What We Love
- The property is housed in Baku's iconic flame-shaped towers on the Absheron Peninsula
- Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the Caspian Sea and the surrounding city
- Spa-like bathrooms feature deep tubs, huge showers, marble flooring and terrycloth bathrobes
What To Know
- Choice of eight dining options, from a French bistro to a posh steakhouse
- You’re a short cab ride from Baku’s old walled city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has been inhabited since the paleolithic period
- Credit cards are accepted at the hotel and in large supermarkets in town, but you’ll need local currency if you leave the province
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Attention to detail reigns at this 318-room resort, which opened in Azerbaijan’s famous flame-shaped towers in 2013. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide panoramic views of the Caspian Sea and the surrounding city from the guestrooms, which are all outfitted with Posturpedic pillowtop mattresses, fully stocked minibars and Nespresso machines. The bathrooms are spa-like, with deep soaking tubs, huge showers, marble flooring, terrycloth bathrobes and Le Labo Rose 31 bath products. Eight dining options mean you’ll never get bored. You can savor garlicky escargot at Le Bistro; feast on wagyu beef tenderloin and bacon-wrapped prawns at the Alov steakhouse (helmed by Orkan Mukhtarov, gold award winner at the International Gastronomy Festival of Turkey, Ukraine and Serbia); and finish the night with a Cuban and a digestif at Cigar Divan, a lounge overlooking the Caspian Sea. The two-story spa offers ESPA treatments and a rooftop pool. Active types can work out at the gym or practice their serve on the tennis courts.
In the Area
Baku’s enviable location on the Absheron Peninsula (flanked by mountains to the west and the Caspian Sea to the north, south and east) provides plenty of distractions for city folk as well as nature lovers. Wander the 2.3-mile Baku Boulevard, a century-old promenade on the waterfront, and don’t miss a visit to a local chaikhan; the teahouses serve a dizzying array of teas blended with various herbs and flavorings. History buffs will appreciate Baku’s old walled city (now a UNESCO World Heritage Site) for its diverse background: People have inhabited the site since the paleolithic period. Baku’s famous Maiden Tower dates from the 6th or 7th century, and the original walls surrounding the town were constructed in the 12th century. To escape the city, head about 40 miles south to Gobustan National Park, a mountainous area that features petroglyphs. Or marvel at Yanar Dag (Fire Mountain), where natural gas flares leap 10 feet in the air.
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Fabulous hotel. Faultless on all aspects except service. At breakfast: first it took 20 min in que to get eggs, then When I asked the waiter for coffee he asked me to get it myself - serving coffee during breakfast at a 5 star is a basic expectation. Check-in was extremely slow, and the front desk gave me wrong info about the hotel facilities.
beautiful hotel with a great view to the Caspian sea.
we have upgraded to golden signature suite and got a lovely room with a fantastic view.
Upgrade included a seperated lounge for breakfast and also snacks at 5 o'clock and evening.
First time with Fairmont and got upgraded to Gold status which includes breakfast and afternoon tea.
The big surprise however are the inclusive evening canapes which are a meal in themselves and also wine or other alcoholic drinks.
Superb experiience this hotel with most staff calling you by name.
Suite is roomy with great views from our 23rd floor.
Main dining room is very pleasant experience also.
Fearmont baku is the worst place I stay with my friends specially from the front disk mgrs . She is without respect and most of staff looking for tip otherwise your stay is hell and I complain to hotel manager he said ( no money no honey )
I advice any one travel to Baku look for other hotel to stay
This hotel is in a great location. The Funicular to the racetrack is a life saver. We upgraded to gold but the staff didn't really know what that meant or never explained. I asked about loyalty schemes and left a card and again there was no follow up. I would assume the idea of these schemes is to encourage myself to stay again so why no follow up? The Chef (from India) who helped us with the Smoke Cheese was excellent.