Marxal Resort & Spa

Shaki, Azerbaijan

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  • Superb views of Caucasus mountain ranges
  • Abundant option of recreational activities
  • Overall best available resort in Shaki

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The climate of Azerbaijan is continental with warm summers and sub-zero winters. Areas surrounding Baku receive high levels of wind throughout the year making them quite cool, with months between November and Feburary particularly cold. Summers in Azerbaijan, from May until October, are characterised by blue skies and sunny days with occasional heavy rains. The best time to visit Azerbaijan to avoid the height of the summer heat and cold winter are from May-June and September-October.


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Marxal Resort & Spa is an excellent retreat in the foothill of Caucasus mountains, offering the perfect stopover for those travelling through the Azerbaijan countryside towards Georgia.

Set in the tranquillity on a small city off the forested slopes of Caucasus mountains 1,080 metres above sea level and away from bustling city centres, Marxal Resort & Spa offers the perfect base to explore the surrounding countryside and the historic centre of Shaki. Rooms are among the most spacious in Shaki with modern interiors. 
The property also boasts comprehensive spa and entertainment facilities, including bowling, billiard, karaoke, cinema, table tennis, laser strike and PlayStation VR WORLDS making it a good option for both families and couples. Enjoy a range of spa facilities including Turkish bath, swimming pool, Jacuzzi and massage rooms. Unique spa treatments include the therapeutic Salt Room designed to administer rejuvenation through deep, cleansing breath; as well as the extravagantly-designed Amber Room with natural healing effects on thyroid gland, nervous system and internal organs.
Five dining establishments are offered in the hotel. Ipek Restaurant serves fine international cuisine, Nuxa Restaurant offers a glimpse of traditional Azeri cuisine, and the Lobby Bar has an array of homemade patisseries, afternoon tea and cocktails; Armudu Lounge offering drinks and light meals with sweeping views of surrounding emerald green mountains; and Lake Café for local sweets paired with flavourful Azerbaijani tea.
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The 350 rooms and 168 villas in Marxal Resort & Spa is relatively spacious and modern. Amenities include smart HDTV with international satellite channels, mini bar, branded toiletries, free WiFi, electronic safe, as well as tea & coffee facilities


  • Dolma-Making Masterclass

    Today, you will learn how to make a traditional cuisine called dolma, made from grape leaves stuffed with meat, at the Sheki's Karvansaray.

  • Halva-Making Masterclass

    Join a pastry chef to unravel the culinary secrets behind the makings of this super-sweet dessert.

  • Hike Ilisu Village

    Enjoy a hike through this quaint village in the area of Gakh to photogenic ramparts, spectacular viewpoints and waterfalls.

  • Shaki Caravanserai

    Lovers of history will rejoice a brief stop at the historical caravanserai.

  • Shaki Khan Palace

    Visit the Palace of Shaki Khans, a grand palace that acted as the summer residence for the Shaki Khans. Explore this two-floor masonry structure admiring the murals, stained-glass windows, fountains and decorative tiles.

Holiday Ideas

  • Gourmet Caucasus: Origins of Wine & Black Caviar

    Baku, Shaki, Tsinandali, Tbilisi & Yerevan

    from £4900 pp inc flights & transfers for 11 nights

    • Spice up your journey with a wide selection of Gourmet Optionals
    • Breathe in the bursting wine aroma in the Georgian valleys, home to the world's first wine civilization
    • In Baku, you may want to enjoy the rare black caviar tasting with champagne in the exclusive Nobel Brothers or on board a private yacht cruise
  • Ultimate Caucasus

    Baku, Shaki, Telavi, Tbilisi, Kazbegi, Kutaisi, Mestia, Borjomi, Dilijan & Yerevan

    from £5200 pp inc flights & transfers for 14 nights

    • Breathtaking valleys ornamented with isolated UNESCO churches and monasteries
    • Idyllic retreat to the Caucasus mountains straddling between Europe and Asia
    • Sip a glass of Saperavi in style at the oldest wine civilization

Location & directions

Shaki, Azerbaijan

A quiet retreat, Marxal Resort & Spa is approximately 15-minute drive away from Shaki city centre and 2.5 hours’ drive away from Ganja Airport.

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