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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

old Soviet style hotel. location is good at the center of Irkutsk near the Angara river. rooms, staff, cleanness are just okay. kinda outdated. shower is really weird, kinda feels like its going to break soon

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53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2016

The Empire hotel is centrally located in Irkutsk, a short walk from mayor attractions. The rooms are nice and I slept well in a comfortable bed. The bathroom was also good, if you subtract the in Russia obligatory cracks in tiles. All in all a good decent choice, though nothing out of the ordinary. Breakfast is seved in a windowless... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Hotel could use a facelift. Tiny elevator could hold two people, maybe. I ended up using the stairs. This could be a problem for anyone who can't do stairs. The staff was very accommodating. Breakfast was the usual fare. Location was good for sight seeing. Weird spaceship capsule shower, but it worked.

Thank nataliebh2015
ElenaKarakich K, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing the Empire Hotel as your preferred hotel in Irkutsk and for taking the time to share your great feedback. It was a pleasure to read that you appreciated our location We are looking forward to welcoming you back at the Empire. Warmest regards, Empire Hotel Management Team More 

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75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Our first room had broken AC. After some negotiation they switched us to a room on the fifth look with no windows but the AC worked. Except for limited rooms, it would appear that most have poor views. No windows on the fifth floor. In our second room the shower didn't work properly. There is a tiny elevator. No bottled... More 

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

Dear guest, thank you for your comment. We'd like to explain. AC at this time of year is not provided, because the temperature is low and guests usually ask for radiators. What is more, the hotel was full at that time and we could offer only the room on the fifth floor. There are windows in the rooms at the... More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2016

Just OK, nothing special. Their restaurant is a place to avoid. The food was awful and the service worse. Don't go there unless you are absolutely stuck. The food arrived and the hot food was warm at best and the cold food seemed as if it came out of the freezer.

Thank Boggio
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the Junior suite. It had an incredible view of the Cathedral of the Epiphany :) Our room was spacious and clean with a wonderfully comfortable bed. The shower was hot :) There was a safe provided. Hot water for tea and coffee was available from the water cooler in the corridor. The staff were very helpful and... More 

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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Room is clean with airco. Well located and super comfy beds. Bathroom is strange. It is that kind of plastic cabine where you could have back massage... Breakfast is not really good and solid. It could be the Russian way or not. We will discover it later on...

Thank AT T
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 

New York
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101 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2016

Rooms are okay. Shower is a challenge, the designer forgot that the handheld wand needs to be flexible. Breakfast choices are standard for the region, A coffee maker behind the bar will provide fresh coffee/cappuccino on request, in place of the instant coffee on the buffet table. The elevator is tiny, only two guests at a time.Standard 3 star hotel.

Thank MomDives
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46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2016

I have traveled quite a bit, and I must say. The staff at the Empire were absolutely fabulous people. The in hotel dinning down stairs was great...oh and the bakery in front of the hotel is a city staple! YOU MUST TRY IT! truly amazing. Also, the front desk staff, specifically Julia, were fantastic.

Thank DBH1215
London, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2015

After 4 nights on the train it was great to have a shower & what a shower it is. It has 8 jet washes, and really blew away the grime of the trans Mongolian!!! The hotel is in a strange place, down a ally, but it is easily walkable to everywhere and the 2 main churches are just around the... More 

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

Dear guest. We are so glad to see such warm comments about our hotel. Our team will be very glad to see you in Empire Hotel again. Thank you so much. More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Empire Hotel

Address: Polskikh Povstantsev St.,1, Irkutsk 664011, Russia
Location: Russia > Siberian District > Irkutsk Oblast > Irkutsk
Price Range: $52 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Empire Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“the 5th floor are all rooms with skylights only - cold in the fall/winter/spring”
 of 5 bubbles 650daryak, Sep 16, 2015 | Read review
“Our room was on the third floor and quiet but no view. Not sure if other rooms have better views.”
 of 5 bubbles WendyB170, Jun 10, 2015 | Read review
“We had room on second floor. Open window a bit noisy from air- conditioners. Double glazing shuts out noise. In- room a/c good.”
 of 5 bubbles N0elaR, Jun 5, 2015 | Read review
“Don't get the fifth floor without checking if there is a window and not a skylight.”
 of 5 bubbles RheaJeena, Aug 9, 2014 | Read review
“If you are smoker you may choose smoking room”
 of 5 bubbles Zarko255060, Sep 26, 2012 | Read review
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