Having been to Astana before and ended up hating the hotel (just further down the road, has a Presidential in the name) and found that yes this hotel is slightly tired in its decor. But the rooms are huge and have a better layout and plug positioning for people on business. Not once did I have to crawl around on the floor to unplug a lamp.
The wireless does seem to peak and fall, but so it did at the more expensive hotel.
The best thing about the Diplomat was the quality of sleep. There was never an "event going on" that would interrupt your work or your sleep.
Never had a problem with the level of cleanliness and the front of house staff were always available and helpful.
The breakfast was reasonable, not quite to the lavish scale of "the one down the road", but never went hungry and there was no need for the extravagance presented at Breakfast. You want something to eat and the coffee was always hot and plentiful. and tastes much like the coffee just down the road.
There are a selection of restaurants nearby which I tried out some are better like Sadu.
My only complaint was that i had to call the hotel to locate the driver that had been sent to meet my flight, he should have been at the exit as that is the service you are paying for. Arriving at 1 am to a load of "guys" trying to harass you into the taxi is nothing but annoying.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Diplomat Hotel & Business Center in Astana is a First Class full service hotel with excellent location in the city center of the capital. Behind the rounded, modern façade the Diplomat Hotel & Business Center offers large, comfortable and stylish rooms and suites with warm colours and tall windows with panoramic views. Enjoy superb dining in El Gaucho Argentinian restaurant with carefully selected top class meat, grilled over open fire. On the 21st floor, you will find the DIP Lounge, where we offer an astonishing panoramic view of Astana and Japanese cuisine and selection of inspiring drinks from our Sky Bar. The Lobby Bar is open 24/7 and is the natural meeting venue in the city. Select something to eat from our rich menu or just have a drink and relax while watching the Baiterek Monument just in front of the hotel. When you feel for some recreation, you have free access to the Bali Spa with gym, pool, saunas and Hamam. In the Bali Spa we are proud to offer various treatments for your body and health with massage and beauty saloon, and refreshing healthy fresh juices from the Bali Spa Bar. The Diplomat Hotel & Business Center offers convenient Meeting & Event solutions. The Baiterek Ballroom is perfect for big banquets, congresses or exhibitions. For smaller meetings, we recommend our luxury and comfortable VIP rooms. Always in the Diplomat Hotel & Business Center: Free WiFi, Complimentary Breakfast, 24h Room Service, Laundry Service, Multi Lingual Staff. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Diplomat Hotel Astana