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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Artilleriyskaya St., 1, St. Petersburg 191104, Russia
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Ranked #199 of 250 hotels in St. Petersburg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Helsinki, Finland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
18 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Hotel "Rus" (not Russ!) has been built in the last years of the Soviet period (so it is not SO old) and its architecture is late Soviet postmodernism. It is rather untouched from the inside so the lobby and the lifts and the restaurant are great specimens of architectural history (but esthetically quite unappealing). The rooms have been refreshened and... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

This hotel is huge, but very old. The corridors are very dingy, the elevators are jolty and quite scary to use! Most of the rooms are really old - we were first placed on the 4th floor, and then asked to be moved the next day because a rubbish truck came in the middle of the night to pick up... More

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

I stayed a few weeks in St. Petersburg at the Arbat Nord hotel across the street, who had warned me upon reservation that one night was absolutely not available for me. Hence that I had to sleep that one night at Russ Hotel. The reception area / lobby is awful, and the elevators are quite frightening and make you wonder... More

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SA, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2010

I stayed at the Russ Hotel recently for three nights with a friend. The hotel was clean and simple, but the rooms became very hot and were difficult to cool down. Breakfast was a good variety. Location is ok - a bit of a walk to places, but for the price was ok.

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Sydney, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2010

We visit St.Pt on regular basis. This time we had to stay at RUSS-hotel. The only good thing about this hotel is location - walking distance to practically all tourist places, etc. The rest - amenities, services, stuff attitude, restaurant - like in USSR. It appears this hotel is used by tourist groups from different parts of Russia, where leaving... More

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london
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84 reviews 84 reviews
80 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2010

overall this place is not bad for the price compared to other more expensive variants, few amenities but who wants to stay in hotel anyway PLUS location is good, from here you can walk to nevsky or the river or both in fact anywhere , its just off a road (which leads to nevsky called liteiny prospekt) which has shops... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2010

really big hotel. fare is good for not so quality. for backpackers is truly nice. for those who would want see real petersburg

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MKC
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2009

If you want something nice stay at the grand hotel Europe!!! I lived here for 10 months and , after training the maid and some others got decent service. True, it is of Neo-Stalinist architecture and ammenities but most of the people we helpful and it was clean, of course this was in 1994!!!!!!

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Poole
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2009

This is probably the worst hotel I've ever stayed in, especially given that it wasn't exactly cheap ($130 a night). The rooms were dirty and covered in dead insects. The bathroom was a joke, the bath didn't just have cracks in it, it had massive gapping holes in the enamel that were black with dirt. The hot water took 15... More

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Paris
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2009

Ever used time machine? No? Then, you have a great chance to see truly sovietical service, unfriendly staff and [-] roomservice. Please, don't go to the breakfast - you are under risk of food poisoning! Please bring your own sheets and air-conditioner, following by antimoscito repellent (even in winter time). Lobby bar - gosh, dirty glasses, aged sandwiches and fake... More

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Also Known As:
Russ Hotel St Petersburg
Address: Artilleriyskaya St., 1, St. Petersburg 191104, Russia
Location: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #199 of 250 hotels in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Russ Hotel 3*
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