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“Wonderful Hotel, excellent staff”
Review of Rixos Almaty

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Rixos Almaty
Ranked #2 of 74 Hotels in Almaty
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Stayed here for 7 nights toward the end of June. From beginning to end it was a wonderful experience. We were well taken care of by the staff. Rooms were very comfortable, Spa services were great. Breakfast Buffett was fantastic. We were with a big group that had to leave around 6:50 for 3 mornings and the staff opened up 30 minutes early for us so we could have breakfast before we left. Thank you for your kindness. Also. a shout out for the front desk who literally walked us out to the street to show us how to get a shared ride for places we wanted to go. Over and beyond. thank you .I misplaced the paper with names of front desk workers but they were very helpful.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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MakhmutZ, General Manager at Rixos Almaty, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Dear Rongret,

Thank you for your kind words and the time you took to share them with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed our hospitality, breakfast buffet, accommodation and Spa center.

Our hotel aims to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future.

Best Regards,

General Manager

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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for one night on business. Perfect location, hotel provides airport pick up which is really important as taxis in Kazakhstan can be difficult and not to be trusted.
The rooms and bathrooms are large, newly renovated and comfortable.
The internet is fast and free.
The hotel is a grand, imposing building in a central location with various restaurants and cafes nearby.

The service was warm, efficient and friendly.

Nice hotel, thanks!

Stayed: June 2017, travelled on business
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MakhmutZ, Генеральный директор at Rixos Almaty, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Dear Paul T,

First of all, we would like to thank you very much indeed for your warm and positive comments about our hotel services and facilities and most importantly for selecting our hotel as your accommodations of choice when you visited Almaty.

We are pleased to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us and moreover, we are happy to hear that you liked the service, as complete guest satisfaction is our primary goal at Rixos Almaty.

We would love to have the pleasure of seeing you again as a regular guest and wish you the best in your business endeavors.


Sincerely Yours,
Makhmut Zharimbetov
General Manager





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Reviewed 24 June 2017

I work in Kazakhstan from 7 years and I think I had the possibility to sleep, at least, in 10 different hotels in Almaty, BUT, from when I tried Rixos Hotel, I am sure I have found the one I needed.
In short:
- ALWAYS very kind personnel,
- Management very customer oriented,
- Care of the need of a single client (they remember my preferences in bedding and room kind and always provide them to me),
- Very good food at restaurant, lobby bar and breakfast,
- Clean, silent and high class hotel.
I am their client and I will be till I will work in KZ.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled on business
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Thank VSanna
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MakhmutZ, Генеральный директор at Rixos Almaty, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Dear VSanna,

We would like to thank you for the continued loyalty to Rixos Almaty and highly appreciate your valuable and warm comments. Our sincere appreciation of your patronage can not be overstated. We want to assure you that we will continue to do all we can to justify your confidence in Rixos Almaty and wish you all the success and fulfillment in your business and personal life.


Best Regards,
Makhmut Zharimbetov
General Manager

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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We booked a deluxe room, which is quite large, having a desk and chaise lounge in addition to a king sized bed.

A Porter helped with the luggage as we were checked in quite early (10 am) - we had expected a need to store luggage and wait in the lobby or walk around town until afternoon check-in, but were pleased we were able to immediately crash from our long flight.

The lobby is beautiful, the included buffet breakfast sumptuous, and the staff is plentiful and friendly.

Alcoholic drinks, however, are measured very carefully and priced by NYC standards - definitely not a bargain!

Have only eaten dinner once at the restaurant so will delay review on that until we have more experience.

If you have the funds, I highly recommend the accommodations.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Cathy T
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MakhmutZ, Генеральный директор at Rixos Almaty, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Dear Cathy T,

First of all, we would like to thank you very much indeed for your warm and positive comments about our hotel services and facilities and most importantly for selecting our hotel as your accommodations of choice when you visited Almaty.

We are pleased to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us and moreover, we are happy to hear that you liked the service, as complete guest satisfaction is our primary goal at Rixos Almaty. Please rest assured that we acknowledged your comments about the beverage prices, but would like to mention that those are in par with the local market. We will take this opportunity however to check if some prices could be revised.

We would love to have the pleasure of seeing you again as a regular guest and wish you the best in your business endeavors.

Sincerely Yours,
Makhmut Zharimbetov
General Manager

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Reviewed 20 June 2017

I stayed here for business on two separate nights. The lobby was beautiful and clean. The staff were polite and most spoke English (spaseedo!) The room itself was great. Very impressed with the room. The tub was jetted so that was great after a long day. The bed was comfortable with nice linens. They offered two complimentary bottles of water which was nice as a foreigner. There were English channels on the TV.

I ate two nights in the Bistro in the lobby. The local steak was delicious and cooked to perfection. I didn't partake in the buffet but many others did.

The one flaw for this hotel was the breakfast in the lobby. It only had small rolls and cookies. Something more embellished would have been nice like a Continental breakfast.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled on business
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Thank Chris_G_2008
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MakhmutZ, Генеральный директор at Rixos Almaty, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Dear Chris_G_2008,

First of all, we would like to thank you for taking the time to write us regarding your experience at Rixos Almaty Hotel. We do appreciate your positive feedback and we will continue improving our standards of service at all times.

Thank you for your valuable suggestion about early breakfast. Please rest assured that we will consider it respectively.

Looking forward to welcoming you back to our Hotel in the nearest future.

Best Regards,

Makhmut Zharimbetov

General Manager

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Additional Information about Rixos Almaty

Address: Seyfullina 506-99, Almaty 050012, Kazakhstan
Region: Kazakhstan > Almaty
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Almaty
#2 Spa Hotel in Almaty
#2 Luxury Hotel in Almaty
Price Range: ₹ 11,185 - ₹ 16,650 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Rixos Almaty 5*
Number of rooms: 237
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This luxury 5-star hotel is located in central Almaty, half a mile from Nikolai Cathedral. Rixos Almaty Hotel offers modern rooms with free Wi-Fi internet and a spa with swimming pool. All rooms at Rixos Almaty feature air conditioning, a desk and a balcony with impressive views. All bathrooms include a bathtub and shower. A buffet breakfast is served each morning at Rixos Almaty. The restaurant serves international buffets as well as offering varied dining menus. The Lobby Bar & Lounge is open 24 hours a day, and guests can also dine at Wine Bar that has great selections of wines. The 23680 ft² spa also includes a gym, sauna, Turkish bath, indoor gardens and 7 massage rooms. Rixos Hotel is one mile from Almaty Opera House and 3 miles by cable car from Koktobe Mountain. ... more   less 
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