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3/5 - Average
(84 reviews)

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Good Location
Free Wifi

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Review and Rating of Otrar

#23 of 70 hotels in Almaty (84 reviews)

Overall Rating (3)

Cleanliness (3.5)

Sleep Quality (3.5)

Value (3)

Service (3)

Location (4)

Rooms (3)

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Old Soviet Experience but Not Very Comfortable

by Saricie_Q on 28 Nov 2016 (Friends Traveller)

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 among the best in Central Asia back in the old Soviet era. You can see its grandeur from its outside facade. However, the rooms have not been upgraded much and now, in 2016, feel ...
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Great central location

by PennyOzztraveller on 09 Nov 2016 (Friends Traveller)

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 the corner' and the Orthodox Cathedral in the park opposite. Plenty of buses to get about the city or taxis if going further afield.

Excellent Location and Breakfast

by gwilliams on 23 Oct 2016 (Solo Traveller)

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 breakfast is a variety of hot and cold dishes and cereals, etc. If you are a Holiday Inn / Intercontinental person this won't be for you, but if you want a more authentic local stay thi...
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Old world Hotel

by Michael L on 29 Sep 2016 (Friends Traveller)

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 had dinner on one night and the worst meal we experienced since we arrived in Central Asia.

Comfortable, convenient, helpful staff, great location

by brian94582 on 16 Jul 2016 (Solo Traveller)

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.

Hotel Location


Gogolya Street 73

Almaty, Almaty Qalasy, Kazakhstan

About Otrar



Bar and lounge
Airport shuttle
Elevator lift
Reception 24 Hrs
Air conditioner
No smoking
Conference room
Currency exchange
Safe deposit box
Sauna bath
Atm cash machine