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“Good value, good location.”
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Hotel Tourist
Ranked #22 of 44 Hotels in Minsk
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 13, 2013

This hotel was recommended to us by our Belarusian colleagues, as their office is on the same street as the hotel. The hotel was surprisingly good despite some of the negative reviews. The cigarette smoke was not so evident, so hotel management must have done something about it. The double room was big enough with a separate bedroom from the living room. There is also a refrigerator ideal for self catering. There was a cupboard with plates, glasses and cutlery as well. I requested for a non smoking room and I was pleased since for most Former Soviet Union Countries, a non smoking room is non smoking when no one smokes in it.
The hotel, although, not central, it is conveniently located near a metro station, so getting to the center is only a few minutes. There is a big shopping center, but only one decent restaurant nearby. The breakfast is adequate, and you will not leave the breakfast room hungry although hot and heavy meat and fish dishes may not be your cup of tea early in the morning. There are other items to choose from. Wifi is free, but remember that there is a limit per day. Remember to log off and get a new password if you have run out of minutes the next day. This is a hotel, which lives up to its name - a good value hotel for business and pleasure. The service is efficient, specially reception staff, who did their best to make us feel welcome. Definitely, a hotel I would recommend for future visitors of Minsk.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

It's located little bit far away from the centre of the city, but the underground station is under the hotel, and trip is only 2000 BYR (0,18 €) so it's possible to reach the city in 15-20 minutes. The staff speaks an excellent english, if you need anything they'll help you. Very clean rooms, over my expectations. Good both for business trip and vacation.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank GianniGalanti
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

A decent business hotel. Food is average. Rooms are quite well maintained. Service is ok, however not very friendly staff (typical soviet)...English speaking skills of the staff is limited, had tough time communicating.... Hotel is locate near a metro station hence easy to get around the city. There is one hypermarket & pizzeria near by...Overall had a good experience at Hotel Tourist...Good for business travelers...

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Pawan1287
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

Recommendable Hotel in Minsk. From Train Station, we went with Metro in 20 Minute to the Hotel. High Building and there was a small shopping Center also.
Friendly CheckIn and CheckOut. We felt safe there and all was very clean.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

the "tourist" hotel in minsk was pretty good, although it is not directly in the center, it was good, because metro station was just beside the hotel!!! very clean hotel and a friendly service. few employees did also speak little bit english. breakfast was good. there are few (fast food)restaurants nearby and a supermarket too.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Minsk is a very big place and not easy to see on foot as a tourist, so in that respect it doesn't matter too much that this hotel is a little outside the city centre. For us, the location was pretty convenient as it is close to the city ring and therefore easy to access by car.

The hotel is pretty basic, but offered us what we needed. Most hotels in town are quite expensive and we were happy with a decent budget option. It took a good 30 minutes to check in, but get used to these types of things in Belarus as there is a lot of bureaucracy. In fact, it is probably better that they take their time because any typo or small error could cost you a few extra hours at a border check point!

The restaurant at the hotel was not too bad either. Lacking in atmosphere, but with friendly service and interesting food options. The pancakes with caviar as well as the Pork stew were quite nice and we enjoyed our evening, with a good Georgian wine to accompany the food.

All in all, not a bad place to stay if you are happy with a basic, budget options. The rooms were clean, bathroom was ok, and there was wifi available in the rooms.

Room Tip: if very hot, ask for a room with a/c (costs a little extra but might be worth it)
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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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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Address: Partizanskiy 81, Minsk 220026, Belarus
Location: Belarus > Minsk
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 44 Hotels in Minsk
Price Range: $39 - $69 (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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