I very much agree with the other reviewers that this hotel is a very good value for the money. It was clean, the breakfast was decent (and included), it is an excellent location, the staff were very kind and helpful, and the management obviously work hard to attain a high standard of quality in this price range.
For those travellers who are interested, I did want to report that the wifi internet in the rooms is not sufficient to do any work that requires a sufficient and reliable connection, such as skype, instant messaging, or watching video. There were continual dropped connections and the bandwidth seemed to be very dependent on what others were doing on the internet. The hotel does provide a computer that uses a more reliable internet connection and is therefore able to do skype. However, that is in the lobby of the hotel and therefore a private skype conversation is not possible. If you are only interested in checking email, or don't mind using the computer in the lobby then you don't need to worry about this.
Since free wifi is very attractive to some guests (increasing more and more as people carry wireless devices) and this hotel advertises this, I hope the management will pay attention to this issue. Please have a computer expert look at the issue as this appears to be more of a problem than simply a signal strength issue (you may need to look into bandwidth issues). I would also put into place a plan to monitor the system for problems so that they can be fixed right away when they occur. Wifi internet is becoming more important to more people and some business travellers want to save money but still require dependable internet.
I see that one other person mentioned this in a tripadvisor review earlier this year. I did not see that review before I booked, and so I felt I need to highlight this for
Thanks to your staff for making my stay in Peter such a friendly and comfortable one.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located in the very heart of Saint-Petersburg, within 5-minute walk from city's major attractions, such as the The Palace Square, St. Isaac's Cathedral, The Admirality, The State Hermitage Museum. The Hotel provides cosy interiors, convenient position and friendly English-speaking staff who would be delighted to welcome tourists and business travelers to the city of St. Petersburg. All rooms are designed in calm pastel colors, have comfortable furniture, satellite TV, telephone, air-conditioner, shower, hairdryer, complimentary Internet access.Voltage:220V. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Herzen Hotel St Petersburg
- Herzen St Petersburg