Aquarius Wellness Club
The gym and spa complex at the Royal Tulip Hotel is seriously impressive, hence the significant number of ex-pats and locals who rushed to take out memberships as soon as it opened. For non-members (and non-hotel guests), the daily entrance fee is a substantial 10,000 KZT, but this provides access to the well-equipped gym and glorious pool complete with whirlpools, hydro massage and stylish bar, as well as to the Turkish hammam and Finnish and Russian saunas. Those wishing to prolong their stay can indulge in massages priced from 6,000 KZT for a 30 minute head massage to a classic 90 minute body massage at 14,000 KZT as well as a range of other beauty treatments, all carried out by expert therapists. The changing rooms even have solariums, so guests will emerge buffed, beautified and bronzed.