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Minsk Hotel
Ranked #10 of 44 Hotels in Minsk
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yerevan
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“Doing its best”
Reviewed March 2, 2012

It's obvious that's it is a former Soviet hotel under the western or European sauce.
Average rooms, not bad, bud with simple furnishings, small TV good bath and everything needed is in the room. Stayed several times here and only once in single room. It is too small and seems there is only a half bed in it.
Breakfast is good, various dishes but nothing special.
Service is average, but the best thing is that stuff always wants and ready to help U and not only for money or tips, for this hotel this is the special thing! I have never be refused anything I asked for. Prices for everything are low, as it is a state owned hotel and therefore everything else can be explainable. Anyway, very good hotel itself and especially for Minsk. It is true that hotel Europe is the best in the city and the location as well, but Europe is much more expensive with everything. Hotel Minsk is a very good hotel, nothing bad!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed February 24, 2012

Minsk does not have a lot of nice hotels so you might end up in Hotel Minsk. It is a former communist style hotel, now covered with a light western sauce. The rooms are ok but everything is a little old and dated. A single room is really a single room but the place is clean and the service is quite ok and friendly. The hotel is located in the city center and you can easily reach most points of interest. The breakfast is ok and so are the formalities when checking in or out. In short, the hotel does it best to please the guests but the remnants of the communist past are never far away.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
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Trenton, New Jersey
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Reviewed February 23, 2012

I reserved a room, non-guaranteed, online via their website. I asked for a transfer from the airport, and though I didn't receive confirmation, a car was waiting for me on arrival for ~$20 to take me the 40 km in from the airport. Check in was quick, and while I know a little Russian the staff at the front desk spoke excellent English.

The restaurant's food was a good value for money with a large selection. There was an English menu and my waitress spoke servicable English. The casino in the hotel was very low key, limits weren't too high, and staff very attentive.

The room was clean, didn't smell of smoke, and, though the bed was a bit firm, I managed to sleep alright.

I only stayed for one night, but I would recommend this hotel for this price range in Minsk.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed February 23, 2012

The hotel is very conveniently located right in the center of the city, with all the main sights within walking distance, quite a few department stores a stone’s throw away, and a food store round the corner, which works until 4 a.m.

The room had a big bed, a safe box, and a mini-bar, and was very quiet although it faced the main street. The free Internet in the room worked well. The bathroom was very clean.

Breakfast was included and was OK with a good selection although nothing out of the ordinary.
The staff were friendly and helpful. If you are not too happy about dining in the hotel restaurants (I tried both of them and was not impressed), ask the front desk staff and they will recommend a nice place in the city.

For those who want more entertainment, there is a casino on the first floor – I did not try that so can’t say anything about it.

All things considered, a good choice if you travel on business although a bit overpriced.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Fort William, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 7, 2012

I stayed here for 3 nights over Christmas. The hotel was what a little better than I actually expected after reading the reviews on here. Its got the basics, the room was cleaned everyday and the location of the hotel is very good. I have to agree that the beds are not very comfortable and the TV's are small but this didn't ruin my stay in Minsk. I struggled to get more coffee for my room from room service but this may have been the language barrier! (best just to take your own!) I didn't order room service but the menu was typical Belarusian including meat, veg probably drowned in oil.
The big bonus was free wifi which was very good!! The staff were all friendly and helpful in giving directions and I doubt there is anywhere any better to stay in the area. Overall a average hotel.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed November 4, 2011

The helpful and friendly staff made staying here a reasonable experience. The rooms are fine and just like any other western hotel. Location is pretty good right near the station and walking distance to the centre of town.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Hamburg
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Reviewed October 26, 2011

Hotel Minsk is not a nice hotel.. Small rooms, horrible beds.. small tv with limited choice..
Reception is full of cigarette smoke.. too expensive for what you get..
All rooms are noisy... either to the busy street or to the backyard (loud brumming from the aircondition)
I would go somewehere else....
only good thing is the location....

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Minsk Hotel

Property: Minsk Hotel
Address: Nezavisimosti 11, Minsk 220030, Belarus
Location: Belarus > Minsk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Casino Hotel in Minsk
#5 Luxury Hotel in Minsk
#8 Business Hotel in Minsk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Minsk Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 252
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
252 Elegantly decorated rooms Banqueting and meeting facilities Free Wi-Fi Internet Barrier-free access for physically challenged people Smoke-free areas 2 restaurants: "Minsk" and "The Seventh Heaven" lobby bar concierge service room service visa support business center fitness club beauty studio casino night club ATM and currency exchange guarded parking rent-a-car Minsk Hotel received the certificate of China Friendly program ... more   less 
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