River Palace Hotel
No availability found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
TripAdvisor Reviews River Palace Hotel Atyrau
Travel Blogs from Atyrau
... found a supermarket, where we could hide for an hour or so from the scary outside, and were we bought our Kazakh cheap breakfast: 350g caviar, kefir, tvaroch, bread. We had our little breakfast on the way, and the police stopped in front of us to check a car (pretty interesting police check where policemen seemed to be more friends of the drivers than official policemen… who cares…).
After a little walk, we went over ...
After very short sleep, our host took us to the train station at 5:00am and we took train to Atyrau.
We only slept, read, ate bread cucumber, tomatoes and a nice piece of meat offered by a kind local, and watched some movies on our laptops.
Not the best day for Blanch today.
Having started the morning by finding a scorpion under my tent, we both agreed that once we get going things will start to improve in Kazakhstan.....wrong.
Unfortunately before making it off the gravel, whilst negotiating a sandy section, a hidden ledge reared itself ensuring Blanche becoming not only slightly airborne but now completely ...
... exhaust and whatever else we could break!
After five or six hours we found tarmac once again... celebrations all 'round! The last 200km had taken us something like nine hours... jeeesus. The car is now filthy, inside and out, as are we.
Once in Beyneu we got cash, bought food, filled up and even managed to get one of our spare wheels 'tweaked' so that it actually fit! Unfortunately ...
... days. The taxi driver, who was actually a taxi driver (he had a yellow light and everything), dropped me at the station but not before picking up three other people on the way and dropping them in various places. He was wearing a kind of straw hat, almost like the felt hats that I have seen traditional Kazakhs wearing, but a kind of urban version. The way he talked was fascinating, the Kazakh language ...