Hotel Zimnyaya

Historic hotel in Valaam

Don’t be put off by the Gostiny Dvor building’s decrepit entrance and stairways: the Zimnyaya’s vaulted cell-rooms are (aptly) austere and overpriced for what they are, but they’re clean and cosily decorated. All but three have shared bathrooms. In spite of its name, the Winter Hotel receives guests year-round.

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