My adventure with this Hotel started in last year in November.
Business trip were for 2 weeks and 2 weekend i had to spend in this Hotel. First weekend everything were great. Awesome room with really huge and nice bed, great bathroom with bath, not with the shower. and view to the yard (nothing special just other people windows) Good and nice service.
Next weekend i came again and had amount of troubles. My company made me a reservation by booking.com without a payment letter of guarantee. And as i had only euro cash with me and no company credit card. I tried to solve the problem and called to my office stuff but it was friday evening and was hard to reach them. After all they told me that will send me new booking with the letter of guarantee on next day. Okay. it's about 23:00. I am after 10 hours of train. Tired. In the middle of St. Petersburg. With euro cash money that Hotel does not accept. But they offered me to go to find money exchange and showed me even map:) I went. Walking there for 20 minutes finally - money exchange we closed. To say i was angry and tired...:) I went back to Hotel and told to reception that we have 2 possibilities. 1. they accept my euro cash. 2 they call me taxi and i will go to another Hotel. Room rate for this Hotel were 100 eur/night.
Thanks to kind reception stuff they give me room and took my documents. I asked smoking room by this time. Then i came to the room i saw great view in window! But the smell in the room were like last guests had there at least 2 packs of cigarettes and last 2 hours.
I opened the window.
In the morning i noticed that...i have huge hall in the ceiling of the corridor. Because of the open window wind flow moved it?:D Goosh scary movie:)
On this evening i came back to hotel and went by elevator to 6th floor but couldn do it because my card didn't work and twice i went to parking:D With huge bags i went to reception and the made me new one. I went to 6th floor went to my room and it was kind far from elevator especially if you are with bags. And my card couldn't open my room:D I went back to reception...and they made me new card.
Next morning, we my last morning in this Hotel. Check out is at 12 o'clock. After the shower i were sitting on the bed in towel. And my door were opened. Oh. Cleaning lady came to my room!:D Sow me in towel make her excuses and went out:D
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden is the only hotel in St. Petersburg located in the historical center and yet having such an easy transport access to the airport, Expoforum and Moskovsky railway station. The hotel is a perfect destination for a 'Cosy living, Smart working' surrounded by a green park for energizing walks and morning runs. A 'Mezanine' floor with 14 multi-functional meeting rooms makes our hotel the business place to be. In contrast to modern and up-to-date conference floor, one can enjoy a cosy atmosphere in Fransmanni restaurant, where the warmth of the fireplace will make you go straight from working condition to the weekend mood. 348 rooms at Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden are a great mix of coziness and functionality decorated with natural materials and textiles. Sports translations, high quality beer and tasty burgers will make an ideal end of the day with your friends or colleagues in 'Sports' Bar 84'. ... more less
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