We stayed in the Asteria for 4 nights as most other hotels in closer proximity to Nevsky were booked out due to big conference in town.
I can't say much about the hotel that is positive at all. The hotel is 1km from Nevsky Prospekt, and there isn't much on the south side of the Prospekt at all.
The rooms are terribly out dated with the worst mattress you could imagine, it honestly would not have been changed in 20 years. The pillows were so bad I had to use my inflatable neck support I use on planes as my main pillow with no spares.
The "nonsmoking" floor stunk of smoke, and so did I after having to sit in the hall way to pick up any signal of the free wifi!! In the end I gave up on that as it was slow and a waste of time.
Breakfast in the dining area was no better, they regularly ran out of supplies, no toaster, ran out of glasses for water (had to drink out of a cereal bowl!!'). People smoking at the breakfast table wasn't great either.
The staff were friendly and the hotel is incredibly over staffed, with 4 staff regularly behind the counter not doing much.
Fr the price we paid (and I think they inflated their prices because of the conference in town), we expected much better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Asteria is situated at the downtown of Saint-Petersburg,just 10 minutes walk from the main sightseeing, historical places and monuments.There are 6 floors, 72 rooms of different categories, restaurant and business-centre at the hotel.It is very suitable for the accommodation business travelers, tourists and families due to its location, comfort and high quality services. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Asteria Hotel St Petersburg