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Empire Hotel

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Polskikh Povstantsev St.,1, Irkutsk 664011, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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...

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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 

New York
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97 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

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Texas
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35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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London, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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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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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

It was all very ok for a 3-star in Russia - until on my last evening I bought the local specialty fish, and in the morning discovered a small paper sign on the desk saying I was supposed to keep it in a special fridge at the reception. Not only was the sign inconspicuous but a special treatment awaited me... More 

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

Thank you very much for your feedback! We appologize that You have some inconveniences during your stay in our hotel. Let me comment on your impression. I would like to provide you with information about the storage of our delicious Baikal fish, which isn't safe. In an enclosed space with a small amount of air creates the perfect environment for... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The room itself was totally fine - though the AC was broken, which made for a steamy sleep (and not in the good way). The thing that made the visit for us, though, was the wonderful service. Daria, a woman at the front desk, went WAY out of her way to help us out with some lost luggage. Her English... More 

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Thank Colin 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 

Nelson, New Zealand
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45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

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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214 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

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 5 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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43 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 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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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $67 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Empire Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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