Hotel Dostoevsky is an non-descriptive sleeping factory with 218 rooms at Vladimirsky Prospect, one of St Petersburg's boulevards. Although the city does its utmost to hide it, with 70 years of Soviet rule and 20 years of proletary capitalism, decline is behind every doorstep.
The Dostoevsky is atop a mall at storeys 5, 6 and 7 with two small elevators the only way up. The walls between rooms are relatively thin. Our room was small, yet clean and furnished with wardrobe, small desk, TV set and locked mini-bar. Beds are twins and OK. All rooms have air-conditioning. Complementary Wi-Fi Internet. The small bathroom is appropriate with washbasin, toilet and shower.
Rooms at the mall court have windows that cannot be opened. In these rooms you likely will be short of fresh air. At floor 6 near the front the noise of the central air-conditioning machine is very loud.
We stayed at the Dostoevky in July and found that it mainly caters for groups of elder tourists. The hotel definitely has inherited its four stars from its Soviet days over two decades ago. Nowadays it is more a 2 to 3 star.
The buffet style breakfast is OK with ample variety: cereals, fruits, orange juice, pastries, fresh fruit salad, yoghurts, rolls, cold-cuts, cheeses, eggs, etc. With so many groups tables are scarce at breakfast peak-time. Staffs were reasonably friendly. I would recommend it to all who seek a no-nonsense accommodation in a mass-tourist town in decline.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Dostoevsky is situated in the unique historical and architectural area of Saint-Petersburg. It takes five minutes walking through magnificent architectural monuments, from the Hotel to the Nevsky prospect, the very heart and the gala view of Saint-Petersburg.The Hotel building constructed in 1783 is located in the Vladimirskaya square. The modern-styled building front faces the Cathedral of Our Lady of Vladimir.The Hotel offers 218 rooms of various categories. Guests are welcomed to use high-speedy Internet access, satellite television, international dialing, minibar, round-the-clock room service and other facilities.Dostoevsky combines the charm of the old history and the high level of the modern comfort and service. That is why the Hotel is so popular among Russian and foreign tourists, businessmen and artists. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dostoevsky St Petersburg