Shah Palace Hotel
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Shah Palace Hotel is located in the centre of Baku, just 50 metres from Icheri Sheher Metro Station and right next to the entrance to historical Old City. Location is the great asset for this hotel as you are right 5 minutes to anything you like.
The hotel is very authentic; with lots of Oriental elements, that create a special atmosphere. It features 3 restaurants and a gym. Free WiFi is provided.
The planning of the hotel is interesting. Traditionally, hotels with the atrium have only room doors facing the atrium, not the windows as is the case with Shah Palace. That causes strange feeling when strangers pass by your window at atrium's corridor.
Most of the hotel rooms face inwards to glass-roofed inner yard, so you may not see the sun or the sky well enough and open the window to get fresh air as soon as you wake up in the morning. You can't even judge what is the weather like outside. Do insist on getting room facing the street. Besides, the air coming from the inner yard is not fresh, with cigarette smoke and a noise from activity at ground level.
Rooms are quite spacious and decorated in oriented style. All rooms are well furnished and come with comfortable beds, air conditioning (though lot of people complain on frequent break-downs), a flat-screen TV, DVD Player and minibar. Free toiletries and slippers are provided in a bathroom. Unfortunately, bathroom fixtures are of low Chinese quality leaking all the time. If you take a shower most likely you will wet all the floor.
Sophisticated Azerbaijan, European and Asian dishes are offered in various restaurants. A buffet breakfast is served every morning. It is decent, ample but nothing special. The coffee is instant, no national dishes apart from tasty fruit preserves (jams). Guests can have a drink in the bar or sitting in the patio.
The on-site tour desk offers different guided tours, and it is possible to rent a car. Guests can work out in a gym, relax in a sauna or hammam. Massage services are also available. The staff is very helpful and friendly.
This is a good comfortable hotel with brilliant location and its own Oriental style. There are some minor problems for the management to look at, but considering the rates the hotel is generally recommended.
|Check-in time: 14.00 afternoon
||Check-out time: 12.00 afternoon
|Distance to/from airport:||25 minutes drive
|Distance to/from Railway station:||10 minutes drive|
|Distance to/from city centre:||in the city centre|
PRICES - USD, including VAT
|Standard Single Room||140||
|Standard Double/Twin Room||160||
Cancellation of the reservation must be made in written form 3 days prior to arrival date. Otherwise one night rate is charged. Early check-in are subject to extra charge and availability.