Druzhba
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Druzhba

Zheleznodorozhnaya st., 5, Vyborg 188800 Russia
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3.5
#4 of 6 hotels in Vyborg
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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3.5 of 5 bubbles
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3.7 of 5 bubbles
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3.3 of 5 bubbles
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Vyborg, Druzhba is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Druzhba makes it easy to enjoy the best of Vyborg.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Druzhba offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a mosquito net.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including 24 hour front desk, room service, and baggage storage. Guests of Druzhba are also welcome to enjoy a sauna and an on-site restaurant. For travellers arriving by car, parking is available.

Given the close proximity to Monrepos Park, Historical, Architectural and Natural Museum Preserve (1.4 mi), guests of Druzhba can easily experience one of Vyborg's most popular landmarks.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Cafe Panda, Ricotta, and Kafe Gosti, which are some Italian restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

Vyborg is also known for some great historic sites, including Vyborg Castle, Byurger Estate, and Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Cathedral, which are not too far from Druzhba.

Whether you’re travelling for business, pleasure or both, Druzhba is sure to make your visit to Vyborg one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Free breakfast
Karaoke
Nightclub / DJ
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Salon
Steam room
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Harbour View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Finnish

Location

Zheleznodorozhnaya st., 5, Vyborg 188800 Russia
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Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 85 out of 100
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Lappeenranta Airport
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Tomi Wickman wrote a review Aug 2019
Helsinki, Finland
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
A positive surprise. Spacy room with comfortable beds and clean bath and toilet. Really friendly staff in bar, reception and restaurant speaking also English and Finnish. Night club a bit modest. The morning sauna included in the price but the pool there didn’t look clean so didn’t go swimming. Quite nice breakfast. The sashlik from the grill was excellent
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Alan F wrote a review Apr 2011
Singapore
3.0 of 5 bubbles
It appears that this hotel has not been renovated since the collapse of the Soviet Union....the reception area has dark wood pannelling and heavy curtains and the rooms are "functional" (small room, little storage space and small bed). The room was clean and everything was in good working order. The small TV had around 8-10 channels, including BBC News. There is no Internet in guest rooms.

When I arrived there was a lot of noise from the nearby railway line but I didn't notice it during the night.

The breakfast was adequate.

I would not rush back but it was perfectly OK.
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Date of stay: March 2011
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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heavyrail wrote a review Jul 2010
Moscow
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed there once during business trip. This hotel located on the shore of Salakkalahti gulf, in a relatively quiet place. Location is convenient for those who would like to live near bus & rail stations, but main city centre is bit away and can be reached in 10 minutes walk. There is a pub and restaurant in the hotel.
There are no singles in this hotel. Concerning doubles and twins some rooms are spacious while some are not. When I initially arrived, I'd been given twin bed room, but soon I felt that it was too cold there and asked for another room. I was moved to more spacious double room where heating was OK.
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Date of stay: November 2009
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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knitraveller wrote a review Nov 2011
Kajaani, Finland
2.0 of 5 bubbles
At first it has to be said, that in Russia you can't always expect to have the same quality standard than in Western countries. Russia is a large country and of course there are also cities like Moscow or St. Petersburg where you can find even much higher quality hotels than in most Western countries. But Vyborg is a small city and does not have many hotels to choose from.

The hotel is over-priced compared to the quality of the rooms, poor value. It's a trip right to the 80s Soviet Union. Rooms have not been renovated in any way and they are in bad condition. Broken furniture, worn-out floor mat, broken bed, etc. The broken electric cord of the TV was fixed with a piece of electrical tape. Rooms have no air condition, so quality of sleep was very bad during hot summer nights. Breakfast was ok, but don't expect the same level of quality than in the West. All of the receptionists didn't speak or understand a word of English.

Vyborg is a old Finnish city which was lost to the Russians during WWII. Buildings from the Finnish era could be nice, if they were renovated and in better condition. That's a shame because Vyborg could have potential to be as attractive as other old cities, for example the ones in Baltic countries.
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Date of stay: July 2011
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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maspen wrote a review Oct 2012
Vantaa, Finland
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I may have been just unlucky but the sad truth is that this hotel has bedbugs. At least in one room. Otherwise I have not much else to say about the hotel. It is a soviet style monster outside, worn out inside. I got off alive but eaten, will never go back again.
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Date of stay: November 2011Trip type: Travelled on business
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Webbski-85 wrote a review Nov 2017
Bridport, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel Druzhba is the best choice in Vyborg by far. Don’t even think about staying at any other hotel in a similar price bracket! Opened in 1982, this 6-storey 102 room hotel was built to a high standard by a Finnish construction company. It thus has a 35 year heritage from its days as a Soviet-era Intourist hotel. It has maintained high standards with friendly, helpful, well-trained staff. It's not for nothing that the hotel name means ‘Friendship’. It has been popular with Finnish visitors for decades.

The location is great, on the bay just 5 minutes walk from the main railway and bus stations, very close to the historical city centre.

The rooms are a decent-sized 17m², with twin beds and a non-flat TV. The bathroom has a bath tub & shower. Drinking water is available from a dispenser by the lift.

A big plus is free use of an excellent sauna between 7.00-10.00am. It will give you a good appetite for a hearty Russian-style breakfast that includes kasha (porridge), curd cakes, omelette, ham, cheese, cabbage & beetroot salads and salted cucumbers.

There is a cosy bar called the Seawolf.

Outside the hotel are 2 Viking ships, used in the 1985 Norwegian-Russian co-production, “Trees grow on the Stones too”. You can watch it on Youtube. The story tells how Vikings attack Kuksja's village, and end up bringing him along on their ship because they believe he is good luck. After proving himself in a battle against the dreaded Danes, chief Torir bestows upon him the name of Einar and takes him in as his son. Back home in Norway the men are received as heros, but new trouble arises when Kuksja falls in love with the beautiful Signy, who is already betrothed to the vicious Sigurd…
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Date of stay: September 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Fintraveler51 wrote a review Aug 2015
Helsinki, Finland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Avoided Druzhba due to it's legacy of soviet time. But the room was great. Modern. Spacious. Very good. Recommend. Have stayed nearly in all Viipuri's hotels. One of the best stay. Breakfast could be better.
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Date of stay: August 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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FinlandFinn wrote a review Aug 2010
Finland
3.0 of 5 bubbles
In Russia, the prices of the hotel rooms are surprisingly high comparing to the quality of the rooms. The quality of the rooms are not often at the same level we have got used to have in Europe and many other countries. There are also some new hotels in Vyborg, and I should try them next time I visit in the city. No I didn't have any possibilities because the other hotels were fully booked.

My room at Hotel Druzhba was spacious. There were space for three persons. The decoration was like going back to 1980’s. Room was really worn out. Carpet was dirty and also the ceiling. No air condition available and only tv channels were Russians. The bathroom was clean and it was renovated. Hotel was safe and the personnel were really friendly. I didn’t eat at the restaurants but the menus looked delicious and not seemed to be so expensive at all. At the hotel, there were free Internet at the lobby but the connection worked also in my room (number 2024). The breakfast buffet was ok. The location of the hotel was ok.

There are safe parking area in the front of the hotel. And it’s not expensive. The price for 24 hours was about 130 RUB.

Safe place to overnight - I could stay there again.
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Date of stay: August 2010
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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freekicker wrote a review Sept 2008
Helsinki, Finland
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived at Vyborg on board of MS Karelia from the lovely lakeside city of Lappeenranta / Finland through the industrially important Saimaa Canal and its beautiful surrounding scenery, as part of a touristic cruise package

The hotel’s interior and exterior was completely designed by Finnish architects and it seems that they even had the choice, where to put the building. A matter of “friendship”, as the name of the hotel tells. So they selected a place with a 270 degree view over the river and the town’s skyline in a riverside park and still at a distance of only 300 m from the important railway station.

Other buildings of Finnish influenced architecture are the library in Central Park designed by Alvar Aalto and some Art Nouveau bank building on Lenin street. Since the time zone of this town differs to that of Finland by one hours we enjoyed an even longer occasion for evening sightseeing.

The reception is professional, but do not expect a smile, they are still not trained to that kind of customer orientation. The doorman however was very friendly and carefully stored our luggage. We can recommend room # 333 in the riverside corner of the building, we liked the decoration, the bathroom was ok, the bed linen clean. The carpet however obviously stemmed from foundation time of this enterprise around 1986 and screamed for change. For local standard however accomodation would deserve an "above average".

The in-house Bankomat cash dispenser is quite useful if you need to change money. Service in the restaurant and coffee shop was efficient, you just need however to adjust yourself to the taste of some dishes. Coke of course is ok, apple cake was nice, coffee somewhat weak. Hot buffet breakfast offered a good selection, but with mixed quality and taste.

For dinner we recommend Siesta Restaurant (Italian and Russian style) and some downtown cellar restaurants close to the castle bridge. Vyborg is a charming place worth visiting, but in urgent need of refurbishing. Do not expect too much knowledge of English, if you are unable to speak or read Russian, the default language is Finnish ……
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Date of stay: August 2008
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
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smithjen78 wrote a review Mar 2007
Robbinsdale, Minnesota
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel could use a little bit of updates for the price that it costs, but it's decent accommodation in a really interesting town. the rooms are a little on the shabby side, but the staff was great and in the winter it was just a quick walk across the frozen river to the heart of the city.
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Date of stay: February 2007
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AlbertSalichs wrote a tip Dec 2018
Manresa, Spain22,077 contributions1,499 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"all rooms are very good"
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Arximus wrote a tip Jul 2017
Helsinki, Finland318 contributions77 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask room from the bay side, so that you are not bothered by the passing trains."
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HappyFrogTravels wrote a tip Mar 2017
Barcelona, Spain280 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Superior room on the upper flor is awesome!"
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Kirillfm wrote a tip Feb 2017
86 contributions38 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Superiors are ok. Unless they have disco downstairs"
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vik5834 wrote a tip Nov 2016
San Francisco, California5 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you have to say Stay in Suites good size"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Druzhba
Which popular attractions are close to Druzhba?
Nearby attractions include Round Tower (0.5 km), Old Vyborg Market (0.4 km), and Viking Ship (0.04 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Druzhba?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Druzhba?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Druzhba?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Druzhba?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Druzhba?
Conveniently located restaurants include 33 Penguins, Cafe Panda, and Karelia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Druzhba?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is Druzhba located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Vyborg.
Does Druzhba offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Druzhba?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Russian, and Finnish.
Are there any historical sites close to Druzhba?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Vyborg Castle (0.9 km), Byurger Estate (0.6 km), and Monument to the Vyborg Tram (0.6 km).
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