Location & Directions

Karelia Business Hotel

Nearest metro: Ladozhskaya

The Karelia Business Hotel is located in the far east of St. Petersburg in the Okhta district. The area surrounding the hotel is a typical Russian dormitory neighborhood, with modern residential buildings and parkland. There is no metro station within walking distance of the Karelia, so the hotel is only really recommended for guests willing to master the overland public transport system.

There is a bus-stop just opposite the hotel where regular marshrutka minibus services run to the very center of the city. The K-28 runs roughly every ten minutes, and takes guests to Ligovsky Prospekt, just a few steps from Moskovsky Station and Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg's main central avenue. The slightly less regular K-320 follows a similar route but via Chernishevskaya Metro Station. The journey takes 20-40 minutes depending on traffic. There are also buses to Novocherkasskaya and Ladozhskaya Metro Stations (for Ladozhsky Mainline Station), and the 181 public bus runs through most of the historic center via Sennaya Ploshchad.

Ladozhsky Station, which serves trains to Finland and northern Russia, is the closest mainline station to the Karelia Business Hotel, and can be reached by car in around 15 minutes. Moskovsky and Vitebsky Stations are both in the centre of St. Petersburg, and the drive from the Karelia will take around 30 minutes.

Pulkovo 2 International Airport is situated to the south of the city, just over 20km from the hotel. It can be reached by taxi in around 40 minutes. Pulkovo 1, the domestic terminal, is a further 2km out of town.

Local Sightseeing

The Karelia Business Hotel is at the eastern outskirts of St. Petersburg, in a residential neighborhood that was mostly built up in the 1970s and 1980s, so there is little nearby to excite the interest of visitors.

Perhaps the only exception is the Piskariovskoye Memorial Cemetery, about 2km from the Karelia Business Hotel. One of the most harrowing and impressive memorials to the global destruction of the Second World War, it holds the remains of over 500,000 citizens who died during the Siege of Leningrad in 186 mass graves. Far away from St. Petersburg's tourist center, this mournfully majestic memorial is vital to an understanding of the city and it's tragic history in the 20th century.

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