Location absolutely can't be beat. It's about as central as it gets. Five-ten minutes walk to Hermitage, the Russian Museum, Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square and basically all of the central St. Pete's must-sees.
The hotel is in the basement, you see the street and feet of people walking by. There is light enough, though. The room was on the smallish side - personally, I think that you don't need a wardrobe that big if you are a sightseeing tourist. Bed was comfortable and wide. Bathroom was clean, shower pressure could be better. I guess it's because it is an old 19th century building and installing modern plumbing systems could be a problem. Same idea explains the sign over the toilet bowl: "Absolutely no throwing the paper in. Use the bin"
Breakfast was there with boiled sausages, porridge, buckwheat, some crackers, tea, coffee, etc. No thrills, but keeps you going for a while.
Staff was polite and ready to help. Cleaning was there every day. There is a fancy walk-in through the wall of a dark gateway to the courtyard))More
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included