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“Good and inexpensive hotel with awesome location”
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Iris
Ranked #17 of 75 Hotels in Almaty
Reviewed 8 May 2016

I went on business trip to Almaty and I paid less than 40 euros (17 000 KZT) for a single room in this good hotel. Rooms are spacious and clean with the flatscreen TV. The hotel is located conveniently close to major streets and entertainment places and different bars on Dostyk avenue. The breakfast was somewhat limited. It takes 30-40 minutes to get to the airport.

Stayed: May 2016
Thank Bah881
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Reviewed 21 February 2016

We checked in to this hotel in the second week of february.Reservations was done through our favourite travel company Blissworld Kochi.
The hotel is in the down town of Almaty city close to independence square and the under ground metro.All the attractions and shopping area are near by.
The check in was smooth with english speaking FO staff.The rooms are spacious and cozy with good heating system in and speedy wifi.The elevator is really big and so also the corridors.The toilets too are neat with quality linen.The only concern was the break fast with the very same dishes for the entire five days of our stay and that too in very limited quantities by Indian standards.Also you have to climb some eight or nine steps to reach the cramped lobby.The first floor restaurant is pretty ordinary and the service of the restaurant staff is not up to the mark.Mean while the room service is very fast !!!The restaurant is over prices as well.
However considering the value for money aspect but for the restaurant, this three star property is a good choice.

  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Check in was good, the front office staff are fluent in English and very responsive.
Quiet big and clean rooms. The restaurant downstairs is good and the hotel guests are entitled for a discount ( last time it was 20% off during dinner time).
There is no kettle in rooms, but it's available upon request.
The buffet breakfast is decent. The hotel location is good, there are some convenience stores, pharmacy and restaurants near by.

Stayed: November 2015, travelled on business
1  Thank Kseniya M
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Reviewed 2 June 2015

Clean room, good service!
Hotel located near center within walk distance from main streets.
Lot of bear bars around. I got room on back side it was quite quiet.
Very friendly personal, try to help any time. Very good for Business stay!

  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled on business
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Thank Pavel S
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Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

Nice room, good location, nice restaurant, average breakfast, but..Highly overpriced.. ! Quite avoidable.

I saw the first hotel in 20 years of my travelling placing a information book about hotel.. On desk with information on the cost of furniture, bed sheets, crockery etc. And that it's a coincidence that my colleague is asked to paid for a dirty bed sheet.. And towels. Can't understand for what the guest is paid.. Actually is we need to pay for washing of bed sheets and towel extra.. Ridiculous!
So seems like it's a trick of hotel to extract extra money.. 1st give price list of bed sheet.. And then force to pay for washing etc..?

Stayed: April 2015, travelled with friends
Thank Haritoshka
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Additional Information about Iris

Address: Furmanova 176, Almaty 050010, Kazakhstan
Region: Kazakhstan > Almaty
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 75 Hotels in Almaty
Price Range: €45 - €54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Iris 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As needed - to know that there is a place where you are always welcome!Know what your preferences are extremely important, your wishes will be carried out with flawless precision, and your comfort will be taken care of professionals.Know that the quality, convenience and efficiency at a reasonable price - it's not just words, but a harmonious working philosophy, designed to make your stay enjoya ... more   less 
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