Posted Sep 8, 2016
The hotel staff is very friendly and helpful. We arrived well before check in time and they allowed us to check in early. That was very much appreciated since we had been awake over 24 hours and quite tired. The breakfast buffet was excellent and our waiter couldn't have been nicer. There was fresh fruit, oatmeal, assorted cheeses, homemade yogurt plus made to order items.
The beds were very comfortable. The bathroom shower had adjustable water pressure that ranged from a light mist to a fire hose! There was no any counter space in the bathroom but that is my only negative.
The hotel will arrange for a driver to pick you up at the airport. It is more expensive than hailing a cab but I recommend this service. The staff will call a taxi for the return to the airport if you want to save a little money on the way back.
The location is terrific. Step out the front door and you're already in the heart of the city. It is a 30 minute walk to the Hermitage but if you want to stroll, there are many sites along the way.