According to the extant historical documents and testimonies, the first billiard table was manufactured in the fifteenth century for French king Louis XI. It was a massive table with a stone base, covered with green cloth. A billiard game quickly gained popularity at the French court, and gradually the fashion for this game conquered the whole of Europe.
In Russia, Billiards appeared after a visit by Peter Holland. The novelty captured the first Russian Emperor, what is entertainment has become very popular in Russia, and after the death of Peter I learning this game was even included in the courses of Sciences his grandson, Emperor Peter II.
Pool tables by Imperial order began to put on Inns and taverns; learning the game of pool has become an integral part of secular education. Even Pushkin in St. Michael had its own pool table. By the end of the XIX century in Russia is getting better mass production of billiard tables - a well-known industrialist and lover of the game A. Feinberg began producing billiard tables at five of its factories.
In our hotel you can try yourself in the game of Billiards – a real Russian Billiards is always at your service.
The cost of visiting the billiard-room for guests staying in the hotel (upon prior request)– free of charge.
The cost of visiting the billiard-room for guests NOT staying at the hotel – 200 RUB per hour.