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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2012

We were rather shocked when we arrived at this "hotel" as it is situated in a rather run-down building. Iskra was billed as "three-star hotel" on an online booking site. By no stretch of the imagination can this be called a hotel.

The staff don't seem to be able to speak/understand English. Thankfully, my friend spoke Russian. Prior to our arrival, he had written in English to ask for the letter of invitation needed for our visa application and didn't get a reply until he wrote another mail in transliterated Russian. (The letters - for an additional charge - were eventually e-mailed to us.)

After our arrival, a strong stale odor assaulted us as we were being led to our room. This prompted us to call around to find alternative lodging. But having arrived during peak season, it was too late for us to get accommodation for the duration of our stay so we had to stick it out for a week.

The room looked rather different than what was...
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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2011

The hotel is located on the first floor in a building,
the hotel has several rooms of the rooms of the former communal apartment

Advantages of hotel:
-located in the heart of the city (Prior to the Hermitage on foot 20 minutes, 10 minutes walk to St. Peter and Paul fortress)
- near metro
- relatively low price
- room good repair
- free internet

Disadvantages of the hotel is very scanty breakfast.
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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Iskra Hotel is situated in the historical centre of St. Petersburg, in a five-minute walk from the "Gorkovskaja" metro station (next to the "Nevsky prospect"), near to such places of interest as Peter-and-Paul Fortress (about 500 meters), House of Peter the Great, Artillery museum, The Cruiser Aurora and Marsovo Pole. There are 7 cozy rooms in the hotel. Each room is equipped with a shower, a TV set and a telephone. Our staff is highly-qualified, we speak Russian, English and French. In the morning we serve a tasty breakfast. Internet access, laundry service and deposit safe are available; we can also order a taxi or transfer for you. We are always glad to see you in our hotel! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Iskra

Address: Malaya Posadskaya St., 10, St. Petersburg 197046, Russia
Location: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg > Petrogradsky
Price Range: $38 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Iskra 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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  • Courtyard can be noisy in the morning. Workers peeking into room, optional.
  • Room with small single beds
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