Hotel Pilau (do not mix it up with the hostel of the same name) takes two floors in one of the impressive, stone- facaded buildings on Nevsky prospect. This place is like a walnut- you can reveal it step by step... Actually, the way to the bed passes through two epochs, and you should not rush to draw any conclusions in advance.
Crossing the threshold of the house, guests find themselves in a big hall. If you are not too tired, you could afford some nostalgy... Standing wall ornaments remind about pre- revolutionary days of XIX- XX century. Maybe former house owners have met here their celebrities?
At the far end of the room is placed a wooden screen, behind that sit the guard. Front stairs near follow to the solid wooden door on next floor. You have to push the door- bell... And then you might be allowed to enter to the reception- room on the other side.
What does need I traveller: a smile, good service, a light and quite room, shower and soft bed... All this can be found in hotel Pilau. The place has been re- novated three- four months ago, it is clean and cozy. The staff is kind. Free wi- fi Internet access is available.
In my mind Pilau deserves its three- stars category much more than similar hotels in Paris.
The only inconvenience I faced there was payment. There is not a card- terminal on the reception and all services should be paid in cash.
Then, if I was in manager' s place, I would think about breakfast' s menu- it seemed a little scanty.
Also, there was a moment, when somebody organized a midnight scandal in the corridor. Such accidets could happen everywhre, but anyway, safety and sweet dreams of the guests must be a priority for hotel' s staff.
Generally said, I think, this is a normal place for rest.
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