I was in Hilton first 4 nights during my 12 day business trip in Baku. I was very happy in Hilton. Then I heard such good comments about Marriott and my colleagues arriving next week were also to stay in Marriott, so I switched, thinking, Hilton is so nice, what extra could Marriott offer???
I was wrong, Marriott falls in a different league altogether. It has really exceeded my expectations.
Same location as Hilton (one of the nicest areas in Baku). Modern rooms and with a better view. I can see the Caspian Sea (or bay or whatever it is), The Flame Towers, Baku boulevard, the tall Azeri flag all from my room windows.
The breakfast options in the Fireworks restaurant are excellent. Although I didn't like the dinner options there.
The room has so many extras - dental kit, shaving kit, umbrella, bath salt, a couple of cordless phones, etc. The shower is the most powerful shower I've ever experienced in my life but it may be my room only, am not sure about it.
Another think I like, they are generous in terms of supplying bottled water in your room every day.
The gym is 24 hours (same as Hilton) and the swimming pool is beautiful. Gym is very nicely maintained with beautiful top floor views, but without a rowing machine which was the only disappointment for me.
And yes, they've also put HDMI ports in the room so you can connect your PC to the TV.
Overall am very happy and next time I travel anywhere I'll look for a Marriott.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The JW Marriott Absheron Baku is ideally located among the city centre's futuristic skyline and historic buildings. This stylish, modern hotel offers exceptional comfort and amenities to business and leisure travelers alike with lavishly appointed rooms featuring views of the Caspian Sea, luxury bedding and the latest technology including flat screen TVs and WiFi. The hotel is set in the heart of the business, shopping and entertainment district with Azadliq Square, Baku Boulevard and high-end retailers, from Dior to Bentley, just steps away. You are invited to make a culinary journey in five dining venues. The spa and 24-hour fitness centre feature the hotel's crowning glory - a rooftop indoor pool overlooking the sea. Our 1208 square meter, pillarless ballroom, perfect for weddings, is graced by high ceilings and panoramic views, while all 13 of our meeting rooms are flooded with natural light. We invite you to discover Baku and experience our quiet luxury, personalized service and distinctive decor. ... more less
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