cheaper option between airport and city centre
Posted Oct 3, 2015
A cheaper option in Almaty. You can take various city buses (#30, #34, # 7, for example) between the hotel and the city centre (to the south) or almaty -1 train station (to the north). I think the hotel is about 8 km from the city centre, and about 10 km from airport. I stayed there four nights on the second floor. Sometimes there are very noisy weddings on the ground level entertainment space, so I would suggest you get a room on a higher floor just in case you want to sleep (for example, if sleeping in the early evening before one of those early 1 am trips to the airport for your international flight!). The room cleanliness was fair; the room spacious enough. good hot water. no real view from the window. the hotel staff--some were friendly, some were rather lackluster. However, it is a pleasant enough hotel option, with a decent breakfast included. Various shops and exchange places at the intersection a block or two from the hotel.