Nevsky Central Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The location is great; it may not be very easy to find first time, especially if you don't speak or read Russian, but once you remember the location - it is perfect. It is very close to 2 metro stations, Pl Vosstaniya and Mayakovskaya. The staff are great, especially Semyon (Simon) the receptionist. My room was very comfortable, good size and cute. The bathroom and a strong hot shower were just perfect. The hotel serves a very nice hot breakfast. All in all, it was a perfect stay and when I come back to St Petersburg, I will stay there again.
The location of the hotel is very convenient, 10 minutes walk from station on Nevskiy, easy to reach sight-see locations. The staffs are nice, the wifi is ok... and there are coffee bars, Japanese food restaurants, girl shows...
This hotel is on 'the far end' of Nevsky Prospect and therefore has a good location as you can use many (trolley)buslines to get where you want to be. This is not a typical hotel, but a 'hidden' one on the third floor of a building. We only saw stairs, but there should be a hidden elevator (?). Staff speaks ok english and helps you out where possible. But you will have to ask for it. The rooms were more than ok. A good shower, nice beds, enough space, dark, ... Just don't expect a woow-effect. There is wifi that works fine, the place is clean and feels safe. The breakfast is basic, but typical russian. Don't expect much variation. What really bothers me is the lack of a 'common space' where you can sit together. Also for breakfast, there is really not enough space to seat everyone. The doors are also not really sound-proof (but the walls are, and that is the most important). So... though one... 3 or 4 stars, I don't know... There is room for improvement, but on the other hand, this is a good option to discover Saint-Petersburg.
The Nevskiy Central Hotel is located about one hundred meters down a side street close to the beginning St. Petersburg's main street, the Nevskiy. So you are within walking distance from the Neva river and the Hermitage as well as all the shopping and restaurants of a main street. The hotel has almost no lobby, but do not be frightened by that. All rooms are reasonably equipped and clean, but you need luck when getting your key - some rooms are small ones in the old building and some are huge in a newer wing, all at the same price. Nice breakfast, too, but no elevator!
Hotel entrance is through a strange door at street level not clearly indicating it is the hotel, as there are coffee bar, gentleman's club, internet cafe, minimarket and other things. The actual hotel door is at third floor without lifts, but we did not find that a problem, once we found the door to use at street level. The hotel is clean and have 24 hours reception (they actually have to open the door for you to let you in and out). Breakfast is buffet, having all the necessary things, but not like a full English breakfast, but it did have cooked porridge, warm sausages, salat, different cheese and cold meat, marmalade, cereals, tea and coffee and some fresh fruit. The beds were good. We did have challenge controlling water temperature in bath, but we did manage to get a warm bath each day.
Book this hotel for our trip to St Petersburg... then found out that they stated on their website that the cost of issuing Visa Supporting documents (required for Russian Visa application) is over US$22. I thought this must be a mistake... since Ibis Hotel chain in the same city provides such a document for free. I emailed them to ask.. only to be surprised by the reply.... stating that for Singaporeans... the fee is not US$22 but US$60 per person!!! This is even more expensive than the hotel room itself.... absolutely daylight robbery! I emailed the hotel booking website immediately and after some time to go through the system (and providing clear evidence), they allowed me to cancel my booking for a full refund. I lost some money with exchange rate losses on my credit card, but it did not matter. I was never going to stay there even if I cannot get any refund and even if they waived the document charge (which they did not). If they are willing to charge us US$60 per person (despite their website stating US$22) and Ibis chain does the same thing for free... who knows what further tricks they will pull to rob us blind when we reach there. Not something you want to worry about when you are on holiday. This is a terribly dishonest hotel. I am a level 6 reviewer, so my record speaks for itself. This account is absolutely true. Do not stay here! You have been warned.
We stayed three nights terrible hotel no elevator 6 floors by stairs from the street to the room very bad service reception people very unfriendly did not want to give any information I told I have a surgery in my back and didnt mind and gave me a room in the last floor the safe did not work and the hotel staff did not care poor breakfast and the reception staff offered to keep lugagge in the sorage room and when we checked out they refuse to keep our lugagge,we travel a lot I was in St Petersburg 6 months ago and had a great time but this hotel I am sure is the worst option I will never suggest anyone to stay there.
However the front facade of the hotel is not so acceptable but it has clean and suitable rooms with everything that you want.The staff are so kind and polite.They gave a doll to my little cousin.The location of the hotel is great,you are near to the famous places and you can go there easily.There is a bus station near it.Generally we passed enjoyable time on this hotel.
good little hotel, lots of help from reception. Once you get past the "unusual services" offered by one of the business below the hotel, the place is clean, and well lit. The biggest issues - the hotel is not well marked on the outside of the building, and it is up a number of flights of stairs before you get to the locked entrance. The reception is manned at all hours, so no issue with getting in at a late hour. Many of the rooms are up even more flights of stairs, and there is no lift available, so if you have any mobility issues, ask for a room on a lower floor. The rooms on the upper floors have more modern TVs that can attach via HDMI to a computer (no DVD players provided) so there is a trade off there. good base to explore the city from - but you wont spend much time in your room
The first floor of the hotel is the 3.5th floor of the building with no elevator. The help with luggage is not always available. The personal is excellent and will assist you with most of your issues about viziting St Petersburg. The location is just perfect
- Close to State Russian Museum and Summer Garden
- Free continental breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- 24-hour front desk
Located in Nevsky Prospekt, Nevsky Central Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as State Russian Museum and Summer Garden. This 34-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a computer station. Located in central St. Petersburg, the hotel is also near Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Kazan Cathedral.
Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 8 AM to 11 AM.
Nevsky Central Hotel's 34 rooms are air-conditioned and provide free local calls, safes, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.
Nevsky Central Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and free newspapers. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle for a fee (available 24 hours). The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
72% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 195 reviews