Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Astana

Books & Coffee
A community feel (bring your own slippers if fussy) and plenty of English books in this WiFi loaded café.
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.
Graff Lounge Bar
Flamboyantly fun, Graff plays host to Astana's most glittering citizens.
Fusion
With rooms for each different cuisine, you can have a course on each continent in this funky restaurant.
Melnitsa
Look for the enormous windmill at the entrance to this Uzbek offering.
Pivnitsa
As close to a pub as you'll find in Kazakhstan, this is a great place to hunker down.
Egorkino
An enlarged Russian peasant's house, Egorkino offers an eclectic and extensive menu, with plenty of vodka.
Fahri
For a buzzing atmosphere and wonderful traditional food, in an enormous yurt, go to Farhi.
Astana Nur
Fantastic grills and kebabs served in beautiful dining rooms. A real find.
Bagrationi
Although not exclusively Georgian cuisine, this place makes up for its lack there in themed décor.
Satti
Excelent Kazakh food is supplemented by a romantic rooftop view in the summer.
Tiflis
Authentically themed with all the proper dining etiquette, Tiflis gets our Lari.
Tre Kronor
A Scandinavian feasting lodge with succulent sausages.
Zhibek Zholy
Silk Road themed restaurant offering Central Asian fare washed down with plenty of vodka.
Revolving Restaurant
With a full rotation lasting an hour, this is a brilliant, leisurely way to see Astana's incredible architecture.
Mukammal Hotel
Personal touches and beautiful furnishings mark out this original hotel, with souvenirs on sale for last minute gifts buying.
Grand Park Esil
One of the nicest hotels in Astana, the Grand Park Esil combines attractive decor with a good location near the old town.
Manhattan Hotel
Designed by local Nurlan Kametov, the Manhattan is chic and elegant, and also offers family suites.
Business Hotel
Perfect for groups who want to book out a house, or quieter types, this sweet little boutique has only seven rooms.
Comfort Hotel
Comfortable, but best value at the weekend when prices cut.
Astana Park
Make like a monarch and stay in this turreted hotel, with gold tiles in the bar.
Astanart Hotel
With sport poker facilities and a Chinese medicine centre, this is an interesting boutique offering.
Kazzhol Astana
Surprisingly smart, Kazzhol's new Astana hotel offers Neo-Classical comfort.
Jelsomino
The classy spot for karaoke (no, we didn't think we'd say that either), Jelsomino rocks it.

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