Luxury hotels in Baku once catered to wealthy business executives and oil tycoons. But with the recent surge in tourism and better-connected flights, many visitors want to travel and experience Azerbaijan’s capital in style. Here’s our roundup of Baku’s best hotels for the ultimate level of comfort and indulgence.
Located in the fashionable part of Baku, the Four Seasons is within walking distance of Icheri Sheher Old City, Baku Boulevard and Funicular. The spacious rooms are tastefully decorated, and adjoining terraces give views of either the Caspian Sea or Old City. The Four Seasons also features two world-class restaurants, a skylit pool, a penthouse spa and fitness centre, Turkish-style baths and a ballroom. This luxury hotel in Baku exudes unparalleled sophistication and class in one perfect location.
JW Marriot sits in the heart of the city centre next to Azadliq Square in Baku City Circuit neighbourhood. World-class shopping facilities are within walking distance of the Marriot, too. This elegant luxury hotel in Baku features a total of 243 rooms from deluxe, family and suites with views of the Caspian Sea or city skyline. The smart interior designs give each room an individual appearance while maximising the level of natural light. JW Marriott’s amenities are second to none in Baku, boasting five restaurants, a spa and fitness centre, the city’s largest ballroom and a nightclub.
Want to stay in a lavish hotel inside Baku’s Flame Towers? Fairmont fits the bill. A total of 318 rooms and 19 apartments styled and furnished with minimalistic décor provide the ultimate comfort. But the highlight inside this luxury hotel in Baku is each room’s floor-to-ceiling window with views of Icheri Sheher and the Caspian Sea. Fairmont’s Le Bistro Restaurant on the 19th floor serves up international standard dishes and cocktails.
Located on Baku’s Nizami Street inside an elegant building, The Landmark Hotel has a total of 99 rooms. Each has an earthy décor with contemporary art to create a special ambience. The bathrooms are out of this world: Japanese toilets, bathtubs and a walk-in shower with views from a floor-to-ceiling window. Guests watch Baku light up and sparkle at night from one of the six on-site restaurants, spacious al-fresco lounge or the comfort of their rooms. As an additional bonus, The Landmark provides flexible check-in and check-out times free of charge. Both business executives and tourists rate this luxury hotel in Baku as one of the city’s best.
For affordable luxury a short distance from downtown Baku, consider Excelsior Hotel. The interior décor combines contemporary styles with vintage furniture to create a fusion of modern luxury and antiquity. Popular with business travellers and a growing number of tourists, the hotel is in a prime location near the shopping and business centres. The outdoor pool feels like a beautiful beach rather than a pool in the city while the Aura Spa provides the very best treatments. Compared to other luxury hotels in Baku, Excelsior comes with a more affordable price tag for the average tourist.
Inconvenient arrivals and departures sometimes lead to staying at the airport hotel. Sheraton Baku Airport takes the convenient location to the next level. Just minutes from the departure hall, 25 minutes from the city centre and 10 minutes to the beach, this hotel combines world-class luxury with accessibility. Guests enjoy an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, access to the Gazelli Spa and Wellness Centre, on-site restaurants, bars and lounges and a free airport shuttle. Business facilities are available as well as private drivers to get to the city.
Located to the west of Baku’s Inner City in a quiet neighbourhood, Pullman Baku provides guests with spacious rooms and suites. The hotel features a total of four swimming pools and an Aqua Park along with entertainment centres, on-site restaurants, conference rooms and a large ballroom. Once a haven for the business traveller, this luxury hotel in Baku now attracts those on leisure for the comfort and serenity in a somewhat chaotic city.