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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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.
How to Get There
This is perhaps one of the best hotels I have stayed in..
some points as below
- took the prepaid airport taxi to the hotel and an Uber to the airport, all smooth
- efficient check in and check out
- rooms and its views are mersmerizing, just brilliant. The full length glass exteriors provide the best views - both day and night
- city centre and other attractions are 15-20 minutes walk away or a 5-10 minute taxi drive
- breakfast is decent
- overall service levels are very good
Great hotel and I really recommend it.
Thank you for the upgrade for Accor gold member
I had an amazing stay in this hotel. The staff are so friendly and accommodating. They made my stay so memorable with a complimentary upgrade having a sea view room (360 degree view of Caspian sea) which is so wonderful! After check in, they made a surprise by delivering a birthday cake to my room and the next day which is exactly my birthday, all the staff in main restaurant even the manager sang for me a happy birthday song during breakfast and gave me a birthday cake with a candle to wish for! They all made my stay memorable! If given the chance to come back in Baku, I will definitely stay here again!!
Located on a hill near the memorial cemetery in rather a business district - walkable to parts of town. Very modern and luxurious. spectacular at night from a distance. All the amenities. Baku quite a modern town that seems to be putting their oil money to good use.