Loved the location
Posted Jun 11, 2013
The location can't be beat but as many other reviewers have commented, there is a noise problem that comes from the three very popular bars that are the hotel's neighbors. The hotel knows about the problem and has done everything it can to minimize the noise (including the ear plugs that are on the nightstands) but unless you have a courtyard-facing room and keep the windows closed, you aren't going to be able to avoid the noise. I stayed at the hotel Monday through Wednesday nights in early June and even though I had a courtyard-facing room, I could hear the noise from the bar patrons. Once I closed the double windows, I could no longer hear the noise (or the screaming baby that was in another room).
With that said, the hotel has also made every effort to ensure the guests' safety. Each floor requires key card access and the main entrance is locked after 11:00 pm. Even though there is a small elevator, it is still necessary to climb a short flight of stairs to get to each floor. This could be a problem for people with mobility issues.
Apart from the noise issues, the room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The bathroom had a deep bathtub and plenty of counter space. The TV channels offered very few English-language options. Breakfast had both cold and hot options - cheese, bread, bliny, scrambled eggs, meatballs, fresh vegetables.
Taxi from the ferry terminal was about 6 Euro.