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Skandinavia Country Club & SPA
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Sestroretsk
Reviewed 19 March 2012

We stayed several times at Skandinavia over the last 2 years and enjoyed every bit of it. Not only that the hotel/service is a good price for the value, but it's one of the rare places within an hour drive from the city that is interesting enough to visit and have a relaxing weekend. The breakfast and the SPA are superb.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 November 2011

It has been my 5th time in Scandinavia over the past 4 years and have to note that it gets better and better.

Breakfast bar is very rich, the restaurant menu is superb, the wine list is very good.

I made an Internet reservation for the junior suite in October and when I checked in in November the price was 60% lower as I hit the sale time which I didn't know about - nice :-). The open air heated swimming pool is clean and welcoming, the sauna and the hamam are open at no extra cost from noon to 5pm and the spa in the newly completed wellness centre is of very high standard.

If you want a great weekend - don't think, just go to Scandinavia. It is a very special
place.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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5  Thank safaricakes s
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Skandinavia_hotel, Public Relations Manager at Skandinavia Country Club & SPA, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2011

Dear safaricakes,
Thank you for the review! Welcome back to Skandinavia Country Club & SPA!

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Reviewed 6 August 2011

We stayed at this resort for 2 nights but were supposed to stay four nights but do to a major problem we left early and went to another resort. I was traveling with my wife and two children aged 7 and 4 from the USA. We chose this resort based on the location and the web sights photos of the hotel which are not accurate and I will explain more below. The resort is located out in the country about 1 hour from downtown on the road that takes you along the Finland Gulf. Finland is only a couple of hours away by car. My wife was born and raised in St. Petersburg and we usually go there every couple of years. Before I tell you about the problem let me give you my review first. During the summer Russians typically spend time at their summer home called a dacha usually located out in the county and this resort is in a nice area located on the Gulf of Finland. The grounds are well manicured and the pool is nice and large with Jacuzzi tubs and a Russian banya or sauna. The outdoor facility is rather nice and extremely quite during the night. They have table and chairs around the pool area and cabanas on the grounds for your use. The lobby of the hotel is nothing special and very small but gets the job done. My wife usually spoke to the lobby staff in Russian but with the little contact I had with them in English they were not overly friendly but they were not rude either. They don’t go out of their way to make you feel very welcome that’s for sure. Our room was located on the 2nd floor and there are no lifts or elevators at this hotel so you have carry your luggage up two flights of stairs to get it to your room which is not too convenient. The resort is graded 5 stars by Russians standards however it is really 3 stars at best I would say. It is a typical resort style room that could use some freshening up. Our room had a queen bed and sleeper sofa. The kids said the sleeper sofa was very uncomfortable. The photos of the rooms are not very accurate. They have some suites at this hotel and also a private house located on the grounds which are also for rent and the photos on the web sight must be of the suites or the house because our room sure didn’t look like the rooms in the web sight photos.

Our room included buffet breakfast each morning and it was nothing special. The food choices were a bit limited. Only the desk staff and 1 person in the restaurant spoke English so ordering food could be tough if you are not with someone who speaks both languages. We ate dinner one night at the hotel and it was neither good nor bad but at least we ate. There are no other restaurants with in walking distance of the hotel but there are many good restaurants with in 10 minutes of the hotel and taxis are available and fairly reasonable. I would recommend eating dinner outside the hotel.

Now for the bad part. My wife left her I Phone 4 inside the room on the night stand next to the bed one night and forgot to lock it up in the safe when we went out for dinner. Upon our return we noticed the maid came in and did turn down service and the phone was missing. We looked every where in the room and could not find it. We reported it missing to the front desk staff and when I tried to call the phone it was turned off but it was on when we left which is another sign it was take from the room. The front desk staff called us back the next day after we checked out and told us they checked the security camera and no one was in the room? However someone was definitely in the room as they didn’t turn down service and the phone didn’t grow legs and walk away.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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9  Thank caymankid
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Reviewed 12 July 2011

we didn't stay at the hotel, just did some spa & took horse ride
hotel territtory, pool area is really really good!
spa services are best in st.petersburg (among tested by us), very warm service and good specialists, we will be back for spa for sure!

the thing we didn't like at all was horse ride
it costs 150,00 EUR for 2 horses for 2 hours and took place at the seashore
horses were good, but our guide wasn't; she didn't care what we were doing at all

this hotel should choose better horse provider.. it's not their level of service

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank annuler
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Skandinavia_hotel, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Skandinavia Country Club & SPA, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2011

Thank you for your review! We will manage this problem with the horse riding. We'll be glad to see you again!

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Reviewed 6 January 2011

We travelled here for two nights and stayed in a half-luxury room. It was so quiet and comfortable which was wonderful respite from noisy, dirty st petersburg. The staff here were welcoming and helpful which can fool oneself into thinking one is really in Scandinavia!

The banya complex is very comfortable, with an open fire and samovars with tea. It is free from 12 to 5pm. The open- air spa, steaming and surrounded by snow and ice was really incredible. There was also an ice-bar, carved out of ice which illuminated at night made a huge impression.

The cuisine was delightful. Breakfast is sumptuous. For dinner we both ate fish, which was fresh and cooked to perfection.There is also a cafe, where we ate cake and tea (requisite for a russian winter!)

We visited the spa, which was comprehensive. I had a traditional honey-salt "peeling" that was really a scrub which was done in a steam room on a massage table. I have been to many spas and massages but this was the most relaxed I have ever been. My partner emerged from his massage looking completely different. Ask for Andrei (he gave me the treatment).

Whilst there we went horse riding along the gulf of finland. It was like being in Narnia. The horses were healthy and happy, even if they didn't listen to us! There was also a fair sized ice rink which we happy used at midnight.

As you can tell, we had a great stay and would fully recommend a stay at Skandinavia.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Skandinavia_hotel, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Skandinavia Country Club & SPA, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2011

Dear Fairytale!
Thank you for the review! We will be happy to see you again in our hotel!

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Reviewed 4 October 2010

I had to visit St.Petersburg on business rather often during the last four years, but it was a problem for me to find a hotel to fit me perfectly. I've tried different variants, but no one suited me untill I entered Skandinavia Country Club two years ago. I loved it from that moment and always stay here. It's an excellent hotel in a perfect location. Its interior is very tasteful, warm tones and delicate deco. The staff are very helpful and friendly. I especially enjoy the spa and swimming pool. Usually I am on a B&B basis and can say that breakfast can't be better. The rooms are very nice, well-decorated and spacious. I always feel at home and combine business with pleasure when I stay in it.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled on business
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Skandinavia Country Club & SPA

Address: Parkovaya St., 16, Sestroretsk, St. Petersburg 197706, Russia
Region: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg > Kurortny District > Sestroretsk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Sestroretsk
Price Range: £74 - £400 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Skandinavia Country Club & SPA 4*
Number of rooms: 76
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