My Perfect Stay at the Ibis Kaliningrad Center in Kaliningrad, Russia

My Perfect Stay at the Ibis Kaliningrad Center in Kaliningrad, Russia

My Perfect Stay at the Ibis Kaliningrad Center in Kaliningrad, Russia

When I finally crossed the border from Poland into Kaliningrad in August 2016, I was looking forward to my stay at the Ibis Kaliningrad Center. At the third time of asking, I secured an amazing 4 day visa for Kaliningrad. I was able to collect my visa on the border and get ready to explore. Despite the fact that I backpacked through 20+ ex Soviet Union regions and territories, this was my first time in Kaliningrad, the European part of Russia as many refer to it as. Kaliningrad borders Poland and Lithuania.

Staying at the Ibis Kaliningrad Center in Kaliningrad, Russia

Staying at the Ibis Kaliningrad Center in Kaliningrad, Russia

Having stayed in Ibis Hotels a lot down the years, including in Bahrain and Kuwait, I couldn’t wait to get checked into my room here at the Ibis Kaliningrad Center. The Hotel was very impressive, I was made to feel at home straight away and I was on the 6th floor in Room 612, with a great view. Here are my favourite things about this hotel.

View from my room at the Ibis Kaliningrad Center in Kaliningrad, Russia

View from my room at the Ibis Kaliningrad Center in Kaliningrad, Russia

1.Prime Location – Downtown Kaliningrad City
Kaliningrad City is a bit of a sprawling beast, moreso than I imagined. The Ibis is bang in Kaliningrad Center which made a perfect location for my sightseeing. Here are my tips on backpacking through Kaliningrad City.

Backpacking in Kaliningrad - by Kant Island

Backpacking in Kaliningrad – by Kant Island

Backpacking in Kaliningrad: Top 23 Sights in Kaliningrad City

Backpacking in Kaliningrad: The crazy upside down house!

I was right next to Kant Island so I could easily tour the Cathedral, the riverside walks by the fishing village and a short dander down Lenin Boulevard to Victory Square. I will write more about the sightseeing when I have time.

Victory Square, Kaliningrad City!

Victory Square, Kaliningrad City!

2.Excellent Food – Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
I had a fantastic breakfast and a business lunch here. I had Russian sausage and potatoes with a herring salad as a starter and washed down with a coffee and a local juice.

Herring starter

Herring starter

Russian potatoes and sausage

Russian potatoes and sausage

The excellent restaurant

The excellent restaurant

Breakfast was a huge buffet, similar to my other stays in Ibis Hotels.

Breakfast at the Ibis in Kaliningrad

Breakfast at the Ibis in Kaliningrad

Breakfast at the Ibis in Kaliningrad

Breakfast at the Ibis in Kaliningrad

Breakfast at the Ibis in Kaliningrad

Breakfast at the Ibis in Kaliningrad

Breakfast at the Ibis in Kaliningrad

Breakfast at the Ibis in Kaliningrad

3.Good Staff
Good staff and a high level of customer service are essential to me these days when I travel. I spoke to the bar and reception staff and they were all very welcoming and friendly, especially Constantin and Michal. Michal even found time to have fish with me on his night off!

Fish and beer with Michal

Fish and beer with Michal

The bar at Ibis

The bar at Ibis

Checking in

Checking in

4.Perfect Room
I am used to staying in Ibis Hotels now and I know what to expect from them. Even so, each time when I walk into my room I anticipate clean and cosy room and I had it here. In the magic of Kaliningrad I also had a good night’s sleep!

My cosy bed

My cosy bed

My bathroom

My bathroom

My room

My room

I took advantage of the laundry option too and got some laundry done – well needed when you travel as much as I do.

Laundry

Laundry

5.Working WiFi Everywhere!
The amount of places I have been with crap WiFi in this modern age is ridiculous. And while some people might say I shouldn’t care, well I should. All the money I earn comes through online work so I need to have good WiFi to get my work done. Here at the Ibis, I could Skype from my room, blog from the lobby, tweet from the bar etc. Excellent, consistent WiFi.

Blogging in the restaurant

Blogging in the restaurant

Working in my room

Working in my room

Nightfall at the Ibis Hotel, Kaliningrad Center

Nightfall at the Ibis Hotel, Kaliningrad Center

Here are the details for booking the Ibis Kaliningrad Center:

MOSKOVSKY PROSPEKT 52
236006  KALININGRAD
RUSSIAN FEDERATION
How to reach the hotel
GPS :N 54° 42′ 34.81” E 20° 30′ 18.81”
Contact the hotel:

Here are my videos from my time at the Ibis Kaliningrad Center:

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