InterContinental Almaty Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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TravelPod Member ReviewsInterContinental Almaty Hotel
I don't have complaints about any of the Intercontinental hotels I've stayed in. The one here, like the one in Tashkent Uzbekistan (home for 6 weeks in 2008) is the top hotel in its nation complete with full resort facilities and two Presidential Suites (when foreign Presidents/Prime Ministers/Monarchs come to Kazakhstan or Uzbekistan, they stay in Intercontinental). A little surprising that they limit free wireless to two hours in the lobby area, but you can't have everything I guess. Gorgeous, makes me feel like a Prince.
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... continued but not with the zeal and magnitude of the former days. As trade diminished, so did the influence and prestige of these former powerful states to the point that by mid17th century, Imperial Russian had begun over-running the whole area and began ruling by administrating the whole of Turkistan (as the entire area was then known) after Persia’s defeat by the British in 1857. This Russian Turkistan Administrative zone was later ...
... has been fought over for centuries by Mongols and Russians, ending up being part of the Soviet Union before gaining independence in 1991 after the collapse of the Soviet regime. Today it has a very close relationship with Russia and has the strongest economy in the region due to it's oil and gas reserves (fuel here is just 35p a litre!). It is also visa free for UK citizens, a step only taken by the government a few weeks ago. (After, ...
... was more expensive than we expected. Budget accommodation and food not that great. Transport was a ball ache - time consuming, expensive and uncomfortable. Power cuts. All minor things though when compared to the big picture. Kazakhstan was probably the most modern followed by Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan (which were about the same) and then Tajikistan. Iran was a big thrill and most definitely a highlight. With temperatures dropping it's time for us to fly south for the winter ...
... and started the big walk down to the gates of the national park. And we walked and walked and jogged a bit and jogged a bit more. The road's gradient often 12% so pretty hard going. To cut a long story (walk) short, it took us 3 hours without resting once to reach our destination. At that stage we were very tired and had sore shins, feet etc. hard to walk down hill! LP had written about an eagle farm right outside the gate and for a while we thought they got ...
... 2pm. Our tour of the city is quick, and on foot from our hotel which is located right in the heart of the city. We take some down time after the walking tour, then head to a local restaurant for dinner. There we sample some horse meat, although the main course is fish. Racing to bed as we have an early start in the ...