Having read the previous reviews we approached the Karelia with some trepidation and were very pleasantly surprised. From the outside the hotel and it's surroundings did not inspire confidence. Inside, however rooms and communal areas were modern, comfortable and clean (we stayed on the 7th floor). the staff were helpful, despite not speaking much english. breakfast was varied and although some of the dishes were not to our taste it was more than adequate (and there was no problems with inadequate supplies of museli). the selection of breads was especially good.
the hotel is a distance from the city centre, but the free shuttle bus and the 190 bus to-from the nevsky prospect were frequent and did not present a problem.
overall this was the best hotel we stayed at in Russia. We would remind people that 3 star in Russia is not like 3 star in the UK and US and if you want all the amenities of a western hotel chain cough up the extra money and stay closer to the centre.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Business Hotel Karelia is a modern 16 floor hotel complex in Saint Petersburg. The hotel has 256 comfortable rooms and is able to accommodate more than 500 people.There are 11 conference halls in the Business Hotel Karelia with a capacity of 10 to 330 people. They are ideal for business events and parties of different sizes.The hotel also has a restaurant, a billiard club (one of the largest in the city) a sauna and a souvenir shop. The range of additional services allows you to work and relax in comfort without leaving the hotel.It is situated in a pollution-free space on the right bank of the Neva within a quarter of an hour reach from the centre of the city, near the 50 Anniversary of the October Revolution park.Karelia offers the following services: accommodation, catering, providing facilities for individuals and congress-groups business activity and for comfortable and safe repose and leisure within the hotel’s premises, which makes the hotel a good place for business meetings. Among our customers there are participants of national and international congresses, conferences, exhibitions, seminars and festivals, theatrical companies, music bands, sport teams and delegations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Business Hotel St Petersburg