Arrived to the hotel in early November 2013 for 1 night on business purposes.
I arrived at 2 AM and the hotel seemed deserted.
The entrance to the hotel is rather hidden after some stairs so if you are carrying heavy luggage you would find it challenging.
The lobby smelled as if people were just smoking in there. (But I realized that this is rather common in Baku).
The hotel is rather new and not many taxi drivers are familiar with it (be careful not to get mixed up with the "Grand hotel Europa")
Tap water in the hotel is not suitable for drinking (according to the hotel flyer) but no mineral water were provided in the room as might be expected.
Breakfast was generous but generally in rather poor taste (but it is subjective)
Staff is very nice and helpful and the location is 10 min walk from the old city.
The view from my room was to the rear of the hotel at the roofs of shabby houses and was not worth even a glance
Overall I would have rated it 3 out of 5 but the thing that killed the rating were the lack of hot water in the shower!
I would have given it 1.5 but changed it to 2 just on the hope that this was a singular event.
regardless I would never set foot in the hotel again.
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