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International Hotel Sayen

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Karla Marksa St., 13B, Irkutsk 664015, Russia
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Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Irkutsk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Moscow, Russia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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216 reviews 216 reviews
27 hotel reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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
19 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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34 helpful votes 34 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
49 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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264 reviews 264 reviews
54 hotel reviews
159 helpful votes 159 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

Pros: Very nice room indeed; very clean throughout; good central location; helpful English-speaking staff; Decent food in both restaurants. Cons: Everything a bit too pricey-restaurants etc. even the laundy cost £3 to wash a pair of underpants! Some breakfast items a little disappointing-fruit salad came out all brown and tired-looking. Overall a pleasant stay but you pay for it.

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Chicago, IL
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22 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

This was a very good hotel. The amenities were great and the location was very good. The staff spoke less English than the web site would have you believe. They were very adamant about check in and check out times. The Sushi restaurant in the hotel was good. Internet access was included in the room price and was available with... 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: 24
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