End of February my wife and I spent a week at the Sokos Olympic Garden as part of a group on a cultural tour of St. Petersburg. In general we were very pleased with the hotel. The rooms were clean and the breakfast and dinner buffets were really quite good. The food was of excellent quality with numerous choices that would appeal to any kind of diet. As part of a tour we had daily coach travel to and from wherever we needed to be, so the hotel's location outside the center of city attractions did not present a problem. It would be quite inconvenient otherwise. The only other issue we had was room location. In the winter the hotel has wood burning fireplaces that produce quite a smoke smell if you are located on the inner courtyard. This, combined with the fact that the rooms were overheated and made it necessary to keep the windows open, created a problem for us. The hotel immediately honored our request to move to an outside room, which solved the problem. I think this hotel would be a reasonably good choice for anyone who has either a car or is willing to use taxis. It is not in walking distance to any major attraction. Since we didn't need public transportation, I can't speak to that option.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden is the only hotel in St. Petersburg located in the historical center and yet having such an easy transport access to the airport, Expoforum and Moskovsky railway station. The hotel is a perfect destination for a 'Cosy living, Smart working' surrounded by a green park for energizing walks and morning runs. A 'Mezanine' floor with 14 multi-functional meeting rooms makes our hotel the business place to be. In contrast to modern and up-to-date conference floor, one can enjoy a cosy atmosphere in Fransmanni restaurant, where the warmth of the fireplace will make you go straight from working condition to the weekend mood. 348 rooms at Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden are a great mix of coziness and functionality decorated with natural materials and textiles. Sports translations, high quality beer and tasty burgers will make an ideal end of the day with your friends or colleagues in 'Sports' Bar 84'. ... more less
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