While we usually do some boutique hotel “shopping” during our trips, it wasn’t the case in the Azeri capital. Still, we got a glimpse of the best hotels in Baku through one major accommodation in the city. Our boutique hotel in Baku, the Intourist Hotel Baku, was so much more than we expected!
We went for a chain hotel instead of a boutique hotel in Baku, and were pleasantly surprised by the service and experience. Enjoy my Intourist Hote Bakul review below! You want to read more about my Baku experience – have a look at my Baku – The Perfect Weekend Escape post!
All i think about when i arrive at the airport is that i want to be at the hotel as soon as possible. IF YOU’RE LIKE ME THEN BOOK THIS PRIVATE TRANSFER TO YOUR HOTEL. Get Your Guide also offers a lot of good tours if you want to get the chance to truly experience the city of Baku. LOOK AT ALL OF THE BAKU TOURS HERE.
Intourist Hotel Baku- Our Boutique Hotel in Baku
Part of the Marriott conglomerate, the Intourist hotel Baku isn’t exactly boutique, though I must say I liked it very much and it had some true elements that made it feel like a smaller hotel. It’s easily one of the best hotels in Baku, even if it is a chain one! A beautifully designed 5-star place, our so-called boutique hotel in Baku was a lovely surprise!
Overall Review of One of the Best Hotels in Baku
1. Design & Boutique Feeling: N/A – 4
2. Room & Other Facilities: 4
3. Food & Drinks: 4
4. Service: 5
5. Location: 3
Design & Boutique Feeling
The Intourist Hotel Baku is part of a huge international chain, so it certainly doesn’t apply as a boutique hotel in Baku. Still, the design in the common areas (including the lobby and the restaurant) is remarkably cool. Located on a restored old building, they strive for a modern and elegant private club vibe – and achieve it. The spaces are broad and comfortable, with a lot of detail put into bringing a luxurious experience. In all, there was clearly a lot of love put into creating a unifying design concept. It really stands out as one of the best hotels in Baku!
Room & Other Facilities
Even though I liked the Intourist hotel Baku, I wasn’t crazy about the room, which was fairly basic. Unfortunately, the feeling didn’t stand out as much as the design outside. However, the nice and modern bathroom was one of the features that put it among the best hotels in Baku.
Another highlight was the sea view, which allowed us to see the lovely boardwalk and the Baku Eye every morning and evening. Unfortunately, the location also meant facing a very busy street, which could get pretty noisy during the night.
Food & Drinks
I was pleasantly surprised with the food here, as it was certainly much better than your average hotel offerings. No Intourist Hotel Baku review would be complete without mentioning their delicious breakfast buffet! I had some hearty pancakes and omelettes during my stay, but they also offer a wide variety of healthier options. Whether you’re into big breakfasts or a quick bite, they offer a great way to boost up your day!
This may be what sets Intourist hotel Baku apart from all the other places to stay in Baku. The service is truly outstanding: very personal, professional and friendly. In all, everyone was always willing to lend a hand and make our time at the hotel feel like home. I didn’t expect such an accommodating staff in our boutique hotel in Baku like this, it was a great surprise!
The view of the Caspian Sea and the boardwalk is truly spectacular from the Intourist hotel Baku, our boutique hotel in Baku. That said, it does take a little bit to walk to the old town and other major city landmarks. It’s a 15 to 20-minute walk to the old city, which might feel like a lot during a short stay. However, the hotel is very close to the funicular, and of course Chinar restaurant right next to it.
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More from Travel with a Silver Lining
If you’re planning a trip to Baku then be prepared to fill your to-do-list. There’s so much to see and do in Baku, I’ll make sure you don’t miss out on anything. Want inspiration or support when booking your trip here? Check out my other blog posts from my trip to Baku below:
- 8 REASONS FOR ADDING BAKU TO YOUR MUST SEE CITIES
- THE PERFECT WEEKEND ESCAPE TO BAKU
- TOP 3 RESTAURANTS IN BAKU
- For a recent boutique favourite, check out OUR BOUTIQUE HEAVEN STEPS AWAY FROM SYDNEY HARBOUR.
- If you want inspo from hotels all over the world, these are my 2018 FAVOURITES. Have a look at all my hotel reviews at my HOTEL REVIEW PAGE or read a bit about each place on my +50 Top BOUTIQUE HOTELS AROUND THE WORLD.
- Check out my top 3 posts: My Lisbon Instagram Guide, My Favorite Trendy Restaurants in Moscow, and my Amalfi Coast Photography Guide.
Booking Support & Input
- Flight. MOMONDO gives you the chance to fly to Azerbaijan with the best rates online. DOWNLOAD THEIR AMAZING APP!
- Transfer. Don’t forget to BOOK A PRIVATE TRANSFER TO YOUR HOTEL.
- Hotels. For MORE BAKU HOTELS, CLICK HERE.
- Tours. GET YOUR GUIDE is the place to find amazing Baku experiences, like this Baku: Khinaliq to Galakhudat Hiking Tour.
- See also the full City Guide of Baku below!
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