Best Eastern Heliopark Old Estate Hotel
4 Verhne Beregovaya, Pskov, Russia, 180006, RU
Most famous hotel in Pskov
Some years ago they built up a nice not big but charming hotel
Old Estate resort & Spa, this is obviously more expensive than other places to accomodate, but it situated in the beautiful central area, you can see the Pskov Kremlin walls just out of the window)
Frankly speaking, hotels probably are not a good alternative..usually people rent a flat for about 25 Euro per night. They usually give discounts if you take a flat for more than 24 hours. The flats are usually nothing special, but clean). there is a website www.sutochno.ru which has a base of flats for rent offered in different cities of Russia
Unique Quality: great views, english-speaking stuff, cozy, wi-fi, customized service
Directions: some minutes walk from Pskov Kremlin
More about Pskov
St. Basil's on the Hill Church
Velikaya River, Kremlin walls, Trinity Cathedral
I wonder whether somebody has an experience with weekend trip to Pskov. Most of all I'm interesting in possibilities of accomodation.
Re: Weekend trip
Pskov's an interesting enough place I think, but the accommodation options aren't great.
Three years ago I stayed in the Hotel Oktyabrskaya on the main street, and although it was cheap, and the restaurant was good, the quality of the room was pretty poor.
There are plenty of places worth seeing in town, the Potemkin chambers for example.
Travel Tips for Pskov
Kremlin is a small piece of history that remains in Pskov after WWII. In 1943 downtown of Pskov was bombed to smoulder by SOVIET (!?) army. It was Stalin's punishment for surrender in 1941. He was very cruel person.
Pskov was the ONLY Russian city that surrendered without a battle in 1941 and for the first time in a history of Pskov. And for that Nazy established here so-called "Paris occupation regime" with special food supply for civilians. According to morale of that times this considered to be a treason. :(
There's a very nice but expensive (for Russian standards) in the SUPER-complex. It costs 40 euro's a month, but i think the facilities are worth it. There are aerobics classes and a gym. There's a sauna and it is very clean and that's worth the money. err shoes and sport clothes. And a big bag of money!
Don't miss the giant head sitting on the wall near the southwest side of the Kremlin!
I say "don't miss it," because I'm hoping that you'll go see it, recognize it and be able to tell me what it is, because I am stumped!
The Pskova River.
All the people visiting Pskov (presuming they do not spend the whole of their time in a hotel room or railway station:) ) see it, but relatively few attach to it any importance as a sight per se. Since the 16th century - which in not an ancient date for Pskov by any means - the entry to the mouth of the Pskova River, where the harbor and the Fish Market were situated, had been guarded by the Watergate (no political inferences, please!!! :) ) which was also called "the Lower Lattice". The river waters could flow through the gate quite easily. In the 17th century the High (Visokaya) and the Flat (Ploskaya) Towers of the walls were connected by a stone arcade with two lifting gates - lattices. The two towers, especially the space between them, mark the place where the two most important rivers - the Pskova and the Velikaya (The Great River, in English) meet. The Pskova river was the chief waterway into and through the merchant town.
Monument of famous poet A. Pushkin;
Slexander nevski Monument;
another St. Olga Monument - by Tseritely;