Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Astana

Radisson Blu
Sadu
Line Brew
Grillage
Favor
Rafè
Babyccinos, cakes, Princess Diana's biography - this place takes Anglophile to a new level.
Prestige Hotel
Eight individual rooms rule the roost at this boutique hotel, whose friendly staff make any staff. One of our top picks.
Khan Shatyr Gym
Astana's sleek, modern and well-equipped gym, complete with running track.
Daulet Tennis Complex
The top tennis facility in Kazakhstan, you can play to (imaginary) thousands on tournament courts.
Keruen
From high end to mass market, there are brands at the Keruen to suit all tastes.
Khan Shatyr
The best shopping centre in Astana, head here for beach parties on the rooftop sand. Seriously.
Oscar
Red carpets, velvet ropes, head to glamorous Oscar and make like a movie star.
Salvador Dali
Sumptuous, decadent, and a little bit naughty, Dali's is all about the game.
Azure Chill Out Bar
Weekend code is 'rich and beautiful', so make an effort for this glamorous club.
Bar Boss
This stylish club's free entrance policy appeals to the cool young crowd, come for creatives and designer babies.
Chocolate Room
With its red-rope policy, well-known DJs, and fabulously chic decor Chocolate is hands down the hottest place in Astana.
Caramel Coffee
Glossy and chic, Caramel Coffee offers a lot more than just coffee, though it does that very well.
Fish Market
This hands-on approach to dining sees customers shoaling from all over Astana.
Barhat Bar
Leave the mall behind at this elegant restorative café, with it's well-heeled clientele.
Why Not
Room for dancing or lounging in this relaxed weekend bar. Saxophone optional.
Mr. Coffee
One of the few places in Astana to offer table service, this perk combined with the elevated white piano as a diva's dream.
Kyoto Bar
Mixologists delight: Kyoto has cocktails you've never dared imagine.
Barhat Lounge
Romantic little restaurant with delicious cocktails and armchaired corners just made for lovers trysts.
Cinzano Bar
Cinzano has an achingly cool reputation and is considered to be the best cocktail den in Astana.
Fusion
With rooms for each different cuisine, you can have a course on each continent in this funky restaurant.
Izumi
Small and sophisticated, Izymi is a wonderfully chilled place to enjoy good sushi and quiet conversation.
Cafestar
Glamorous décor, with food and staff to match, this is a popular spot with ladies who lunch.
Chili Pepper’s
Fab Italian pizzaeria with a popular bar, this place is much beloved by younger Kazakhs.
Ak Tilek
Chic, somewhat grand restaurant offering both European and Kazakh dishes.
Rixos President
Designed for both business and pleasure, this stylish large-scale hotel is the ideal base for major deals to be made.
Ramada Plaza
High, if slightly shabby, standards make this hotel a good bet for business travellers on a budget.
Manhattan Hotel
Designed by local Nurlan Kametov, the Manhattan is chic and elegant, and also offers family suites.
Astanart Hotel
With sport poker facilities and a Chinese medicine centre, this is an interesting boutique offering.
Laelia Spa
This new spa has all you could wish for (except a pool).
Jelsomino
The classy spot for karaoke (no, we didn't think we'd say that either), Jelsomino rocks it.
Insomnia
If you'd rather get down than get dressed, Insomnia is rough and ready for you, with no expense spared on the sound system or dancefloor.

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