Courtyard by Marriott Irkutsk Review

Posted on May 22, 2015 by in Hotel Reviews

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Courtyard by Marriott Irkutsk

You can book the Courtyard Marriott Irkutsk here.

Marriott has found a number of franchisees in Russia. In Irkutsk, the only chain hotel is a Marriott. Go figure!

The hotel is located close to the river front and the downtown area. It’s not in an ideal location, but it’s not too bad a spot. It looks like a brand new building.

I was welcomed with a friendly smile (in a whole week in Russia, I can only count the number of friendly smiles on one hand). The agent spoke fluent English (another rarity) and check-in took all but one minute. Marriott has done wonders there!

The room itself was spacious, although a bit smaller than in other Marriott Courtyards (such as the Courtyard by Marriott Palo Alto that I reviewed). It was in perfect Marriott colors though and it was in great shape. The shower was probably the best working shower I had in all of Central Asia and Russia. The hot water came up immediately and the shower pressure was strong.

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The internet, however, wasn’t easy to connect to – the login page was all in Russian and it constantly disconnected. My laptop never got connected, but it eventually worked on my iPhone and it was really fast there.

Getting into Irkutsk from Novosibirsk (like me) gives you a 2 hour jet lag. This made it hard for me to sleep on time (and I wanted to, since I wanted to explore Lake Baikal the next day).

The sun rises at 4AM at this time of the year, so I wished the curtains would block out the sun well, but they did not really do that.

The breakfast was pretty good – it was more European style and featured a couple of decent quality items like cheese and bread rolls, together with fresh omelets and juices.

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Since this is the only international brand hotel in town, the hotel does not have a lot of competition. It’s well above the rates of the competition in the city, at $120-$150 per night. It’s a good hotel and you will enjoy your time there, but I found the Hotel Irkutsk in town to be a better deal.

You can book the Courtyard Marriott Irkutsk here.

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4 / 5 stars     

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