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Hotel Aurora Issyk-Kul

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Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Visited the Aurora on a weekend trip during this October. The hotel is a relic from the Soviet past, but it belongs in a museum rather than as a guest facility. It is slowly sinking into the sunset! The only redeeming aspect is the wonderful garden and park that was planted in front of the hotel, next to the beach....

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We were booked into the Aurora SPA Resort which is located on the northern shore of Issyk-Kul lake, about 20km from the centre of Cholpon-Ata. This facility has been in operation from 1979 during the Soviet Era and its main building is in the shape of a boat with funnel and all. The main building itself comprises of 6 floors...

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Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Once luxury resort these days it shows only remains of former beauty. But the biggest problem is the stuff attitude. For the world class prices there is lack of proper service. Right at the front desk we ran across a young man who ignored our presence for awhile and when finally talked to us his tone made us feel like...

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2Thank Olga L
Alma-Ata, Almaty City, Kazakhstan
Reviewed 19 May 2014

"Issyk-kul Aurora" hotel is famous due to wonderful park. There are many beautiful trees and flowers. Also, there is a long sandy beach. The main building was constructed 40 years ago and has Soviet style of architecture. It wasn't renovated still... Food in main restaurant also soviet style. There is Spa center with mineral water bathes.

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5Thank Malika T
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 31 August 2013

I stayed 5 days at the Aurora In June. The hotel is spartan and the food was basic, but healthy. The lack of coffee was my main complain, but I bought a jar, and requested a kettle from room service. On the last night, we had pizza at the restaurant on the beach. I found overall this hotel a journey...

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8Thank Robert P
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Reviewed 10 May 2013

Recently stayed at this hotel aka a sanatorium. The place was dreadful. Terrible service, almost non-existent food, no one at the desk, miserable wi-fi, out of date and dirty bathrooms, and very small rooms. There are dark hallways with women attendants in the shadows. There was a gurney near an elevator, the likes of which haven't been seen for 50...

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7Thank michelelasker
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2013

We stayed at this place after a week in brand new Raduga resort just about 50 miles away. I must tell you that despite almost no difference in prices, this place was nowhere near. The building is old and poorly maintained, staff were mostyl rood and extremely unprofessional (to say the least), meals were of a poor quality with little...

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10Thank DenisD600
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 July 2012

The Hotel Aurora Issyk-Kul (Translated:- White Steamer), as the hotel is in the shape of a ship. This is a great hotel with its own beach. As far as the Russians are concerned, this is a luxury hotel. The Russians call it a "Sanatorium" and it has a built in hospital. Arrangement: the All-the-year-round sanatorium is located at northern coast...

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5Thank johnweedon1
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2010

If you have traveled widely in countries that were formerly part of the Soviet Union then this will all be familiar to you. It is very run down but I was happy there - it has character. The rooms are basic - tired and tatty but (almost) everything worked. If you are expecting or require western standards - then why...

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6Thank M3WDD
Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Reviewed 30 November 2008

Kyrgyzstan is a nice country and especially Lake Issyk-Kul is amazing, but the hotel features very low quality rooms and disgusting food. Great location, beautiful lake, nice view of the Tien Shan mountains opposite the lake and "Tuscany view" on the other side. Close to the hotel are a view good villages / cities, like Cholpon-ata with its market. Many...

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Additional Information about Hotel Aurora Issyk-Kul

Address: Bulan-Sogottu Village | Issyk-kul Lake, Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
Region: Kyrgyzstan > Issyk Kul Province > Karakol
Number of rooms: 204
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“Top floor, facing lake.”
 of 5 bubbles ElPelar, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at 3rd floor more convinient.”
 of 5 bubbles MalikaT310, 19 May 2014 | Read review
“my tip is not to stay there. there are many nice new resorts around the lake these days and paying the same for this is unreasonable.”
 of 5 bubbles DenisD600, 4 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Can be booked with Asia Tours and Travel or direct with hotel. A Visa is required but can be purchased on landing. Very little English is spoken, so helpful if you can speak Russian.”
 of 5 bubbles johnweedon1, 2 Jul 2012 | Read review
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