Picked the Sverdlovsk merely because it was across the road from the train station, it was getting late and it was cold and snowing. I wish I had braved the weather and kept walking.
the lobby is very modern and stylish but looks are deceiving. The hotel advertises 3 rates - 1800 rubles, 2500 and finally 3500 rubles for a suite. I asked the difference between the first two and was told the 2500 ruble rooms had been renovated. they lied. The room was in a corridor that looked about 300 rooms long. The room was small with a very narrow rock-hard single bed with a hideous pink cover. The room was dirty and the bathroom tiles cracked and filthy. The plaster surrounding the windows was almost non existent. There was only tepid water in the shower - not good when it is -10 outside. I would recommend people stay away from this hotel ans spend the effort to get into town.
That said, some of the staff were exceptional. I walked back to the hotel because I had seen they had a train and air ticket desk but when I asked, they told me it had been closed down. I was asking whether there was anywhere else I could book (the train station itself was a nightmare - very confusing and absolutely packed with people) the young lass got a lady from the business centre who could speak english. When the lady worked out out what ticket I was after, she wrote it in cyrillic and got the young lass to take me to the train station and order the ticket for me. On with her coat, through the snow and across the road, standing in queue and ordered my ticket, back to the hotel where all the details written in english for me, all at no charge! Was greatly appreciated so I bought the young lass a single rose from the flower seller.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It is located only in five steps from the railway station "Ekaterinburg passagirsky". Not everyone knows that our hotel has been renovated, and upgraded to include all the modern comforts and conveniences. Marins Park Hotel Ekaterinburg is in heart of our cities developed transport infrastructure (subway, bus, tram, taxi, city train - just 30 minutes to the airport "Koltsovo"). Our hotel is located near various monuments and architectural structures such as the Temple-on-blood, Kharitonovsky farmstead-park, recreation centre, Theatre for children, Concerto hall "Kosmos", Theatre of musical comedy, Philharmonic society, The History museum of Ekaterinburg, Museum of fine arts, Theatre of dolls, Chamber Theatre, Metenkov's photographic museum. In our hotel you can purchase book an excursion to the most memorable places in the city and area. It is the best method to become acquainted with the capital of the Urals! You only need your camera! The hotel offers 400 rooms of different categories for you (Economy, Comfort, Standard, Business, Luxury, and Deluxe), non smoking rooms and the family rooms. Pets are welcome. The best entertaining establishments of city are on the ground floor of the hotel. We have a few restaurants: "Coffee shop No.7", Japanese restaurant "Tanuki", cafe "Lepota" (European restaurant). You can conduct pleasant evenings in our VIP apartments "MonPlaisir". We have two special halls for presentations and conferences up to 50 persons. There are multimedia projectors, TV, DVD-players, computers, flip charts. It is possible to organize coffee-breaks, lunches, banquets, suppers and video-conferences. For private conversations with your partners we have a special business room. Hotel extras: air and railway cash desks, auto lease, free parking, currency exchange, ATM, a safe. Special services for our guests: free laundry, sewing alterations and safe are free. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marins Park Hotel Yekaterinburg, Russia - Sverdlovsk Oblast