I recently reviewed this hotel about five months ago, scroll down for my review.
A few updates to make from my prior stay...
Hotel is now wireless from top to bottom. You can still use an Ethernet cord but no longer is it required to use in your room as the entire hotel is now wireless. WiFi in the lobby and surrounding bars are still free.
The main dining room used for breakfast received a small face lift. The entrance looks a bit more modern and fresh.
I stated in my last review that walk into the city is far. I meant to write that it is NOT that far. 30 minutes tops and you will find yourself in the city center and on Nevsky Prospekt.
Bus service has also improved and local bus service can be taken from the park next to the hotel. To go into town, walk through the park and pick up the buses headed into the city. On the way home they will drop you off at the park. Fares are usually 30-40 Rubles... cheap n easy. The hotel still offers a free shuttle into the city on the hour, great service !
Nothing else to add from my previous review... hotel is still a gem. Although it may just be a Courtyard, the staff is excellent and the amenities are top notch.More