The former capital of Kazakhstan today is a major administrative and historical center of the country. The origins of Almaty go back to the Middle Ages. Pleasant climate and developed infrastructure attracts tourists here. Almaty hotels are modern hotel complexes that meet the world standards of the hospitality system. The city is connected with other regions and countries by highways, railways and waterways, air lines.
15 kilometers from the city center is almaty international airport. This is the largest air terminal in the country with an annual flow of passengers of about 6 and a half million people. It accepts domestic, international flights, is engaged in the transportation of goods. In the waiting rooms usually accumulates a large number of transit passengers. Taking into account the interests of travelers, hotels began to appear on the territory of the airport and near it. Their primary task was to ensure a comfortable rest for people in pauses between flights. Kazakhs are hospitable people. They are proud of their achievements and history. Hotel administrators are aware of all excursion tours conducted by travel agencies of the city.
Not all hotels are located near the main attractions of Almaty. The main advantage of the city is its transport interchanges and convenient routes. In order not to sit in a hotel, you can travel to iconic places. Usually tourists are interested in:
- sports complex “Medeu”;
- Ascension Cathedral;
- central mosque;
- Central State Museum of Kazakhstan;
- TV tower “Kok Tobe”.
For entertainment in the city are open anti-café, children’s clubs, skating rinks, quests, cinemas, amusement parks.
Hotels near the airport
If the flight is canceled or there is a delay, then you can consider the following options for overnight accommodation in the nearest hotels to Almaty airport.
The hotel complex is located on the territory of the airport near the passenger terminal. The city centre is a 15-minute drive away and the train station is a 20-minute drive away. Private parking is available on site to park your car during your flight. The time report begins with the hour of arrival. Rooms:double economy, standard, junior suite, suite. It offers luggage storage, mini-bar without alcohol, infrared sauna, transfer until 18.00, dining room, children’s corner for young guests. An ATM is available for cash withdrawals. Animals are not accepted. According to customer reviews, the hotel is rated as the best in location, but inflated in prices.
“The price does not correspond to the quality of the services provided. The main advantage is walking distance to the terminal. The staff is polite, the hotel is quiet, the room is clean. For transit passengers without whims – the very thing» Svetlana, Kazakhstan
This luxurious 4-star hotel is located 700 metres from the airport. To accommodate guests prepared 16 rooms:single, double and suite. Pets are not allowed. From conveniences: Wi-Fi, concierge service 24 hours, elevator, transfer. Meals are provided by the restaurant. A continental breakfast is served in the morning. There is a children’s buffet. Guests can relax in the shared lounge area.
“Proximity to airport and breakfast. Strange transfer – meet for free, see off for money. When there is no time to choose, you can stay here for a while. Prices are inflated. One night came out about $ 50. The staff is responsive, adequately responds to any requests. It’s cold in the room, it’s uncomfortable to take a shower» Sayat, Kazakhstan
2.7 kilometers from the airport is a hotel of 11 double rooms. An American breakfast is served daily. The restaurant serves local cuisine throughout the day. Room service (food and beverage service) is available around the clock. The evening can be spent in the city by visiting the theater or entertainment center. The proximity to the airport makes the hotel attractive for tourists.
“With this hotel began our bike ride in Kazakhstan. We decided to get acquainted with this Asian country from the inside. We asked the owner to keep our cases and packing boxes. On the way back before the flight we spent the night here. All our belongings have been preserved, for which we are grateful» Stefan, Germany
The 4-star hotel and restaurant complex is located 6 km from the airport and 300 meters from the railway station Almaty-1. It offers 75 comfortable rooms of different categories. The price includes: breakfast (buffet), round-the-clock guarded parking, access to the SPA center (sauna, swimming pool, billiards), transfer (meeting at the airport), high-speed Internet. Near the hotel there is a sports complex “Abylai-khan”. It is a professional center with fitness rooms, sports grounds and swimming pools. In the nearby shopping and entertainment center “MART” you can also find activities of interest.
“I didn’t understand a little bit about the transfer. Meet for free, and for the return trip you have to pay. For transit passengers, this is not a comilfo. The staff is friendly, can suggest a taxi number, but it is not in their interests. The hotel is cute, near entertainment, there is a sauna with a swimming pool. If they do not be greedy and make the transfer completely free, then there will definitely be no rebound from transiters” Igor
Compact five-storey hotel is located 6 km from the international airport. In the number of rooms: 4 standards, 53 rooms of class “Twin”. It offers laundry, transfer up to 11 people (surcharge), café. A continental breakfast is served in the morning. During the day, the kitchen prepares national and European dishes. Hotel owners regularly introduce special offers and hold promotions with discounts on certain services. The bed and breakfast service is appreciated by transit passengers, and the hotel provides transfer services both to the airport and to the railway station.
“This hotel can only be chosen for the round-the-clock café and room service. We arrived so tired that we couldn’t feel our hands or legs. We were warmly welcomed, settled, took an order for dinner. While we washed and “cleaned the feathers,” the food was ready. We ate and slept. In the morning – breakfast (decent, tasty) and again on the road. Respect, guys!” Svetlana
The 4-star hotel is conveniently located to the airport (6 km) and the railway station (1.8 km). The number of rooms includes 20 rooms from economy class to luxury at affordable prices. To services of guests: private parking, restaurant, terrace, gym, car wash 24/7. A halal breakfast is served in the morning. A lounge area is available for relaxation. The hotel has a hairdresser. There is no airport shuttle. Guests are called a taxi. The journey time is 10 minutes.
“Nice and welcoming hotel. Nearby is the chain café Mr. Donerci & Pizza. It prepares amazing desserts, Turkish sweets, cakes, mishkes and pastries. You can dine with delicious kebabs» Iwona, Ireland
This trendy 3-star hotel is located 7 km from the airport. It offers 47 cosy rooms. In their interiors there are no unnecessary details, only what the traveler needs: a bed, a safe, a coffee/tea maker and a refrigerator. A buffet breakfast is served daily. The Bublik Bar is a 5-minute walk away. It prepares traditional dishes that will appeal to those who do not like American cuisine. It is on it that the hotel restaurant specializes. Spa and jacuzzi treatments are included. Guests have access to a gym and free public parking.
“Spacious room, clean comfortable bed. The kitchen is delicious and inexpensive, but the range can be larger. The bathhouse is a miracle. Great staff. Helped to call a taxi and send back to the airport. The center is far away, but the hotel also has something to do” Vlad, Kazakhstan
11 km (by highway) from the airport is a multi-storey Royal Palace Hotel. Standard, Twin and Suite rooms are available for accommodation. There are private rooms for smoking and non-smoking guests. Airport shuttle is free. You can use the services of the fleet to move around the city and trips to attractions (inexpensive). The restaurant is open 24 hours a day. Delicious dishes are prepared here, including according to the author’s recipes of the chef. The dining room is located on the 1st floor. It serves a continental breakfast or buffet in the morning. There is no special entertainment in the hotel. This is a place for stopping on the way and temporary residence of business travelers.
“Convenient to stay on business trips. So I do. Close to the airport, a full service for urban transportation, if there is no own transport. The hotel is quiet, peaceful, nice restaurant, low price tag» Andrey, Kazakhstan
11 km from the airport is the 4-star Renion Park Hotel. There are 90 rooms available for accommodation. They are all soundproof. According to the level of comfort, the number of rooms includes economy, suite, standard, deluxe, family options. To services of guests: a hall for fitness classes, SPA and body care, swimming pool, 24-hour rus-service. Breakfast is served in packed lunch boxes. During the day there is a restaurant serving oriental cuisine and a dining room. Literally across the street there is a park named after 28 Panfilov guardsmen and Kolsai lakes. This is one of the favorite places for walks among citizens and guests of the former Kazakh capital. 400 meters from the hotel stands the Ascension Cathedral – the main local Christian shrine.
“How much depends on the staff! Once again I was convinced of this, staying at the Renion Park Hotel. Professionalism, politeness, delicacy they put in the first place when meeting the client. This is a very atmospheric place where you want to return” Madina, Kazakhstan
The 4-star hotel in the centre of Almaty has 11 rooms with bedrooms, a kitchen and a dining area. The apartments are decorated in warm colours and feature natural wood floors. The building has a restaurant that specialises in European cuisine. A shared breakfast is served in the morning. If guests do not have time for breakfast, then they form a packed lunch on the road. For guests to relax there is a SPA area with an indoor pool, a gym. Services are included in the payment of accommodation.
“This was the third time we stayed at the Renion Residence Hotel. The staff is friendly and welcoming and the room is large and comfortable. Great location in the heart of the city, highly recommended» Hamada, UAE
All declared hotels do not allow pets to come. This is not very convenient for travelers carrying cats or dogs. For transit passengers, it is best to consider stopping at the Royal Palace Hotel. The owners promise a free transfer not only from the airport, but also back to the flight. As for entertainment, there are enough of them in the district. In addition to cultural and historical sites, there are entertainment centers. Hotel staff are always happy to tell you where and when interesting events will take place.