I had the luck and pleasure to stay at this hotel for 3 nights in august and it was a very pleasant experience.
Location- the hotel is relatively close from the main points,15-20 min walk to Hermitage along the Neva river,which is a real joy if the weather is good.
Quite large rooms,very clean,sleep quality -excellent!!; bath with soap and shampoo(only),all the things that one is used to find in the bathroom of a 4 star hotel could be bought from the reception,this is a (very small) negative point,but it really didn't bother me at all since all the other things were irreprochable in the room.
Nice decorated lobby and bar,very pleasant place to stay for a cup of coffee or glass of wine.
Very nice staff at the reception and concierge,extremely helpful and polite,I say "Hi" to all of them!
Nice and clean sauna,very comfortable relaxation room,we would have enjoyed it more if we had had more time! Very recommandable! Pay attention to the schedule of the sauna,women have more hours assignated than men :-) - I would like to rememeber the timetable,but I don't.
Just to mention,when we arrived there,we were asked by the girls from the reception if we wanted street view for both our rooms,we said “yes, please”,but both our rooms were inner court view :-). From the same “movie”,we asked to get two rooms close one from another,we were assured that was exactly what we got and…or rooms were as far as possible :-)
The strongest point of this hotel is,from my point of view,the Repin restaurant,I have to mention that even we had come to StPt very informed about places to eat, we came "home" every night for our restaurant and the fabulous stroganoff(best ever!),Kievskaya chicken,the "borsch" and so much more.Natalia is the pearl of the crown,very nice,speaking extremely good English,I would go back there just for her and the restaurant :-). Hi,Natalia! The only thing that I would change at the restaurantb is the local red wine,being there we wanted to try only local products,which were all excelent(food,vodka,champaigne-well,sparkling wine better said),but the wine-well,no.No and no.
Pub of the hotel-also nice,good food,good prices,very friendly atmosphere.
Breakfast-I don't think that one can ask for more.Cold and hot meal,fresh vegetables and fruits,fresh salmon,even sparkling wine,local sweets,big choice of cheese and ham, traditional and also russian tea and so much more.
As a conclusion,I would recommand this hotel for good rooms,good restaurant,helpful staff,without any doubt.
One more thing I need to mention:problems at the airport made our airplane land at another terminal and we were taken to the domestic flights offices,along with the russians, for the formalities.This made the meeting that we had with the driver of the hotel impossible(we had asked for the car of the hotel to pick us up),so we were forced to take a taxi. Nevertheless,the management of the hotel took responsability for this and a a compensation,they took us to the airport when we left.Thanks again for being helpful and fair!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky can be named as the first gallery hotel in St. Petersburg, which is situated on the Vasilievsky Island, close to the Neva river embankment and Blagoveshchensky bridge. You will reach the Hermitage and Nevsky Prospect in 5 minutes by bus. Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky is not just about high designed rooms, soft beds and convenient location, but permanently up-to-date exhibitions as well, which are taking place in the hotel interiors. Mikhailovsky theatre, the biggest contemporary art museum in Russia Erarta - the best art representatives in St. Petersburg are the hotel partners. The key concept of Solo Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky is "The House of Arts & Culture". By staying in Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky, you will begin your own art journey, where each guest will get his or her own individual route. Ballet or opera in the best city theatres, the most interesting exhibitions, shows and parties - every Soloist is your concierge and we know everything about rich and saturated life of St. Petersburg. After the big day have a pleasant calm evening in stylish Repin Lounge Restaurant & Bar, where you can always find the best of Russian cuisine as well as outstanding specials from all over the world. Do not miss your favorite sport events - in the 8th Line Pub you can watch all the broadcasts on the big svreen in Full HD quality. The best draft beer and whisky collection will complete the triumph of beloved team. ... more less
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