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“Convient old world hotel”

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St.-Petersburg Hotel
Ranked #53 of 122 Kiev B&B and Inns
Dab
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27 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Convient old world hotel”
Reviewed 10 November 2011

Great old world style hotel, very conviently located in city center. Good rates. Best to have native speaker make your reservation.

Room Tip: Suite was good value, Very roomy with high ceilings.
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  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2011

I stayed in the St Petersburg during a short break to Kiev. The location is very central, at the bottom of Taras Shevchenko BoulevardI, near the covered market. I was given an un-refurbished (old style) double room with a balcony for 365 UAH per night. There was a shared shower and toilet which were modern and cleaned throughout the day.

The staff started speaking English (very well) after my terrible attempts at Russian and were friendly and helpful.

It was clean and relatively comfortable. The decor was quite interesting: extremely high ceiling with two full height windows, parquet floor with two or three red oriental style rugs, quite old peach and white textured wallpaper and various pieces of 1930s style furniture (including a large 3 panel hinged mirror).

It was equipped with a washbasin (complementary soap provided), TV, rotary dial phone, full-size fridge and some kind of odd soviet style radio which was fixed to the wall and factory tuned to just one channel (it was still working).

There were a couple of annoyances. There was a glass transom (see photos), without blinds or curtains, above my door which overlooked the constantly lit corridor; quite ironic given that there seems to be a propensity in Ukraine to put curtains in unnecessary places (short distance trains, marshrootkas etc). My room seemed to be the only one with this problem though; all the other transoms had their glass replaced with wood. The soviet era fridge, while spotlessly clean and working fine, was loud (think tyre inflater). These can be forgiven though, given the price location and staff.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Property: St.-Petersburg Hotel
Address: Shevchenka Tarasa bulv. 4, Kiev 01004, Ukraine
Region: Ukraine > Kiev
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Ranked #53 of 122 B&Bs / Inns in Kiev
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