information about Irkutsk hotels.
is the nearest city to Lake Baikal, which makes it one of the tourist
centres of Russia. As the tourist flow is rather big in summer time
and all hotels are full during the top season one should book accommodation
hotels located in the downtown:
Hotel is located in the main square. It is 7-storey building with
rooms of 2 categories: 3+-stars (5-7 Floors) and 2 – 2+ stars (2-4
Floors). Address: 7, Sukhe-Bator St.; phone: 255 106.
“Irkutsk” Hotel (former name: “Irkutsk-Intourist”)
building of 3-stars "Irkutsk" Hotel is located on the
eastern bank of the Angara River. It is within easy walking distance
of the centre. Address: 44, Gagarin blvd.; phone: 250-168.
hotel is located in a quiet cosy street within 5-minutes walking
distance from the central square of the city. It has 15 twin and
38 single rooms It is the hotel of Regional Administration therefore
overbooking is possible. Address: 19, Sverdlov St.; phone: 242 715.
) Hotel “Pribaikalskaya”
building, 4 km from the Baikal shore, 2 km from the bank of Angara
- 4-stars hotels:
only two 4-stars hotels in Irkutsk located close to each other and
in 20 minutes from downtown by car, not far from the Airport and
SibExpoCentre International Fair & Exhibitions Complex (where
all large-scale international exhibitions take place).
“Sun – Hotel”
is the best hotel in Irkutsk now. 4-4+ stars. Address: 295B, Baikalskaya
St.; phone: 255 910.
Hotel “Europa” 3 – 3+ stars hotel,
Adress: 69, Baikalskaya St., phone: 29-15-15.
“Baikal Business Centre” Hotel
building of “Baikal Business Centre” Hotel is located in a green
and picturesque area, not far from “Sun-Hotel”. It has 25 single
rooms, 20 double and 9 twin rooms. There is no elevator in the hotel.
Address: 279, Baikalskaya St.; phone: 259 110.
information about Lake Baikal settlements:
small but tourist-wise settlement of Listvyanka
is located on the shore of Lake Baikal, 70 km from Irkutsk. This
old-style Siberian village situated at the source of Angara River
is famous for its trade history. From the 18th century a ferry took
merchants across the lake on their way to Mongolia, China and the
Far East. The Museum of Lake Baikal (Limnological Museum) provides
information about the origin and wild life of the lake. A great
snack on the shore is omul, a delicacy of Lake Baikal, which has
been just smoked for you.
Koty is a small village, located at Lake Baikal shore 20
km northeast from a popular tourist destination – Listvyanka. There
are only two ways to get to Bolshie Koty - by boat or on foot; therefore
it is a quiet and peaceful original Baikal fishermen village with
few visitors. Surrounded by hills and picturesque rock cliffs this
solitary village has its own life rhythm measured not by hours but
seasons making you really relaxed of tight schedule, noise and rush
is the only big settlement on Olkhon Island. Olkhon is the largest
island of Lake Baikal. It is 77 km long and 15-25 km wide, 302 km
by car from Irkutsk. Ferry operates from mid-May till mid-November
and from 09:00 am till 8:00 pm. In wintertime (from the end of January
till the beginning of April) it is possible to go on ice from main
land. Olkhon Island is the most beautiful and mysterious place on
the Lake. The climate here is dry in summer and there is not much
snow in winter. Olkhon has forest and steppe parts, spectacular
cliffs and sandy beaches, small lakes and hills with picturesque
view from the top. The Island is also famous as one of the center
of Shamanism, primitive form of religion of the native people –