Just off the top end of Nevsky near station for moscow., studio room was spacious comfortable and clean. Nice staff at front desk..much nicer restaurants around than bang in centre. Direct buses from Nevsky to hermitage
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Great location. Less than 5 minutes to the metro. In the heart of St. Petersburg! Subway used only for going out of town. Room on the second floor (no elevator). The room has everything you need. There is a mini fridge. Very small tv. Very small bathroom, sit on the toilet can only across. Two twin beds. The room is warm, there is an additional electric battery in the room and in the bathroom. On the floor is constantly drinking water cold and hot. A large window (you can open)! Outside the window dump. Breakfast is normal, 7-11 am. Check in took 3 minutes, Check out less than 1 minute. For all foreign nationals make registration for 190 rubles (if you have a visa-free entry to Russia you can be in the country without registering up to 30 days, in Moscow and St. Petersburg to 7 days).
I wanted to stay somewhere that isn't chained or luxurious filled with tourists from package tours. I wanted somewhere where locals will stay in and hence I chose this hotel when I went to St Petersburg.
The location is great. It is walking distance to most sites as well as being right by the Metro station and lots of shopping and restaurants.
The hotel is as it says: a boutique hotel. We couldn't find it at first, and then it surprised us with a cute little room 4 floors up the stairs in what seems to be a residential building.
Staff is pleasant but not overly keen on being friendly (nor were they rude - they were just, there).
The room was comfortable and very cute - it was decorated with lovely furnishing, but we didn't have a good sleep....
We had room 402 which was above the main road and with thin walls and windows we could hear all the traffic and nearby parties throughout the night, unfortunately.
Breakfast is sufficient, but I wouldn't call it good...
Having said all that - for the price paid it's good value.
The hotel is on the 4th floor with no elevator. It is not suitable for anyone with mobility limitations.
This is a great hotel right on Nevsky Prospect. It isnt that easy to spot - the directions on the website are out of date (the shop/bar they mention have changed) - a sign outside would be helpful! You walk through a metal gateway opposite the Nevsky Palace hotel, signs are all for Hotel Anabel. Sign over the door is also Hotel Anabel, Nevsky Contour is on the 3rd floor of that building. You dont see any signs for Nevsky Contour until you get inside the lift. Having said that the locals are really helpful and will point you in the right direction.
Our room was beautiflly clean and all in pristine condition. Not the prettiest or plushest hotel I've ever stayed in but we certainly had no complaints. Breakfast was basic but adequate.
We would have liked a bit more information from the staff at the front desk - there were no leaflets about tourist attractions and when we asked questions the staff looked things up on the internet. I'd read a review from someone who'd got an entry voucher from Peterhof from his hotel - the Nevsky staff were unable to help with anything like that. Also my friend had her purse & phone stolen by a pickpocket - despite this being a common occurrence the Nevsky staff couldnt tell us how to report it to the police. Again they just looked up the local police station on the internet, which resulted in a wild goose chase. Russian customer service isnt like Europe - you just have to accept that!
This place is hard to find like everyone says. My cab driver had difficulty finding it. When you enter take elevator to the top (5th) floor. As you go up to your room you feel you're in a rundown building about to be torn down. However as you enter the office you are greeted by beautiful, friendly staff who speak good english and are eager to make sure your stay is pleasant. I stayed in the much discussed room next to the front desk. I had the air conditioner on and could not hear any outside noise. The room is clean,basic and comfortable though small. However the bathroom is large. Right off the main street Nevsky Prospekt. About a 45 minute walk to Hermitage Museum. Ignore the exterior. Very good value!
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