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“An Island of Luxury in the Midst of Chaos” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg - Ligovsky

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Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg - Ligovsky
Ranked #17 of 332 Hotels in St. Petersburg
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“An Island of Luxury in the Midst of Chaos”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2012

The hotel is hidden behind the doors that open automatically onto you leaving a very narrow gap at first, so watch out - wait a moment before they open more widely. Surprisingly the second set of doors has to be opened by you yourself. You end up on a marble floor of a hotel that strives for the best.
The location could not be better and yet, could not be worse! :) Right across from the biggest shopping center in Russia (Galleria), so you will be next to a great selection of stores, as well as a big grocery store, as well as crowds and crowds of people who go to and from the subway station (Ploschad Vosstaniya) and the nearby Moscow Train Station and Nevsky Prospect. The number of vehicles parked and double-parked everywhere is stunning even for a New Yorker :)
The ordinary tendency would be to get a room with a view - though it would be a huge mistake, as the noise would be overwhelming. So play for a deluxe room - they all facing the typical St Peterburg inner courtyard - no view, but golden silence.
The room itself was great - though long and narrow. The king bed turned out to be actually two twin beds with two twin blankets - this european misunderstanding of what is meant by King beds is very disappointing. The bathroom is very elegant with a free-standing bath, walk-in showers and super-shallow basin so that all the water stays in as long as possible. The bathroom is walled off by glass walls and doors, so it remained 10-15 degrees cooler at all times.
All service is impeccable - young kids (18-28) who run the hotel are eager to help, speak good English and exhibit earnestness that is more appropriate to retirees. The prices are outrageous for everything: the internet (Rub700 for high-speed internet, RUB 900 +300 service charge for simple breakfast etc.) despite a high number of VERY good alternatives (there is even a brand new Nordsee two blocks away on Nevsky). To compare, Crowne plaza at the airport is half the price in every aspect, but it is way too far for city exploration.
The quality of bedding, linen, towels is superb. The noise-levels of air-conditioning is reasonable. The cleanliness is almost obsessively maintained at all times. So you will be very pleasantly contrasting it with the ever-present dust and spits on the street outside.

Room Tip: Go for deluxe rooms facing the backyard.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2012

This hotel was great. They were very accomodating every moment. They gave me free water everyday. Also, they have waterfall showerheads which are awesome. I even needed a taxi to the airport early in the morning and they arranged everything for me and just added it to my bill.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2012

Immaculate modern hotel with large comfortable and well-appointed rooms. Conveniently situated near the Moscow railway station, though a longish walk or short metro ride to the main tourist sites of the city. I had a room facing the back, which was perfectly quiet: I would not have wanted a room facing onto the busy street. Reception staff helpful, food quality is OK. Free wifi in rooms.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back if you don't want to overlook the very busy main street.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2012

Stayed only one night and had a great experience. A very very nice hotel! Friendly staff. Perfect location- a train station (where Nevsky express and Sapsan trains from Moscow arrive), Nevsky prospect and Galleria shopping center are nearby. Wifi is only on the ground and first floors, no swimming pool. It didnt spoil the overall impression though. I can recommend it without any hesitation.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Pecs, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2012

Check-in was very fast and easy. Most of my personal data were already pre-printed on the check-in form. That is what I very much like, I hate writing my life story on hotel forms when arriving to the hotel after a long trip. The staff was very friendly and polite.

The room was very clean, it had a fresh design and everything was precisely arranged. There were two bottles of water on the desk, both complimentary. The bed was very comfortable, the temperature was very easy to control. (In many hotels, you turn the control and nothing happens.) There were plenty of towels in the bathroom, all of them of proper size and of good quality cotton.

I forgot my baseball cap on the front office desk when checking in. A staff member brought it to my room after a few minutes. They remembered it belongs to me, very attentive, thanks.

The breakfast was nice, there were many staff to serve you. They were very friendly and polite. I enjoyed the strong Russian black tea very much.

I booked a personal guided city tour at the concierge. She was very friendly and organised a very good guide for me. The guide's English and knowledge about the city and its history was perfect.

The Vosstanya metro station, the Moskovskaya railway station and a large shopping mall is just a stone throw away, on the opposite site.

I took the hotel's own airport transfer service to the airport. Traffic is a little bit chaotic in St Pete, drivers drive often aggressively. My driver was calm and drove smoothly. I don't remember what make the car was but it had extraordinary large legroom in the rear.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Walldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2012

We were very impressed by the Crowne Plaza in St.Petersbourg. Starting from the welcome on the reception until our departure we feeled very comfortable at this hotel. The room had a phatastic view to the Gallery on the opposite side of Ligovsky. No noise from outside even on the street side! Newly funitured, very good bed, fantastic breakfast (extra charged 20EUR), everything is just great. The location is just some meters away from Nevsky, and very central.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lugano, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2011

This hotel offers an outstanding service. it is located close to the Nevsky Prospekt, in front of a huge (it is really huge!!) shopping center!
the staff is nice (depending on the single person more or less smiling), really helping and the room service ( I mean the cleaning service) is double a day with replacement of towels and free water if you have already used them during the afternoon.
unfortunately breakfast is not included but for the russian life routine it is not a problem ( we stayed there 4 days after Christmas and with the few hours of daylight we got up around 11-12am and we went to bed around midnight-1am). there are various café where to have a coffee or full breakfast.
they say there is wifii but it is free only in the lobby bar and chargeable in the bedrooms. again this wasnt a problem at all for us.

Room Tip: we asked for a room in the higher floors and away from the elevator, it was really quiet, but I thin...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg - Ligovsky
Address: Ligovsky Prospect, 61, St. Petersburg 191040, Russia
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Location: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg > Vladimir
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in St. Petersburg
#13 Luxury Hotel in St. Petersburg
#23 Family Hotel in St. Petersburg
#27 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg - Ligovsky 4*
Number of rooms: 195
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg - Ligovsky is located in the spectacular environment of business area of St. Petersburg just a stone's throw from the main street Nevsky Prospect and Moskovsky railway station. The hotel is rather close to Anichkov Palace, State Russian Museum, Hermitage, Kazan Cathedral and Mariinsky Theater. The nearby points of interest also include Church of the Savior on the Blood, Summer Garden and St. Isaac's Cathedral. And the popular shopping mall is located across the street, where you may buy needed goods, have dinner or go to beauty salon. Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg-Ligovsky will set your mood for this great city. After a long business trip, it's the best way to relax in our Lobby Bar with fresh drinks and starters from Chef, taste delicate Mediterranean Cuisine in the restaurant Olivetto and enjoy the walk along famous Nevsky Prospect, contemporary experiencing the world famous White Nights. ... more   less 
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