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Empire Hotel

Polskikh Povstantsev St.,1, Irkutsk 664011, Russia
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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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Nelson, New Zealand
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights on a stop-over from the Trans-Siberian. It is well-located almost right on the Tourist Office's green walking trail (the hotel has the map) and next to two lovely churches. One of the receptionists has excellent English and was very efficient and polite. The room was functional with a good bathroom and comfortable bed. It... More 

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ElenaKarakich K, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Hope to see you again. With best regards the hotel management More 

Melbourne, Australia
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125 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a big hotel and a bit tucked away but you will not get friendlier or more helpful service. English spoken. Stayed 2 nights and standards were consistently good. Generous buffet breakfast. Rooms comfortable and spacious enough for 2 adults to move around. Within a few minutes walk of the famous cathedral and a couple of other significant churches. Probably... More 

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ElenaKarakich K, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing Your review. Best regards hotel Empire More 

Lucerne, Switzerland
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

All major attractions are in walking distance or can be reached with the nearby bus. Very helpful and friendly staff at reception. The room was relatively large, with free WiFi. Breakfast can easily be improved, e.g. by allowing fir a second coffee free of charge.

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veghel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A nice hotel small, new and clean, close to the river, stayed 2 times before went for a couple of days on Baikal lake. rooms at the top floor 5th level, doesnt have curtains in the roof windows, so very early light, the reception ladies speak very good english, which is perfect to help you wth the map of irkutsk.

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shanghai
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51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We only stayed one night here before catching the train to Moscow. The hotel enjoys a central location next to the cathedral and main square, but it was actually a bit hard to find because it hides in a small back street. The rooms are large with a nice clean bathroom. There's free wifi and the staff was nice to... More 

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Tisdale, SK
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Don't stay on the fifth floor if you are claustrophobic! First hotel I ever stayed in without a window but a skylight! The air conditioning was not adequate and when we opened the skylight there wasn't a screen on it so the bugs could come in and then it rained on us so it became a choice of either swelter... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 455 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 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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