I often stay at the hotels of the Nevsky group when I visit St.Petersburg. They are perfectly located, have a friendly and helpful staff, and give you a minimum but sufficient standard for a most affordable price of what you need for a professional stay. This time I had some expectations, trying the DELUXE version of the hotel chain. Well.. The entrance is through a yard filled with parked cars, garbage containers and plastic sacks of the same kind. You have to pass a narrow passage and a locked iron gate, where it was not unusual to find men pissing behind the containers..
The rooms are quite ok, mine was with the sleeping area on a messanine over the main room, and the bathroom had a corner whirlpool bathtub! There was no reception in the building, but a kitchenette for making food and some chairs for sitting down. Flat screen tv on both levels of the room. Reception and breakfast are in the neighbouring building of Nevsky Grand Hotel. Breakfast is ok but sometimes very crowded due to bus company tourists, but the supply of freshly maid pancakes makes up for it all. Fruit salad EVERY day would have made me most satisfied. Free wifi in all areas is a great advantage.
To conclude, the Nevsky Hotel DeLuxe offers comfortable accomodation and covers your professional needs in the most attractive area of St. Petersburg, close to the Hermitage and the Russian Museum. DeLuxe is, however, measured against the other hotels of the chain, and a bit exaggerated compared to the standard offered. Still, I would definately recommend a stay here, provided expectations of the standard are not too elevated. It's better with a centrally located hotel with the necessary equipment as wifi, then opulent luxury/business hotels of former times .
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We opened this splendid little hotel in spring 2005. The hotel comprises only junior suites, all duplexed on two floors, right on the corner of Nevsky Prospect and Bolshaya Konushennaya Street. There's no better location anywhere in the city. As for the way the rooms are laid out and decorated, even veteran travellers are impressed by the carefully preserved 19th century interiors. All together there are seven junior suites, two of which have Jacuzzis. Each luxury guestroom is furnished with a double bed, a fold-out sofa, phone, television, safe, work desk, bathroom with choice of shower or bath and air conditioning for St. Petersburg's humid summer season. WiFi Internet is complimentary, of course, and taxes are included in the rate. No more than a 15-minute walk brings guests to glorious St. Isaac's Cathedral, the fascinating murals of Resurrection Church and the Field of Mars. Though the official address is 22/24 Nevsky Prospect, the hotel entrance is round the corner and through the courtyard at 14 Bolshaya Konushennaya. ... more less