Downtown, modern rooms; great friendly service A review of Dostoevsky Hotel
I have previously visited St Petersburg and had the misfortune to stay at the infamous old style soviet type, The Hotel Moscow - believe me this was not good and by looking at recent reports it continues to be bad.
My advice to anyone planning a trip to St Petersburg, as part of a package tour, is to pay the extra (typically + £60/$120 pp based on a 4 night stay) to stay at the Dostoevsky hotel. You will not regret it. The Dostoevsky Hotel was really great. Downtown, clean and modern rooms, and with great friendly service. The restaurant food was excellent as was the food we had in the bar area.
The hotel also has the added benefit of being within a mall complex. There is a top quality supermarket on the ground floor where you can buy drinks, snacks etc. And if you visit in the winter months the whole mall/ hotel area is lovely and warm.