I stayed for a week on business and enjoyed the hotel. The views of the Volga from the top front rooms are worth asking for when checking in. I was impressed that despite limited English, the reception managed to understand my companies booking and payment and had everything booked and settled very efficiently.
The food was good with an international menu and an impressive choice at breakfast. The hotel restaurant was hit and miss on what was available but what there was was well cooked and good quality.
If you're daring then the beach for a swim in the Volga is only 3 minutes walk from the hotel and there are changing cubicles and easy access to the river if you want to gain your "I swam in the Volga" tale.
There are several good restaurants in the area but you may need a local guide to find / identify them if you can't speak Russian.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The best business hotel in the city the Hotel Holiday Inn Samara enjoys a prime location in the heart of the old town, overlooking the River Volga and within walking distance of the embankment. This Samara hotel is located near to the Philharmonic Hall and Drama Theatre, promenade zone - Leningradskaya street and Kuibyshevskaya street with its numerous shops and boutiques. Samara International airport, Kurumoch is a one hour drive while the railway station is 15 minutes. The Holiday Inn Samara has 177 comfortable rooms including 8 Junior Suites and Presidential Suit. Guests can order Room Service 24 hours. The hotel boasts 4 restaurants and bars offering a wide choice of local and international cuisine. The Hotel is also well equipped for hosting business and social gatherings of every description, with 9 flexible function rooms that can accommodate from 10 to 450 guests. Free High speed internet access is available in all guest rooms and public areas. For relaxing there is the hotel SPA and Fitness Club with 24-hours gym. The Spa has a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Turkish steam room and Swedish sauna. Also within the gallery of the hotel is a Travel Agency, Beauty Salon and Hairdresser's, Bank and Art Gallery. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Samara Holiday Inn