Standard Double or Twin Room
Station Hotel A1
Station Hotel A1
Great place close to everything
Very friendly staff, good breakfast included. Rooms are small, but comfortable. Great shower and even a heated towel rack!
central, clean and good basic breakfast
great central located hotel, with basic facilities but good wifi, great self service breakfasts and clean warm rooms with plenty of hot water!
Very close to the Hermitage and just behind Newski blv. The room was very clean and spacious enough. The only down side was the bed which was 2 beds put together and we kept getting a hole in the middle!
The entrance looks weird and breakfast is basic (but nice and there is something new/different every day) but overall it was a great choice, so close to transports, river, museums etc. Highly recommended.
Nearly to Hermitage.
Clining and just a few steps from metro station in the historical area.
The hotel you are looking for.
We (my husband and ) have been to St.Petersburg twice before, but we wanted to refresh our memory. We came as individual tourists this time, stayed more than a week, and we had the opportunity to revisit not only the main attractions (The Hermitage, The Russian museum, the Isaak's cathedral, the Peter-and-Paul's fortress, the Petergoff fountains,...), but we visited some museums we did not visit before and some which were open to the public just some years ago: Spas-on-blood memorial-museum, the Grand palace in Petergoff, Stone museum, Museum of applied arts, Anichkov museum, Geology museum, Yusupov's palace, Ekaterina's Palace in Tsarskoe selo, Smolny cathedral, Kazan cathedral, Sand festival, etc., etc.
I was very pleased when I bought tickets for a Cossak folk show (Bagaitsa) on Internet, and a young man at the reception helped me with printing them out. The same guy was very kind to explain to me how to get to Petergoff: I got the information from the Internet, but I wanted to check it with a person who has already been there.
In the vicinity of the hotel we found a kind of cafe (it is called Stolovaya, and you eat what you have paid for), where you can eat for a reasonable price, and the food is super tasty.
You can buy beautiful souvenirs (the Russian souvenirs are in fact very beautiful), and the variety is big.
We left the Emperors' city with a lot of memories and wishing us to come here again.
Adequate, but missing comforts
The A1 was nice enough. It was affordable and in a great location. The first clerk we met was a little gruff but the others later, mostly the young guys, were friendlier. Like much of our experience in Russia, there were attempts at running a consumer economy, but it was more like a dry transaction without the smiles or an idea of real customer service; nothing bad, just kind of blank. The room was clean but could have used more furniture, like a place to open up your suitcase. Don't expect to get any ice; they looked at us like we were crazy when we asked for some. Our room had a very small window and it did get cool at night in July, which was good, since the AC cuts off at 5 pm. The front door cannot be seen from the road. You have to push a button at a gate then go around to the right. All in all, it was not unlike an economy hotel in Brooklyn. Clean and functional.