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Over the last decade in St. Petersburg began to develop rapidly the hotel industry – namely, mini-hotels. This article focuses on why a mini-hotels have gained such popularity in the tourist masses, what their comfort and dignity. First you need to figure out what type of accommodation is called a mini-hotel. As a rule, unlike a mini-hotel of great hotels in St. Petersburg is in the amount of room stock, other words, the number of rooms.

To mini-hotels include all hotels in St. Petersburg, the number of rooms that do not exceed 30. Mini-hotels are located in the treasury and refurbished communal apartments in the historical downtown. Opening the era of mini-hotel is considered the end of the twentieth century, when in 1993 in St. Petersburg opened its first mini-hotel, and by 1999, such establishments were about two dozen. In 2000, due to the proximity of the anniversary Petersburg at the City Administration was a question on new construction and renovation of existing hotels. After this mini-hotels began to appear more active.

At the moment, the city has about 300 mini-hotels, with different conditions of stay, number of rooms and decor. The level of comfort mini-hotels in St. Petersburg, as a rule, do not yield large hotels. The rooms have everything you need: shower, toilet, television, phone, mini-hotels of a higher level – air-conditioner, refrigerator, safe and minibar. Many mini-hotels offer free Internet access. Most often, there is a communal kitchen where meals are prepared. Also in mini-hotels given a set of different additional paid services – from washing and ironing machines to order and meeting at the airport or train station. Making a mini-hotel is different. Most often it is the interior maximum close to home that the guests did not feel like strangers in their new location. But there are mini-hotels with more original design, for example, in a retro style. A classic example of retro-hotel is a mini-hotel "Silver Age", located near the Moscow railway station on the street uprisings. Accommodation prices depend on the level of comfort. Usually range from 3000 to 4000 rubles per night, including breakfast. In high season prices are higher in winter as Most hotels offer discounts for accommodation. Thus, speaking of mini-hotels, you can highlight such advantages as small size, and correspondingly more relaxed accommodation, location near cultural and business center, good-natured staff and a nice relaxed atmosphere. All these qualities above all promote the rating of mini-hotels in the tourist area of the country.