I stayed here recently for three nights and chose the hotel for it's convenient location just off Nevesky Prospect, one of the main central roads.
The rooms are small, not ideal for a couple other than a short visit although it was clean with a good modern bathroom and excellent free wifi. Breakfast was fine, the staff pleasant and the Receptionists charming and very helpful. My street view room was not at all noisy and offered a better view than of the courtyard. The hotel provided a first class taxi driver.
The city is stunning with a beautifully preserved central area replete with fine Neo Classical architecture, opulent former palaces, extravagant churches all criss crossed by canals and magnificent sea views. Many excellent restaurants within walking distance, food prices about 30% less than London equivalents.
The locals were courteous but somewhat reserved and at the tourist attractions occasionally overwhelmed by the thousands of visitors so expect long queues.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
N: Aston - a new Italian hotel located in a palace built in the early XIX century. Located three minutes walk from Nevsky Prospect, close to metro stations Vladimirskaya and Dostoevsky. The interiors are designed in Venetian style, the best Italian craftsmen, is striking in its beauty. In the reconstruction of the palace managed to keep the ladder in 1834. The hotel has 40 rooms of the highest class with a cozy interior at affordable prices, which are divided into five categories (standard + 17M2, 17M2 Classic, Superior twinm 24m2, 24m2 double superior, premium 36m2). Each room has a desk, LCD TV, telephone, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, safe, mini-bar, private bathroom with hairdryer and a set of bath cosmetics. The bathroom is equipped fixtures imported. Provides fire protection system, rooms for smokers and nonsmokers.Italian restaurant <
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