For those used to hotels Kazakh style, Samal Spa is a breath of fresh air. Large and well-appointed rooms, with high quality linens and decor. No tea/coffee facilities in room, but very prompt and attentive room-service brings hot drinks almost immediately.
Perfect base for skiing at Shimbulak nearby (take the bus which stops right outside for a pittance), or for just chilling in the mountains.
Generous breakfast buffet, and excellent food for dinner on-site, or at sister restaurant (Arab gastronomy) next door.
Western-priced spa, but worth the money.
- Free Wifi