When you are in the new place the only thing that matters is location where are you going to stay, it’s difficult not to agree with this point. If you stay in the downtown it means that you will not miss anything! So, City Center apartment is ideally located.
The apartment is furnished with everything that you may need. Living room with a bed, TV ( with international channels), Wi-Fi internet, and big balcony. Full separate kitchen with fridge, microwave and all equipment to cook. Bathroom, washing machine, hairdryer, iron.
The apartment is on the corner of the two main streets Furmanov st. and Gogol st. with amazing neighborhood all famous things of Almaty: Old square, Astana square, the 28 Panfilov's park with old orthodox church, Arbat square with art gallery, the Arasan bath, the main Mosque, Green market, the Opera and Ballet house, Philharmonic Hall, night clubs ect. You can find a lot of different cafes, restaurants and malls in the neighborhood.. There is a big hight-quality supermarkets next door.
Public transportation is very convenient; bus and metro stops are right down the street (2min by foot) it really makes your life easy to get to the any point of the city. Easy to go to Almaty landmarks and to get from the airport (30 min), train station (20 min) and bus stations (30 min).
I do provide information about the city for all my guests, give them a mini map of the area and advise where to go, what to eat :-) Also do not worry about clean bed sheets and towels. If you book one of my apartments for more than for 7 nights, I will pick you up from the airport free of charge. I like to keep in touch with all my guests, so if you are free we can share time together.
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I check people in and out of apartments 24/7. No problem for any arrivals or departures. Check in is usually after 13:00 or later and check out is usually 12:00 or earlier. If you need other times ask me and we will see what we can do.
I can confirm all the positive things others have said about Dima and about this apartment.
I stayed for a long weekend in late February. The flat was good, immaculately cleand, superb location right in the centre of Almaty and quiet because it faces towards green residential square without traffic. I would stay there again.
Dima was super helpful before and during my stay. It was a real pleasure to meet him at the handover of the keys because he made me feel 'at home'. He had prepared a map and list of interesting places to see, places to shop groceries and he gave me great advice on where to find the best Cafes in the city. He had also left coffee and tea and sweets as a welcome which was much appreciated. After the introduction to the flat he gave me a ride in his car to an event I had to attend. A great host!
Btw, Almaty in winter with snow is really beautiful. And the ski resort Shymbulak (2,600+ m) is just a 45min car ride away. I went there on a Saturday morning. Great fun.
Staying at Dima's flat was probably the best place to access everything Almaty has to offer. We were able to walk everywhere but if we needed the public transport the bus stops were conveniently located within a few minutes walk. Dima knows all the routes and with a quick SMS to him he would have you on your way to your destination. Dima was very helpful and our visit in Almaty was a great success in a good part because of him. The flat is comfortable and (email hidden)d in feel to it. There is a balcony with a great view of trees and Furmanova street below. We were able to feel at home right away. It is not a new or modern flat but it has character and everything you need in it. The pictures shown on the site are exactly the way the flat is. No bad surprises. Of course being an older flat the design reflects the needs of that era. The bedroom and living room are spacious but the bathroom is small. The kitchen is a combined cooking and eating area. Perfect for breakfast and lunch. To cook an elaborate meal would be challenging. Overall the price/value ratio is very good. You get a very nice living space with a central location and Dima's help at a very reasonable price. Take the time to get to know Dima, he is a kind person and very honest. The perfect host. I now count him as a friend. You will not be disappointed if you choose to do business with him.
Dima is a very friendly, helpful and reliable host, and always replied to any of my requests promptly. The apartment is conveniently located and close to sights, shopping and entertainment. It's clean, comfortable and quiet, and I can highly recommend it to anyone visiting Almaty!
Good location. Very clean and well equipped apartment. Host was easy and quick to communicate with. made sure I was comfortable and had everything I needed. Very helpful and welcoming host. Recommend!
Dima's apartment is clean and comfortable and in a great location! Everything was as described above, and my three-day stay was very nice. Dima is a great host who goes above and beyond to be hospitable (even helped me carry a gigantic suitcase up the stairs). He always responded quickly to messages, which was especially helpful as I was making arrangements from overseas. The apartment had everything needed, even bottled water, tea, chocolate, and a map (in English) of interesting things to see/places to shop and eat. I would recommend this as a good place to stay in Almaty!