TO STAY IN KAMCHATKA
In Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (see
to the other popular wild destinations in Russia like the lake Baikal
region or Ussury taiga, where tourist infrastructure is well-developed,
up-to-date the city looks pretty abandoned and actually there is
no "high end" class hotels. But there are few hotels in
the city, which would be described as "clean and neat".
They are ordered below from the best to the worst. Again it's our
opinion, which may differ from another.
Address: Leningradskaya str., 61,
Tel/fax:#007 (4152) 110808
best location, close to the central market, the harbor, the central
post office and the local bus station. There are "Aeroflot"
office, conference room, souvenir shop and exchange bureau at the
ground flour. 5 stores, recently renovated 65 rooms (32 singles,
23 doubles, 3 semi-suites, 4 full suites, 1 “president” apartment).
Rooms are equipped with private baths, access to international calls,
Russian TV and fridge. E-mail service available at the reception,
but not Internet. Laundry service is also available. Double room
is $84 and single $78.
Address: Karl Marx pr., 31,
Fax:(4152) 211 0314,
biggest hotel in P.-K. is certified as a 3 star hotel, but the location
is not good. It's situated not in the city center, 20 by taxi from
the central market and about 10 minute from the nearest shopping
center. The next door bowling center and a good restaurant on the
ground floor make this hotel a popular place among business and
leisure tourists. Also from the front it has a great view to Avacha
and Koryak volcanoes.
5 stores, 70 rooms (singles, doubles, semi-suites and suites). Rooms
are equipped with private baths, access to international calls,
TV including cable and satellite (CNN, STAR, NHK), fridge. There
are also sauna, conference room and banquet hall, drug store, laundry.
The staff speaks English! Rooms are $96 for a double and $84 for
Address:Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Sovetskaya st., 35,
Tel: #007 (4152) 227175
Fax: #007 (4152) 227411
oldest hotel in P-K. it's situated in the historical center of the
city, lose to the City Administration, police office and the museum
of Regional Studies. Three store building, 40 rooms (19 singles,
15 doubles, 5 semi-suites, 1 suite). Rooms are equipped with private
baths, Russian TV, fridge, access to the international calls. There
are also a cafe and a restaurant. Rooms are $96 for double and $76
Address: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Zvezdnaya st., 11/2,
Tel.#007 (4152) 275515
hotel (2 store, 16 single and double rooms), located in 15 minutes
by taxi from the city center. Restaurant and bar. Rooms are equipped
with private baths, Russian TV, access to the international calls,
fridge. Rooms are $55 for double and $30 for single.
Address:Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Pobedy pr., 27,
Tel.: #007 (4152) 253324
Fax: #007 (4152) 257482
small family hotel (2 store, 12 twin rooms). Close to the central
local market, the Institute of Vulcanology and the central bus station.
There is a restaurant, police office, dentist clinic, air ticket
office and small supermarket in the same building. The staff is
very nice and hospitable. Sauna, international phone and e-mail
communications, laundry, hair-dresser are available at the ground
floor. Rooms are from $51 to $74 for a double and $54 for single.
Stay and B&B in the city
As in many
other Russian cities it is possible to share private apartments.
"Wild Russia" has good connections with families of scientists
or fishermen. In these families most of members speak English, so
it would not be a problem with communications. Moreover it would
be a good chance to study Russian traditions. The cost spans from
$15 for a room to $50 for a room and depends on the location and
Address: Yelizovo airport.
stores building belongs to a helicopter Company “Kamchatskie avialinii”.
“Spartan” conditions: double rooms, fridge and telephone, dining
room, room share facilities. Close to the Yelizovo town (3 km),
18 km from P-K. It is a possible place for overnight, when your
flight is delayed.
The Hot Springs
Address:Paratunka valley, 26 km from Yelizovo airport and
50 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
rooms, two open air swimming pools with natural thermal water and
shower, nice forest around, a cafe, snack bar. Telephone is available
at the reception. It's a good alternative to hotels in P.-K. as
it fits the expectation of people visiting Kamchatka. Rooms are
$80 for double and $40 for single.
Address: Paratunka valley, 26 km from Yelizovo airport and 50 km
other nice resort is located on the riverbank, barbeque place is
available. Comfortable single and double rooms with TV, video, fridge,
open air swimming pool with natural thermal water of different temperature
and shower, nice forest around, a café, snack bar. Home style cuisine,
pool. Telephone is available, long-distance calls are possible.
Rooms are $70 for double and $40 for single.
Hot Springs Resort
Address: Paratunka river valley, 25 km from Yelizovo airport and
49 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
building constructed by engineers from Iceland. Single and twin
rooms, TV and fridge in rooms, big open air swimming pool with hot
water, solarium, Jacuzzi and sauna. The nice lake nearby and forest
all around, restaurant, cafe, snack bar. Telephone and shower is
available. Not good public transport connections (3 km from the
main road). Rooms are $65 for double and $55 for single.
Rooms are $50 for double and $30 for single.
Rooms are $35 for double and $20 for single.
hot springs lodge.
Located near Mutnovskiy and Gorely volcanoes in a picturesque gorge.
There is a good view from the lodge to the high waterfall. This
place is good for "soft-adventure" travelers to stay on the way
to Mutnovskiy volcano.
hot springs lodge.
Located at the Timonovskiye Hot Springs. This wooden two storage
lodge has an evelasting hot water supply from the pipe connected
to the upper hot springs. There is a wooden swimming pool, 6 dormitory
rooms with two-leveled beds. The lodge was built by a local helicopter
company as a facility for de-lux tourists while visiting the famous
hot springs by helicopter. Also it's possible to get there on a
horse back or by off-road truck.