Rixos Borovoe 

Set right on the brink of Lake Shchuchye in the Akmola region, Rixos Borovoe offers an all-round luxury experience. Besides boasting a beautiful landscape, the hotel has an impressive SPA that houses an indoor swimming pool, a Russian banya, a Finnish sauna, a Turkish hammam, and a variety of massages. Its two restaurants serve Turkish, Ottoman, and Italian cuisines. The resort is fully opened and available for booking.

Average price per night for a double room: 73 000 tenge

Nearest major city: Nursultan

The easiest way to get here: 3hr car ride from Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport

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Oi-Qaragai «Lesnaya Skazka»

This intimate mountain resort makes for a quintessential vacation. Situated in Ile-Alatau National Park, the hotel's guests can take full advantage of the outdoors through hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and more.

Beyond that, its SPA «Umai» is located in traditional Kazakh yurts — an unparalleled way to discover an essential part of Kazakh culture. Similarly, the hotel’s main restaurant, «Ak Aul» can be found inside of a spacious and ornate yurt. Oi-Qaragai Lesnaya Skazka is officially opening its doors on July 6. 

Average price per night for a double room: 40 500 tenge (Breakfast buffet included)

Nearest major city: Almaty

The easiest way to get here: Special bus shuttle that departs from the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace every 75 minutes

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Park Hotel Kokshetau 

One more Borovoe resort that is also quite affordable. Whether it is an excursion around the beautiful Borovoe region, horseback riding, or fishing on Lake Shchuchye, Park Hotel Koshetau’s unique offers make it an ideal place for a vacation with family or friends. The resort officially opened on May 29, eager to welcome its summer visitors. 

Average price per night for a double room: 40 000 tenge (Breakfast included)

Nearest major city: Kokshetau

The easiest way to get here: 1hr 10 min car ride from Kokshetau

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Eco Village Kaskasu 

Located in Kaskasu creek of Southern Kazakhstan, Eco Village Kaskasu resides 1650m above sea level. Aside from being surrounded by a stunning landscape, the resort has two swimming pools filled with clear mountain spring water, a hammam, a Russian banya, and a Finnish sauna.

Its accommodations are even more impressive, offering two and three-person rooms, spacious two-story houses, four and six-person cottages, and even five-person yurts. Meanwhile, the Maestro restaurant's menu provides its guests the option to have a taste of some authentic Kazakh dishes. Opened on June 1, the resort is already bustling as it is accommodating some of its first guests. 

Average price per night for a double room: 30 000 tenge

Nearest major city: Shymkent 

The easiest way to get here: 1hr 35 min car ride from Shymkent International Airport

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Beis Spa Hotel & Resort 

This recreational area is situated only 19km away from Medeu — a renowned outdoor skating rink. Although this resort’s territory is relatively small, its incredible location enables its guests to enjoy the vast Alatau Mountains. Its outdoor swimming pool and exclusive Sanatorium SPA program are an ideal way to unwind after a tiresome day spent in nature. 

Average price per night for a double room: 30 000 tenge (Breakfast included)

Nearest major city: Almaty

The easiest way to get here: 55 min car ride from Almaty International Airport

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Terrassa Park 

Yet another stunning Borovoe destination that is health-oriented. Its services specialize in treating spine and joint conditions, while its team of experts created a wide range of comprehensive programs for successful rehabilitation, depending on gender, lifestyle, and specific end goals. Beyond that, a vacation at Terrassa Park includes different SPA packages, both an outdoor and indoor pool, as well as a special family offer for a reduced price. The resort is temporarily closed but is planning to open shortly.

Average price per night for a double room: 32 000 tenge

Nearest major city: Kokshetau

The easiest way to get here: 1hr 15 min drive from Kokshetau

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Hotel Namaste Shalle 2000m 

Only 2.1km away from Medeu and in the vicinity of Shymbulak Ski Resort, this hotel is an exemplar winter destination. Indeed, its visitors tend to enjoy the advantages of Shalle’s proximity to ski lifts.

Nevertheless, the hotel’s summer guests can also have an incredible stay, enjoying horseback riding, hiking, and an escape from the summer heat. Hotel Namaste is now open for an overnight stay or a passerby wishing to stop for a pleasant lunch. 

Average price per night for a double room: 25 000 tenge

Nearest major city: Almaty

The easiest way to get here: Shuttle from Almaty International Airport

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Rufus Lodge 

Found in Burabay, this hotel’s ideal location ensures that its territory is surrounded by century-old forest trees and infused with clean air. Additionally, its guests have easy access to Lake Katarkol. The beauty of Rufus Lodge is that its accommodations range from a Standard Room to a larger Senior Suite, to an even bigger Family Bungalow.

The Bungalow is a two-story house with two bedrooms, a kitchen, and a private outdoor space. The hotel also has tennis courts, bicycle trails, and is already welcoming first-time and returning guests. 

Average price per night for a double room: 50 000 tenge with balcony

Nearest major city: Kokshetau

The easiest way to get here: 1hr 15 min ride from Kokshetau

 

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