InterContinental Almaty Hotel
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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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... apologised, then rapidly downed the remainder once his back was turned (all of half a lukewarm litre between three of us).
Almost instantly after the border crossing, the alteration in the landscape was stark. The land was arable, greenery flourished, herds of cattle and horses were frequently sighted; it was clear that we had begun a new geographical chapter of our travels. The soil, however, soon declined in quality, the steeds in bulk ...
... all the Yuan I needed and would take my chances in Kazakhstan converting them back to dollars. When I got to Almaty, I told our guided of my problem. It was quite a relief when he answered, “oh, that’s not a problem”. What followed was quite amazing. He took me to what appeared to be a very tiny convenient store at the edge of a huge green. bazaar. And he told the proprietor what I was looking for, and what happens next is straight out ...
... passenger settled, she came to economy to visit. She first asked, “What made you decide to visit Almaty?” When we informed her that we were in transit to Atyrau, her face fell.
“You are going to Atyrau? Why?” she asked incredulously. When Lory explained her work assignment as Director of the Dostyk American International School, this lovely, formerly bubbly, woman asked, “How long will you stay in Atyrau?” Lory ...
... 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 ...
... we paid was 50% too much. I don't think she has any idea what we find acceptable and what standard of living we are used to. Anyway we were glad to leave and found a taxi quickly, found equally easily a minivan to take us to Almaty and we were on the road at 9am ($8/each) to travel a distance of 240km. The border crossing was not far away at all and over all it went smoothly some serious pushing and shoving ...