Welcome to Hotel Otrar Almaty, Just a 5-minute walk from Zhibek Zholy Metro Station, this hotel in central Almaty offers a sauna, billiards room and a free gym. Elegant rooms feature free Wi-Fi and views of the Zailiski Alatau Mountains. Rooms at the Otrar are classically decorated and come complete with a minibar, satellite TV and air conditioning. Each one also includes a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer. Kazak and European cuisine are offered in the spacious restaurant, where a daily breakfast buffet is also provided. The stylish lobby bar serves drinks and snacks throughout the day, and a variety of beers are available in the basement bar. The Otrar is located directly opposite the historic Ascension Cathedral, 2nd tallest wooden building in the world. A large number of shops, restaurant and cafés are within a 10-minute walk and Almaty City Zoo is also just 20 minutes away on foot. (Hotel Otrar Almaty hotels booking).