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Prestige Sport Hotel
Street Address: Dobrolubov Prospect, 14
Nearest Metro: Sportivnaya (about a 5 minute walk)
Staff Speaks English? Depends who is working the front desk.
Would I Stay Here? Yes.
The Prestige Sport Hotel was opened in May 2003. It has 16 rooms. This is a budget facility, yet it is fairly comfortable for the money. In the off-season they have small rooms with double decker beds for just 1050 rubles, with their most expensive rooms going for 2100 rubles. Prices go up 50% for high season.
An interesting old church with fantastic, distinct bell chimes is 3 to 5 minutes away and easily within sight of the hotel. The stadium and ice skating rink is 5 minutes away and so is the metro station. And you can walk to the Peter and Paul Fortress from this hotel, and the Hermitage (20+ minutes).
The actual building that this hotel is located in is not at all interesting. It is a dull, modern (25 years old?) architectural style. The immediate neighborhood is a tiny bit dull.
The Prestige Sport Hotel has the most interesting map of Saint Petersburg that I have ever seen. It is gigantic and very detailed.
The rooms have nice bathrooms, bedrooms with linoleum tile floors, a tiny tv and phone. The hotel offers safe deposit boxes. They also have a place to store luggage for early arrivals/late departures.
The hotel features carpeted halls and a fairly large eating area. They say they have no trouble with hot water.
If you order their cheapest room, you will get a bunk bed. Somebody will need to use a ladder to get to the top bed.
I think this location will be quiet, unless there is a sporting event at the nearby arena.
So, it's clean, new and inexpensive. You can probably have greater comfort at other mini-hotels, but it will cost you more.
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