The pure light spacious apartment in a new building. Floor - a laminate, a tile. Wardrobe. View of mountains from a balcony. In the apartment there are all necessary devices and ware for preparation and meal, towels and slippers. Additional berth (folding bed) - at additional expense, by preliminary inquiry. The fenced shined and protected yard. Transfers, registration of foreign guests. Free Wi-Fi
Roman was very kind and was waiting for us as agreed.
Apartement was fine, exactely as described in website and it was perfect for us. We were 3 adults and 2 young girls. The apt is on the 8th floor of a soviet style building, it was clean, cozy, warm, had an equiped kitchen, washing machine and internet
Location was great, amenities available at walking distance.
We enjoyed the stay and we would recommend to a friend.
Квартира расположена в центре, все в пешей доступности. Неподалеку здоровый супермаркет "Россия".
- Быстрый вайфай.
- Хорошая звукоизоляция. То есть несмотря на центр, улица не беспокоила.
- Два огромных балкона. Таких огромных, что на одном даже газовая плита ))
- стиралка, фен, утюг+гладилка, телевизор, микроволновка, газовая плита, холодильник.
- затейливая кровать ( см. фото ).
- Паркет не мешало бы перестелить.
- Телевизор под замену.
- Краны в ванной в порядке но саму ванную под замену и надо сделать держатель полотенца, красиво падает.
- Матрас на кровати под замену.
Состояние квартиры на 4.
Для меня решающим фактором было удобное расположение, 5 минут до офиса в центре.
Впечатления о квартире: Для своих денег - очень неплохо. Есть стиральная машинка, фен, микроволновка, газовая плита, телевизор в комнате.
Сантехника в порядке. С водой все хорошо. Батареи топили неплохо.
Впечатление о хозяине и его напарнике: Все очень четко и по делу.
Единственный минус: у входной двери никакая шумоизоляция.
Хорошее место, есть всё необходимое, включая стиральную машину и гладильную доску. Отличное расположение, отзывчивый хозяин, который поможет добраться и сориентироваться после прибытия.
Отличная квартира. Расположена в безопасном деловом районе Алматы (Самал 2), рядом супермаркеты (до 23-00), офис K-cell. Очень чисто, тихо.
Живу в ней второй раз и второй раз доволен.
The flat is excellent. Very well located in safe business area of Almaty (Samal-2), has supermarket nearby (opened till 23-00). Very clean flat, quiet area.
It's my second staying in the flat and I'm satisfied.
Excellent apartment and a good location. Safe, warm, clean, and comfortable.
I got an airport pickup from Roman, so finding the apartment and getting keys went very smoothly. I strongly recommend that anyone not used to Kazakhstan / ex-USSR or non-Russian speakers do this. Roman even stopped by a supermarket so I could buy water and some food.
If you are not a Russian speaker get Roman to write down the address in Russian so you can get taxis home. Also, since (website hidden) Maps can't find the address make sure you have a link to the map location so you can find your way home.
Прекрасная квартира, чистая, милая и уютная. Есть все необходимое. Спасибо, было очень приятно в нее возвращаться.
The flat is really clean and good really good located. There are a little market just at the bottom and a lot of interesting point are close, like restaurant, 24h/24h market, etc etc.
From this place it's really easy to go everywhere you want.
Pomah is helpful and clear. He answers to all my questions, if you need some help he stays available.
I recommand this place ! :)
Сразу после бронирования, хозяин подтвердил доступность квартиры, но после оплаты квартиры, мне сообщили о том, что квартира будет заменена на аналогичную.
Квартира хоть и была в другом районе города, но она нас тоже устроила, хотя неприятный осадок остался. Всё остальное было отлично, даже был организован трансфер из аэропорта в квартиру, хоть и за отдельную плату.
I did not have a good experience with using Airbnb website to rent an apartment in Almaty. The problems I faced are the following:
1. The ad said the apt was good for four people. The whole apt had only ONE room. How can any sane person think that four people (not college kids but a decent family) live in one room!! The ad cleverly used the word "cozy" and didn't specify the number of rooms.
2. The pictures of the apt showed it to be a modern apt with wooden flooring and all. But guess what the outside of the apt - the building it was in - was a dump.
3. Got another apt when I complained but it was a dump too. The elevators were unsafe and dark.
4. Water supply was a problem.
Simply put the basic amenities that one would take for granted in developed countries were missing in the apt I got in Almaty.
I think there are two reasons -
1. Airbnb has no presence on the ground to guarantee min level of standards
2. There are companies which are using airbnb as a tool to rent out the apartments that they source from 3rd parties. These people in these companies like Roman are also not on ground to check on the basic level of standards.
Result is that you get an apt of someone who wants to make some buck through a company like Lighthouse (company that Roman works for) that uses (website hidden) (another company that is far away headquartered in the US).
My advise unless you are looking to rent from someone who actually owns the apt do NOT rent it. They don't know exactly what the apt is like then how the heck would you know from the picture the apt you going to get!
DO NOT recommend renting from Lighthouse, the company Roman works for.
At first the guest was not satisfied that in the apartment only one room, except bathroom and toilet kitchen. Though about it it is written in the apartment description on a site. We offered other options of placement that the guest didn't get inconveniences with placement search in our city. The offered apartments were a little worst quality therefore we don't offer them in rent through this site but only clients at which smaller requirements to comfort, but require a large number of berths (though the cost of these apartments is higher chosen as the guest - we didn't demand difference payment). I want to add also that all photos and the description of apartments completely I am true. As a result it is very sad that we received such feedback from the guest, despite all our (website hidden). All apartments offered in rent on this site, are in my property and the Lighthouse company was created that we could pay taxes and provide invoices for guests who is in business trip.