The Ritz-Carlton Almaty
Almaty, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan
At a Glance
- First 5-star luxury hotel in Almaty
- Sits in the highest building in the area with unparalleled city views
- Offers some of the most spacious rooms in Almaty
Easy access to Esentai Mall
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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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The first 5-star hotel in Almaty, Ritz-Carlton Almaty offers lavishly decorated and spacious rooms, premium services and first-class amenities with unrivalled views of the Alatau Mountains.
Located in Esentai Tower, the tallest building in Almaty, all rooms come with panoramic views of the city or majestic mountains. The hotel is just a short distance away from the ski resort, and other attractions within the city such as the deluxe Esentai Mall. Rooms feature marble bathrooms with rainforest showers, featherlight bathrobes and premium bath amenities as well as modern comforts including an iPhone docking station for your entertainment.
You will be spoilt for choice of F&B while staying in Ritz Carlton. Vista Restaurant is the hotel's casual buffet restaurant for breakfast and lunch and a wonderful dinner menu geared more towards the local Kazakh taste. Seven Bar & Restaurant which offers wide selections ranging from French, Italian, Japanese sushi bar, meat and wine. Head to the Sky Lounge & Bar for light meals paired with cocktails and whiskeys. Otherwise, the chic outdoor dining of Terrace 77 is a romantic fare under the Almaty skies.
The hotel also has 24/7 fitness facilities with a swimming pool and a spa service with 5 treatment rooms, offering an array of pampering and rejuvenating treatments. You can find evening entertainment and live music at the bars as well.
The hotel's 145 guest rooms and suites feature lavish features and an elegant design including marble-tiled bathrooms with rain-shower and Asprey bath amenities. Step out to your spacious room to a fully stocked Honors Bar and a personal computer hooked up to high-speed internet. Guests have the choice of three types of rooms, offering city or mountain views. For added space and indulgence, The Ritz Carlton Suite is a great option featuring its own library and kitchenette.
Children are welcomed at the hotel. They have Ritz Kids program tailored for young ones where children get to experience a unique check-in process, cooking classes and a personalised game quest by the Guest Relations team.
The hotel offers an indoor pool and 24-hour fitness room, a full service spa with five treatment rooms offering a variety of treatments, a library and a games room. There are two restaurants offering the choice between international as well as American cuisine. There is also a bar which offers entertainment and music in the evenings.
Andrew Darwitan (Staff)
The Ritz-Carlton Almaty represents a new level of unprecedented luxury in Almaty, starting from its jaw-dropping heights with unrivalled vista of the surrounding Ile-Alatau mountains to its prestigious address at the Esentai Tower. It ticks all the boxes with stunning location, flawless service, tasty food and luxurious rooms. The rooms are especially fantastic, easily among the most spacious and lavishly-decorated in the city.
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.
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.
Visit the Winnac Elite to learn the cognac-making process and degustate some of their cognacs or wheaten vodkas.
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".
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.
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Location & directions
Almaty, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan
One of the closest hotels to the Shymbulak Ski Resort, whilst the popular Esentai Mall is also just next door. The airport is a 30 minute drive away.
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