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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: St Petersburg by DK Publishing

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Accommodation Tips

1. Areas

The main five-star hotels are located in the centre, on and around Nevskiy prospekt. There are some good hotels further out as well. Budget hotels, catering to students and young people, have also begun to spring up in the last few years. Most of them, again, are located in and around the city centre.

2. Hotel Standards

Top quality, international chain hotels will have impeccably clean rooms, efficient service and be of the expected standard. Other hotels can be something of a hit-and-miss affair. Generally, however, all hotels are clean and the staff is polite, though language may be a problem.

3. Star System

The hotel star system in Russia is somewhat arbitrary, with many hotels awarding themselves the number of stars ...

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