Rigs Hotel

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

27 Gadjibekov Str., Baku, 1010, Azerbaijan
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APPARTMENT IN BAKU

by VITORPORTUGAL

I need to find an appartment in Baku with 3 rooms to rent during 5 month. Does anyone can help me? Thanks in advance!

Vitor, portugal


MSN: vitorsmendes@hotmail.com

Re: APPARTMENT IN BAKU

by us_jb

Hola!

I think that it is better to stay several days at hotel or at daily apartment (what is cheaper than to stay at hotel in Baku). You will have enough time to contact different local agencies and choose that one, which will offer you the cheapest price(and which is recommended on tourist forums). But be ready that price for Baku accommodation is the same as in Europe, cos of oil and high budget expats, which spoiled Azeri landlords.

Re: APPARTMENT IN BAKU

by stive_oconnel

I have traveled to Azerbaijan, Baku already several times during this year, cos my girlfriend lives there...and we always rented the apartments through www.bakurealestate.net agency…of course, you have to apply to different agencies and choose that one which will offer you the best apartment and the cheapest price... good luck!!!

Travel Tips for Baku

Men and wearing Shorts

by Kelvin71

Read this in a guidebook. Asked an Azeri friend who confirmed it. Its ok for women in Baku but probably not in the country (i.e. Shaki; Guba etc). Its seemingly downright weird for men though foreigners are "excused" for this oversight.

Exploring Taza Bazaar

by Kelvin71

Baku shows a European facade on Nizami Kuchasi, but the Taza Bazaar is distinctly Central Asian. The entrance to the bazaar is located about a block south of the "Blue" Mosque on Vurgun.

Walk past the shops near the entrance selling hardware to get to the heart of the bazaar. Particularily good buys include:

Azeri Jams:
Pommegranate and Honey flower jams. Azeris consume coupius amounts with tea. A bottle should cost 1/2 Shirvan, so bargain.

Caviar:
Most foreigners come to the bazaar to buy fresh beluga. The fresh beluga is sold in 113g glasses and you should not pay more than 10 Shirvan a glass, especially during the summer. The fresh caviar, despite my religious attempts at refrigerating it, does not keep for over two weeks. Recommend you consume fairly quickly.

Tea:
The famous region for tea is Lankaran, near the border with Iran. The quality varies, from extremely tannic (staining your teacups) to fairly mild. If you want to buy in bulk, the bazaar is the best place to do it. They sell tea in 1kg bags. If you want smaller samples, stick to the local Beta brand tea. Going price, about about 4 Shirvan/kg.

ps: 1 Shirvan is 10,000Manat. Locals refer to the note as the "Shirvan" as it depicts the Shirvan Shah's palace in the Old City. 1 Shirvan is approx: US$1.90

Trip of a lifetime

by Assenczo

One of the things that the locals seem to enjoy is a pleasure boat trip. So, why not just follow them and see what happens. Lots of kids and teenagers excitedly chatter and take maximum of pictures to immortalize this seemingly mundane event. Yes, indeed there is nothing more refreshing than the power of the sea breeze in the midst of the day heat. Plus, for the foreigner, it helps to grasp better the location of Baku and obtain a sense of what is where, relatively speaking. Added asset is the Azeri flag on board which is a necessary attribute for proof of your whereabouts.

Oil, oil, oil ...

by MJL

This is a clean view from the Caspian Sea, but before this view there were kilometres after kilometres rusty and leaking oil pipes. These pipes were in very bad conditions. Lots of oil lakes, polluted lakes and besides loca boys swam in these waters.

Palace of the Shirvanshahs

by maykal

The Palace of the Shirvan Shahs is Baki's main tourist 'must-see'. Unfortunately, it was under restoration when I went, so many of the rooms were locked, and there were no labels in any language, so maybe now is not the best time to visit. Having said that, the buildings not covered in scaffolding are quite beautiful, however I did object to paying an extortionate camera fee before being told by a toothless old crone that there wasn't much to photograph in its present state... once restoration work is completed, the palace should be well worth a visit.

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