The Cosmonaut Hotel was opened in Karaganda in 1972. It was specially built for cosmonauts returning from space flights. Among the famous guests of the hotel are heads of states, famous political leaders, scientists, artists, and other celebrities. The hotel is located in a park area, the most ecologically friendly district of Karaganda, but only a few minutes' drive from the city centre.
The Cosmonaut Hotel offers accommodation in 46 comfortable guest rooms, each equipped with satellite TV, direct-dial telephone with international connection, high-speed Internet access, air-conditioning, minibars, and safes.
The Zhuldiz restaurant serves continental and national cuisines, and a fine wine collection. Buffet breakfast is offered here every morning. The restaurant has all necessary facilities for holding banquets and special events. The bright and spacious ballroom accommodates up to 280 persons for corporate parties and festive events, as well as business occasions of any kind, such as conferences, educational seminars, lectures, press conferences and briefings. In summertime traditional regional cuisine, barbecue and grill are available in the garden by the pond. La Bistro lobby bar is open round-the-clock.
The Cosmonaut Hotel is well-equipped for hosting business and social gatherings. The meeting areas provide flexible room sizes and seating arrangements. The hotel offers function rooms for different number of guests - from 10 to 400. State-of-the-art equipment is available. The 24-hour business centre is outfitted with computers, copying machines, a projector, and presentation materials.
Other facilities and features of the Cosmonaut Hotel include: a night club, billiards, a fireplace room, 24-hour room-service, concierge service, a guarded parking lot, taxi call, laundry and dry-cleaning services, a fitness centre, swimming pools, a SPA centre, Finnish and Turkish saunas, a jeweler's boutique, transport service, a tennis court, and a skating rink.