- Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Amazing value and the room was large, beautiful, quiet and spotless. The standard of decoration was high and the general style was just on the right side of sumptuous. Card access made easy to be independent, and breakfast was available 8-11am so a very late night the night before was not a problem. Free tea (several choices from a top brand) and excellent real coffee available 24 hours, as were chocolates, biscuits and fresh croissants that were left over from the morning. The lady at check-in was hospitable and helpful and allowed me to see the rooms before I chose to stay, and would have allowed me to check in at 8am if I had needed to. All in all, this was an experience that has surpassed all expectations and maximized my time in the actual city sightseeing around the clock. The only things I missed were hand-cream and hairdryer, which I didn’t find in the room. Everything else, however, was there, and more: indeed the room felt like a suite with its separate hallway and thoughtful touches like a shoe cleaning sponge and extra radiator in case it got cold (the room did have two large windows (no draughts-good!) and it was winter in St Petersburg). All in all, really happy with this hotel and will stay again when I have the opportunity. Oh, and it is also reasonably well located, with several museum apartments within 5-12 minutes’ walking distance (Akhmatova’s being the furthest, was about 12; Rimsky-Korsakov, Dostoyevsky and Dovlatov lived just around the corner).