I was invited to St Petersburg to visit the nearby agricultural university in Dec 2013 and my hosts booked me into this hotel. It is in a safe, residential area within walking distance of shops, restaraunts and the Catherine Palace. Though I was always with my hosts, it felt like a very safe and tranquil area versus downtown St Petersburg. My hosts were young females and they both walked everywhere on their own. It is located a good 20 min from central St Petersburg and I was driven by colleagues - I don't know how useful the metro system is.
The hotel has a great restaraunt area with a simple but very good selection for breakfast. I am surprised at the grumpy comments here regarding the food - relative to North American chains, this hotel is far more pleasant interns to the ambiance and food quality!
The room is small but functional with great lights, lots of storage and a modern albeit tiny bathroom. Impeccable! My only complaint is that some of my dirty towels were taken and not replaced even after going without for several days - I didn't ask the front desk for replacements as most of the workers did not speak my languages (English, French) and I am not functional in Russian. It was weird to me that the superbly cleaned rooms ere not checked to ensure that the basic towels were not replaced - since there was only a bath mat, bath towel, hand towel and facecloth - which is sufficient but necessary - I wish that I didn't need to ask for assistance on such a basic thing. That said, I was jjust too tired in the evenings to ask the front desk...
Still, the hotel is great and highly recommended." For a lovely stay in the Pushkin area.
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