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Hotel Meridian
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Murmansk
Reviewed 9 August 2013

The rooms are tiny and with bad ventilation. They bring hookers right into the hotel and the bouncers let them in for a bribe. It is certainly not a place i will recommend. The reception was not helpful and did not react to my requests. The noise from the night club on the second floor was loud even on the 9th floor up until 6 am

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Reviewed 13 October 2012

This hotel is absolutely in the centre of Murmansk, so very conveniently located. It is very clean and functional (not exactly luxurious but is comfortable). Fast WiFi is free (unusual in Russian hotels) and all the usual amenities are present. The staff are welcoming and helpful. They also arranged my airport car transfers which all went very smoothly.
I had a standard single en suite room - this came with shower & wc (no bath - not a problem for me) and the bed was quite large for a single and comfortable.
My only real complaint is that the room was very hot and the only way to cool it down was to have the window open - which allowed the city noises in (especially one really annoying car alarm which persistently went off all night). It would have been nice if coffee had been provided to go with the kettle in the room. There are only 2 lifts (elevators in American) which means that the journey between room and lobby can take 5 minutes at busy times.
I had a meal in the bar - reasonably priced, surprisingly good menu, but they do have large screen TVs with the volume up high. Service was polite but rather slow.
Overall, a good business hotel for 1 or 2 nights and I will stay there again since it is very convenient.

Room Tip: Rooms on the higher floors at the back are quieter.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 September 2012

The hotel is located just in the centre. It is comfortable, safe, silent, reasonably priced. You can park your car in the guarded parking lot. The breakfast was reosonable. The restaurant (the name I dont remember) to which you go from the lobby very good. Remember the Russian way is to have starter, main dish and propably a dessert as well.

Room Tip: We were on the 6th floor
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank Maari100
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

This is modern, comfortable and convenient hotel for business trip especially. Very good location right in the city center. Rooms are nice, clean and comfortable, with all the facilities. Wi-fi is free of charge. Breakfast is nothing special but quite good. Restaurant of the hotel provide some tasty dishes. Most of all I recommend lenten cherry strudel. Unfortunately, it is cooked only in lenten period.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 September 2011

Stayed here for two nights in July. I had a twin room with shared bathroom with another guest in the other room. Worked out fine as we were never "home" at the same time. When I walked into my room I got a "dorm feeling". It was like I was back in college again, but the room was nice and clean. Very central location and friendly staff. I would probably stay here again if I were to go to Murmansk again.

Room Tip: If you don't want to share a bathroom, go for double room.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 January 2008

The Meridian is a comfortable, modern hotel where it was worth splashing out on staying for a few nights. The staff were friendly and unfailingly helpful, willing to accommodate our unscheduled extra night's stay - even moving us to a superior suite at no extra cost when they feared that maintenance work might disturb our peace. There is a reasonable bar/restaurant, which suits those seeking a quiet, relaxed meal and drink. I particularly loved the views from the large rooms of a city that is my favourite in Russia - highly recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 December 2007

For the money, I think the Meridian is better than Poliarnye Zori having stayed at both in both cheap rooms and business class rooms. It is in the very center of town, whereas Poliarnye Zori is about a Km South of the center. The rooms are cleaner, the bathrooms are nicer, the lighting is better. The prices are exactly the same as Poliarnye Zori, (between 1100 rubles and 4500 rubles, any travel site charging more is ripping you off) so they are clearly in competition with one another, but the Meridian has done more renovations and has more pleasant amenities and manages to transcend the Soviet feel that most big downtown hotels have in Russia. The desk staff is more pleasant at Meridian (they weren't terrible at Poliarnye Zori, but they weren't always friendly).

Cons? The elevators are tiny. The cheapest rooms have bathrooms that you share with your neighbor (although the cleanliness of the bathrooms and the rooms more than made up for this inconvenience in my mind). While the walls between rooms were thicker, the doors are hollow, so any hallway noise gets picked up. No kettle.

  • Stayed: December 2007, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Hotel Meridian

Address: Vorovskogo st., 5/23, Murmansk 183038, Russia
Region: Russia > Northwestern District > Murmansk Oblast > Murmansk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Murmansk
Price Range: £39 - £63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Meridian 2.5*
Number of rooms: 139
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