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Empire Hotel

Polskikh Povstantsev St.,1, Irkutsk 664011, Russia
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Ranked #9 of 18 hotels in Irkutsk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Huntington Beach, California
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306 reviews 306 reviews
124 hotel reviews
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Our party of four stayed at this hotel while on a break from the Trans Siberian Express train service. Bed was comfortable and room was very clean. Breakfast was excellent. Staff made us feel comfortable and was very helpful. We were able to walk to a local grocery store to obtain supplies not available on the train.

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McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We stayed several nights at the Empire in our visit to Lake Baikal checking in and out three different times and staying for a total of about four days. The rooms varied but all were definitely adequate -- two with showers and one with shower and bath. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast that came with the... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We stayed four nights at the Empire Hotel. The room was very good. Comfortable bed, nice seating area, very good bathroom. Tidy and clean. Staff is very friendly and extremely efficient and helpful. Excellent and free WiFi. Good breakfast. Central location at the river walk. Highly recommended. Would definitely stay there again.

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Halden, Ostfold, Norway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We stayed four nights at the Imperia. The room was very good. Comfortable bed, nice seating area, very good bathroom. Tidy and clean. Very good air-conditioning. Receptionists speak English, some excellent, some good. Excellent and free WiFi. Good breakfast. Central location at the river walk. Would definitely stay there again.

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Moscow, Russia
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52 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Relatively ok hotel in downtown Irkutsk. Nonsmoking rooms still smell of smoke. The reception staff was pleasant enough. Hotel breakfast was of average quality for Russia. One problem is that the curtains are quite thin and don't block the sun, which is an issue in mid-Summer when the sun sets well past 10:00 pm and rises around 4:00 am. The... More

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Leigh on Sea England
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

I spent just one day/night in this hotel on my way to Chita - but the location was good, room quite comfortable and clean - with good shower. However the highlight was the quality of the staff - Anastasia, Nina and Alina all spoke very good English and were some of the most helpful staff I have come across -... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Stayed in this hotel for 2 days in July 2012 on my way to Baikal Lake. Small but good hotel in a very, very quite location in a city centre and close to everything. The personnel were not so informed in what was going on around but very kin to help with good English. The single room was a bit... More

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Estoril, Portugal
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Good hotel in a very quiet location and near everithing. Good rooms with good dimension as well bads. Bathroom with all you need Wireless free in the rooms working properly. Tv with many programs with good choises but All in Russian There are information in the rooms with a list of tv chanels, Where we read 3 in English ,1... More

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Arlington, Va.
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

We arrived in Siberia at the Empire Hotel after 11:00 p.m. Due to a communcation gap between our guide in Mongolia who took us to the airport and waited with us for extra hours due to plane delays, and the driver who picked us up at the airport in Irkutsk (Siberia), we had not eaten at all; each thought the... More

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Berkeley, California
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5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

The hotels at the Empire are clean and well-priced with a most helpful staff. However, note there is an absurd charge for "early check in." And while the restaurant of the hotel is good (excellent breakfasts), make sure the prices charged for lunch and dinner are the same as those appearing on the menu--I was once told, "old menu, new... More

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Address: Polskikh Povstantsev St.,1, Irkutsk 664011, Russia
Location: Russia > Siberian District > Irkutsk Oblast > Irkutsk
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