Shah Palace Hotel

Baku, Azerbaijan

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  • Fantastic location right at the main entrance to the Old City
  • Architecture combining classic touch with a taste of Azerbaijani heritage
  • Al-fresco terrace dining with selection of Azerbaijan or European dishes

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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 characterized 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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For a unique experience head to Museum of Miniature Books inside the Old Town a short distance from Shah Palace Hotel. It features over 6,500 mini-books from 64 different countries, including the world’s smallest book just measuring 2mm x 2mm!

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Shah Palace Hotel’s boutique design befits its unique location right at the heart of Baku Old City’s entrance gate, with interiors that combine classical and Azerbaijani patterns to offer a characterful city retreat.

Shah Palace Hotel is the best boutique option in the city, particularly suited for heritage aficionados looking for a taste of Azerbaijani design and architecture. Each of its 35 rooms and suites are decorated with elements of natural wood, marble, and stone to bring out authentic Azerbaijani ambiance with a touch of modern comfort.

The Shah Palace Hotel is conveniently located right at the gate to the UNESCO Old City, with popular landmarks such as Maiden Tower and Shirvanshahs’ Palace just an easy five to ten minute stroll away. After a day of exploring, Baku’s chic seaside promenade is easily accessible with a quick 10-minute walk.

Both Azerbaijan and European dishes are offered in its restaurant. Khaneda Restaurant & Terrace’s al-fresco dining in its fourth floor comes with a view of the Caspian Sea or the Old City. For a relaxing afternoon, take in a variety of national sweets in the Qala Burc Café & Patiserrie. The Baruka Wine House is the perfect spot to unwind whilst enjoying a glass of renowned Azerbaijani and international wines and other spirits. The hotel also offers a gym, Turkish bath, sauna and massage services.

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A choice of 35 classic-styled rooms and suites decorated with natural wood, marble and stone. All rooms come equipped with LCD/plasma screen TV with satellite, in-room safe, hair dryer, Wi-Fi, bathroom amenities, complimentary tea and coffee set.


The Shah Palace Hotel welcomes children, however there are no specific facilities for them.


Shah Palace’s Fitness & Health Center facilities include a Techno Gym-equipped fitness room, Turkish bath, sauna and massage treatments. There are three dining options: Khanedan Restaurant & Terrace for al-fresco dining; Qala Burc Café & Patisserie with its selections of national sweets; and Baruka Wine House featuring award-winning wines from Azerbaijan and around the world.


Shah Palace is an excellent base to explore the UNESCO-listed Walled City of Old Baku. Ancient heritages such as the Shirvanshahs’ Palace, Maiden Tower and Juma Mosque are all within easy stroll away.


  • Absheron Peninsula: Fire Temple & Burning Mountain

    Admire the UNESCO-listed Zoroastrian Fire Temple of Ateshgyakh and the Burning Mountain Yanar Dagh.

  • Azerlime Carpet Manufacturing Center

    Gain insights in the carpet-waiving processions, how the nets are made, colored, as well as a show room of ready-made carpets.

  • Boat Tour of Caspian Sea

    Enjoy a short cruise around the Baku Bay with a picturesque view of the Baku skyline.

  • Candy Cane Mountains

    Enjoy a surreal day trip out to Candy Cane Mountains.

  • Caspian Sea in Private Yacht with Black Caviar & Champagne Tasting

    Enjoy a private yacht cruise around the Baku Bay with a picturesque view of the Baku skyline. During the cruise, you will also enjoy black caviar and champagne tasting.

  • Dinner at Shirvanshah Museum Restaurant

    Enjoy a sumptuous dinner while soaking in the opulent atmosphere of Azeri heritage.

  • Drive through Azeri Countryside

    Enjoy a scenic drive with stops at Daribaba Mausoleum, Djuma Mosque, Yeddi Gumbaz royal mausoleum and enjoy a Caspean yogurt and butter-making experience with a local family.

  • Fascinating Lankaran & Lerik

    Visit the Lankaran History and Ethnography, Lankaran Khan House Museum, Hazi Aslanov House Museum, Lankaran Circular Fortress, Boyuk Bazaar and Ibadi Hot Spring. Explore Lerik city with its lush waterfalls, meadows and the Museum of Longevity.

  • Gobustan Rock Art & Mud Volcanoes

    Be dazzled by the rock carvings of Gobustan National Park and the bizarre Mud Volcanoes.

  • Historical Baku Tour

    Unravel the Old Town of Baku including Icheri Sheher, Maiden Tower, Museum of Miniature Books, Shirvanshahs’ Palace Complex, Synyk Kala Minaret, the State Carpet Museum and Dagüstü Park for a panoramic view of the city.

  • Nobel House Visit with Black Caviar & Champagne Tasting

    Not usually open for public, you will visit the famous house of the Nobel Brothers at Villa Petrolea and enjoy black caviar tasting with champagne at the Nobel's museum.

  • Pink Salt Lake

    Enjoy a surreal day trip out to the pink salt lake of Masazir Golu.

  • Qutab-Making Experience

    We will visit a local restaurant where you can try your hand at stuffing and wrapping qutabs before baking them in the traditional oven called tandir.

  • Remote Quba & Khinalug

    Today's full day journey bring you into Northern Azerbaijan, visiting Beshbarmag Dag, Quba's Djuma Mosque, Genocide Memorial Complex and the often-overlooked Khinalug mountain village with its traditional customs before arriving at Baku at night.

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Baku, Azerbaijan

Shah Palace Hotel is conveniently located right in front of the main entrance to the historic Old City, approximately 30 minutes’ drive from the International Airport.

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