Satisfaction Very Good
Value Score No Data
Good For Solo
Nice and clean hotel even if some of the rooms are renovated very long time ago.
Rooms are mostly for two persons, only few family rooms.
But the biggest plus is that hotel is very centrally located.
If asked me location couldn’t have been better:
Lenin Street next to Severnaja leads to the other end of Coast Boulevard and you can visit little shops while walking down to the Onega. And by walking up along the Lenin Street you’ll be soon next to the shopping center and university area.
Another road next Severnaja leads to harbor, amusement park and restaurants of coast boulevard via Lenin statue and theatres.
Good old sovjet accomodation
I pulled over and let Klemet out to ask the first young attractive girl (Babe Alert) for directions to the Severnaya Hotel. This spurred a discussion on the definition of "delicious" when it came to women.
The western advertisement industry will have you believe that a delicious woman is covered with chocolate and filled with caramel. We tend to disagree. While a fine body may have its virtues, this alone does not make a delicious woman. Equallt, if not more important, is a specific quality of a radiating positive personality, and a truly honest smile. Interestingly, we found Russia to have a higher than usual rate of delicious women.
Once we found the hotel, the babe alerts were reaching the top of the charts. There seemed to be a wedding or five going on, as well as a beauty pagant. This meant that the hotel and the streets were flooded with probably the most beautiful women in Karelia. And there, in the middle of it all, we were looking for a room.
Did I mention that we didn't have a reservation? When you're travelling in limited time, without really knowing anything about the places you go, reservations only lock you to a schedule that you will regret a million times later. Perhaps you wsh to spend more time here and less time there. Therefore, no reservations. And it is when you have no reservations that you end up in weird situations, like looking for a room in a hotel where they are obviously filled to the rim with beautiful - nay - delicious women.
They had one room for one night available.
But first, a good night sleep was in order. And for once we got decently sized pillows, another Sovjet leftover. Quality pillows so heavy you need both hands to lift them, and please watch your back.
Unique Quality: The hotel seems to cover an enitre city block. It is huge. We walked down an enormous hallway, turned the corner and walked yet another enormously long corridor to get to our room.
Also check out the café - at the other end of the hotel. Best coffee I've had for ages.
Directions: Intersection of Lenina and Engelsa. If you drive down Lenina, it will be on the south side, it is huge, you can't miss it!
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