Baku is hellbent on proving that it’s a city on the up, and this translates into a drastically improved public realm, infrastructure, visitor amenities – and lots and lots of choice at the top end in terms of hotels. The latest addition to a hotel scene which is undeniably impressive for a city of less than two million inhabitants, is the brand new Boulevard Hotel, marketed through Marriott’s Autograph Collection. We tried it out; read below our honest review.
My Superior room had an awful view to a building site, but the room itself was quite smart, though very standard in its layout and size (some 30 sq.m. or so). It had mega comfy beds, ample closet space, a large flatscreen TV and all the business amenities you'd want (including plugs near the bed, good wifi, safe, ironing board and so on).
The bathrooms could've been done better; they've squeezed in both a tub and a shower - but none are particularly luxurious. The shower cabin is way too small. I loved the Elemis amenities though.
"Club" rooms are the same as the lower category rooms but come with access to a club lounge.
Additionally, a small cafe corner in the lobby, as well as a juice bar in the spa and gym area, are available.
Service across all outlets was ok - friendly, but slow.
The spa is staffed by the kindest ladies and offers Elemis treatments.