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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Artilleriyskaya St., 1, St. Petersburg 191104, Russia
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Ranked #220 of 267 hotels in St. Petersburg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012
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  • 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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I stayed at the Russ Hotel for 4 days. By far, this is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. The reception area is ok and the staff were friendly. The receptionist took my passport, charged me extra 300 rubbles for registration and said she had to hold my passport for 2 hours for registration. When I came back... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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88 reviews 88 reviews
22 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
62 helpful votes 62 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
79 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Address: Artilleriyskaya St., 1, St. Petersburg 191104, Russia
Location: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Russ Hotel 3*
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