Hotel Mercure Almaty City Center

Almaty, Kazakhstan

At a Glance

  • Clean, contemporary design with a dash of Kazakh character

  • Modern and impressive spa with variety of jacuzzi and shower options

  • Relatively brand new, mid-scale option

  • Non-smoking hotel

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Kazkahstan's Almaty Province has a  humid continental climate with highest precipitation during the months of April and May. As with the rest of Kazakhstan, winter can get cold with snows and sub-zero temperatures. The Summer and Autumn months between June and October enjoy pleasant temperatures and lower rainfall that other months.

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Insider's View

Just a short 10-minute drive away, we recommend a visit to the Green Bazaar to rub shoulders with the locals and enjoy fresh produces

The state-of-the-art-spa with interesting features such as "frigidarium" and "emotional showers" is really unique!

Enjoy a nice walk in the nearby Panfilov Park to visit the wooden Zenkov Cathedral and the insightful Museum of National Instruments, just a 10-minute drive from the hotel.

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Description

Combining strategic city centre location with styles blending contemporary design with a dash of Kazakh character, Mercure is an excellent modern hotel.

Each of the 170 rooms offers clean, modern design with an ethnic Kazakh twist. Amenities include wardrobe, mini-bar, LED TV, WiFi, working area with a desk, coffee and tea-making facilities.

Gourder, the hotel's main restaurant, serves a variety of international and local cuisine. There is also Barkhan at the lobby bar where you can enjoy delightful cocktails, wines and champagne with light snacks.

Facilities include gym, spa, jacuzzi, sauna and hammam. The state-of-the-art spa offers interesting features such as emotional showers and water parade.

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Accommodation

Each of the 170 rooms offers clean, modern design with an ethnic Kazakh twist. Amenities include wardrobe, mini-bar, LED TV, WiFi, working area with a desk, coffee and tea-making facilities.

Childcare

Children are welcomed at the hotel, though there are no specific amenities for them.

Facilities

Gourder, the hotel's main restaurant, serves a variety of international and local cuisine. There is also Barkhan at the lobby bar where you can enjoy delightful cocktails, wines and champagne with light snacks.

Experiences

  • Almaty City Highlights

    Get a taste of the very best of Almaty, including the charming Panfilov Park, the exotic Green Bazaar, Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame, the Central Mosque and Central Sate Museum.

  • Almaty Tour from Architectural Angle

    Understand how Almaty developed in the last 130 years, from the Verny period through the Stalin era and on to the Avenue of Oligarchs where the elite class lives. Finally, head to Shymbulak, Central Asia’s largest ski resort.

  • Antique Arba Wine

    Discover the antique Arba Wine at Karakemer village, with its unique taste courtesy of the fertile soil of Tien Shan mountains.

  • Artisanal Crafts of Qazaq-Oner

    Be inspired by the artisan workshops in the cultural center of Qazaq-Oner.

  • Big Almaty Lake

    Make a visit to the natural alpine reservoir of Big Almaty Lake, a famous alpine lake just slightly outside Almaty. The lake's temperature is 8-10 degree Celsius and swimming is prohibited here.

  • Charyn Canyon

    Known as the little brother of Grand Canyon, Kazakhstan’s Charyn Canyon is spectacular at 154km long and 300m deep. Visit the famous Valley of Castles with its unique towering structures.

  • Cognac Tasting

    Visit the Winnac Elite to learn the cognac-making process and degustate some of their cognacs or wheaten vodkas.

  • Cosmodrome Visit

    Get up close to rocket machineries, space shuttles and space suits at Baikonur Spaceport Museum and Buran Spaceship. Visit the launch site of Gagarinsky Start. If you visit during the rocket launch date, you get to witness an actual space launch live!

  • Helicopter: Almaty's Natural Highlights

    Fly over Turgen Waterfalls, Lake Kolsai, and enjoy 1-hour landing stop each at Charyn Canyon and Singing Sand Dunes on this 3.5 hours of flight.

  • Issyk Lake & Gorge

    Today, you will visit Issyk Gorge, one of the most beautiful gorges on Trans-Ili Alatau region, including a visit to the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve “ISSYK”.

  • Kok Tobe Hill with Gondola Ride

    Enjoy panoramic views of Almaty from Kok Tobe Hill, home to the world’s tallest TV tower.

  • Medeo & Shymbulak Alpine Sceneries

    Visit the two alpine icons of Almaty, starting from the Medeo skating rink and then a funicular ride up to Shymbulak ski resort.

  • Nomad Ethnic Centre

    Glimpse into centuries-old traditions and culture of the Great Steppe's nomadic tribes at NOMAD Ethnic Centre. Learn to weave materials, prepares traditional Kazakh dishes and appreciates how yurts function.

  • Sunkar Falcon Centre

    Learn about Kazakhs’ falconry heritage at a falcon farm, a unique insight into the nomadic way of life which was once prevalent throughout Kazakhstan.

  • Tamgaly Tas' Buddhist Petroglyphs & Nomad Fortress

    Discover the Buddhist paintings of Tamgali-Tas, the medieval "Nomads" castle and attractions from ancient Zhetysu. On the Ili River’s shore, unravel the mystery of over 1,000 ancient rock paintings including five images of Buddhas.

  • Tamgaly UNESCO Petroglyphs

    Be awed by the archaeological landscape of Tamgaly Gorge, home to UNESCO rock drawings with interesting images of sun gods, warriors, as well as scenes of hunting and animal sacrifice. Afterwards, visit a camel farm to try "shubat".

  • Turgen Falls

    Depart to Turgen Gorge natural park. See the Golden Man, Snow Leopard statues, walk up to the waterfall and take a rest while you enjoy the trickling sound of the majestic fall.

Holiday Ideas

  • Essential Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan

    Bishkek, Chunkurchak, Cholpon Ata, Karakol, Kolsai & Kaindy Lakes, Altyn Emel & Almaty

    from £3600 pp inc flights & transfers for 10 nights

    • Unique yurt glamping experience at the often-overlooked Chunkurchak Gorge with rolling lush hills of galloping horses
    • Spectacular, untouched natural panorama of Kaindy's sunken forest lake, Kolsai's alpine lakes, Barskoon's coniferous valley and Chunkurchak's lush jailoo pastures
    • Surreal landscapes of Singing Sand Dune, Charyn Canyon and colourful Aktau-Katutau mountains

Location & directions

Almaty, Kazakhstan

The airport is a 30 minute drive away.

Speak to our specialists 020 3993 8860

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