As tourism increases in Azerbaijan, the typical visitor changes from oil specialists to curious tourists. In the capital, the traditional juxtapose against the modern while blending history, culture, food and fire. Here are our recommendations for the best hotels in Baku for comfort, location and value for money.
Terrace Hotel, Bakı
While Terrace Hotel might not have a central location, it makes up for it with style and comfort where guests get both luxury and elegance. All rooms (twin, double and triple) come with air-conditioning, satellite TV and a balcony, along with access to strong Wi-Fi. The highlight of this hotel in Baku is, as the name suggests, the views from the terrace. See the city sparkle while enjoying a meal or a drink and marvel at the Heydar Aliyev Center.
Hotel Hale Kai in the heart of Baku, just five minutes from Fountain Square, makes a strategic starting point for exploring the city. A total 23 rooms and suites are inside this family-friendly hotel with traditional décor and artwork. The soft colours on the walls complement the hand-crafted furniture to create an individual ambience inside each room. Complimentary slippers and bathrobes are bonuses. Families or couples looking for a degree of comfort within walking distance of Baku’s top attractions and museums should consider this hotel.
Park Inn Radisson has a reputation for providing a certain degree of luxury, and this hotel in Baku upholds that reputation. Large spacious rooms with elegant designs provide everything a tourist could need. Located a stone’s throw from Baku Boulevard and the pier, this is a perfect launch pad for your adventures in the city. The on-site Glory Restaurant serves up buffet-style breakfasts in the morning and international standard meals later in the day. Victoria Bar on the top floor provides the perfect setting for evening drinks with a view of the Flame Towers and the Caspian Sea. The hotel also helps arrange tours in and around Baku.
Often rated as one of the best hotels in Baku for its central location next to Icheri Sheher (Inner City), Old City Inn Baku is an ideal place for all types of travellers. Comfortable rooms range from single, double, twin and triple inside the small hotel of just 15 rooms. Expect the basics with views of either the sea or garden, with some having a clear view of the Flame Towers. A buffet-style continental breakfast is included in the price. Most guests stay at Old City Inn for its location.
For affordable luxury with five-star service, head to Central Baku. The family-friendly hotel’s location is within walking distance of the Old City, Baku Boulevard and shopping malls. Guests can choose single, double and triple rooms, each with a distinct Bohemian feel. And to add a final touch, head to reception for complimentary tea and coffee. The friendly, English-speaking staff are always happy to give tips and suggestions for day trips.
Iva Hotel Old City has a prime location in the centre of Icheri Sheher, Baku’s old city. The Palace of the Shirvanshahs, Maiden Tower and Muhamad Mosque are just minutes away on foot. Rooms have basic décor with cable TV, air-conditioning, complimentary slippers and a desk. Single rooms up to quadruples along with apartments with balconies are available to suit every preference. The elegant on-site restaurant combines world-class cuisine with floor-to-ceiling windows for views of the Caspian Sea. Travellers rate this as the best hotel in Baku for location.