Nice plain hotel, very good staff
Posted Apr 15, 2013
By Russian standards, is is a very nice hotel. By American standards this would be like staying at an aged (but decent) mid priced hotel. The hotel is a little aged, but it is well kept. The staff speaks good English, and is very helpful. The restaurant has good food, they offer a 20% discount to guests if the hotel for table service at the restaurant (NOT for room service). Wine and beer in the restaurant is very expensive, buy it on the street and enjoy it in your room. There is a handy ATM located in the hotel lobby. E location is. Good, about 1.5 miles to the Hermitage and St. Isaac's, not a bad walk on a nice day because you will pass most of the other big attractions. The hotel is just a few yards off Nevsky Prospect, turn to e left on Nevsky and you will find e city's best historical attractions, turn to e right and you will find the best shopping ( all the major Italian and French designers are there, very expensive and nice).