Graf Tolstoy Hotel Bryansk

The oldest Russian city of Bryansk (founded in 985) has preserved on its territory many temples, historical and architectural monuments. This is the city of Military and Partisan Glory, the birthplace of the hero of the Battle of Kulikovo, monk Alexander Peresvet, writer Peter Proskurin, pioneer-partisan Valya Kotik. The history of Bryansk is inextricably linked with the biography of the poet A. K. Tolstoy. In the village of Krasny Rog, he spent his childhood in the family estate, dedicated a cycle of works to the “small homeland”. The 4-star Hotel “Graf Tolstoy” embodies the best features of the city, providing its guests with exquisite comfort and good rest.

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Location and history

The hospitable hotel is located near the historical center of Bryansk. It offers free Wi-Fi, a restaurant, a fitness room, a swimming pool. Parking is provided for those who come by their own transport. Seats for guests are free.

The following public transport goes directly to the hotel complex:

  • from the railway station – minibuses 28, 42;
  • from the bus station – minibus 36, trolleybuses 3, 14;
  • from the airport – bus 132 to the stop “Telecenter”, then you need to change to the taxi 36.

The nearest stop – “Mound of Immortality” is 450 m away.

The modern hotel bears the name of the great Russian poet, playwright and prose writer Alexei Konstantinovich Tolstoy. Along with comfortable furniture, there are books everywhere. The interior of the hall is decorated with book racks. In each room the guest will find for himself a fascinating reading in moments of rest.

Within walking distance are the offices of large banks, restaurants and cafes, business centers, a medical clinic with a diagnostic center. The hotel has its own conference hall. A range of services is provided for accommodation, meals for participants of forums, meetings, congresses, corporate events.

“Great location, almost in the center. Very convenient for stopping during a business trip. You can relax in the hotel or stroll through the historically significant surroundings of the city. The staff is tactful, friendly. The room is spacious, the breakfast is delicious, the prices are reasonable» Vadim, Russia

Room stock

The fund includes 76 hotel rooms of different comfort levels. Each of them is equipped with a bathroom with a bath or shower, a desk, a comfortable armchair, a cabinet with books. There is a TV and a minibar. The rooms vary in size, but are designed in such a way that a sense of space is created.

More information. The caring staff always checks the availability of dental, shaving and sewing kits, bath and bath accessories, shower caps, nail files, brushes for shoes and clothes before checking in. Hot/cold drinking water coolers are located on each floor. A kettle is available on request.

Rooms of the following categories are prepared to accommodate guests:

  1. Single standard (20 sq. m.) is a cozy room with a bed of spring box format. This alternative bed has recently been often found in expensive European hotels. It resembles a pedium bed, but has its own set of springs throughout the height. Nowadays, spring boxing is considered the most convenient option for better sleep. Behind the increased level of comfort hides orthopedic care for the body that is tired during the day.
  2. Double standard (25 sq. m) with one double or two single spring boxes. In addition to a comfortable working area, there is a coffee table and 2 comfortable half-seats. The rooms are equipped with a refrigerator, hairdryer, telephone. There are several rooms with stained glass windows.
  3. Business (30-40 sq. m. ) is designed to accommodate two people, but at the expense of the area here can be installed an additional bed. For example, a cot or a single bed for an adult. In this category there are rooms with balconies.
  4. Junior Suite (30-40 sq. m.) – one-room suites with carefully selected interior. You can choose from rooms with a bay window or panoramic windows. These rooms are air-conditioned.
  5. Studio (50-60 sq. m.) is a spacious one-room suite in which 4 people can live at the same time. The room is visually divided into sleeping, working, guest areas. There is a large pull-out sofa. The bathroom is combined, but large. A corner bath is installed.
  6. Suite (60 sq. m) consists of two rooms: a bedroom and a living room. It may well accommodate 4 people. Designers worked on the interior design. For greater comfort, guests have a choice of pillows. Rooms of this category are located on the 7th floor of the hotel building. It offers views of the city.
  7. De Luxe (70 sq. m.) – a large one-room suite with living and sleeping areas is suitable for a family or a group of friends of 4 people. The interior is richly decorated. Guests are located on the 8th floor, which offers views of the city and the nightingale Park.
  8. The apartment (100 sq. m.) is located there on the 8th floor. The peculiarity is the presence of an equipped kitchen and a large terrace. It can accommodate a company of up to 6 people at the same time. For their convenience, two bathrooms are equipped, and the room itself is divided into 3 sleeping areas.

Laundry/dry cleaning/ironing services, a professional hair dryer and pillow menus are available at an additional cost.

Important! The hotel accepts pets upon prior request. Pets live with their owners absolutely free of charge.

Meals and restaurants

The hotel complex offers two rates: with breakfast and without. Guests are served by the restaurant “Fed Count”. In the dining room from 7.30 to 10.30 there is a buffet, from 12.00 to 16.00 a business lunch is served, and in the evening gourmets will enjoy a special menu with delicacies from the chef. Two other halls – “Tolstoy” and “Provence” – are designed for banquets, private holidays, family celebrations. All three halls of the restaurant are located on the 3rd floor of the hotel.

An attentive receptionist will ask guests if they need breakfast/lunch/dinner with room service. The service became available again from January 2021. The menu presents dishes of European cuisine with the author’s design from the brand chef of the hotel.

Literally 100 meters from the hotel “Graf Tolstoy” is one of the most cozy cafes in Bryansk “Chaykoff”. In summer, the veranda opens. At any time of the year there is a karaoke club. The average check for a business lunch is 120 rubles (actual for February 2021). Sports fans like to gather here. In the hall there are 7 screens on which live (or recording) broadcast matches of favorite teams, world-class competitions. On Friday or Saturday evenings, musicians perform. For business people there are meeting areas.

For those who like classic evening gatherings with friends, there is a beer restaurant “Augustine”. It is 200 meters from “Count Tolstoy”. This is a unique place with its own brewery and an interesting menu of takeaways. Along with traditional food, you can order the delivery of chicken wings with the signature sauce “Augustine”, Bavarian sausages, burgher steak, classic German chocolate dessert “Schwarzwalski”. If you add to all this the freshest craft beer, you can get tremendous pleasure.

Leisure and entertainment

For those who like to enjoy an active lifestyle, the hotel has a large wellness center “Empire”. The main entrance is located on the side of the street, but for guests of the complex there is another entrance from the lobby. In addition, the visit for guests is absolutely free. At their service:

  • hall with professional simulators of Sport company;
  • cardio equipment (treadmills, bicycle simulators, elliptical trainers);
  • cycling simulators (you can order aerobics classes for an additional fee);
  • specialized halls for group classes (yoga, dance, step, Pilates, fitness programs), instructors paid for services;
  • hall for boxing;
  • mini-football room;
  • sauna;
  • swimming pool;
  • solarium and massage (Additional charge).

After class, guests can relax in the fitness bar. The sports and recreation complex is open from 8 am to 22 pm. In summer, hiking and cycling trails are available.

Guests are also entertained in the restaurant. In the evenings, “live” music sounds here. Fans of flashing vocal data are invited to the karaoke room. The hotel has its own large library, in which everyone will find a book to their liking.

Strange as it may sound, but in Bryansk there is a ski complex. It is called “Lapland” and is located in the park. 1000th anniversary of Bryansk. The entrance is located just behind the summer variety ground at the foot of the old springboard. Equipped with 2 descents of 400 meters each. At the top there is an observation deck overlooking the Desna River. In winter, skiing and cotton candy, in summer the territory is completely given to the “rope” park. Ski lift “Lapland” is 500 meters from the hotel, “Varyag” – 2 km.

Favorite place for leisure is the embankment of Bryansk. It is located on the banks of the Desna. To it is a staircase, nicknamed by the people Potemkin (analogue of Odessa). There is a picturesque Semenovsky Square, a fountain, landscaped paths and several monuments.

Recreational opportunities for children

Children of any age are allowed at the hotel. A baby under 1 year of age is provided free of charge. For the rest, extra beds are paid. The fitness center for kids has a children’s playroom, programs in the format of Baby fitness. In the playroom, parents can leave the child while they themselves will play sports.

The best places to stay with children in Bryansk are:

  • bowling club «HouseBall;
  • Zoo “Atmosphere”;
  • Theatre of young spectators;
  • ice cream parlor “33 penguins”;
  • Karting club “Corsa”.

Also in the city there are 3 amusement parks, a planetarium, a laser tag, a dolphinarium with an oceanarium, a circus. The hotel administrator will tell you how to get to a particular entertainment center.

Excursions and attractions nearby

Bryansk is a major regional center. There are many interesting places that you can visit on your own or during a sightseeing tour. The main attractions of the city are:

  1. Mound of Immortality (within walking distance). This is a memorial complex dedicated to the heroes of the Great Patriotic War. It has become a kind of visiting card of the city. It is located in the park “Nightingales” or the 1000th anniversary of Bryansk.
  2. Pokrovskaya Gora is the historical center of the city, located at its highest point. In ancient times, there was a fortress defending the area from enemy attacks. Today on the mountain there is a monument to Peresvet and several architectural monuments.
  3. Partisan glade is the most visited place by tourists. This is an open-air museum with dilapidated dugouts, military equipment of the war, a sculptural group and commemorative obelisks.
  4. Museum of Local Lore, which was founded in 1921.
  5. Literary Museum, located in a former merchant’s house.

In the city there are many memorable places associated with the name of A.K. Tolstoy. One of them is a park-museum in the old part of Bryansk. Folk craftsmen decorated its alleys with wooden carved sculptures of heroes from Russian fairy tales. Orthodox churches and monasteries have been preserved on the territory. Every year the Svensky Monastery is visited by thousands of pilgrims. According to legend, John the Terrible himself repeatedly washed up his sins here.

Staying at the hotel “Graf Tolstoy”, guests receive a warm welcome and quality service. The staff is well trained and ready to carry out any assignment. Souvenirs and basic necessities can be purchased at the hotel if there is no time for shopping trips.

 

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Alina Abramova

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