The Vlad Motor Inn is located in the Vladivostok suburbs, a half-hour drive from the airport. It opened in 1993. The two-story building was designed and built by Canadians using their own technology. All of the materials, including the furniture and bathroom equipment for the hotel rooms, were brought from Canada.
And for a long time the hotel was managed by Canadians. They laid down the basic principles of service: the staff here speak English and work for eight hours a day, instead of the customary Russian schedule for hotel staff of a 24-hour shift every 3 days. According to the owners: Cheerful workers make satisfied guests!
Despite the fact that the hotel is more than twenty years old, it is in very good condition. And most importantly, everything here is very clean. The rooms are nothing exquisite, the atmosphere of the rooms is modest, designed in a strict and cold North American style. A standard room contains a king-sized bed, sofa, table, desk, TV, refrigerator, teapot, and air conditioning. There are even rooms designed for large families, equipped with full kitchens which have a stove, refrigerator and microwave.
The Vlad Motor Inn is designed for guests with children, with a game room, an outdoor children’s playground, cribs, high chairs, and children’s toilets. The restaurant also provides special dishes for children.
It does not matter whether you are staying in a standard room or a suite, the view from your window will be equally beautiful: the hotel is surrounded by spruce, fir and maple trees, and the courtyard is dotted with flowers. The surrounding territory is small but well maintained. It is a lovely place to take an evening stroll, breathe in the fresh forest air, listen to the birds, and feed the squirrels. The Sanatornaya railway station is a 5-minute walk from the hotel, as is the Laguna city beach.
Corporate guests, businessmen, and politicians are frequent customers here (for example, the flight crews of Transaero Airlines stay here between flights). The residence of the Governer of Primorye and the Japanese Consulate are also not far from the hotel. So be prepared for the fact that, due to various meetings and business events, there may not be rooms available during your stay in Vladivostok.
The hotel offers the following additional services: wi-fi; conference rooms, one which seats seventy-five and one which seats twenty; an exercise hall with a treadmill and exercise bike; a recreation room with billiards and a library; an outdoor tennis court with a professional cover; a basketball court; a large free parking area.
The hotel honors the North American tradition of Halloween in a big way with a yearly Halloween celebration. The staff, restaurant, and guests are all actively involved in a carnival celebration.
Incidentally, the restaurant is a favorite among Vladivostok residents. There are regulars who have come here from the hotel’s opening. The cuisine is typical North American with the menu featuring classic burgers, sandwiches and steaks. Desserts are prepared by the restaurant’s own pastry chef. The average bill in the restaurant is quite high, about 2,500 rubles per person without alcohol.
The summer terrace is popular, especially on weekends from May to October. It is a pleasure to spend an evening here with loved ones, away from the noise of the city, serenaded by the twitter of birds.
The Vlad Motor Inn has a total of 45 rooms. Of these, 35 are standard at 5,500 rubles per night night. There are 8 two-room suites at 6,500 rubles per night. There is one Premier Suite at 7,500 rubles per night. The Family Suite, with four rooms and a kitchen, costs 9,000 rubles per night.
Breakfast is not included in the price, but can be included for a fee. For each additional person there is a fee of 700 rubles not including sleeping accommodations. Children under 14 stay free.
There are discounts for stays longer than 5 days. Pets are not allowed. There are gazebos outside for smoking.
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