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“Would have liked it more if I were a smoker”
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Hotel Tourist
Ranked #20 of 42 Hotels in Minsk
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 4, 2013

The hotel was quite good (inside and outside -exactly as seen on pictures), however there were a few things that I must mention: the food was just OK, the receptionist did not look very happy seeing us walk in, it was very noisy in the night to sleep with an open window, and closing the window was not an option because the entire hotel was smelling of cigarette smoke most of the time and the room and even the bed-sheets, although obviously washed, smelled of old cigarette buds... I am not sure whether it bothers those , who smoke, but for me as a non-smoker it was a really strong no-no!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

I booked this hotel for my guest from abroad. It was a very comfortable room for 1 person. The furniture and all the equipment is new and everything looks tidy and cosy. The view from the window is fantastic, epecially at night. It is not the main street in Minsk, but one of the busiest ones. Close to the hotel is a metro station, big mall and pizzeria.
Can't say anything about the food 'cause I didn't visit their restaurant.

In general I can say that this hotel is worth staying!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Katsiaryna88
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

The room was not excellent but as for East European standards it wasn't bad. My main fault was that soon after checking in I had a phone call (only my fiancee knew which room I was in) and an invitation to "sex". Now I am a wise old bird so the fact that a hooker was working a hotel is no big deal What was is that when my fiancee came to see me see was treated like a criminal. Only other gripe is breakfast, food not bad, but when I asked for milk (in English, Russian, Polish, Belarussian and French) they said there was none.

Room Tip: Go to higher floors great views! TV is lousy!
  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Ciaran91
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Reviewed June 16, 2011

If you don't mind using the Minsk metro (reading Cyrillic gets quite easy, actually), this hotel is a great choice for value and oddly enough, views over all of Minsk if you get a high floor facing the city (as I did).

Let's go to the facts/stats:

Location: It is not at all convenient to the city center (no way to walk it), but what you give up in some quick Metro time (10 minute ride into center from Metro station literally around the corner from hotel) you get back in views and quiet. So, if you want to walk places, this is not the hotel for you. If you don't mind the Metro, it's fine.

Rooms: very basic (though had a small fridge) and clean/functional. Didn't seem as dated/old as I would have expected (must have done some work on them). Views from high floors facing city are quite cool, though, with beautiful sunsets. Nice and quiet given thick windows.

Service: I can't really comment as I didn't ask for much and what I did need they had. Probably the wrong guest to comment on this.

Value: They priced in BYR (225,000) and didn't jack it up post devaluation, so around US$50 was a very good price vs. the alternatives. Just realize the location is nowhere near anything of interest so if that's important, pay up a bit for another place.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled on business
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9  Thank LilJeeter
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Reviewed August 3, 2009

While I would generally rate this hotel average, I instead rated it very good considering its location (right near the metro, although a little far out from central Minsk) and that you get the feel just from being in Belarus that it is a country that misses being communist, so standards are somewhat lower. The hotel and the rooms were nice, breakfast was a huge buffet with a nice variety, and I had no problems with the staff despite my rusty Russian. The rooms were clean, although the hotel was somewhat dated, but I think that was the general state of Belarus.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled solo
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11  Thank Canuckker
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Stayed: September 2017, traveled on business
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Stayed: September 2017, traveled solo
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Address: Partizanskiy 81, Minsk 220026, Belarus
Location: Belarus > Minsk
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 42 Hotels in Minsk
Price Range: $46 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Tourist 3*
Number of rooms: 215
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The modern fifteen-storeyed hotel Tourist is well situated, not far from the city centre and disposes of 215 comfortably equipped guest rooms. ... more   less 
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