I have to admit, the main reason we decided to visit Azerbaijan was because of the Four Seasons Baku. Prior to seeing images of this beautiful hotel, we knew very little about this part of the world. Being the curious person that I am, I had to find out what Baku had to offer.
There are many daily flights from Dubai and honestly how good is it that in less then 3 hours we were already there?! In the summer months temperature averages 30 degrees Celsius during the day and drops down a few degrees as the sun sets. With that being said, deciding to visit Baku in July was a no brainer. We quickly got our e-visa and started planning our mini getaway.
During our drive from the airport we got to form our first impression of the city. Major jaw dropping moment while driving down the wide boulevards, what beautiful architecture somewhat of a French Colonial era, giving me the feeling as if I was somewhere in Paris. This became more and more eminent as we got closer to the heart of the city and our hotel.
The Four Seasons Baku is a few steps away from the waterfront promenade, and that is not all. A short walk away are the main tourist attractions, like the Carpet Museum and Little Venice. The Medieval walls of the UNESCO Old City known as Icheri Sheher are just behind the hotel as well.
Checking-in was a breeze, a cheerful front desk staff took our passports as we got busy admiring the beautiful lobby with its gorgeous staircase. In no time our suitcases were taken to our room and we had a brief explanation of the hotel facilities. We were also encouraged to use the concierge for any bookings we might need, this has to be one of the best things about the Four Seasons.
Our room was located on the 4th floor, the Deluxe Room with views of the Caspian Sea. My favorite part was the bathroom covered from floor to ceiling in marble, totally made me feel like a princess!
Zafferano is a beautiful Italian restaurant where we had breakfast every morning. I loved the old glamour of the interior, I could totally spend hours photographing every corner. A buffet style breakfast with a huge selection of cold dishes and local food too, there is also a made to order egg station where they even make eggs Benedict! I loved the fridge with the home made pressed juices, my favorite was the orange juice with ginger, lemon and honey. There was another yummy one with turmeric, honey, water, ginger and coconut butter.
I highly recommended having lunch there as well! The mushroom risotto is out of this world good, with plenty of shaved truffles. Also make sure to try the tuna tartare and cheesecake (known as the best one in town.)
The spa is located at the top floor, and there is where you will find the balcony with the best view of the city! The private jacuzzi in the changing area is gorgeous, you can’t miss it if you are trying to find the balcony for this view. I didn’t get any treatment this time around, but I can only image how amazing the entire experience must be by the looks of everything.
The indoor pool with a jacuzzi was the perfect place for us to relax after walking all day, it has a giant glass roof bringing so much natural light inside.
We loved our stay at the Four Seasons Baku so much, it made our trip to Baku an unforgettable one and a hotel we hope to one day return! We were spoiled from the moment we arrive until we left. Be a smiley face greeting us, the fantastic food and attention to detail. I already miss the ability to just go for a walk around town and come back to a beautiful home.
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