After reading most of the recommendations' we decided to book this hotel. The location was good for our purposes, but what a disappointment!
the hotel is located on the first floor of a building. terrible noise! if you have sleeping problem, it will ruin your stay!!(there are 0nly 2 rooms on the other side, but they were full)
the breakfast is really embarrasing! every night they ask you: what time do you want your meal? this is because there are 6 rooms in this hotel, and one receptionist also prepares your breakfast... its really insulting and embarrasing! I want to eat whenever I want! of course in the hours the hotel lets you eat, and not only this, they phone you about 10 minutes before to remind you!! Haloo!! we did not ask for wake up meal call! we are not children!
the breakfast itself is very poor. since we dont eat any meat or any milkware or cooked food they gave, practically we had almost nothig to eat , only bread and butter! and we had to ask every time to have some more bread. Lucky for us, there are many small supermarkets near, so we could buy vegetables. and of course, if they phone you 10 minutes before, when you are on time, the coffee is already cold, and its not very pleasant to ask again and again!
only 2 of 4 receptionists we met spoke english,and were very polite. one did not understand us at all. again, this is a hotel (or so they call themselves ), you must have people who speaks a foreign language!
well for the good things!: the location is very good, within 20-30 minutes walking you can get to: kazan cathedral. st. izak cathedral, the marinsky theatre, to nevsky prospect (the main street) and more.
the metro is not very close, and anyhow the metro here is not as comfortable as in moscow. you have many supermarkets nearby.
the room was big and clean.
no minibar, not any writing facilities.
free WIFI, but when we stayed, 3 out of 6 days it did not work, and we needed it.
I must mention, that I asked every night for hot and cold water and they gave it without any problem.
but again, I will nor recommend this hotel, there are many in this area and almost on the same budget.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our comfortable and spacious (25 sq.m.; 270 sq.ft) guest rooms are elegantly furnished in modern style and well-maintained. All rooms are equipped with TV, telephone, air-conditioning, Internet (WI-FI) free of charge, full-bath and hair-dryer. They can accommodate up to 3 guests. There are smoke detectors, sprinklers and fire alarms in all rooms and in public areas. Rooms for non-smokers are available. English speaking reception service is available 24-hours ... more less
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