We booked into the hotel in July for five days and were very disappointed after the reviews we had read on Trip Advisor. What is described as a hotel is in fact a few rooms on the ground floor of what appears to be a boarding house. The room and especially the bathroom was tiny and there was no airconditioning in the room- only in the corridor. The breakfast was unpalatable and we didn't want to sit in the tiny lobby area where they served it and as we had to sit on the bed (due to lack of room) to eat breakfast decided to forgo it after the first day. Because of the lack of air conditioning we had to leave the window open and woke up almost choking with dust from the road outside and the disco on the boat on the river played loud music every night until about 5am. The receptionist told us on the first day she could arrange a guide for the following two days but after getting back from dinner that night we found out that the guide was not now able to do it and we had to find our own.
I definitely would not recommend this hotel to travellers as the whole experience tarnished our impression of St Petersburg. The only good thing about the so-called hotel is that it is within walking distance of the Winter Palace which is what we had gone to St Petersburg to see.
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- Also Known As:
- Mini Hotel St Petersburg