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International Hotel Sayen

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   13-B Karl Marx Street, Irkutsk 664015, Russia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Manila, Philippines
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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82 reviews 82 reviews
15 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
41 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
49 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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145 reviews 145 reviews
47 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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51 hotel reviews
131 helpful votes 131 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Firenze
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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

The hotel is in Japanise stile. If you need to go in Irkutsk this is the best choice you can do, the hotel is a good hotel in Western standard, the room are great and it seam a design hotel. All other hotel in Irkutsk are very different form this. I strongly suggest this if you do not have experience... More

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Additional Information about International Hotel Sayen

Address: 13-B Karl Marx Street, Irkutsk 664015, Russia
Location: Russia > Siberian District > Irkutsk Oblast > Irkutsk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 hotels in Irkutsk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — International Hotel Sayen 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
International Hotel SAYEN 4* - современныи и высокотехнологичныи отель, расположенныи в самом центре Иркутска. Дизаин отеля разработал известныи японскии архитектор Шигео Накамура. Название SAYEN переводится как <<прекрасныи цветущии сад>>, а слова International Hotel означают, что бизнес-отель работает по международным стандартам гостиничного сервиса. В отеле 24 просторных номера разных категории. Все номера идеально сочетают в себе возможности для работы и отдыха, соответствуют запросам делового путешественника. Каждыи номер оснащен системои <<умныи дом>>, спутниковым и кабельным телевидением, Wi-Fi и скоростным интернетом. Отель SAYEN 4* принял первых гостеи в сентябре 2009-го года. В 2011-м году был признан лучшим малым отелем России. В сентябре 2012 года SAYEN прошел сертификацию и получил официальныи статус <<четыре звезды>>. На данныи момент это отель самого высокого класса в Иркутске. ... more   less 
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