Ratings based on 32 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.4 out of 5
78% of guests recommend
3.6 Room cleanliness
3.3 Service & staff
3.4 Room comfort
3.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Mark from Bristol

Good hotel, with a fabulous view over the city

Posted Feb 5, 2014
Pros: As above
Cons: Still some vestige of the soviet era amongst a few of the staff
Location: Read the guidebook
We had the deal on a bigger room with a view over the river to the historic heart. We came back to it often and just sat enjoying the marvellous view. The staff were helpful, we used room service a couples of times successfully and the reception staff were usually very helpful. The only slight difficulty was that it was not very near the metro and there was only one rather rare bus into the city centre.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Tiggy from London UK

Good value for money

Posted Nov 3, 2013
Pros: English speaking staff. Wi-fi worked instantly. Good breakfast. Free water. Good value for money.
Cons: Decor is dated & need better traffic noise insulation - but not a major issue as hotel is cheap
Location: 12 minute walk to metro - so 30 mins in total to historical centre. Take bus+metro from airport rather than taxi - MUCH cheaper & takes less time!
Large hotel with dated decor and basic facilities, so don't expect any luxuries. River view nice but traffic noise even on 5th floor! Window opens for fresh air. Only Russian TV. For all you Brits no tea/coffee in room so take a mini bolier and cappuccino sachets! Free water available on each floor near to lifts. Has bar with reasonably priced food and smoking area but don't think you can smoke in bedrooms. There are a few restaurants and a small supermarket close by, but go to Lenin square if you want more, which is a 12 minute walk. Beware if it's your first time that Lenina metro has two different exits which totally baffled me the first time - so make sure you have a map as few people speak English. Good buffet breakfast, friendly English speaking reception staff
4 out of 5
Recommended
by J. Bourne from Canada

real Russia.

Posted Nov 1, 2013 on Hotels.com
The hotel was built in 1970 and after the deadly fire of 1991' the top 3 floors were rebuilt. My room was tired; but the location and the sheer size of the hotel is great. The breakfast and lunch are typical Russian cuisine/quality. Insist on a river view room...the Cruiser Aurora, Peters fortress and the hermitage Museum are easy walking distance. If you want a sterile US hotel, this not for you. If you want to experience real Russia at reasonable rates than this is the Hotel.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by George from Ottawa

Rooms with view of Neva

Posted Sep 13, 2013 on Hotels.com
The hotel is located on the Vyborg side which is not convenient for sightseeing. The place is hurge, there 87 rooms per floor. Rooms are rather small and are not airconditioned. Selection of dishes at breakfast buffet is limited.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by Greg from Brisbane Australia

jFriendly and helpful staff - Good location

Posted Aug 12, 2013 on Hotels.com
Nice old hotel with friendly staff and good facilities..
2 out of 5
by Dmitry from USA

Ask for a renovated room!

Posted Jun 23, 2013
Pros: Location
Cons: Everything
Location: I highly recommend the restaturant FERMA just around the corner of the hotel - it is great!
The photos look better than the reality. If you won't get a renovated room (there are some; ask in advance), you might be disappointed with the interior and quality of the room. The surrounding territory is under construction due to the road construction as of July 2013, so it's not easy to access the embankment and the front view of the hotel is not that nice currently. Overall, this is an old-style Soviet-Union era hotel that desperately needs capital renovation/ reconstruction.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by Woolfy from Israel

Shame about the road works

Posted May 27, 2013 on Hotels.com
The Hotel is in a nice location overlooking the river but is not that close to all the attractions that you will cant to see in a week or two week holiday. Unfortunately there neighbouring bridge was closed for major road works which was noisy and caused massive traffic problems. The best way to get to the city attractions was on the Metro which was a good 10 minute walk from the hotel but was an interesting experience.
3 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

great river view

Posted Sep 24, 2012 on Hotels.com
The decor was dated, but the room (suite, actually) was spacious and clean. The great thing about this hotel was the view of the rivers, even at night, as the buildings and bridges were lit up and there were fireworks 2 nights (perhaps weddings).
1 out of 5
by Charles

Never use this hotel again

Posted Sep 10, 2012
Cons: hot water, pub noise
Poor hot water quality, pub noisy, old decoration, slow front desk response
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

hotel need major re-model and re-org. managment te

Posted Sep 10, 2012
Pros: meal in the room is quite okay
Cons: hot water, noisy pub, low speed reception
Very bad hot water quality, heavy rust , sand, deep yellow color, try it if you lack of Fe and Ca dose.