Our frustation started when we arrived at the train station coming from Helsinki. To get a taxi was a nightmare. We gave the hotel details to the taxi driver and they had a "meeting" among the few drivers because no one knew the hotel. When we arrived there after many "turn arounds", we felt like we were coming back to the Cold War time. 45 minutes to check in and they wanted to retain our passport (NO WAY). Try to say that to a Russian that hardly speaks any English. People were very strange and careless. We came with 4 pieces of luggage, I looked around and asked for the elevator. There is an elevator but you have to walk up one level, go thru a door, come down one floor and get into what they call elevator, which is a joke. Hardly fits one person and 1 bag and the door is a "bang type" made of wood, no locks!!. You arrive what should be your floor and you have to walk up one more floor. Room? They try to make it neat, but dates back the 70 & 80's (don't trust the pictures). We spent one night only out of two and we moved to another hotel (very nice one!!), paying for a night that we didn't stay. Besides, when we arrived at the reception, there were two Escort Girls sitting on the reception waiting for their clients. What a disapointment. DO NOT RECOMMEND. And this is my very first review that I wanted to make sure to write!!!! But don't miss the chance to visit the city. It is just beatiful
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Marco Polo Saint-Petersburg is an Old Petersburg style hotel situated in a very center of Vasilievsky Island, at the corner of Sredniy prospect and the 12th line, 48/27. The hotel is perfectly close to the main cultural and business centers of the city. Hotel accommodation includes 47 comfortable rooms of business category, suite category and 3 luxury suites. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marco Polo Saint-Petersburg Hotel St. Petersburg