Austin Hotel Baku
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The fabulous location is the best attribute of this boutique hotel. Situated in a lovely mall in central Baku lined with cafes and restaurants, the hotel is within easy walking distance to high end shops, banks and attractions such as the Maiden Tower, the Old Walled City (Icheri Sheher) and Shirvanshah Palace - and the boulevards of the Caspian Sea. Staff was friendly and helpful. Our room was comfortable with great views over the lovely architecture of the fine buildings lining the mall and beyond. The hotel does not have a restaurant for evening meals, although this is not a real drawback as their are many cafes and restaurants nearby. Breakfast was very limited but adequate. The only real issue with the Austin Hotel is that there are no lifts and although we are pretty fit and agile, and travel light - we found carrying our baggage up the many flights of the very steep, narrow stairwell quite onerous. A front desk staff member however, despite our protesting, insisted on helping us with our bags. The reception area is tiny and although there is 24 hour reception, we did have to wake our a front desk person for our very early departure on our last day. We would recommend this hotel but only to fit people!
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