for a hotel of this quality. Highly recommended.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled solo
Thank michaelcostello2016
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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We hab a house for 6 people, the house was very big with everything you can think about what is needed at holidays. The restaurants served very good food and drinks. The beach is perfekt for beach-volleyball. Breakfast is European style and nothing is missing, perfekt!

Stayed: June 2016, travelled with friends
1  Thank schmand
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

great place to watch the mounatins and the lake...you can watch the issykul lake and the beautifull mountains...must place to go and stay. Food for vegeterians might be difficult.. i was there for 3 days.. enjoyed the scenery...

  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled on business
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Thank gopijgd
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Reviewed 15 April 2016

Though it seems like a huge campus filled with cookie cutter blocks of concrete and less of a 'Resort', the property is located in a great place and with easy access to a private beach on the Lovely Lake Issyuk kul. Cant beat that! But that is where the value ends. the rooms are bland, the fittings look dated and the lame restaurant/bar they have is so catered towards the bus load of tourists that come from East Asia as a part of tour groups. So if you have an option to drive into town, get out! Also, Really poor breakfast with very limited choice.

LOCATION: The Location is the highlight of the place. Situated on the lake and not too far from main town

FITNESS FACILITIES: Wonderful Olympic style Lap Pool. Sad and dated Fitness equipments. You have to be a die hard to go through a workout using htese ancient machines!

SERVICE : The front office folks were sweet and so was the bar tender. But most of them dish out typical cold eastern european style service with no smile, though you are actually supposed to be in Central Asia!

HOW WIRED YOU WOULD BE: PAID Wifi(costing around 4 USD per token) , Really fast suprisiingly for a location like this i could download a few movies within 15 minutes. No English channels whatsover. You are limited to predominantly RUSSIAN language channels!

  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Prasanna V
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Reviewed 24 October 2015

This is a hotel with holiday villas and gardens stretching to the sandy beach of lake Issyk-Kul. The scenery is breathtaking and the gardens beautifully maintained by a team of lady gardeners. The whole place looks wonderful and the hotel is well appointed although the hot water storage tank (in a cupboard in the room) ran out of hot water. In common with all ex Soviet destinations Kyrgyzstan has a problem with sink and bath plugs – they don’t have them so take your own. A curious and jarring note was that the beach side public toilets are the Turkish (hole in the ground) type and the cubicles don’t have doors.

A fence with locked gates surrounds the complex; “Security” guards in army fatigues who also patrol the grounds and man the gates. To get out we had to ask for a gate to be unlocked. When we checked out two hotel staff came and checked the room and we were held at the gate until the guard phoned to confirm our room had been checked – no idea what they think anyone would steal! The guards were surly and could do with being taught some manners, even to smile at the guests.

The cleaning staff, like the gardeners were ladies and excellent. The reception staff were unhelpful and even the smallest request was met with a sullen shrug and “It’s out of season”. O K, I know we visited in October which is not the holiday season but if you are open, provide service and if you cant close. The place is ridiculously expensive for a country in which the average wage is 100 Euro a month so it’s not the wage bill that’s the problem. The restaurant is indescribably horrid. Food needs to be pre ordered and it’s better to ask what they have rather than bother with the menu. (e.g. Chicken noodle soup but no noodles)

Their advertising claims that their owner is a frequent traveller and knows what tourists want. Sorry but s/he must be an ex Intourist guide whose travelling was in the USSR. This place is like a beautiful toy someone bought for a spoiled child to play with and trash. I hope whoever owns it can get a proper management company to run it as it should be run. Meantime avoid unless you were a Soviet Intourist victim and want a trip down memory lane.

  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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