Contras: This is an odd criticism I know, but Russia can be cold and sometimes it's nice to stay in and watch a movie. I had never heard of the movies available for rent (they all looked pretty bad) so I looked them up. The reviews of most were like 'basically unwatchable' and not one of them was a movie that anyone would actually want to watch. They were all made in English, which I also thought was unusual.
Prós: Very new hotel, with all the amenities and facilities in brand new condition. Very good service from the staff. It is about 15-20 mins walk to the main sights, but the hotel offers shuttle bus to Hermitage museum 3x per day.
Prós: Room was very good,bed ! TV, and bathroom . Free mini bar each day- 2 waters- 2 juice- 1 beer - 1 can of soda.
Contras: Out side appearance looks like nothing - street sign so small you will miss it, and big sign to high to see. Front doors are useless as was the door attendant. Inside you had to go up 4 steps with your luggage no ramp, yes there is a handicap lift but no one there to help. Once inside no problems with anything, it was just hard to get inside.
Contras: Did place twin beds together, rather than separated, but I didn't complain. Electronics a bit dated, and view of court yard mediocre.
Prós: Excellent Service
It was a good tip not to book a room overlooking the inner court. The rooms with outside windows are much better due to the view.
Excellent location near the Museum of Russian Art.
Prós: room and service were very good. the concierge-marie and anna were very helpful to us,