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“Western style, western standards”
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Samal Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 92 Almaty B&B and Inns
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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.
Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

The hotel itself is situated in a very nice mountain area, relaxed and quiet atmosphere is provided. Although the hotel is located pretty far away from city and still not so close to Medeo, keep that in mind. Decor is alright, nothing really to complain about. Only negative experience that for us is that we booked a room for two but everything like towel, bathrobe, slippers, etc. came for one person, which is ridiculous. Breakfast was decent and spa really made up for everything else.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Y C
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had stayed here in mid August, after a long flight journey we were welcomed by Kamuran at the main reception who had helped us tremendously and answered all our questions and needs with patience and very sincere courtesy. During our 4 night stay all the other staff at the reception, the restaurant and the spa center were very helpful and friendly. We had used the spa every day of our stay and each time it was extremely clean and the staff had beared with us with kindness even when we used it in the last 20 minutes before it's closing time. Our room was very spacious and clean, the mattresses were a little harder then what we were used to but when we asked at the reception they immediately supplied us with extra duvets which had solved the issue. The location of the hotel was perfect with mountain views, peaceful and quite. The restaurant tarrace was also great. We felt comfortable and rested. We had ordered room service from the restaurant and the meal was delicious, we also tried out the restaurant next to the hotel which was extraordinary (We later found out that they also deliver meal to the hotel 24hrs a day. We found that out because due to the hour difference during our stay we had had our meals at unusual hours) The breakfasts at the restaurant were perfect and their coffee was really really nice. It was a short drive (around 10-15 mins) to the city center and about 2km from Medeo. We would definitely recommend to stay there if you are planning to visit Almaty. We will stay here again on our next visit.

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

It's certainly a beautiful hotel and the rooms are really comfortable.
However there was no English tv channel out of 70 channels, the matrasses where really hard and also the service we got from the staff was sometimes poor.

I think in the year 2016 a hotel in the biggest should learn Some english.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled with friends
Thank Kefs
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We came as a large family of 6 with three children. The reception guy is very friendly and he speaks Kazakh and English very well.
The pool and spa are very nice. The room is clean.
The air is pure. Hotel is located 2 km from Medeo-there are couple of restaurants there and the stairs up the mountains.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
Thank Irene P
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Additional Information about Samal Resort & Spa

Address: Gornaya St., 548, Almaty 050059, Kazakhstan
Region: Kazakhstan > Almaty
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 92 B&Bs / Inns in Almaty
Price Range: €75 - €132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Samal Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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