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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg-Ligovsky Hotel St. Petersburg