There are certain places that give you an assurance of an amazing stay as soon as you see the photos on a hotel booking website. There was no two way about this feeling when we fixed our gaze at Hotel Indigo to be our nest in the Russian city of St. Petersburg.
This feel good factor was amplified when the hotel provided us with the required tourist voucher documents for free and very promptly. These twin hurdles were new for us and did cause some frustration which you can know in detail by reading this post here before you apply for your Russian visa. By helping guests who didn’t even arrive in the country, Hotel Indigo created a warm welcoming impression as if we had reliable friends waiting for us in St. Petersburg.
Some hard facts first. This hotel is not situated in Nevsky Prospekt, neither did it matter. We had the option to either take the metro or a taxi which was fairly cheap and convenient. The hotel is situated in Tchaikovskogo Ulitsa which was around 10 minutes taxi ride away from the central train station.
We were told earlier that the people in St. Petersburg are warmer and friendlier than those in Moscow. The receptionists confirmed this as soon as they welcomed us. Very efficiently they informed us of the details, our room, the services, and the key directions to and from the hotel on a map.
One of the loveliest aspects of Hotel Indigo was, the decor where uptown-meets-downtown vibe utterly beautiful. Contemporary but luxurious, polished but comfortable, sleek but welcoming. The lounge and lobby area was cosy and with touch of class.
When we entered into our room, the quality and the promised comfort of the hotel was prominent. Our Double room – technically one of the lowest on Hotel Indigo hierarchy – was enough for sure but brilliantly designed to make full use of the space and not once did we end up falling our or even noticing close confines. For a boutique hotel in the middle of the city, that’s quite something.
One of the best places where we stayed, immaculate interior design not only in every detail of the room, but even inside the toilet. There was even a book on the desk with elaborate pictures and history of the neighbourhood which we thought was a very intelligent and a well thought idea.
The best part was the square shaped power shower which is what we needed after a long day’s exploration to wash out all your fatigue. Every detail inside the room, the toiletries, the color combination of the wall, the pillows, the pictures – were a testimony of the fact that it was not the most expensive of attempts, but a very classy and smart one.
The jewel in the crown of Hotel Indigo was undoubtedly its sun-roof dining space. Always enlightened and bright, the dining space welcomed any light the sun had to offer as long as it wanted, the see through high ceiling was impressive and created a perfect sensation of space. Buffet and ‘a la carte’ dishes were delicious and sumptuous. In fact this is the only hotel, where we actually had dinner for two consecutive days and enjoyed several delectable cocktails sitting till late at night.
Once in a retarded afternoon and another time in the wee hours we also had to order a few quick bites to the room, all of which were delectable.
Although we had initially booked through Booking.com, we would like to send out a huge thanks to Darya Mezentseva, Revenue Manager & Anna Zaikina, Reservation Agent, for arranging our travel vouchers for free, quickly and accurately. The feeling of standing in a heavy monsoon rain while it washes off every inch of your body with force and foam, that is exactly the experience of standing under the square shaped showers of Hotel Indigo. Dare we say – that is the main reason we will want to go back to St. Petersburg and stay in Hotel Indigo? Why not!
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