The best three-star hotel in Minsk, in our opinion. After a 3-year reconstruction, everything pleases the eye. All that attracted visitors back in the nineties has been retained, the general layout remained unchanged, but the interior’s turned brighter, more optimistic. The cheerlessness of a Soviet hotel is gone, today’s décor features warm colors, white marble, elegant stained glass, painting, moldings, sparkling crystal. There’s a new dominant – a panoramic lift shaft on the front of the hotel. Belarus has 484 comfortable rooms (starting from 110 USD), two well-equipped conference halls for 240 and 35 people, meeting rooms, a gym, a swimming pool, a beauty salon and more. It can make short work of feeding any number of guests (800 at the maximum), with its two restaurants, a café and a few bars. The hotel has spacious parking, a Wi-Fi is accessible on the premises. Noiseless high-speed lifts carry guests from floor to floor, and a rooftop observation deck offers a bird's-eye panorama of Minsk. Service has also tuned in to the spirit of the times: the staff are more attentive, friendly and professional. Recommended!
I loved the Sovjet-style ambience of this centrally located hotel. Biggest plus: the monumental swimmingpool with beautiful socialist mosaics, a truly wonderful experience in itself! But if you have one of the cheaper rooms of Hotel Belarus, you have to pay extra to visit the pool. Just do it, it's worth it! The attached nightclub was less seedy than expected. We visited it on a Monday night, but the place was packed with all the young goodlooking boys and girls from Minsk, we didn't expect to dance the night away on a mondaynight.
Itt may sound strange, but I enjoyed the very Soviet ambience and recommend the hotel as a history lesson for all those who wonder what it was like to travel in the Soviet Union. I keep going back there for the irony of the entire experience.
So many comments attack the decor preferences but for me, I enjoy, even prefer, the personal and independent expressions. My advice: enjoy it while you can. It's a big part of your trip.
This "hotel" had really lousy service, especially compared to hotel Panarama (recommended!). Belarus had a unclean room, ghastly food, no food or drink in the minibar, guards wondering who you are and what you are doing at the hotel... uh, sleeping? Truly the worst hotel I have ever been to, the price was a bit high as well.