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“Fantastic Experience”
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Baikalsky Plyos
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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“Fantastic Experience”
Reviewed 18 October 2013

We stayed with Galina and her family for three nights ending October 5. Our stay here was the highlight of our long trip to Russia. The rooms are beautifully furnished and are spotlessly clean. They have the best Russian banya we have been in. Most importantly they are such amazing hosts, cooking us great breakfasts and dinners, educating us about Olkhon and Lake Baikal, organising our trips and even arranging us to go for a trek in the forests with their heavenly sweet Samoyeds and Husky, who gave us the loveliest welcome when we arrived. We couldn't recommend a stay with them more.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Athens GR
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

We spent a couple of days at this very special place, which felt more like returning home than a staying in a hotel. Gala, Fyodor and Radana, are the sweetest family who will do everything to make you happy, and their place is just to cute to describe. It looks like it was built yesterday, the rooms still have the smell of fresh wood and are SO warm, even though it was pretty cold outside. We would have never hoped for a bathroom like this, but the banya was the real surprise which we enjoyed so much.

Gala is a fantastic cook, preparing delicious local dishes, and she kept spoiling us with sweets. She is a perfect english speaker - which is not so common in Russia -, who gave us all the informations about the island, and organised for us the transportation to/from Irkutsk -at a much better price than that offered by Irkutsk hostels - and the excursions on the island. She will always find her way of proposing something fun to do. The spot is situated just a few minutes form a beautiful beach with big trees and so close to the village, ideal for nice walks.

We just adored the dogs and the cats, they were so friendly and cute, you couldn't stop playing with them. We were just sorry that it wasn't winter yet to take a sleigh ride. Radana, the young princess, is so adorable, she made it hard to say goodbye.

When we booked it with just an email, Gala gave us all the information we needed about our trip. Staying at this place really made a big difference in our trip, because it really felt like home with your best friends. It was a big difference from Nikita's place, where you are just one out of many, where they consider to make you a favor if they happen to answer an email.

We strongly suggest this place to anyone who wishes to get a real feel of hospitality and get closer to the local culture.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2013

I visited Olkhon with a friend, and we have spent 5 amazing days at Baikalsky Plyos. Olkhon itself is positively breathtaking through and through, and it helps that this comfortable guest house is situated on the outskirts of Khuzhir - Baikalsky Plyos is some 10 minutes walking distance from a surreal sandy beach where tall pine trees grow right out of the dunes. Cape of Shamanka is also close by, we visited it on daily basis - you get to see all the nature without being forced to travel through the less sightly Khuzhir. The hosts were also wonderful: they organised all the excursions for us and in general were very friendly and helpful. What's more, they own 6 beautiful snow-white huskies! Oh, and they cook dinner according to your meal prefernces. The guest house has a comfortable warm bathroom with a modern shower - quite an extravagant facilty in the Siberian wilderness and not to be underappreciated. I plan to visit Baikal again sometime, and I will definitely look no further.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Bushey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Stayed here with my travel buddy in July 2013 for 4 days and 4 nights and Gala and her family were truly amazing. Nothing was too much trouble for any of them and we were made to feel so welcome. The accomodation was unique and clean, the food was great - filling and wholesome, the banya was constantly hot and available for use and the family dogs and cats were adorable!! Thank you to Gala and her family for what was truly a memorable stay in the magical location of Lake Baikel, Olkon island.....

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Dornbirn, Austria
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

We stayed 3 nights at this lovely place. Everything was perfect. Food was very nice (3 times a day). The room + toilet was very clean.
The family organised everything for us (transfer from irkutsk to olchon, food, daytrip to the north of olchon, dog hiking,...)
The women speaks english very good and is so nice and friendly.
They heated up banja every day for us.

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Wir waren 3 Nächte in dieser super Unterkunft. Alles war bestens und zu unserer vollsten Zufriedenheit. Das Essen das die Hausherrin für uns 3 mal am Tag zubereitet hat war sehr gut.
Das Zimmer und die Toilette ist sehr sauber und nett eingerichtet.

Die Familie organisierte alles für uns (Transfer von Irkutsk nach Olchon, Essen, Tagesausflüge, Hundewanderung...)
Die Hausherrin spricht sehr gut englisch und ist sehr nett und freundlich.
Das Banja wurde jeden Tag extra für uns aufgeheizt.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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7 Thank Birgit V
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Property: Baikalsky Plyos
Address: Narodnaya st., 10, Khuzhir, Olkhon 666137, Russia
Region: Russia > Siberian District > Irkutsk Oblast > Olkhon > Khuzhir
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 47 Speciality Lodging in Khuzhir
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
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