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25 Best Hotels in the 7 Biggest Cities of Kazakhstan

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Almaty, Kazakhstan – October 21, 2015: The InterContinental Hotel is located near Republic Square and the Presidential Palace in Almaty.

The tourism sector of Kazakhstan is booming and the interest of foreign tourists to the country is increasing year by year.

Hotel selection is an important choice for visitors which has a great impact on the trip. Poor hotels with untrained staff may ruin the whole trip. Hence, the article is prepared about the large cities of Kazakhstan according to the ranking of hotels and reviews of visitors.

The prices in the article may change according to the date and season, so should be verified from the website.

Nur-sultan (Astana)

Nur-sultan city is the capital of Kazakhstan. Hence, a wide variety of hotels offer a best-quality service for guests. Some of the top-ranked hotels are:

Rixos Presidential Astana Hotel.

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The hotel has an exceptionally good location, elegant rooms and comfort. The price of a deluxe twin room is around $130 US, but you may ask discounts and lower the price to $ 72 US.

The Ritz-Carlton.

The luxury hotel provides free Wi-Fi in all rooms and friendly staff always ready to render high-quality service. The prices start at $258, so it is quite expensive. The 5-star hotel has a spa, beauty centres, indoor swimming pool and restaurants.

Hilton Astana Hotel, Elite-Apart Hotel, Diplomat Hotel and Beijing Palace Soluxe Hotel are other elegant and fascinating hotels in the city. (Agoda,


Almaty is the largest city of Kazakhstan. The city is full of luxury hotels:

The Ritz-Carlton

The American multinational chain of hotels is also very famous in Almaty like its branch in Nur-Sultan. The hotel is elegant and luxury, decorated in warm colours. You can find 55 restaurants and 6 attractions within 1.2 km (0.75 miles) distance. The price varies, 1 room for 2 adults costs about $ 200 US. Special family rooms, suite and non-smoking rooms are available in Ritz-Carlton.

Ramada by Wyndham Almaty

If you are looking for cheaper prices without losing luxury and the best atmosphere, you can select the Ramada Hotel. The hotel is especially perfect for corporate events and business trips. Rooms involve minibar, refrigerator, TV, air conditioning and many other amenities. (Tripadvisor,


Shymkent city is near to Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan than Kazakhstan’s capital. The city is a starting point of trips to ancient cities – Otrar, Turkestan and Aksu-Zhabagly. (About Kazakhstan)

As the city is large, there are many options worth to consider:

Aidana Plaza Hotel.

The Hotel mostly praised for the ideal location and cleanliness of rooms. All rooms are equipped with flat-screen TV, air conditioning, refrigerator, kettle, shower, hairdryer and writing desk. The Wi-fi connection and parking lots are free, meals in the restaurant are delicious and the staff are friendly.

Megapolis Hotel Shymkent.

The clean and attractive hotel can be another top choice for travellers. Guests become loyal once they visit the hotel. The 4 reasons to choose Megapolis Hotel involve fair prices, guaranteed safety, online bookings and professional staff.

Rixos Khadisha Shymkent.

Like Aidana Plaza, the hotel located in a convenient place, in about 10 km (6.21 miles) from Shymkent International Airport. Visitors can enjoy a Turkish hammam (bathroom), snow rooms and indoor pool. In the KazakhAsia restaurant, guests can try local and Asian cuisine, while Olivia restaurant offers meals from Italian cuisine. (Booking,


Taraz is a perfect destination to explore mysterious and historical places. The city is famous for many enchanting ruins, boulevards and mausoleums. The city renamed 8 times until becoming Taraz. (MakeMyTrip,

The charming city has a large number of attractive hotels such as:

Arai plaza

The Hotel has many appealing amenities including free parking, jacuzzi, karaoke club, free wifi, business centre, conference hall, fax, massage and many more. Special rooms for families with children available. Trained personnel can speak in 3 languages: Turkish, English and Russian. One room for 2 adults in the luxury hotel costs about $110 US.

Sequoia Boutique Hotel.

If you are looking for hotels that are cheaper than Arai Plaza, welcome to Sequoia hotel. The price of the same room is $30-35 US. Ideally, luxe and family rooms have soundproofing and mosquito net. Sequoia is a non-smoking hotel surrounded by touristic attractions such as Karaxan Mausoleum. (Tripadvisor,


Atyrau is a port city, located on the Ural River near to the Caspian Sea. The ruins of medieval city Saraidzhuk is situated 50 km away from the city. Drama theatres, museums and architectural monuments are rather popular attractions to visit. (AboutKazakhstan,

The list of recommended hotels include:

Renaissance Atyrau Hotel.

The five-star hotel has a free indoor pool and terrace. The security is very important as fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, 24-hour security service, safes, video surveillance exist in both common areas and outside. The hotel has almost all the facilities which you can find in other hotels. Also, baby cots are provided on request. The main disadvantage can be a high price, but it is highly dependant on the date and season.

River Palace Hotel.

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The hotel situated 800 meters (0.5 miles) from the city centre. River Palace is well decorated in the classic style. The rooms are clean and the restaurant menu involves European food. Like the Renaissance hotel, the price of the hotel may seem too high for some guests.

The cheap hotels with a high rating of visitors are Riverside Hotel, Atyrau Hotel and Chalaga Residence Atyrau. (Tripadvisor,


Karaganda is one of the places which can represent the dark and complex history of Kazakhstan during the Soviet Union. Besides, there are many museums and parks, so the city is definitely worth visiting. (Backpackadventures,

The top-rated hotels are:

Hotel Senator.

The hotel has beautiful decorations and design. The main amenities which can differentiate the hotel from others are the existence of Turkish hammam (bathroom) and access to health care. The hotel accepts Visa and Mastercard. The guests usually praise the cleanliness of rooms and convenient location.

Casmonaunt Hotel–eMul-AK/

Responsive, friendly and skilled staff is the main competitive advantage of the hotel. 2 pools, 2 restaurants and electric vehicle charging station exist in the territory. The accepted cards are Maestro, Mastercard, JCB, American Express, Visa and Union Pay.

Other hotels that also worth visiting are Rose Roze Luxe House, Meridian and Park Hotel. (Booking,


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Pavlodar is the centre of culture and art of northern Kazakhstan. Exhibitions and museums in a beautiful city are very popular. (Visit Kazakhstan, )

In terms of hotels, the hotels are not as luxury as the hotels of Nur-Sultan or Almaty but reasonably priced.

Dvin Hotel.

The hotel is small and is located 3 km (1.86 miles) from river Irtish, 15 km (9.32 miles) from the airport and 1 km (0.62 miles) from the train station. The hotel is on the list of best hotels for excellent service and price. The price of 1 night stay costs around $ 40 US according to the season and date. The rooms fit families and children. Besides, you can enjoy 2 spas: Finnish and roman. The hotel is for non-smokers.

Pavlodar Hotel Complex.

Locating in Krivenko street, the complex has fine restaurant and laundry services. The rooms are convenient and clean. According to the opinions of visitors, the view from windows is gorgeous. (Tripadvisor,

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