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Shymbulak Resort Hotel is an eco-hotel, located 25 kilometers from the Almaty city center on the grounds of Shymbulak Ski Resort. The hotel is located at 2260 meters above sea level, and provides an excellent view of the Ile-Alatau National Park valley. 

Shymbulak Resort Hotel in only 100 meters from the Medeo-Shymbylak gondola lift and Combi1 chair lift, making it the perfect place to stay for those who enjoy skiing, snowboarding, hiking and outdoor excursions. Our Ski In/Ski Out system allows you to easily get to the slopes and use all the ski resort amenities.   


Our services 

  • 50 rooms available

  • Saray-Bar restaurant (capacity - 100 people, summer terrace capacity -120 people) 

  • Finnish sauna

  • storage room for sporting equipment

  • ski depot with a special system of drying shoes

  • pool on the summer terrace (from May to October)

  • conference room with all necessary equipment: projector, wall screen, audio-system (capacity - 40 people).


The room rate includes

  • breakfast in Saray-Bar restaurant

  • Finnish sauna (women's time 15:00-16:30, men's time 17:00-19:30)

Our advantages

  • located on Shymbulak Mountain Resort and close to all amenities and attractions including lifts, ski and snowboard rental, ski school, restaurant area, rope park

  • discounts for long term stays 

  • transfer service (from the airport and back)

  • English/Russian city guide


Room description
Shymbulak Resort Hotel has rooms with various prices: Standard Twin Bed or Double Bed Room, Junior Suite, Standard Family Room, Family Junior Suite, Family Suite, Suite, Superior Suite. Recently, we added a new type of accommodation - bed in 4-bed Dormitory Room and bed in 6-bed Dormitory Room. Room's interiors are made in light pastel colors and have comfortable furniture, some rooms are wood-paneled. Each room has satellite TV, free WiFi, a separate bathroom with shower, toiletries: towels, bathrobes, slippers, a mini-set of perfume. Additionally, available at reception: a safe, an iron, a hairdryer and an electric kettle. Room cleaning is upon request, linen - once per three days.


One side of Shymbulak Resort Hotel overlooks the Trans-Ili Alatau Mountains - a mountain range in the north-west of the Tien Shan. You will see majestic snow-capped peaks, ski slopes and ancient Tien Shan firs. This impressive landscape is striking at sunset, when the sky turns crimson. The rooms on the other side offer no less stunning views of the city of Almaty and the surrounding area foothills. In the evening, when the metropolis illuminates and the flow of mountain air descends, Almaty is seen as a giant bowl with millions of vibrating lights.


About the ski resort 
Shymbulak Ski Resort works all year long. It was built in 1954 as a training base for Soviet Union skiers. But now the resort is modernized with 7 lifts, 20 kilometers slopes, partly supplemented by snow machines. Guests of the resort can use the comfortable gondola lift; the length of the gondola is 4.5 kilometers which makes it the third longest in the world. The average temperature in Winter time is -7C, and in Summer time is +20C. Skiing season lasts from November until April. The average thickness of the snow layer is 1.5 meters, and there are typically more than 300 days of sunshine per year.  Shymbulak Ski Resort's lifts allow access for 30 minutes to the higher Talgar peak (3200 meters above sea level) from the resort (2260 meters above sea level). 


From the Almaty airport – 50 minutes
From the city center – 30 minutes.

Attention: from the February 2016 travel to the resort in private cars with combustion engines is prohibited for the purpose of environmental protection. Access to the resort and the hotel is available by gondola lift, shuttle voyage ECO-BUS, environmental taxis TAU Lina Taha, Green Taxi Ride, and in the hotel's minivans. 


Time from Medeo to Shymbulak: 

  • Gondola lift is 18 minutes

  • ECO-BUS, TAU Lina Taha and hotel's minivans is 10 minutes

  • ECO-BUS is 20 minutes.


Shymbulak Resort Hotel can only guarantee booking after prepayment. 

Methods of payment
Prepayment for guaranteed reservations available via:

  • Bank payment: payment of an invoice at any bank branch in Kazakhstan or Russia - at the request of the hotel guests will be billed for 30-50% of the cost of accommodation services.

  • KIWI-wallet: fill the KIWI-wallet of the hotel with number +7 701 555 13 17 by any mobile payment terminal in Kazakhstan or Russia, where KIWI-wallet is available.  


Payment on arrival (at the hotel's reception) is possible only in cash in local currency (KZT – tenge) or by credit card: Visa, MasterCard and American Express.


Transfer (airport/railway station/city)
Hotel's transfer has a large fleet with reliable and punctual drivers, comfortable transfer from any point of the city to the Shymbulak Ski


Resort and back. 
+7 777 274 04 49 (WhatsApp, Viber), +7 701 788 47 89

Taxi services CITY and TAU LINE
+7 727 377 77 33, +7 747 377 77 33
Rates one way:
Medeo – hotel / hotel – Medeo – 2000KZT
Airport – hotel / hotel – airport – 6800 KZT


24 hour hotel reception:

+7 (727) 390 93 93

+7 (701) 555 13 17 (WhatsApp)

email: reservation@shymbulakhotel.kz


Sales and Marketing Department:

+7 727 390 93 92,
+7 701 232 91 19

e-mail: sales.shymbulakhotel@gmail.com

Shymbulak Ski Resort:

+7 (727) 331 77 77


Transfer service:

+7 777 274 04 49 (VhatsApp, Viber)

+7 701 788 47 89

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Address: Mountain Str., 640, Shymbulak tract, Almaty, Kazakhstan, postcode 050020