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Reviews of Guests

There is a guestbook in our hotel. The guestbook has appeared under the guests request much earlier than our Internet site.

The book is constantly kept in a service cottage and is accessible to all visitors. We never ask our visitors to leave the responses in the book. All records are written by our visitors under own desire. There is not any fixed form for a response: each visitor writes that he considers it necessary. Someone adds the photos, drawings, cards to the text, and someone is limited to the text only.

For years of existence of our hotel many responses have collected and it is impossible to show all responses on a site. Only some of them are reproduced on the current page. For each shown response we bring its text and the link to source - the image of the hand-written text left in the book (it is opened in new window).

This is the second Christmas I have spent with Janna, Andre + girls in their lovely home. It is Ean's first stay here - and his first experience of snow. So we have had a wonderful white Christmas + lots of fine food + fun with our tour group. Your Siberian hospitality is superb. Thank you. May be there will be a third stay - in spring.

Chris Bailey, Ean Frost
Perth, Western Australia
December 26, 2001

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Is there anything more perfect? Log cabin, the lickety-split of burning pine, an ideal snow-dusted picture frame for seeing Baikal phantoms. Snow mobiles excellent exercise for the little James Bond in us all! The hospitality is unparalleled.
Thanks for everything.

Andrew Skingsley
London, UK

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We were privileged to see the ice melting. An ordinary event for local people but such a special happening for the rest of the world. Thank you all for making our stay so happy. We look forward to returning to the Pearl of Russia - Baikal. And staying with you in your home.

May 2, 2003

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The two of you have been fourth time we have encountered angels in Russia. It only there were more kind and warm-hearted people like you in the world. You always have a home in California. Until we meet again...
Best banya and fish in Russia.

Nikki Anne Feinberd, Andy Diamond
California, USA

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We are impressed by your warmful hospitality and delicious meal in addition to that healthful Baikal. We wish to be here again with my students. And we do hope health and great success in your life.
Thank you again

Prof. Hideaki Kimura
Sapporo, Japan

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Thank your for providing such a perfect place to read Dostoevsky (good thing, perhaps, his Siberian sojourn was less pleasant, or we may not have the grand darkness of his novels). It would be lovely to have another week here to do nothing but dream of coming back soon. This has here a perfect place to end a month in Russia, the most lavish + fascinating place on earth.

Alisia Slaughter
Melton, CA, USA

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We had a wonderful evening and your hospitality and food was delightful and spectacular view from your property.

Braison + Hays
Western Australia

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I enjoyed staying at the village. It made my stay more comfortable in Siberia. The woodwork is magnificent.
Take care.


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