You know its bad when it doesn't even meet your low expectations!
The beds were horrible- the mattress was almost non existent, pillow was flat and blankets smelt musky. No ventilation in the room, and no screens on the window so couldn't leave it open at night without getting eaten alive by mossies (tip for Aussies- Aeroguard doesn't stop them!). Carpet would come up off the floor and it took us 10 minutes just to get the door open! Not to mention trying to lock it when going out. They also only have 1 key per room, so you'll need to leave it at reception and be prepared to let friends back in if you do things on your own.
Bathroom needs renovations badly. The water is brown, but its ok to shower in. Don't expect a life changing shower though. Its bearable.
Comedy of errors when trying to leave- despite the size of the hotel, only 1 of the 7 lifts was working. Took 25 minutes to get in it- I advise keeping your bags light so you can take the stairs! Popular with groups, expect a lot of unattended children. And prostitutes in the lobby trying to get onto the floors.
Location is good- theres restaurants and a supermarket around the corner. A lot of construction going on, and it does mean a lot of detours to get in and out.
Restaurant on 2nd floor is ok. Don't expect much in service, food is ok.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel “Saint-Petersburg” is located in one of the most beautiful places of the city: Pirogovskaya embankment, just in front of the famous cruiser Avrora. The hotel has a magnificent view of the river Neva, historical center of the city, including Isaak and Peter and Paul Cathedrals. Finlyandsky Rail Terminal is situated in 10 minutes of walk from the hotel, getting from the hotel to the “Pulkovo” airport takes around 40 minutes. One of the main advantages of the hotel is an immediate proximity to the most popular sightseeings of Saint-Petersburg.Each room has a satellite television, phone line and personal washing composition. Apartment, Delux Suite, Superior Room have refrigerator.There are several restaurants and bars on the territory of the hotel. There are dishes of Russian, European, Japanese cuisine in the menu, also one of the restaurants is equipped with an own brewery and bakery. Life music performances are held almost daily.Panoramic restaurant “Bering”Lobby bar “Carlsberg”Concert HallNight club “Torn off balls”Restaurant "Chaplin Hall"Every year dozens of scientific congresses, symposiums, and concerts are held in the hotel “Saint-Petersburg”. One of the largest concert halls of the city with the capacity of 797 places is located in the hotel. Also there are an exhibition area and 3 well-equipped conference halls in the hotel. ... more less
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