Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 72
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jacob2222 business stay
Good hotel. Friendly staff.
Good internet. Food is ok. Noise from the street. But accpetable.
January 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Deo Nahi Great experience and services
My family's stay at the Holiday Inn in Almaty was pleasant: I was offered a free bottle of champagne, and the staff was very professional at addressing all my inquiries.
January 7, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Lacy62 Beware the internet
The hotel in Almaty is modern and the staff is very pleasant but beware the internet. I have never had so many problems with internet service as I have had in this location. It was, to put it mildly, completely and utterly frustrating. I needed to have a staff member in my room almost every evening to help log onto the internet. The internet was spotty, troublesome to connect to and has no bandwidth to speak of. If you do business with the internet while abroad, avoid this location.
The food was good but very pricey as well as the drinks for this area. A $17.00 ceasar salad (3200 KZT) is expected in some locations but not here. This hotel is also a little off the beaten path and if you do not have transportation, you will need to utilize a taxi service.
All in all, I did not have a bad experience here but I think that the hotel has a little growing to do as far as the international market is concerned. Their services are not equal to their prices.
If you are an IHG member, I suggest the Intercontinental as a better alternative.
December 29, 2014