Nur-Sultan (Astana), Kazakhstan

General information on Nur-Sultan (Astana)

Nur-Sultan (Astana) is the capital of Kazakhstan. It is located on the Ishim River in the north portion of Kazakhstan. Nur-Sultan (Astana)  is a planned city, like Brasilia in Brazil, Canberra in Australia, and Washington, D.C. in the United States. The master plan of Nur-Sultan (Astana) was designed by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa.

Nur-Sultan (Astana)  is the second coldest capital city in the world after Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, a position formerly held by Canada’s capital, Ottawa, until Nur-Sultan (Astana)  attained capital city status in 1997. Nur-Sultan (Astana)  has an extreme continental climate with warm summers (featuring occasional brief rain showers) and long, very cold, dry winters. Summer temperatures occasionally reach +35 °C (95 °F) while −30 to −35 °C (−22 to −31 °F) is not unusual between mid-December and early March.

Nur-Sultan (Astana)’s economy is based on trade, industrial production, transport, communication and construction. The city’s industrial production is mainly focused on producing building materials, foodstuff and mechanical engineering.

Nur-Sultan (Astana) is the headquarters of state-owned corporations such as Samruk-Kazyna, Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, KazMunayGas, KazTransOil, Kazatomprom, KEGOC, Kazpost and Kazakhtelecom.

Visa Regime of Kazakhstan with other countries

In accordance with the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated June 26, 2015 № 483 citizens of the United Kingdom, United States of America, Germany, France, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Switzerland, Spain, Belgium, Hungary, Monaco, Singapore, Australia, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Japan are exempt from visa requirements for visits up to 15 calendar days from the moment of crossing the state border between July 16, 2015 to December 31, 2017.

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Consular issues you can find here:

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Migration cards

Upon arrival at the airport it is necessary to full fill migration card and keep it till departure, it will be checked on the passport control

Astana Arena

Address: Ave. Kabanbai Batyr, Nur-Sultan 020000, Kazakhstan

The Astana Arena (Kazakh: Астана Арена) is a football stadium in Nur-Sultan (Astana), Kazakhstan. The stadium holds 30,000 and has a retractable roof. It serves as the national stadium for the Kazakhstan national football team. The pitch is artificial.

Capacity: 30,244
Field size: 105m x 68m
Surface: Artificial turf

Accomodation in Nur-Sultan (Astana)

Ritz-Carlton Astana 5 *****

Address: 16 Dostyk Street, Nur-Sultan 010000

Recommended for VIP, officials and team’s accommodation
Distance to the airport – 15, 3 км (20-25 min)
Distance to Astana arena stadium– 4,4 км (13-15 min)
The hotel was opened in May 2017

A symbol of the city’s growth and development, The Ritz-Carlton, Astana brings a new level of luxury to the heart of downtown. Located within the Talan Towers, which is the first high-end mixed-use development in Astana that creates a new level of lifestyle and luxury experience in the capital. Public spaces include more than 15,000 square feet of event space, exceptional restaurants and lounges, a spa and a fitness center with an indoor pool.

With its unique, ecological and graceful design, The Ritz-Carlton, Astana is an elegant extension of the square around Baiterek monument.

The Ritz-Carlton, Astana offers 157 elegant guest rooms and suites with breathtaking views. 17 Clubrooms and 32 suites reserved for those who seek the finest experience possible, with access to The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge, which is exceptional in every way. Every room in the hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a Coffee machine, fully stocked mini-bar, large screen LED TV, high-speed internet access, exclusive Asprey toiletries, private bathroom (equipped with bath and shower). Certain rooms feature a seating area where you can relax.

More than 1400 м2 of conference and catering space includes the spectacular 1 000 м2 Ballroom, divided into four, as well as large pre-function area, 3 meeting rooms and 2 board rooms that can accommodate a diverse range of meetings and events.

The Ritz Carlton, Astana fitness center, featuring state-of-the-art Technogym cardiovascular and strength-training equipment and 24-hour access to cater to all schedules. The Spa centre at Ritz Carlton Astana available for the hotel guests privately offers a variety of beauty treatments, massage, swimming pool (120 sq m; 6x 20 m) and saunas.

Experience with football groups:

VIPs of Sporting CP
Scotland national football team

HILTON ASTANA 5*****

Mangilik El ave.55, Building 2, 010000 Nur-Sultan

Recommended for Team, VIP and sponsors delegations
Distance to the airport – 9,5 km (10 min)
Distance to Astana Arena stadium – 3,8 km (7 min)

Hilton Astana, a state-of-the-art hotel within the futuristic EXPO-2017 exhibition complex. Enjoy a high level of service while you’re here as well as thoughtful amenities like a wellness spa, rooftop bar, fitness center, indoor pool, Executive Lounge and extensive conference facilities. We’re within minutes of city center, corporate offices, Government of Kazakhstan departments and agencies, and Astana International Airport (TSE).

Measuring a spacious 32-35 sq. m., our modern guest rooms feature complimentary WiFi, Hilton Serenity beds, large panoramic windows, a 40-inch HDTV, work space, walk-in shower and bathtub. Choose a suite for a separate living area, larger HDTV, guest bathroom and a terrace.

Hilton Astana boasts an array of relaxing activities for your stay. Pamper your senses at the eforea Spa, home of indulgent massages, beauty treatments, several saunas and a Turkish bath. Unwind after a busy day with a swim in the heated indoor pool or a workout in the fully equipped fitness center.
Don’t miss our rooftop lounge, Cloud 9, where Asian and Mediterranean cuisines are served under the stars. The Park Kitchen restaurant offers European and traditional Kazakh dishes all day, and the Axis lobby lounge is perfect for small plates, snacks and your morning coffee.
Host meetings, conferences and grand celebrations with your choice of 9 event spaces at Hilton Astana. Our 771 sq. m. ballroom with 6.4-meter-high ceilings is an especially beautiful venue for conventions and social events of up to 900 guests. Our staff is pleased to help plan your event.

Experience with football groups:

FC Dynamo Kyiv, FK Jablonec, Stade Rennais FC, Supporters of Apoel FC, FC Midtjylland, Sporting CP

Radisson Blu Astana Hotel 5 *****

 Address: 4 Sary Arka Str., Nur-Sultan

Recommend for the team’s accommodation
Distance to the airport – 15 km (25-30 min)
Distance to Astana Arena stadium – 7 km (15 – 20 min)

Radisson SAS Hotel Astana opened in January, 2007, and is the first project of the Rezidor Hotel Group in Kazakhstan. Nestled in the old city center, right next to the bridge leading to the new part of town, the Radisson SAS, Hotel Astana is one of the most sought after hotels in the capital city of Kazakhstan.

Enviably located in the prestigious lifestyle Arman complex, with amenities to satisfy the most discerning business and leisure traveler, the Radisson SAS Hotel Astana has the largest and most exclusive meeting facilities in the city. The hotel is in the old city center with easy access to the new city center, and all the treasures of the city, including the very modern government quarter the Presidential Cultural Center, the charming Roman Catholic Cathedral, and the Oceanarium.

Rooms. The hotel offers 181 rooms and suites: 128 Standard, 34 Business Class, 16 Junior Suites, 2 Executive Suites and the most luxurious Presidential Suite.

Some of the rooms and suites offer fabulous views over the picturesque River Ishim, while all rooms come with first class amenities such as flat-screen televisions, free high-speed Internet access, coffee and tea making facilities.

Wi-Fi is available in all areas and is free of charge.

Services: car rental, exclusive shuttle service with a limousine, car or bus, flower service, guided city tours in a limousine, car or bus, resident doctor, restaurant and bar reservations, sightseeing arrangements, tickets for the opera, musicals, concerts, theatre and sport events

Experience with football groups:

Sweden National team, Latvian National team, Kazakhstan National team, Hapoel Tel Aviv FC, Maccabi Haifa FC, Maribor MC, HJK FC, APOEL FC, Galatasaray SK, Atletico de Madrid, Benfika SL, FC BATE, FC Young Boys, hockey clubs participated in KHL, VIPs of SK Slavia Praha, Villarreal CF, GNK Dinamo Zagreb, Kazakhstan national football team

Rixos President Astana Hotel 5 *****

Address: Dinmuhammed Kunayev Str.7, 010000 Nur-Sultan

Recommended for VIP and sponsors delegations
Distance to the airport – 12 km (15 min)
Distance to Astana Arena stadium – 3 km (10 min)

The Rixos President Astana is located in new administrative district of Astana, on the main avenue between Presidential Palace and Khan Shatyr, with short distance to Baiterek Tower and Main Boulevard, closest hotel to the Astana Arena stadium. It is luxurious hotel with high quality service, 24/7 pub in the lobby, SPA area, Italian restaurant Oliva. Khan-Shatyr Entertainment Centre is 800 metres from the hotel, and the Bayterek Monument is 1 km away.

Located in Astana’s government district, this 5-star hotel has 2 elegant restaurants and a large spa with pool. Its air-conditioned rooms and suites include spa bath tubs and free Wi-Fi. The bright rooms and suites of the Rixos President Astana also feature flat-screen TVs and in-room safety deposit boxes.

Rixos President’s spa features a sauna and Turkish steam bath. Guests can also work out in the gym or book a massage. International meals are served in the Al Farabi Restaurant. Guests can relax in the elegant lobby bar, or enjoy live music in the Irish Pub.

Rixos President Astana Hotel offers 184 elegantly furnished rooms, including 2 Royal Suites, 12 Presidential Suites, 4 Junior Suites, and 2 Premium Suites.

Rixos President Astana provides a variety of custom-tailored services for your perfect stay. Room Service, Concierge and Butler services are available upon request.

Experience with football groups:

German National team, Celtic FC, PAOK FC, sponsors of APOEL FC, sponsors of Benfika SL, Romanian National team, SK Slavia Praha, VIPs of Maccabi Tel Aviv FC, VIPs of FK Jablonec, National A team of Kazakhstan

The St Regis Astana 5*****

Address: Syganak Street 27, 010000 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Recommended for the VIPs
Distance to the airport – 18,4 km (31 min)
Distance to Astana Arena stadium – 6,3 km (15 – 20 min)

The St. Regis Astana exemplifies extraordinary hospitality combined with unsurpassed sophistication, introducing a new level of luxury and glamour to Kazakhstan.
Encompassing the most prestigious address in the capital city, located in Astana Central Park – known as the heart of Astana and by the Ishim river, the avant-garde interiors by award-winning Wimberly Interiors combines modern with neo-classical elements, defining the modern day interpretation of the St. Regis legacy that began more than a century ago in New York.

The St. Regis Astana features 120 luxurious guest rooms, including 14 Ambassador Suites, 6 St. Regis Suites, 2 Royal Suites and a Presidential Suite. All guests can take pleasure in the legendary St. Regis Butler, ready to attend to every need with customary attention.

The culinary offerings include La Rivière, The Grill at The St. Regis Astana, and The St. Regis Bar with a cognac bar and library.
The luxury leisure facilities include Iridium Spa, indoor swimming pool, The St. Regis Athletic Club, as well as a Children’s club.
The hotel is also offering unrivalled event and meeting space for weddings and special celebrations including Astor Ballroom, seven meeting rooms and a business centre.

Experience with football groups:

VIPs of Apoel FC

Astana Marriott Hotel 5*****

 Address: Dostyk str., 2, Nur-Sultan 010016

Recommend for the team’s accommodation
Distance to the airport – 13,7 km (20 min)
Distance to Astana Arena stadium – 2,6 km (10 min)

The Marriott Astana Hotel offers an exclusive location in the heart of Astana – an ideal retreat for business travelers. The hotel is located on the left bank of the river and offers quick access to the airport as well as proximity to the business and leisure areas of the city.

When entering the Marriott Astana Hotel, you will experience a spacious and convenient ambiance. Enjoy the high ceiling and natural light, an area exclusively designed for networking or relaxing and make this the starting point of your stay in our Astana hotel.

The Marriott Astana Hotel offers king and twin size beds. comfortable and modern guest accommodations and all rooms include TV, Internet, minibar, tea and coffee facilities, a working area, a safe, an iron and ironing board. Great windows provide natural sunshine during the day, great views over the Khan Shatyr as well as Astana Opera and great night city views. You will enjoy more space for living and working in one of our hotel superior guest rooms.

Aroma Restaurant is the place to start a wonderful day. Aroma is open for breakfast and lunch. Its menu offers a mix of international cuisine including a wide selection of grills, local specialties and dishes with French influence.

Hotel’s lobby bar is the best place to wind down after a busy day. While enjoying its cozy and friendly atmosphere, stay connected with your friends and beloved ones using the Marriott Astana Hotel’s free Wi-Fi or enjoy a drink and meet new people while sitting at our popular communal table.

Enjoy a casual dinner in Vista Bar & Lounge at the Marriott Astana Hotel.

If you are looking for the ideal place for a discovery evening in Astana than lift up to the 27th floor and discover Vista Bar & Lounge. It is the perfect venue to sample our East meets West cuisine, exclusive cocktails made by our professional bartenders and appreciate the spectacular view of Astana City.

Escape to a world of tranquility at our on-site health club, which offers a swimming pool, cardiovascular equipment, free solarium, dry and steam sauna, and whirlpool. It also features a complimentary use solarium.

Our 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center allows you to keep up with your workout routine while traveling.

The Marriott Astana hotel Ballroom features a neutral color scheme, bright, modern lighting fixtures and ample space for big-size meeting, a gala dinner or a cocktail reception in Astana.

The Marriott Astana Hotel have six meeting rooms, ranging from 50 to 120 square meters, audio-visual services on-site, and high-speed wired and wireless Internet connection.

Experience with football groups:

FC Astana, San Marino national football team

Hilton Garden Inn Astana 4 ****

Address: Kabanbay Batyr Avenue 15, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Recommend for press, official delegations and supporters
Distance to the airport – 15 km (20 min)
Distance to Astana Arena stadium – 4,7 km (10 min)

Hilton Garden Inn is located in the very city center on the left bank of Ishim River in Astana. Bayterek Monument and Khan Shatyr Entertainment Centre are within walking distance of Hilton Garden Inn Astana. The hotel was open in 2014.

All of the comfortable guest rooms and suites at this hotel in Astana have an ergonomic desk, complimentary WiFi, a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and a refrigerator. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Extras include a desk and a safety deposit box.

Start each day with a cooked-to-order breakfast in the Garden Grille & Bar, which also serves local specialties and international favorites for lunch and dinner. Buy snacks at any time from the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry. Work out in the complimentary fitness center, which features the latest exercise equipment. Hold an event at this contemporary hotel in Astana with five flexible meeting rooms and stay connected in the complimentary business center.

Experience with sport groups:

Hockey teams participated in KHL, official hotel of FC Astana in the spring 2014, press group Maribor MK, Officials of Celtic FC, FC APOEL, VIPs of FC Dynamo Kyiv

Wyndham Garden Hotel Astana 4 ****

Address: Turara Ryskulova 6/1, Nur-Sultan, 010000

Recommended for team’s accommodation
Distance to the airport – 10,2 km (10-15 min)
Distance to Astana Arena stadium –  3,5 km (7 – 10 min)
The hotel was opened in May 2017

Wyndham Garden Astana is a unique flagship of Wyndham Hotel Group.

The hotel is located in a prosperous and secure area with green garden around the hotel, within a walking distance to the Exhibition Center EXPO-2017 and MEGA Silk Way shopping mall, also very close to sport venues (football stadium, ice skating center, hockey arena, cycling track).

Wyndham Garden Astana is also the closest hotel to Astana International Airport.

Hotel offers its guests 186 rooms, equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay: 176 Standard rooms, 5 Business Suites, 4 unique Wellness Suites – rooms for disabled people. All rooms are non-smoking besides rooms on the 4th that is the smoking floor.

Spa center and Fitness studio Green Fit at Wyndham Garden Astana are designed to offer a maximum comfort to their guests, who will have a full access to high tech @Technogym equipment. SPA center has three zones: regular, with an access to fitness studio and finish sauna; VIP zone with Italian sauna THALATEPEE; and separate lounge area with Turkish bath (hammam), massage rooms, Fito-bar and karaoke.

Wyndham Garden Astana has a multifunctional conference zone which includes 4 conference halls. 5-meter-high ceiling and daylight make conference zone a perfect place for any event: whether it is business conference or entertainment events and celebrations.

A unique ballroom – Garden Hall – total area of 600 sq. m is equipped with latest technology, including 5 LED monitors, built-in sound and light systems, and it is a perfect place for large scale events. Conference halls Altai, Alatau, and Kokshetau, integrated into a single conference space, can host seminars, business meetings, and conferences with up to 300 participants.

Experience with football groups:

Spartak Jurmala FC, sponsors of Celtic FC, Maccabi Tel Aviv FC

Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Astana 3 ***

Address: Sary Arka Street 8-A, 010000 Nur-Sultan

Recommend for team’s accommodation, Youth teams, officials
Distance to the airport – 17 km (25-30 min)
Distance to Astana Arena stadium – 9 km (15-20 km)

Connecting Old Town to administrative centre on the Yesil river embankment, the Park Inn by Radisson is in one of the largest business district, a 5-minute walk from Astana Park, Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Astana features an on-site restaurant, a business centre, free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and free private parking.

248 rooms of this hotel in Astana feature free WiFi, while many present dazzing views of the river. Park Inn by Radisson Astana hotel is also home to 11 well-equipped meeting room.

The hotel is next building to Radisson hotel.

The bright and modern air-conditioned rooms here are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a desk, and a private bathroom with a shower.

Other hotel facilities include a bar, a 24-hour front desk, a fitness centre, luggage storage, a mini-market, meeting or banquet facilities, and a concierge service.

Experience with football groups:

AZ Alkmaar FC, Galatasaray SK Youth team, Atletico de Madrid Youth team, Benfika SL Youth team, Press and Supporters of SK Slavia Praha

Beijing Palace Soluxe Hotel Astana 5 *****

Address: Syganak Street 27, 010000 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Recommended for press and supporters
Distance to the airport – 12,9 km
Distance to Astana Arena stadium – 5,1 km

Centrally located in Astana, this 5-star hotel features a Chinese-style façade and a revolving top-floor restaurant with excellent city views.

The soundproofed rooms and suites at Beijing Palace Soluxe Hotel Astana each include a flat-screen TV and seating area. Bathrobes and toiletries are provided in the marble bathrooms. There are smoking and non-smoking rooms.

Guests are welcome to relax or book massages at the Beijing Palace Soluxe Hotel’s modern spa, featuring spa baths and a steam bath. There is also a well-equipped gym.

Experience with football groups:

Supporters of Benfika SL

Hampton by Hilton Astana Triumphal Arch 3*

Address: Mangilik El Avenue, 43A, Nur-Sultan, 010000

Recommended for teams, youth teams, supporters, press
Distance to the airport – 10,8 km (18 min)
Distance to Astana Arena stadium – 4 km (10 min)

Conveniently located on Mangilik El Avenue and just 20 minutes from the airport, the hotel is situated on the main route to the city center. Enjoy easy access to Nazarbayev University, monuments and attractions.

All of our 114 spacious, air-conditioned guest rooms have a comfy bed for a good night’s rest. Get work done at the large desk with ergonomic chair. Connect to work with WiFi or feel at home watching your HDTV with international channels. Some rooms have a sofa bed, ideal for families or extended stays.

Enjoy our daily hot breakfast, included with your stay, featuring all your favorites including eggs, sausages, waffles, fruit and more. Our Astana hotel has a meeting space for up to 40 people with A/V equipment, natural lighting and on-site parking included. Keep on top of your exercise routine in the 24-hour fitness room or stay productive in our work zone.

Experience with football groups:

Teams of Kazakhstan Football Championship (Tobol FC, etc.), hockey teams of VHL, basketball teams of VTB

Transfer facilities in Astana

Team Bus Higer 2015 year of production (50-seater, wi-fi, air-conditioning)

Kit Van Mercedes with electrolift (2 seats next to driver)

Mercedes-Benz E-class 2015

Mercedes-Benz S-class W221, 2007

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Mercedes-Benz Viano
Black Mercedes Viano with beige seats

Silver Mercedes Viano with black seats