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Located in a quiet, cosy spot in the city’s historical and cultural centre, The Saltanat hotel dates back to 1967. A residence for senior officials of the Central Committee at the time, it has since undergone dramatic modernisation and reopened in 2011 after a complete refurbishment and now offers some of the best accommodation of all the hotels in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Our focus is to provide the best address for business and leisure travellers seeking comfort, service and exclusivity at a good price.
Formerly known as Verny and Alma-Ata, Almaty was once the political capital of the Kazakh SSR and its successor Kazakhstan. Located on the ancient Silk Road, it is nowadays home to some 1.4 million people, or nine per cent of the national population, and is still the country’s largest city and prime commercial centre.
For those interested in Kazakhstan travel, the roots of Almaty date back to 1000-900 BC when the first farmers and cattle breeders established themselves in the Almaty area. You will still find numerous burial tumuli and ancient settlements around. The giant burial mounds of the Saka tsars are particularly impressive.
An aerial tramway connects downtown Almaty with a popular recreation area at the top of Kok Tobe, or blue hill. An interesting feature of the city is its 125 fountains or fountain groups. The Zenkov Cathedral, a 19th-century Russian Orthodox cathedral, is the second-tallest wooden building in the world.
Whatever the weather in Almaty, you’ll always find something exciting to do.
The Saltanat hotel has a prime location near the Republic Square, Central State Museum and Presidential Palace.
164 Furmarov Street
Tel: +7 727 2590935