I staid at Intourist in Novgorod for one night with my boyfriend in May 2008. We booked it the day before by calling the hotel directly, and the lady at the reception spoke at least better English then what I speak Russian. We booked a standard double room. The price was 1800 rubles, or 48 euros for the room.
The hotel is located right next to the river and a 15 min walk from the Kreml. It took us roughly 30 min to walk to the busstation. If you want to pick up supplies, I think it´s wisest to do so in the center; not many stores in the area.
I requested a room with one bed, but the receptionist told me it might be difficult since everything was booked, and we called the day before. We got two beds placed next to each other. They were fairly comfortable The system for the sheets is that the blanket is not inside a sheet, but there is a sheet only covering the underside. Might be difficult if you are a restless sleeper. If you stay for longer then one night you might want to bring your own towel (especially girls with long hair...), since the towels provided was of the size 30cmx50cm. However, everything was clean and worked.
We also ate soup at the lobby bar, which was not maybe the best soljanka I've had in Russia, but it did the job late at night while being hungry and tired. We did not try the breakfast, it was roughly 200 rubles/person.
I would recommend this hotel to everybody who is looking for a priceworthy hotel with a touch of old Soviet atmosphere! However, I would not choose this one for a long stay or if I plan to spend a lot of time at the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Intourist Hotel is located in the historical, business and cultural center of Veliky Novgorod on the bank of the river Volkhov among numerous historic sites, near the Novgorod Kremlin, St.Sophia Cathedral, Monument to the Millennium of Russia, State Administration for the Novgorod Area and Drama Theatre. 180 Km to the nearest airport (Pulkovo, Saint-Petersburg). 3 Km to the railway and bus stations. Reasonable prices and flexible system of payments (cash, bank transfers, credit cards), wonderful location, high standards of service make Hotel "Intourist" attractive both for tourists and businessmen. Hotel Rooms Description We offer 118 rooms of different types and price levels, including standard singles, doubles, triples, comfort doubles, studios, suites and an apartment. The rooms are comfortably furnished, have a TV set, free Wi-Fi zone, a telephone communication service for long-distance calls, satellite TV, a shower or a bath. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Intourist Novgorod Novgorod Oblast/Veliky Novgorod, Russia