After I had had enough of the terrible Oktiabrskaya I booked one week at the Happy Pushkin at a really good rate through booking.com. It cost less than the Oktiabrskaya, so despite the good reviews on tripadvisor I did not have great expectations.
But I was wrong! I had a lovely room with a big bed and flat screen telly, a mini bar, and a nice breakfast included (see my photos). The staff were very friendly.
The only negative points I could find were that the location is somewhat off Nevsky, where I had classes every day. It took me 40 minutes to walk to school every morning. And there is no nearby metro station unfortunately. Also, there was the smell of cigarette smoke coming through the air ventilation in the bathroom, but that was only during the first night when, I assume, a smoker must have been in a nearby room.
Finally, although they have free Wifi it doesn't really work in the room. The connection is not strong enough.
Nevertheless, I can only recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the historical centre of St Petersburg, near Saint Isaac’s Cathedral and Mariinsky Theatre,“Happy Pushkin” boutique hotel is elegant hotel within walking distance of the Hermitage.“Happy Pushkin” boutique hotel combines modern comfort and atmosphere of the Pushkin epoch. Historical value draws attention: high ceilings, moldings, ornamental tiles and antique furnitureAll rooms are equipped with TV set, Wi-Fi, mini-bar, modern bathroom equipment, telephone, safe,hair dryer, towels, slippers and bathrobes. Breakfast is included and served in the comfortable hotel’s café.Many shops, restaurants and bars are within walking distance of Happy Pushkin. Palace Square is just 1.8 km away. Free parking is available near the hotel. ... more less
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