Stayed while on a short visit to the region with a friend. Room - The beds were okay and generally better than most budget Belarus hotels. The bathroom however was awful. They need some serious renovations because it was falling apart, dirty and had bugs! Price - was one of the cheaper options and for the price I can’t complain. If you’re on a budget I’d recommend the hotel. Location - in a reasonably central part of the city with parking facilities. Overall you need to realise you get what you pay for.
Spent 1 night; typical "soviet" hotel, not a new/luxury one. However, provides everything you need to sleep 1 night. I did not notice any air-conditioning/heater, though... but it was quite. TV in the room was very small (we did not even turn it on), but was a tiny fridge; in another room there was a big new flat TV, though :) Located not far from the center, ~10 min walk. There is a restaurant at the 1st floor, and a bar. Останавливались на 1 ночь, типичный "советский" отель. Однако, есть всё необходимое для того, чтобы переночевать. Хотя, я не заметил кондиционера и/или обогревателя. Было тихо. В комнате был крошечный телевизор, и холодильник, зато в другой комнате телевизор был очень большой. Отель расположен недалеко от центра, около 10 мин ходьбы. На первом этаже есть ресторан и бар.…
very good location in centre, friendly staff, good service, rooms small but convenient, I got single with renovated bathroom, breakfast in form of sets, tasty, very good price / quality ration, recommend for short stays
Well, the prices the democratic, but from my point of view the staff is not controled at all. When I asked in the morning for a hiar-dryer I was told it was not for free. Too previous times I was given it for free like in all the rest normal hotels. Two fat ladies said that probably the staff who let me do that was too much kind and laughed. Crazy old women.
Clasic Soviet style hotel, the outside was under repair when we were there. Pretty clean, free WiFi in the rooms, 24 hours lobby bar, breakfast is OK but isn't so diversified, lunch and dinner are perfect, Nice meeting room for appx. 15-20 persons, verry close to city centre...
The hotel is so simple, calm and cheap, I enjoyed the Slavic -Russian- accent when speaking English :) Staff really so so friendly and trying to help whenever you ask. It is also in a good location in which you have access to many transport facilities and also to the city center where.
This is a slightly updated soviet style hotel. The outside was under repair when we were there- it looks a bit like a prison! Its a few minutes walk to the main street- such as it is The bedrooms didnt have AC and were very hot at night. Like the other hotels in Belarus you only got one small sachet of shower gel. The breakfast was OK. The internet was not free and only worked in the lobby It was OK - but I suspect there must be better in the city
I stayed there for a day after spending sometime in another hotel. The rooms here were very nice and they had a lot of blankets that were useful as I traveled in January. While I cannot really make out if it was really a soviet style hotel or not but this hotel was certainly classy. Their is also a Karaoke club just beside the hotel which was quiet a treat. The rooms were also pretty warm and comfortable.
After the other reviews I was positively surprised - yes it has soviet chic, my room had no air-con - but the room was okay, Internet for 3 days was 3$ and it was close by the city centre. I opted to have breakfast in the city. There was a water station on every floor.
The Hotel Belarus is an almost perfect example of a soviet style hotel, albeit with bigger rooms but minus minibar and air conditioning. Plusses with this hotel definitely include the price, the free drinking water and location. The disadvantage is that the wifi isn't free and signal intermittent, the breakfast isn't the nicest and comes with very dilute cordial rather than fruit juice, the lifts are a bit grubby, and unlike most hotels they don't have a map to share of where they are in relation to city and its sites. The big disadvantage for me was the lack of air conditioning given I was in a room to the front onto the main road. This meant I had to sleep with the windows open with traffic whizzing past and meaning my sleep was restless. The staff were generally pleasant, and I think the issues with the hotel are more indicative of a lack of investment in the city of Brest as a whole (I think the Brest fortress is maintained at the expense of the rest of the city). I would stay again, but I'd see if I could get a room at the back next time, away from the main road. …