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Pulkovskaya Hotel   J   Phone: 7 (812) 123-5856

Rates: Peak season single $120; peak season double $140; off season $84 to $98.

Location Rating: Fair. It is nowhere near the heart of the city, which is 11 miles away.

Proximity to Metro: Good. About a 10 minute walk to Moskovskaya Metro Station.

Lobby Appearance: It's fine. Although another lobby on the other side was in the process of renovation, and that area was closed.Photo: Pulkovskaya Hotel, St. Petersburg, Russia

Room Appearance: The rooms and bathrooms look fine and it appears they are all alike. All with recent furnishings.

Useful Nearby Businesses: A major shopping area is right there. Whatever you want, you can probably get it there. A McDonald's is also there.

Hotel Restaurants: We saw 2 really tiny restaurants and 2 larger eating areas.

Other Amenities: Internet access, a gym, pool, sauna.

Would I Stay Here? Yes. Although with it being so far from the city's core area, this hotel would not be my first choice. It is definitely clean though.

Staff Speaks English? Yes.

Comments: Big hotel - 840 guest rooms. Very good security. The hotel is located at the edge of the city. Go north and you are in the big city. Go south and you are in the quiet (dull) suburbs. When the airport closes or there are problems with a flight, this hotel benefits because it is only 3 miles from the airport. The neighborhood is interesting and busy, but it really is not the most interesting place to be. The good news is the metro is close by. From here you are 7 metro stops away from the heart of the city. This hotel was the busiest in Saint Petersburg during my inspections (January 2002).

Radisson SAS Royal Hotel   J&  
Phone: 7 (812) 322-5000

Peak Season Rates: Standard single/double $330/350; superior single/double $350/370; business class single/double $390/410; junior suite $500; senior suite $580; Moscow suite $950; royal suite $1800. Add 25 percent tax to these figures. And this is not per week. It's per night.

Location Rating: Excellent. It's in the heart of the city.Photo: Radisson SAS Royal Hotel, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Proximity to Metro: Very good. A 7 to 10 minute walk in either direction. Gostiny Dvor or Mayakovskaya Metro Station.

Lobby Appearance: Beautiful and spotless. Constantly cleaned.

Room Appearance: The hotel is brand new as of July 2001. And all the rooms are brand new and well appointed. Street views cost extra.

Useful Nearby Businesses: Everything is here, and a McDonalds is right down the block.

Hotel Restaurants: They've got one restaurant and also one bar with nice views of the sidewalk action. The entire hotel looks dynamite.

Other Amenities: Internet access is available for 50 cents per minute. They have a small fitness room with all new equipment and the elevators require a key card to use. After seeing nearly 100 hotels, this was the first time I saw this security feature in a hotel here.

Would I Stay Here? Absolutely! The maximum in comfort and luxury.

Staff Speaks English? Yes, of course.

Comments: It's a beautiful and very classy hotel. And the location is great. During our visit, a crowd grew outside the front door in anticipation of seeing somebody famous. The hotel has 164 rooms. Here are two industry press releases about it:

Railroads State Administration Hotel   K   Basic accommodations, yet a tremendous value.
Phone: 7 (812) 233-2703

Rates: Either 254 ($8.47) or 526 ($17.53) rubles depending upon the room. Only 10 rooms available.

Location Rating: Very Good. A nice neighborhood. And close to the Saint Peter & Paul Fortress and the metro.Photo: Railroads State Administration Hotel, St. Petersburg, Russia

Proximity To Metro: Very good. About a 10 minute walk to Gorkovskaya Metro Station.

Lobby Appearance: There's just a desk and a hallway. Nothing fancy.

Room Appearance: Basic, but clean. Shared toilet and shower rooms with another room.

Useful Nearby Businesses: Food snacks can be bought nearby.

Hotel Restaurants: None.

Other Amenities: None.Photo: Entrance to Railroads State Administration Hotel, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Would I Stay Here? Maybe. Not my first choice. But for the money it is pretty good.

Staff Speaks English? No.

Comments: The neighborhood is nice.





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