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Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden

Where in the city is the hotel located?

The Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden is situated just south of St. Petersburg's historic centre, close to Tekhnologicheskiy Institut Metro Station and on the road to Pulkovo Airport

What's the nearest metro station to the hotel?

Tekhnologicheskiy Institut is roughly seven minutes' walk from the Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden. At an interchange between the red and blue lines, Tekhnologicheskiy Institut is unique in St. Petersburg in that the lines run parallel from the station - in other words, one platform is for the northbound red and blue lines, and the other for both southbound lines. This may cause confusion.

How do I get to the hotel from Pulkovo Airport?

The Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden is just over 10km from Pulkovo, the international terminal If you are travelling by taxi or pre-booked transfer, the journey to the hotel should not take more than 30 minutes. Alternatively, take a bus from either terminal to Moskovskaya Metro Station (Nos. 3, 13, or 113 run from the bus stop to the left of the arrivals lounge exit at Pulkovo). At Moskovskaya, board a northbound train and travel five stops on the blue line to Tekhnologicheskiy Institut, which is about seven minutes' walk from the hotel.

How do I get to the hotel from Moskovsky Station?

It is approximately 5km from Moskovsky Station to the Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden. If you take a taxi or arrange for a transfer, the journey to the hotel will take 20-30 minutes. If you prefer to use public transport, it is a direct journey south on the red line from Ploshchad Vosstaniya (accessed from the mainline station concourse) three stops to Tekhnologicheskiy Institut. The Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden is less than ten minutes' walk from the metro.

How do I get to the hotel from Ladozhsky Station?

Ladozhsky Station is in the eastern part of St. Petersburg, and approximately 8km from the Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden. To reach the hotel by taxi or transfer will take around 30 minutes. If you are happy to use the metro, take the orange line from Ladozhsky Station and travel west four stops to Dostoevskaya. Change there to the red line and head south two stops to Tekhnologicheskiy Institut. From there, it is a seven-minute walk to the Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden.

How do I get to the hotel from Vitebsky Station?

Vitebsky is the closest mainline station to the Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden, only 1km from the hotel. By taxi or pre-booked transfer, the drive from the station should take only 5 minutes. Alternatively, take the metro from Pushkinskaya Metro Station and travel one stop south on the red line to Tekhnologicheskiy Institut. From there, it is about seven minutes' walk to the Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden.

Where can I get Internet access at the hotel?

WiFi Internet access is available throughout the Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden. For those not travelling with laptops, PCs with hi-speed Internet access are available in the hotel's business centre.

Where can I park near the hotel?

There is paid parking for 30 cars in an underground garage at the Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden.

Does the hotel have satellite television?

All rooms at the Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden have satellite TV, including English-language news channels.

How do I get from the hotel to the Hermitage?

The simplest way to reach the Hermitage from the Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden is to take the metro from Tekhnologicheskiy Institut and travel north two stops on the blue line to Nevsky Prospekt. Exit the station from the front of the train, turn right across the Griboedov Canal and walk up Nevsky Prospekt until you come to the archway of the General Staff Building, soon after you cross the Moika River. The archway leads through to Palace Square, with the Winter Palace opposite and the visitor entrance to the Hermitage in the west wing of the building.

How do I get from the hotel to the Mariinsky Theatre?

The Mariinsky Theatre is not particularly close to any metro station, so the choices are either to get a taxi, which will take about 15 minutes, or take a northbound No.7 bus from Moskovsky Prospekt. It is ten stops - or about 25minutes' ride - to the bus stop directly in front of the Mariinsky Theatre.

What visitor attractions are located near the hotel?

In the 19th century, the area around the Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden was a mostly working-class district, so there are few historic attractions in the immediate vicinity. About 15 minutes' walk from the hotel is the impressive Trinity Cathedral, which is slowly being restored after fire. It is also possible to walk from the hotel to Vitebsky Station, which is arguably the finest piece of Art Nouveau design in St. Petersburg. From there, suburban trains run to the former Imperial estates at Tsarskoye Selo and Pavlovsk.
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