Situated on the Neva River, St Petersburg in Russia is dotted with majestic palaces flaunting the lavish taste of the Romanov Tsars. But opulent and imposing as this city may be, it also has a slew of budget hotels, which offer excellent amenities on your St Petersburg holidays.
Rinaldi Hotel in Nevsky is a bed and breakfast that’s highly commended for its low rates and ideal location. It is a two-minute walk from the Moscow Railway Station and around four minutes from Ploshchad Vosstaniya metro station. Double-glazed windows in each of the 12 rooms promise uninterrupted sleep for guests, while the hotel’s central heating system provides ample warmth all year-round.
Offering panoramic views along the Bank Bridge, Battistini Taddeo Hotel on the Griboedov Canal 29 is an affordable choice for small families. Rates are reasonable and guests are treated to a view of the St. Isaak’s Cathedral, Holy Trinity Cathedral, St Nicholas Cathedral, and Matiinsky Theatre on the 18th floor. Constructed in 1967, this hotel is the first high-rise building ever built in St Petersburg.
Business meets pleasure in Nevsky Grand Hotel, located “just around the corner from Nevsky Prospect.” Sporting a historical facade and an elegant, modern interior design, the hotel has a conference room with a maximum capacity of 25 persons. A projector, programmed data processor (PDP), flip chart, and three computers with Internet connection are available for meetings and workshops.
The Northern Lights Hotel in the centre of St Petersburg takes you back in time with its 19th century style. Characterised by high ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and delicate trims, this low-cost hotel “literally glows with a special northern light” during the White Nights season.
Other budget St Petersburg hotels to choose from are Hotel Pio, Pushkin Mini-Hotel, and Sabrina Hotel.