InterContinental Almaty, Kazakhstan Review

Posted on September 25, 2016 by in Hotel Reviews, IHG Rewards Club


The InterContinental Almaty is located in a good spot near the Independence Monument in Almaty. While it is a bit of a distance from the best downtown eateries, it benefits from a huge nearby park and the more upscale eateries that the town offers.



The building is clearly quite old, which you will notice more as you near it. It looks a bit similar to the ‘fake InterContinental’ in Addis Ababa (which just carries the name without being an InterContinental authorized by IHG).

Check-in was quick and super-friendly, in fluent English. There was no drama from the agent, who simply looked up the reservation and gave me keys. Awesome!

The (now somewhat cheesy) glass elevators got me to my room on the 6th floor. The room itself wasn’t the newest either, but it was in great shape.






The AC would not work initially, but the front desk sent the maintenance team, who fixed it, so cold air came out aplenty. However, I had no idea if the AC panel did anything useful, as whatever button I pressed it just worked exactly the same – maybe it guessed my preferences somehow?

The internet was fast but not at all times. It would suddenly break connection, so I’d call down and the speed would come back up only to repeat losing connection later.

The two beds were both equipped with firm mattresses (my favorite!) and fantastic duvets. I could sleep extremely well, even though the curtains still let some light in.



The hotel (as with many other luxury hotels in the region) features a huge gym and spa in the basement. I loved the fitness equipment and the super-hot sauna when I used it. I was amazed by how many guests actually used it, as it’s usually the part of a hotel that is the least crowded.

I did not have a chance (or any willingness) to try the food at the hotel and the coffee shop in the lobby did not look that great. The super-delicious Sumo San and the Nedelka coffee shop (two of My Favorite Things to do in Almaty) are just 15 minutes’ walking distance away.

In general, I liked this hotel (I usually do like InterContinental Hotels). It provides understated luxury and everything works (or at least the staff really KNOW how to make things work).



The hotel charges ~$200 or just 25,000 points per night, which is decent value in IHG Rewards Club points.

You can book the InterContinental Almaty here.

About the author: Torsten is a serial entrepreneur who started almost a dozen ventures on four continents. Torsten's love for travel has brought him to 130+ countries and travel with most of the world's airlines. You can reach Torsten at [email protected]

This post has been tagged with:
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

Don't miss - more topics from Mighty Travels

AAdvantage | Aegean Airlines | Aeromexico | Aeroplan | Air Canada | Air China | Air France | Air France/KLM Flying Blue | Air India | Air New Zealand | AirAsia | AirBnB | Airline Reviews | Alaska Airlines | Alaska Mileage Plan | Alitalia | American Airlines | American Express | American Express Membership Rewards | ANA | Asiana Airlines | Avis | Award Booking | Best coffee | Best Rate Guarantee | Best Western | British Airways (BA) | Cash Back Deals | Cathay Pacific Reviews | Chase Sapphire Reserve | Chase Ultimate Rewards | Cheap flights | Cheap Passport Photos | Cheap Visas | China Airlines Review | Choice Hotels | Choice Privileges | Citibank | Club Carlson / Radisson | Credit Card Deals | Delta Airlines | Delta Skymiles | Destinations & Inspiration | Emirates Reviews & Skywards | Error Fares / Mistake Fares | Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest | Fare Monitoring Service | Frequent Flyer Programs | Getaround | Hainan Airlines | Hawaiian Airlines | HHonors | Hilton Honors | Hilton Hotels | Hotel Deals | Hotel Friends & Family Discounts | Hotel Loyalty Programs | Hotel Reviews | Hyatt | IHG Rewards Club | Immigration & Airport Security | Immunization | Japan Airlines | Jetblue TrueBlue | Krisflyer | Lifemiles | Lounge Reviews | Low Cost Airlines | Lufthansa Miles and More | Malaysia Airlines | Marriott Hotels | Mighty Travels Premium | Mistake Fares | Orbitz Coupons & Deals | Priority Pass Lounges | Qatar Airways | Radisson Rewards | Saudia | Singapore Airlines | Southwest Rapid Rewards | Sri Lankan | StarHOT | StarwoodONE | ThankYou Points | Things to Do (City Guides) | TOP Travel Destinations | Travel Agent Rate | Travel Deals | Travel Insurance | Travel News | Travel Tech | Turkish Airlines Review | Uber | United Airlines | United Mileage Plus | World of Hyatt | Wyndham Hotels | Wyndham Rewards |