I took the overnight train from Moscow to St. Petersburg and arrived in my hotel, via the Metro, in less than 15 mins. The hotel is located on the Fantaka River, which is really lovely and very convenient to everything, yet far enough away that it is quiet at night. There is no sign designating the hotel is in the building, but a quick call and the receptionist was downstairs to show me inside. It was very efficient and clean, very "Swiss" I suppose. The room was very clean, faced the street, and comfortable, also came with a small fridge. There was a shared bath for I believe four rooms, but I never had to wait for anyone, there was always hot water and it was spotless. I enjoyed the large kitchen which had breakfast at your leisure. I honestly did not want to leave St. Petersburg after staying here and falling in love with the city. Definitely would stay here again. Staff was very helpful with any questions.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- swissSTAR is the swiss managed B&B in the historical centre of the city. Located directly at the river Fontanka, the B&B is ca. 200m from the metro station Ploshad Sennaya. Offering 8 rooms and a big, fully equipped kitchen, we are big enough to handle small groups and family gatherings and yet small enough to provide all guests with our full attention. swissSTAR - swiss hospitality in the St.Petersburg city centre. ... more less