Pushka Inn Hotel
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Eventually I arrived at the hostel with all my muscles aching and a dull throbbing in my head due to dehydration. I collapsed exhausted onto the comfortable sofas while the girl on reception sorted out my reservation. I was told it would be a few hours before my bed was ready and so I unpacked my toilettres, grabbed a much needed shower and then slumped down at the ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
Historical Traveler Reviews Pushka Inn Hotel St. Petersburg
Convenient and clean
Stayed at the Pushka for 3 nights at the beginning of June,2007. The hotel is very conveniently located to some major sights including the Hermitage, boat to the Peterhof, Pushkin's apartment, and Church of the Spilled Blood . The Aurora, St. Issac's and Kazan Cathedral are also do-able depending upon how much you like to walk.
Overall, extremely clean and no excessive noise from outside the hotel and we even slept with the windows open. We looked into the courtyard and woke up to birds chirping each morning. The walls between the rooms are a bit thin though.
The staff arranged transport to and from the train station for us and the front desk was very helpful. The only staff that I would say was less than helpful or friendly would be those in the breakfast room, but this was not a huge problem.
I would definitely recommend this hotel to those looking at hotels in this price range.
I chose this hotel based on comments in TripAdvisor, and also because of its very central location. What a great choice! We later found out that many of the well known hotels are several miles from the city centre (which in this city's traffic means a long drive!), but in contrast the Pushka Inn is just a minute's walk from the Neva River, Hermitage Museum and Theatre, and Church of our Savior on Spilled Blood, and 5 minutes walk to Nevsky Prospect. The restaurant is excellent, whether for a snack, drink or large meal (and 20% price reduction if staying in the hotel); I'd recommend those visiting the sites around the Hermitage to come here for lunch or dinner! Hotel itself seemed safe, and rooms were very clean. The only downside was that throughout one night there were endless 'party' boats with blaring music on the canal right outside our window - and with the heatwave and no AC, this meant windows open and a sleepless night. (Being almost June, the almost white nights probably didn't help either - but I can't blame the latitude on the hotel). I guess one could ask for a room on the courtyard side, away from the canal, but then you would miss the views. Our next two nights were quieter and we could not fault the hotel in any way. To sum up - if I came to St Petersburg again, I would definitely stay at this hotel. (But I'd take earplugs)
Clean, Nice staff, great location
Spontaniously went to St. Peterburg and took a cab looking for a hotel. After looking at ridiculously overpriced hotels in the downtown area (USD 400-600), i accidentally found this hotel. It is a cozy, very neat and clean hotel. Staff was nice and attentive to my needs (called for a cab, reserved tickets, etc.). Room was clean and very quiet. Best of all - it's 1 minute walking distance to the Hermitage and it is located right on the Moyka river. All rooms with river view were taken but you can ask to reserve a room with a view. Continental breakfast was included. Rooms have TV, internet, AC.
A Great Hotel in St Petersburg, Hotel Pushka Inn
Russia: Hotel Puskha
Date: Apr, 2007
Reviewer: A TripAdvisor Member, SE Asia
We just returned from an 11-day holiday to Russia, of which we spent 4 nights at the Hotel Pushka Inn, St Petersburg. The hotel is situated about 20 mins walk from the Gostiny Dvor metro station, along the Moika River Bank. it is situated about 5 mins walk from the Hermitage & Palace Sq. Attractions such as the Church on Spilled Blood, the Russian Museum and Nevsky Prospect are all within walkng distance from the hotel. The Pushka Inn Restaurant, situated just next door to the hotel serves great buffet breakfast as well as delicious food from its menu. We felt that the food it serves is more delicious (& cheaper) than food served in 'CEBYOK' Restaurant, a Russian European restaurant situated at the junction of Nevsky Prospect & Moika River.
Though a 3* hotel, Pushka Inn is a very cozy hotel, with spacious room (we had a double) and clean beds. The staff at the reception were friendly and eager to assist with queries which you might have. They gave good directions on how you could get to the different places of interest, public transportation, safety tips etc. Always ready with a smile, they were different from typical front desks / reception we met in hotels in Moscow & Novgorod. Thank you Olga, Dmitry, Andrey & Elya for making our stay in SP so wonderful and memorable. We will stay at Pushka Inn Hotel should we visit St Petersburg again.
Ich bin ja ein bisschen frech, weil ich ja eigentlich nicht in dem Hotel übernachtet habe. Wir haben hier aber drei Mal gegessen und waren von dem Restaurant so beeindruckt, dass ich es hier gerne bewerten will. Das Essen war herrlich; es gab eine ausgezeichnete Auswahl; das Restaurant war sauber und behaglich; von den Tischen am Fenster hatte man eine schöne Aussicht; das Personal war ausgezeichnet, sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit, vor allem Anna. Wenn das irgendetwas aussagt, würde ich das Hotel mit Sicherheit ausprobieren. Die Lage ist reizvoll und es war wunderbar, den Palastplatz (etwa 1 Minute zu Fuß entfernt) abends beleuchtet zu sehen. Im April geht die Sonne erst um 21 Uhr unter und der Himmel war lange nach dem Abendessen noch blau.
This is a bit of a cheek, as I didn't actually stay at the hotel. However, we did eat here three times and were so impressed by the restaurant that I would like to post this anyway. Lovely food, excellent choice, clean, comfortable, nice views from the window tables, excellent loos and very friendly and helpful staff, especially Anna. If this is anything to go by I would certainly try the hotel. It has a lovely location and it was wonderful to see Palace Square (about 1minutes walk away) all lit up at night. In April the sun doesn't set until 9pm so the sky was still blue well after dinner.
C'est un peu impertinent de ma part car je n'ai pas réellement séjourné dans cet hôtel. Cependant, nous y avons mangé 3 fois et nous avons été tellement impressionnés par le restaurant que j'ai tenu à faire un commentaire.
La nourriture est vraiment bonne, les choix sont excellents, c'est propre, confortable, la vue était belle depuis la fenêtre de notre table. Les toilettes sont magnifiques et le personnel est très agréable et efficace, surtout Anna.
Rien que pour cela, j'irais sans aucun doute essayer l'hôtel. Il était bien situé et c'était merveilleux de pouvoir voir Palace Square (à environ 1 minute à pied de l'hôtel) tout éclairé la nuit.
En avril le soleil ne se couche pas avant 21 h 00 alors le ciel était toujours bleu bien après le dîner.
We had a difficulty deciding where to stay in St Petersburg without any guidance from a travel agent, which is the way we like to work. We were afraid to stay someplace too 'cheap' due to russian standard being different than America so we opted for a higher price range than we normally would. We wanted a more 'local' experience and decided not to stay in a international chain hotel. We found the Pushka after much research.
Exterior and interior of the hotel is very nice, and our room was large and looked out over the road to one of the many canals of the city. Decor was very comfortable and they provided water out of a cooler on every floor. The bathrooms had only a tub with shower head attachment low. The staff was not helpful nor unhelpful. They forgot to arrange transport for us to the Airport the last day we were there. The location was good if your main interest is going to the Hermitage. It is literally around the corner. However, it is pretty far north on Nevsky Blvd and it is very much a walk to get to some central stuff on the Blvd. I know that is kind of the down side to St Petersburg, but we spent most of our time trapsing down Nevsky to do stuff, whether eat or shop or visit the sites. If we had to do it over again we would probably stay at theGrand Hotel European.
Good location/service/price combo
Stayed there in late Nov, when the weather was dark and cold, and people generally gloomy. Booked over the phone, changed the booking later - all no probs.
The location is fantastic, in a nice old historical building, next door to Pushkin house, and the Kapella concert hall. The Hermitage is literally a minute's walk away. Still a relatively quiet place, with not much traffic along the Moika.
Hotel staff were friendly and helpful, rooms are clean and comfortable. Internet you have to pay for, local calls are free. The place appears perfectly safe.
Breakfast is served in the restaurant next door, you have to go outside to get there. It is only 15 second in the cold, but not so enjoyable if the weather is what is it was at the time.
Breakfast was fine, with somewhat limited selection, but the personnel in the restaurant did not seem very eager to serve you. Unless you approach them, they will not offer you anything to you, and you will be stuck with what's on display. It took me two days to figure out that by asking the server I can supplement the cold buffet by fried eggs, porridge, pancakes and good coffee (rather than the one from the flask).
The location is very central and very good in principle. However, given the winter time, the streets were nearly empty early in the evening and the walk from Nevsky (along B.Konyushennaya or Moika) felt a sort of dark and lonely. It must be very different in the summer months when the city never really sleeps.
Superb in every way
We stayed in the Pushka Inn in early June 2006 after enduring four nights in the Intourist-style Pulkovskaya on the airport road. What a contrast! The staff were friendly and obliging, the room was modern yet with a sense of heritage, and we were bowled over by the wide windowsills where you could sit and look over the canal to Palace Square. It's just 1 minute's walk from the Hermitage, just 5 minutes from Nevsky Prospekt. There's an unambitious but very acceptable restaurant on the ground floor and the wireless internet access in the room worked fine. An ideal base for exploring the city. If I were to go back to St Petersburg I'd stay there in a shot.