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Helvetia Hotel

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#1 of 556 hotels in St. Petersburg
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Within a leisurely stroll from Nevsky Prospect there is a historic building of the Helvetia Hotel, with origins dating back to the early 19th century. The hotel's interiors successfully combine St. Petersburg's harmonious style with the elegance of European design. Native Russian cordiality, coupled with Swiss traditions of cosiness and hospitality, individual attention to every guest and international service standards, are the distinguishing features of the Helvetia Hotel.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Couples massage
24-hour security
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, German

Location

Marata St., 11, St. Petersburg 191025 Russia
Name/address in local language
Helvetia Hotel
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AR wrote a review Jan 2024
Greenwich, Connecticut2 contributions1 helpful vote
Another visit to our favorite hotel in St. Petersburg. We are pleased to report that everything we love about this place hasn't changed. Friendly stuff, beautiful historic building that has been restored to its perfection, excellent location and the most delicious food you can enjoy not only for breakfast but also during the rest of the day. We always feel sad to leave but delicious baked goods packed for us "for the road" make us feel a little better. We can't wait to come back soon. Thank you for making our stay at Helvetia special.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 22 Feb 2024
Dear 630almirar, On behalf of the whole team, I would like to thank you for staying with us at Helvetia Hotel and for sharing your feedback. Thank you for taking the time to send these gracious compliments. We are delighted that you enjoyed such a wonderful stay and are honoured that we met your expectations again. Hoping to have the immense pleasure of welcoming you again very soon! Yours sincerely, Anastasia Agababova Rooms Division Director
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Diana E wrote a review Oct 2023
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If you are looking for an exquisite and special experience in st. Petersburg, this is the place to stay. The hotel is located in an old building and is full of the historical and luxurious spirit. You will feel how every small details is well thought and done for the host to feel special. They have met me with flowers and gave me some really great food when I was leaving. Both restaurants are amazingly good with an unbelievable low prices. I was very happy with all the service and humanistic approach with everything. The manager of the hotel is apparently very famous with his care to his stuff and innovative approached to everything. The place is very intimate and special. I will be exceptionally going back there any time I can. I loved it!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 2 Nov 2023
Dear DianaeY35221S, Thank you for choosing Helvetia Hotel for your stay in Saint Petersburg! It is a real pleasure to read your review and realize that our service met your expectations. We will be very glad to welcome you again one day. Yours sincerely, Anastasia Agababova Rooms Division Director
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Vadim wrote a review Oct 2023
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Stay at this beautiful place for two nights while our short vacation at Saint Petersburg in October. Super friendly atmosphere, great staff and all team of Helvetia! Breakfast was delicious, fresh and high quality food! Would like to thank all team of Helvetia for this amazing two days in atmosphere when you feel like home) And flowers at arrival and pack of homemade cakes and chocolate when we check out was very cute!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 12 Oct 2023
Dear xxx1444, Thank you for choosing Helvetia Hotel for your stay in Saint Petersburg! It was our pleasure to offer you good service and we are really glad to read that our service met your expectations. We will be very glad to welcome you again one day. Yours sincerely, Anastasia Agababova Rooms Division Director
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NC wrote a review Sept 2023
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Right from the start, they rolled up in a fancy Mercedes to pick me up. Breakfast? they were so considerate, asking about my food preferences. Housekeeping? Super thorough and even left a birthday surprise. I was a bit concerned about not speaking Russian, but the concierge team? They were amazing, pointing me to the city's best restaurants and setting up a killer private night city tour. Felt super safe and super happy during my stay. I even bought home some hotel merchandise and received a lovely gift from the restaurant upon check-out. I wholeheartedly recommend and can't wait to return. I truly genuinely miss St. Petersburg as soon as I left. Thank you!!!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 12 Oct 2023
Dear nitcham0nc, Thank you for choosing Helvetia Hotel for your stay in Saint Petersburg! It was our pleasure to offer you nice service and we are really glad to read that our services as well as the care of the team met your expectations. We will be very glad to welcome you again! Yours sincerely, Anastasia Agababova Rooms Division Director
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Alexander S wrote a review Jul 2023
3 contributions3 helpful votes
I had heard very good feedback about this hotel and saw the nice pictures on the website. Rooms looked great, and I was looking forward to staying there. Unfortunately I did not know that the hotel has renovated and unrenovated rooms which are not only awful but also very very small. When I arrived, I was given a tiny room with shabby furniture that looked like it was from 1985. Never before have I been to a hotel where pictures and reality were further apart. Unfortunately the hotel seemed fully booked so that I could not change the room. I left the next morning to move to another hotel. I must say that such inconsistency in the quality of the rooms is a sign of a poorly managed hotel. Such rooms should be renovated, not offered at high prices to guests who will inevitably be disappointed. Overall, I do not recommend this hotel. There are so many better options in St. Petersburg.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Анастасия Агабабова, Другое at Helvetia Hotel
Responded 13 Jul 2023
Dear Alexander S, Thank you for choosing Helvetia Hotel for your stay in Saint Petersburg! We greatly regret that we did not meet your high expectations during this stay in our hotel. Helvetia Hotel is located in the 19th century mansion. The latest renovation of all rooms as well as hotel facilities was made in 2021-2023. We pay very close attention to the condition of rooms as well as their design. Photos of each room posted on our website are real and updated. The size of each room is quoted on hotel website. Please, allow me to clarify some details of your reservation. Your assistant booked a classical room for you. It is our basic category. Size of rooms in this category ranges between 18 to 21 m2. This information is mentioned on our website. Upon arrival you were checked-in to room 111 (classic room) with yard view. The size of room 111 is 18 m2. Later that day you contacted reception desk requesting a larger room. Due to a 100-percent occupancy on that day we unfortunately were not able to offer you a higher category. And proposed a complimentary upgrade to a deluxe room next day. Unfortunately you did not accept this option and left our hotel next morning. We believe that you may give us a chance to welcome you in Helvetia hotel one more time. We will be happy to offer you a complimentary upgrade to one of our branded suites. Please contact me any time for special conditions on your next trip to St.Petersburg. With lots of hope and kindest regards, Anastasia Agababova Rooms Division Director
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Jujubarteam wrote a review Jan 2023
Moscow, Russia2 contributions1 helpful vote
Service and attention to details are one of the best I came accross in Russia! Place is and feel very special with christmas feeling all over, charming, cosy, quiet!! Thank you to the full team, specially the front house! We can not wait to come back again!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 13 Jan 2023
Dear Jujubarteam, Thank you for your wonderful comments about your recent stay at Helvetia Hotel in Saint-Petersburg. It was a real pleasure to read that our Hotel and services met your expectations. A real pleasure to realize that we did our best and you enjoyed so much your stay with us. We all hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again! Yours sincerely, Anastasia Agababova Rooms Division Director
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julientrichet23 wrote a review Jan 2023
Moscow, Russia1 contribution
Could not be perfect but was so close, staff and hotel were the best I have come accross in this country! Can not wait to come back again, very relaxing with so many little touches which makes you feel so nice… really spot on Helvetia Hotel
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 13 Jan 2023
Dear julientrichet23, We sincerely thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding your recent stay at Helvetia Hotel in Saint-Petersburg. It was a real pleasure to read that our Hotel and services met your expectations. A real pleasure to realize that we did our best and you enjoyed so much your stay with us. We all hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you! Yours most sincerely, Anastasia Agababova Rooms Division Director
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yoaryan78 wrote a review May 2022
New Delhi, India1 contribution
It was nice beautiful and kind of European experience in Russia. The extraordinary experience was the staff. Entire staff was so nice humble and everyone has a smiling face. Like they love what they do.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 1 Jun 2022
Dear yoaryan78, We sincerely thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding your recent stay at Helvetia Hotel in Saint-Petersburg. It was a real pleasure to read that our Hotel and services met your expectations. A real pleasure to realize that we did our best and you enjoyed so much your stay with us. We all hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you! Yours most sincerely, Anastasia Agababova Rooms Division Director
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AR wrote a review Feb 2022
Greenwich, Connecticut2 contributions1 helpful vote
If I could give more stars to this hotel I would. Everything was just PERFECT. The property is located 2 blocks away from Nevsky Prospect. You can tell that staff takes pride in working there and providing the best service possible. Everyone we dealt with went an extra step for us. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Quality of food for breakfast was exceptional. I usually don't like eating at restaurants at the hotel but I am glad we did. Food was delicious and reasonably priced. They send you off with a little bag filled with "pirozhki". I can't wait to come back soon. Thank you for such wonderful experience.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded 28 Feb 2022
Dear 630almirar, We sincerely thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding your recent stay at Helvetia Hotel in Saint-Petersburg. It was a real pleasure to read that our Hotel and services met your expectations. A real pleasure to realize that we did our best and you enjoyed so much your stay with us. We all hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you! Yours most sincerely, Anastasia Agababova Rooms Division Director
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pockettmrneilp wrote a review Feb 2022
London3 contributions5 helpful votes
Many thanks for the help that you were able to give to me at a time when the hotel was very busy with the film crew. The flexibility and assistance was fantastic particularly as the clients that I was meeting had to change dates and times once or twice. Staff always smiling and friendly many many thanks
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Responded 15 Feb 2022
Dear pockettmrneilp, We sincerely thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding your recent stay at Helvetia Hotel in Saint-Petersburg. It was a real pleasure to read that our Hotel and services met your expectations. A real pleasure to realize that we did our best and you enjoyed so much your stay with us. We all hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you! Yours most sincerely, Anastasia Agababova Rooms Division Director
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Frequently Asked Questions about Helvetia Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Helvetia Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Nevsky Prospekt (0.3 miles), Panoramic Roof (0.2 miles), and Matreshka Tanushka (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Helvetia Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Helvetia Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Helvetia Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Helvetia Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pinzeria by Bontempi, Etnos Cafe, and Steak by Steak.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Helvetia Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Helvetia Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Helvetia Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Helvetia Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Helvetia Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Helvetia Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Russian.
Are there any historical sites close to Helvetia Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palace Square (1.5 miles), The Winter Palace of Peter the Great (1.5 miles), and General Staff Building (1.4 miles).