The airport is a 30 minute drive away.
Combining strategic city centre location with styles blending contemporary design with a dash of Kazakh character, Mercure is an excellent modern hotel.
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
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.
When to visit
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 airport is a 30 minute drive away.
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.