Basic Value Hotel but Service Definitely Can Improve
Lee Zon 26/08/2017 09:33
Alyosha Popovich Hotel is an unique hotel complex, but has quite basic rooms, and definitely not the most helpful service. The hotel has excellent location within Yaroslavl being 10 minutes from the Volga and having abundant restaurants around. The complex also has an excellent statue of the Yaroslavl bear at its entrance.
However, from check-in, the staff seems like they do not care about their non-Russian guests. Whilst we understand that language barrier and Russian hospitality may play a part, we had excellent Russian service at other hotels. The reception never greeted us, and when we had questions about our transport to Suzdal, he seemed very confused and told us to look up the buses online. Eventually, though after having trouble navigating through Russian transport sites, the receptionist gave us times for our buses.
Our room on ground floor is very basic and aged. The room is probably the worst we stayed in Russia with really basic amenities. The bathroom is adequate but had a tendency to flood. I enjoyed the breakfast though. It had good variety of Russian food, but the seating arrangement can get packed as there's only large tables. Overall, A P Dvor is a quirky, excellent value hotel, but a refreshed room and friendlier service could have made our overnight stay a lot more pleasant.
Noisy, very basic, poor service
Bribribelon 18/08/2017 11:10
We were disappointed by our stay in A.P Dvor hotel. We had 2 rooms on the 3rd floor which were basic, small and a little stuffy. No amenities, no kettle, and uncomfortable bedding. One of our duvets had blood stains. The hotel was crowded, with lots of parties going on and some outdoor work and as a result was super noisy, night and day. We were unable to have breakfast in the first day as there was nowhere left to sit and after waiting for 10 minutes we decided to go to a local cafe. The staff pretended not to notice when some tables could have been rearranged to make some space ( lots of table for 6 occupied by one single guest). Disappointing. Avoid.
Fun Place to stay for a family
ChaBrkon 04/06/2017 19:25
This is a fun hotel that is themed after a Russian folk hero. If you haven't heard of Alyosha Popovich you might want to look him up before you stay here. We found the check in staff very helpful, as they had to work with a slightly complicated situation. While we were trying to check-in a costumed three-headed dragon wandered in and kept our children amused. The rooms themselves were spacious, though as has been pointed out the curtains are not really adequate for the northern summer and the light started streaming in early. One strange thing we noticed as we were checking out is even though our door was controlled by a key card it didn't seem to lock when we left.
Along with your room you get breakfast, which was fine but nothing particularly notable. You also get to tour the hotel's in-house interactive museum. You have to book a time for it and our welcomed to the tour by a character who plays the part of a person from the time of Aloysha Popovich. The tour is very interactive, and while it was entirely in Russian our kids (who don't speak Russian) still enjoyed the tour. The hotel is right across the street from the Kremlin and about a fifteen minute walk from the Volga. We would certainly stay here again.
Very good hotel in the city center with great breakfast.
Juliana Aon 22/05/2017 13:59
The staff was friendly and check-in was smooth. We had room 328. The room was pretty big and clean, furniture also ok but nothing extra. It is a pity that there was no kettle in the room (we have a small child), so for hot water it was necessary to go to the cooler on the second floor. Crib for baby wasn't for free, we paid 500 RUB per night. Breakfast was very good (scrambled eggs, boiled eggs, sausages, meatballs, pasta, sauces, sweet pastries, cereals, tea, coffee, juice. Minuses, the thin walls of the room and the restaurant that works 24. At night the fire alarm worked, we were frightened, but then a voice over the loudspeaker assured us that there was no fire. It's good that our child didn't wake up. But to fall asleep after that was unpleasant:(
Running HM in Yaroslavl Russia
MichaelDolgyon 14/03/2017 12:45
Nice welcoming hotel in downtown of Yaroslavl next to the Kremlin, best location , rooms are created with Russian Historical Design touch , clean and good at all, but lot of rooms and lot of people, not quite. Traditional Russia Breakfast - yummy!!!