Hotel Ostrovsky Kostroma

During the trip along the Golden Ring of Russia, one of the stops will be Kostroma. The creation of Prince Yuri Dolgoruky will be remembered by tourists for monuments of ancient architecture, Orthodox shrines and monasteries, memorable places of military victories. Real Russian hospitality awaits guests in the heart of Kostroma. The 4-star Ostrovsky Hotel is famous for its ultra-modern rooms, excellent gastronomy and strategically located in the heart of the city.

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Location and history

The building in which the hotelis located is located 300 meters from the main square of Kostroma. It bears the name of the national hero Ivan Susanin. This is the historic center of the city. Its construction of stone houses began in 1780. Prospekt Mira was then named in honor of Emperor Paul I. The street received its modern name in 1961. Next to the hotel there are houses recognized as architectural monuments of the era. These are the Romanov Museum (house No. 5), the Building of the Noble Assembly (house No. 7), the former theological school (up to No. 8). The historical environment predetermined the concept of the hotel complex “Ostrovsky”.

Kostroma is considered the small homeland of the great Russian playwright A.N. Ostrovsky. He was born in Moscow, and died here, on the banks of the Volga, in ancient Kostroma. His father was a native Kostromich. Being a well-known lawyer, he began to buy up land in the district. Especially attractive was the purchase of the village of Shchelykovo, where Alexander Ostrovsky liked to spend time. There are many places in the city associated with his name. The hotel, named after him, is also considered one of the modern attractions. First, it is the only one with a category of 4 stars. Secondly, the style of its design and hospitality is impeccable. Thirdly, on its territory there is the best gastronomic restaurant of Kostroma “Groza”.

The cost of services includes:

  • accommodation in the room of the chosen category of comfort;
  • high-speed Wi-Fi available throughout the territory;
  • sauna, gym;
  • parking for private transport.

Pay attention! The administration provides a paid shuttle service to/from Tunoshna Airport (Yaroslavl), railway and bus stations of Kostroma.

“This is the best place for temporary residence in Kostroma. The location is super, especially if you come to get acquainted with the sights, walk around the theaters and museums. The car may not be needed. This is the city center and everything is within walking distance. If you do not like the restaurant “Groza” (and this is unlikely), then the circle is full of other cafes and restaurants” Yuri, Russia

Room stock

Not every hotel can boast of impeccable layout and design of rooms. But not Ostrovsky. Each of the 51 rooms is a classic example of careful attitude to the tastes and needs of guests. There are no bright obsessive colors and an excess of decorative elements. The finish is made of high-quality materials of muted tones. Comfortable beds, wardrobes, bathrooms are equipped. Coffee/tea sets and minibar are available. Special comfort is created by warm floors.

Rooms of the following comfort categories are prepared to accommodate guests:

  1. Standard (24 sq. m.) – a spacious room is designed to accommodate 2 people. The windows overlook the alley. Additional comfort creates a choice of pillows. The menu features three pillows of different sizes.
  2. Superior (30 sq. m)- Superior room is visually divided into guest and sleeping areas. In addition to a large bed, there is a sofa bed, which can serve as extra beds for two more people (a married couple or children). There is also a desk and a table with a tea station for tea drinking.
  3. Eco (25 sq. m) – rooms decorated with natural materials (stone, wood, fabrics). This is a hypoallergenic interior, which has recently become increasingly relevant for many inhabitants of the planet.
  4. The suite (59-70 sq. m.) consists of two rooms, a dressing area, one bathroom and an outdoor view terrace. This room features a safety deposit box and ironing station.
  5. Apartments (80 sq. m.) – exclusive premium rooms consisting of a bedroom, a living room, a furnished terrace with panoramic views, a bathroom and a dressing area.

For guests of all room categories, round-the-clock concierge, food and beverage delivery services are provided. Communication with the porter is carried out via an internal telephone line.

“I stay only in Ostrovsky when I come to Kostroma on business. The apartments seem to be specially created for rest and business at the same time. In the evening, it is pleasant to sit on the balcony with a cup of tea and admire the historic center of the city. The staff works above all praise. Breakfast can be delivered to your room on request. The concierge will always agree on an extra ticket to the theater. I like it here» Oleg, Russia

Important! The hotel accepts pets. Check-in is possible upon prior request. The supplement is 2000 rubles. for the entire period of stay (the price is current for March 2021)

Meals and restaurants

Restaurant “Groza” is famous for the best gastronomic cuisine in Kostroma. The chef collected old Kostroma recipes, added authorship and as a result turned out an authentic menu, which many had to taste. The kitchen starts working from 7 am. By the 8th room is ready to receive guests for breakfast or provide them with hot meals in the rooms. Breakfast time lasts until 12.00. Lunches are served from noon. On weekdays, you can have a tasty and inexpensive lunch until 16.00. In the evenings and weekends, the main menu becomes the main one.

This restaurant is not in vain included in the program of gastronomic and enotura Kostroma. It has its own bakery, which bakes all popular types of bread. But the most important component of the kitchen is the restaurant cellar. What’s not here! Jars with homemade jam and sauces, vegetable, fruit, mushroom preservation, homemade cheeses, sausages of own production from pork. The highlight of the program – stewed Kologrivsky goose in plum sauce with baked cabbage – is also prepared from the supplies of the cellar.

The chef has developed several types of menus, including those with a seasonal offer. Several positions are occupied by dishes cooked on fire. These are a variety of steaks, marble beef steaks, duck fillet and even grilled octopus tentacles. In addition to Russian dishes, guests are offered Italian pasta, popular European cold and hot snacks, traditional desserts and drinks.

The bar card also impresses with its assortment of alcoholic beverages, cocktails. Beer is supplied here from the German brewery “Yinger”. Traditional Bavarian beer is sold in bottles. Exclusive are drinks made according to ancient Russian recipes. It produces and serves polugar (national drink – bread wine – which has no analogues in the world), tinctures on berries, herbs and horseradish. Prices are reasonable, available to all.

Leisure and entertainment

Everything for entertainment and relaxation is located on the ground floor of the hotel. It offers the services of:

  1. SPA-zone. Open on weekdays from 18.00 to 22.00, on weekends – from 16.00 to 22.00. There is a Finnish sauna with a relaxation area for guests. Guests visit the complex free of charge. In addition, a menu of massage services is provided, which are paid according to the price list.
  2. Gym. Admission is also included in the price. Here, the latest cardio simulators are installed for guests – bicycle ergometers, treadmills, orbitreks; Italian strength trainers Technogym. There are changing rooms, showers, places to relax.

For business people, the services of the conference hall “Ostrovsky” are offered. Its capacity is up to 200 people. It is fully equipped with media equipment, equipment for television broadcasts, a convenient Workspace area.

Within walking distance is the Drama Theater. Ostrovsky. The building was built in 1863. It is a perfect example of classical architecture. Here were staged the first in provincial theaters plays by Ostrovsky. On the stage of the theater performed Shchepkin, Ermolova and other famous Russian actors. The hotel concierge will take care of tickets for the performances upon prior request. The repertoire includes classics, modern drama, performances for children and adolescents.

400 meters from the hotel there is another architectural monument of Catherine’s times – Kostroma shopping arcades (built in 1775). They stretched for several blocks. The architectural ensemble, which has been under construction for several decades, still fulfills its main purpose – trade. For lovers of shopping, a walk through the boutiques from Susanin Square to the main descent to the Volga will be a real pleasure.

On the Kostroma embankment is the central city park of culture and recreation. This is a favorite place for walks, promenades and entertainment. There are tennis courts, children’s playgrounds, an observation deck, gazebos, and along the alleys – stylized antique benches. On the Embankment there is a pier, from which pleasure boats and motor ships depart. Kostroma is a mandatory stop on the way of the “Golden Ring of Russia”.

Recreational opportunities for children

There is no age limit in the hotel. Children from 0 to t3 years old are provided with cots (free of charge). Toddlers under 6 years old can live with their parents without payment, unless they need a separate bed. From the age of 6, you will need to pay extra for a child of 2000 rubles. per night (the price is relevant for March 2021). The building has a small play area. Children’s channels are available on TV. Protective barriers for children are installed everywhere (near electrical outlets and other dangerous places).

A separate menu is available for children under 10 years of age. It includes dumplings, pasta, fried potatoes and mashed potatoes, chicken soup, vegetable salads with sour cream, cutlets and sausages. The chef-bartender prepares delicious lemonades, and the pastry chef prepares sweet desserts, including ice cream. Feeding the child in the restaurant “Groza” will be simple. Attentive waiters will always advise what the baby will definitely like.

You can walk with children along the square, then go down to the Volga and visit one of the children’s playgrounds on the Embankment. By the way, on the square there is one of the attractions of the city – Fire Tower. Nearby is the so-called Guardhouse – a museum of weapons, the collection of which will interest any boy. Along the Volga, you can ride on a pleasure boat or go on a sightseeing tour of the sights. For example, go to the Ipatiev Monastery. On its territory, the royal chambers of the Romanov family have been preserved, and two unique museums have been opened nearby – “Kostroma Sloboda” and “Miracle Forest”.

In Kostroma, there are a lot of places where you can entertain children. This is a puppet theater, a zoo, an exotarium, a circus. Few people know that in Kostroma is the residence of the Snow Maiden. Snow Beauty takes the Gothsei in her tower all year round. You can combine business with pleasure, visit the “tasty” museum “Russian sweets”. Here they will treat you with Kostroma sweets, give a cup of herbal tea from a samovar, and at the same time talk about the traditions of this ancient region.

Excursions and attractions nearby

The hotel has its own tour desk, where you can book a tour of interesting places in Kostroma. For self-inspection, objects that are within walking distance are suitable:

  • Romanov Museum (100 m);
  • Epiphany-Anastasiin Monastery (600 m);
  • Central Park of Kostroma (700 m);
  • Ostrovsky gazebo (800 m);
  • Linen and Birch Bark Museum (1.5 km).

In the hotel “Ostrovsky” it is advantageous to stay because of the excellent location, high-quality service, delicious food. This place will appeal to those who do not like noisy chain hotels with a huge number of guests, but appreciates silence, peace and privacy.


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