Accommodation In Minsk
Four- and five-star varieties ready to treat
Minsk, the capital city of Belarus, is well-equipped to treat you and your travelling companions to a memorable stay, thanks to its selection of 4- and 5-star hotels. It's hard to go past the Crowne Plaza Hotel, a 5-star behemoth of classic European architecture and elegance. It's located a short walk from many of the city's sights including Independence Square and Red Church.
The Hotel Europe possesses a similar distinguished quality, with a glass-domed atrium above rooms of antique-style furnishings and soft beds. Alternatively, you might want to stay at the Renaissance Minsk Hotel, which has its own club lounge, and indoor pool and spa.
Family holidays in Minsk
Minsk may be home to an array of historic monuments and buildings, but there are also plenty of attractions to entertain the kids. Families often enjoy visiting Gorky Park where you can ride the Ferris wheel and visit the planetarium and observatory. There's also Minsk Zoo, home to bears, bats, lamas and other interesting animals.
If you're visiting the city with the family, you might appreciate the quiet nature of the Victoria Hotel & Business Centre or the Hotel Planeta, which usually provide rooms at competitive rates. You can also stay at the BonHotel, located centrally and with a good selection of family-sized and connecting rooms.
Saving some pennies
If you're travelling on a strict budget, you can still enjoy the sights and activities in Minsk by opting for some budget-friendly hostels or mid-range hotels. Hostel-wise, you have a great selection of city-centre lodgings including the Hostel Revolucion and the Viva Hostel Minsk, both of which have areas for mingling with fellow travellers and guests.
If you're more partial to a hotel, you might want to check into the Hotel Orbita, located next to a supermarket and close to the airport. There's also the Hotel Belarus with onsite pool and spacious rooms.