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“Great Value, Great Location” 4 of 5 stars
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Park Lane Inn
Pravdy St., 22, St. Petersburg 191119, Russia   |  
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Ranked #4 of 594 St. Petersburg B&B and Inns
5.0 of 5 stars 16 Reviews
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“Great Value, Great Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I have stayed here for four years and have been very pleased. The location is good in that it is very close to two separate metro lines. There is a very good grocery store at the end of the block. Also, a great German Restaurant is right across the street, as well as a McDonald's at the end of the block. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The wifi works well. The staff is always nice and I happen to enjoy the adventure of breakfast there every morning. It's nice to have someone cook and assist with preparing your food. It's also nice to have access to the kitchen to do your own thing if you wish. If you are in St. Pete for any length of time, this is a great place to stay and well worth the money.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Our small group of five (2 couples, 1 single) stayed four nights in Early April 2013. Russia can be very cold in winter (it snowed) but the hotel was comfortably heated around the clock. The rooms have airconditioners in them for the summer but can't comment on those.
It's a small hotel with just a few rooms around a large central lounge and is well decorated and furnished throughout. (For couples note that the double rooms have two single beds, you'll have to push them together if that's what you want).
As other reviews have noted the staff speak little English but we didn't find that a problem and they are very friendly, helpful and accomodating. You can book online and pay by card at the hotel without speaking any Russian and for the day-to-day interactions we could make ourselves understood perfectly well. As noted you'll get typical Russian fayre for breakfast which might not be what you're used to, but if you have no spirit of adventure why go? It's all part of the fun.
The hotel itself is on the 5th floor of a typical central St Petersburg apartment building to which you'll get a door key, and outside just round the corner is a small supermarket where you can get fruit, porridge, milk, bread, cakes etc although for some reason the Russians don't seem very keen on cereal. We bought porridge, showed it to the staff and they happily made us that. There's a microwave in the hotel lounge plus a coffeemaker, toaster and a hot/cold water machine you can use as well (don't drink the tap water in Russia). There's also free wireless internet and a computer you can use (it's in Russian though). There's a bank that does currency exchange and has a 24-hour ATM just a short distance away and the nearest Metro station is about five minutes walk in the same direction. You can also walk to a central area with plenty of shops etc in about ten minutes.
In conclusion there are a number of worse places you can stay for a similar price (from experience) and if you have the right mindset/approach for a stay in Russia then you won't be disappointed with this one.

Room Tip: Not much to choose between the rooms, all have the same facilities and are pretty much the same size...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Winchester, UK
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

We arrived at the hotel at the beginning of July 2011 with great first impression. The hotel is only four years old, so everything is still reasonably new. Everything was clean including sheets, room and bathroom. The beds were extremely comfortable and all rooms come with air conditioning.

Our first morning at the hotel gave us the chance to experience russian cuisine at it's finest. The only problem was, it wasn't. The breakfast contained a mix of boiled sausage, rice and yogurt. An interesting mix to say the least. Including a selection plate of cut ham and cheese. The breakfast at the hotel wasn't great. Coffee and fruit juice is available. Throughout the week the breakfast didnt get better. If you love maccroni cheese or more rice with a bizarre oil on, your going to love it! If you prefer to cook your own breakfast, the kitchen is available in the hotel. A mini-mart (located 1 min from the hotel) is extremely cheap with some choice.

The only other downside is the majority of staff don't speak english... at all. The owner (who is extremely friendly) speaks great english, but apart from him that was it. Towls are changed every three day's with sheets changed weekly.

As we were on a budget, (working at the nearby university) the hotel was a great choice! If you want comfort, links to nearby metro and city centre only a 15 minute walk away this is the hotel for you!

The breakfast and lack of english speaking people is a slight let down as the language barrier in St Petersburg is a difficult one to conquer.

Room Tip: Book early to get a better deal. St. Petersburg is an exspensive city so any money saved is great!
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Pravdy St., 22, St. Petersburg 191119, Russia
Location: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 594 B&Bs / Inns in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in an early 20th century building in a downtown St. Petersburg, Park Lane Inn offers rooms with free Wi-Fi. It is just a 5-minute walk from the Pushkinskaya metro station. The rooms of Park Lane Inn enjoy a light and airy interior, decorated with wooden furnishings. They are equipped with air conditioning, cable TV, and a private bathroom. All rooms overlook a quiet courtyard. ... more   less 
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