Nevsky Grand Hotel
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Looks like our "flashpacking" days are over for the moment! We just managed to get the last 2 seats on the bus from Tallinn to St Petersburg which was surprising as our other journeys had been so simple with plenty of seats available. 5 minutes before our empty bus departed we found out why, as 50 odd elderly Brazilians (+ a couple of Portuguese) …
... only existed as a city since 1700 & the Tsars & Empresses have spent fortunes on the place since its inception. We spent an hour at the St Peter & St Paul fortress which houses the tombs of the Tsars since Peter the Great & touring some of the major sights before we were dropped at the Hermitage for the walking tour.
This proved a huge test of stamina as we couldn’t get a meal in the cafe as the queues were so long so off ...
... a part of Russian history and architectural fashion. There is an amazing gold peacock music box clock, eyptician cats that look like Bonnie (i buy a souvenir badge to remind me of my missed cat), Cezanne, Monet, Picasso, amazing staircases and the star of the gallery, a Da Vinci. Despite the museum attendants and clear signing for no flash photos, there is a paperazzi style queue in front of the Da Vinchi, I remind one lady next to me pointing to the sign, ...
... peep into the impressive book store housed in the old Singer Sewing Machine Building.
It's Tchaikovsky night in the ballroom of the Grand Europe and dinner is festive. A quintet, four stringed instruments and a piano, played throughout the meal. The evening and the entertainment ended with to a Pas de Deux from Swan Lake-a proper end, as my new British friend Penny would say, to our stay in Peter's ...
fences (some electrified) and razor wire on top of the fences and any buildings
close to the tracks. The scenery changed
dramatically in Russia. The farm
buildings were all run down, not painted and junked up generally. It was a stark contrast from Finland.
We arrived on time at the station but our guide was nowhere
to be found. She finally found us and
explained that she had gone to the wrong station. We went to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Nevsky Grand Hotel St. Petersburg
Ubicazione fantastica. Prezzo accessibile. Staff cordiale.
L'hotel è vicinissimo alla Prospettiva Nevsky, la strada principale di San Pietroburgo. La camera era pulita ed era stata rinnovata di recente. Il bagno era piccolo ma pulito. Il personale è cordiale, solo non aspettatevi che parlino l'inglese. La colazione non è male. Hanno la connessione Internet wireless ai piani terzo e quarto, non ancora al secondo.
Hotel Nevsky 22 was a great value. The location was in the heart of the city, within walking distance to many of the top attractions. The hotel room was small but comfortable. The complimentary breakfast was served in a Japanese restaurant on the floor below and included a good selection of cereals, breads, meats, cheeses and hard boiled eggs but save room for the delicious pishki (a Russian beignet of sorts) and coffee at the little cafe across the street from the hotel. They are fresh and delicious and only cost a few rubles. The cafe doesn't have a name but you can spot it by the neon pepsi sign in the window.
Nevsky 22 is by all means in the center of town. Its a B&B place. Rooms are dinky for want of a smaller term. Very clean and each floor has a dedicated maid. Most of the maids we met over our 6 day stay were nice and efficient, but spoke no english. They do work 24 hours so getting in late is no issue. Breakfast is simple yet sufficient, good choice of coffee.
My wife & I spent 3 nights in this hotel, and considering the price & location, were very impressed. We booked over the internet & the hotel arranged our invitation to Russia, which is needed to get a visa. They also arranged for a driver to pick us up from the train station on arrival from Helsinki. The reception staff speak English but most other staff don't. However, we found all staff unfailingly polite & helpful. The rooms are small but very clean with individual air conditioners (much to our surprise, it was very hot in July) Security is excellent with CCTV entry to all floors at all times. The hotel is only a short distance from the Hermitage & other attractions.
Great location. Reasonable rate. Friendly service.
The hotel is very close to Nevsky Prospect. Room was recently renovated and clean. Small and clean bath.
Service is friendly, just don't expect everyone to speak english.
Breakfast is ok. They have wireless internet on the 3rd and 4th floor, not yet on 2nd floor.
Wunder-, wunderschöne Stadt
Es war das kleinste Zimmer, in dem ich je gewesen bin. Nachdem das nun raus ist, es war sehr sauber und das Badezimmer, wenn auch recht klein, war neu. Wir bekamen mit unserer Buchungsbestätigung eine Wegbeschreibung, demzufolge war eine Metrostation am Flughafen. Das ist Quatsch, man muss vom Flughafen aus mit dem Bus zur Metro. Das Hotel war in fabelhafter Lage, sehr nahe and den meisten Sehenswürdigkeiten.
Was für eine angenehme Überraschung. Wir fuhren vor einem typischen alten und sterilen Gebäude vor und eine Treppe führte zu einem alten Fahrstuhl. Wir nahmen den Fahrstuhl zum dritten Stock - man muss erst eingelassen werden. Wir öffneten die Tür und sahen einen charmanten Gang voller Zimmer, einem Cafe und einem Empfang. Wir hatten die einzige Suite gebucht - komplett mit Sauna und Jacuzzi. Das Zimmer war groß, schön eingerichtet und sauber.
We, a family group stayed at the Nevsky 22 for four nights in early June with 2 rooms booked.
Beautiful beautiful city
It was the smallest room we have ever stayed in. Having said that it was very clean and bathroom although small was new. Directions given to us when received our confirmation told us metro was at the airport. This is rubbish, a journey by bus takes you to Metro from airport. It was a fabulous situation, very near most of main sight seeing attractions.
What a pleasant surprise after we pulled up to a typically old building and Sterile, staircase leading to an old elevator. We took the elevator to the third floor- you have to be buzzed in along the whole process. We opened the door to a charming floor of rooms, a cafe and reception desk. We had booked the only suite- complete with a sauna and Jacuzzi tub. The room was large and well decorated and clean. Location was the best- walk to everything. The other rooms were smallish with twin size beds, but service was excellent, the girls at the front desk exceptional. Do not pay more than 500-550 rubles to get to the hotel from the airport- we were overcharged by double!! Nice little continental breakfast included served in the sunny cafe