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Taipei, Taiwan
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214 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed here when I was on a group tour with G Adventures, so I do not really know how much this hotel cost if you book it as independent travelers. I think G Adventures chose this place maybe mainly for its central and very convenient location and its very old-world, Soviet style ambience. I think this hotel may be... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the building is pure Russian, the hotel is comfortable, convenient and ideally located to get about the city very easily. Being opposite the park meant green leafy outlook towards the mountains from the front rooms. Back not so pleasant. Rooms are spacious, even if air conditioning quite noisy. Ours even had a balcony. The Central Market was 'just around... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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221 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is an older hotel in a great location across from the Orthodox Cathedral and close to the Green Market. It has easy access to the Metro, and good eating locations are quite close. Rooms are older, but comfortable. Lots of hot water, but a little low on the soap. The dining room is designed as a yurt, and the... More 

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cork
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183 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This hotel rated 4 star is a throwback to old days. The rooms are small and overloaded with old fashioned heavy furniture making access to beds and luggage a nightmare. TV and aircon ancient . Staff at reception pleasant but with limited English. However the beds are clean and comfortable and towels of good quality, and breakfast is adaquate. We... More 

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San Ramon, California
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38 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Probably a grand hotel in it's day, but showing it's age now. Nevertheless, the hotel is in a great location, is well priced and the room was comfortable. The staff was great. I had no problems and would happily stay there again. There was no work desk in the room, so a bit inconvenient for computer usage.

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Hamburg
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121 reviews
88 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Large, gloomy hotel from the socialist era. Rooms very small with dark wood and red carpet. Old TV set, empty fridge, no bottled water, old and noisy aircon. Very small bathroom, small bathtub with hand shower, all bare and simple. Small wardrobe with 1 (one) hanger... Large dining room for breakfast and dinner. Mediocre buffet at most. Small bar which... More 

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Very centrally located with lots attractions nearby. The rooms are a bit dated but very clean. Check-in desk staff are very helpful. We arrived late at night and had a late-leaving flight the next day. They were able to give us a reasonable price for extending our stay beyond the normal checkout time. We were happy to be able to... More 

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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Entering in the lobby, you can tell that the hotel is getting old and slightly run down. The rooms were ok but the beds where extremely soft clearly due to extensive use. The staff were on the more agressive side which was quite unpleasant. The restaurant is in a very cool decorated room and the food is ok but overall... More 

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Amsterdam
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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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: ₹ 2,667 - ₹ 4,719 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Otrar 4*
Number of rooms: 161
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#16 Luxury Hotel in Almaty
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“Higher floor would be preferable to minimise road noise if windows open.”
 of 5 bubbles PennyOzztraveller, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Avoid unless you are really stuck for somewhere to stay”
 of 5 bubbles MichaelL788, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“the rooms at the back side are more quiet as the front side faces a main road”
 of 5 bubbles Tyrolians, 5 Jul 2015 | Read review
“stay at the 4th floor rooms facing front side.”
 of 5 bubbles kumar56775, 2 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Rooms at the front of the hotel look over Panfilov Park and the Zankov Cathedral.”
 of 5 bubbles Sharon554, 18 Apr 2015 | Read review
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