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“Decent hotel in the old city” 3 of 5 stars
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Icheri Sheher Hotel
Mammadyarov Str., 1/34, Baku 370004, Azerbaijan   |  
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Ranked #38 of 89 hotels in Baku
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“Decent hotel in the old city”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

Very small hotel situated right in the old city. However the spot is close to all the interesting sites in Baku - Caspian sea boulevard and main pedestrian zone in the city. There are only 8 or 10 rooms in there. The rooms are not very spacious, but you get all all what you may need. Sleep comfort was rather good, as I got a room with a view on a small park. The service was very good - we had for example a towel change every day without asking for it. Wifi internet was provided with satisfactory speed. The disadvantages - no restaurant and breakfast was very limited. The hotel had four stars, but for european standarts it deserves like 2 or 2,5. The main advantage is the price in the expensive city of Baku.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2010

Spent 4 nights in Baku in August and moved here after a disastrous 1st night at the Old Gates Hotel due to lack of a/c and no hope to get it fixed. Walked around the old city until we found an available and reasonably priced 3* alternative and found it here. It's nothing spectacular, but the location is perfect, it's clean, pretty new and the rooms are not luxurious but nevertheless quite nice. The EUR 90/night on BB even get you free WiFi in the rooms and free omelette for breakfast as long as you order it before 9:30am although breakfast is being served till 10. The very friendly receptionist didn't understand the logic (or rather the lack of it) behind the omelette charge after 9:30 herself but believe me, once you meet the grumpy old Olga with looks that kill who works in the kitchen you don't argue and either pay or stick to toast and jam. ;-) Omelette apart we were very pleased with our alternative accommodation and would return any time.
Btw, don't bother going to Qobustan, it takes a bit more than an hr to get there passing some of the ugliest scenery possible and it's an absolute waste of time. None of us could understand how in heaven's name this place got a Unesco World Heritage status, there's next to nothing there! You can see it all in 5 minutes and whatever you see is really not worth talking about. Nevertheless we enjoyed the trip in the rain in an old Lada with Igor the driver who couldn't speak a word of English, not because of Qobustan but rather the overall situation.

Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2010

The Icheri Shaher has no bells and whistles - it's a small hotel with a basic, friendly service, but it's reasonably priced by Baku standards and rooms are of a decent size (particularly if you can get a corner room with multiple windows), and it's superbly located right both on edge of the old city, so you can walk one way into old city, and other way to Fountain Square or a metro station right there (Baku Soviet).

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2008

the hotel is very small with 8 rooms only and 1 small restaurant, but it is 5 minutes walk from the city centre. the room is very small with no amenities.

  • Stayed March 2006, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Mammadyarov Str., 1/34, Baku 370004, Azerbaijan
Location: Azerbaijan > Absheron Region > Baku
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #38 of 89 hotels in Baku
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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