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International Hotel Sayen

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Karla Marksa St., 13B, Irkutsk 664015, Russia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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San Francisco, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I celebrated my birthday at the International Hotel Sayen and had an unforgettable experience. We were visiting Irkutsk on our Trans Siberian Railway journey and after a several days on the train a restful splurge was in order. We chose Hotel Sayen based on reviews and were thoroughly impressed. Both the facilities and service at the Sayen... More 

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Dear Leah, we would like to express our gratitude for choosing Sayen Hotel and also for taking time to comment on your stay. Thank you for your kind review. We hope to welcome you again soon! More 

Moscow, Russia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The hotel is top choice in Irkutsk, and probably the best hotel I stayed in Siberia. It's a Japanese style hotel with all features, including fantastically equipped room and especially the bathroom. This hotel could be well located in Kyoto (also the name of the hotels's Japanese restaurant which is also very good). I stayed in Courtyard Marriott before (not... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
34 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Big rooms with all the necessary equipement. Great bed. Clean fresh bathroom. Well located. Helpful service. 2 good restaurants (one fusion-cuisine on the 7th top floor & japanise at the ground floor) - quite expensive for Irkutsk.

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Manila, Philippines
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

While traveling on the trains Siberia express from Vladivostok to Saint Petersburg, my son and I made irkutsk our "recharge" stop. Intending to stay 4 days to see lake baikal and also get some laundry done. First choice was the marriott court yard. But when I saw the web site of sayen, I decided why not try a local brand.... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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241 reviews 241 reviews
39 hotel reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

You are in Siberia and so far this is one of the best choices you can get. The hotel is very well located (Karl Marx street, 5 minutes walking to Kirov Square) and looks modern and neat. Rooms were fairly large for Russia and very modern in style. The bathroom was comfortable and well equipped. If you paid for breakfast... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I often travel to Irkutsk for business - at first i used to stay in local soviet-type of hotel, with terrible service, no comfort and bad food! I discovered the Sayen Hotel, which became my priority hotel when staying in Irkustk. I will agree that it is a little expensive, but it is really comfortable with excellent service. I stayed... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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41 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The Sayen is a great hotel, full of little details, with a great breakfast and excellent service. I found it however a too expensive for Russia -you can find this type of hotels for less money in NY or all accross Europe. We paid some 260 $ for one night.

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Santa Monica, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
49 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

As others have said this hotel is very much in the japanese style. It appears to be very much business oriented though there were several social events taking place at the hotel while we were there. We had an unfortunate maintenance issue essentially ruin what would have otherwise been a pleasant stay. One odd thing, we were required to fill... More 

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Bergamo, Italy
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172 reviews 172 reviews
55 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Business trip to Irkutsk and I stayed two nights in this nice Hotel. You can see Japanese style behind it: everything is tiny, clean and well done. Room itself was quite big, full equipped with a big bathroom and Japanese wc! Fantastic - if you've been in Japan, you know how is the super tecnologic japanese wc :) - Breakfast... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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290 reviews 290 reviews
60 hotel reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Wow. We loved the hotel, although it is quite expensive compared to the normal price level of Irkutsk. But coming off train after three nights this was heaven: a gorgeous room with a beautiful bathroom. The design is impeccable Japanese style, very minimalistic and enjoyable. The Japanese restaurant was excellent as well. Location is very central for both walking to... More 

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Address: Karla Marksa St., 13B, Irkutsk 664015, Russia
Location: Russia > Siberian District > Irkutsk Oblast > Irkutsk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — International Hotel Sayen 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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