The Butik Hotel Bichaikhanov Palace served its purpose. My husband and I spent 10 days in Irkutsk in an Airbnb apartment but checkout was at 10.00am and our flight to Vladivostok wasn’t until 11.55pm. Instead of paying for an extra day at the apartment I looked for a reasonable priced hotel so that we could leave our luggage for the day and possibly have a rest before we left for the airport.
After some research I decided on the Butik Hotel Bichaikhanov Palace, mainly because they supposedly have friendly English-speaking staff and would order a taxi to the airport. The person at the desk had no English but was helpful and did call a taxi to the airport.
I gave a low rating the Butik Bichaikhanov Palace as a hotel but would probably be more of a good hostel. I did book a standard room (AU$52 per night including breakfast) but the room we had was very small, dingy, had thin walls and noisy as it was facing onto a busy street.
However, the room was quite clean, there was a kettle for making tea, towels, shampoo and tooth brushes. The bathroom was tiny and the shower was not at all inviting.
There were superior double rooms but I didn’t see them so cannot comment.More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking