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Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky
Ranked #26 of 334 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Helsinki, Finland
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3 reviews
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“Wonderful hotel where everything just works”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

This hotel is very clean and well located on the Vasilievsky island which is connected to the city center by (at least) two long bridges. Rooms were decorated beautifully and had parquet floor. The rooms have A/C, powerful hairdryer, safe, iron(!) and ironing board, electric kettle for cooking water for tea/coffee, mugs, tea, hot chocolate and instant coffee, complimentary bottled water and pillows in three sizes. Free wi-fi also which worked well at least from floor 3 where we were staying. The hotel also had free sauna heated in the evenings up until 11 PM which we didn't have time to test. Breakfast buffet was awesome in my standards. They had more than I could eat. A glass of sparkling wine was included in the breakfast price but we didn't feel like having alcohol in the morning. The staff was friendly and we were able to check in hours before our real check in time because our rooms were ready already! Also, when we had to check out we were able to leave our baggage in a locked baggage room while we headed for the city to do the last souvenir shopping. Really, what else would one need?

On a good day it is possible to walk to the city center across the bridges but there is also a metro station within 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel. The metro takes you straight to the main shopping street Nevsky Prospekt which is only one stop away and on the same metro line. It is worth noting that the metro line to the Vasilievsky island stops operating around 12:15 AM and the bridges open at night at 1:25 for the ship traffic. So make sure you get yourself on the right side of the Neva river for the night. There is a biggish supermarket right next to the metro building (http://www.perekrestok.ru/) and it is open 24/7.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Anton V, Менеджер по обслуживанию клиентов at Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Dear TracesOnSnow,

I want to thank you for leaving such a good feedback about our hotel. I'm glad that for exploring beutiful St. Petersburg you chose our hotel. I'd like to notice that your comments will be very useful for those who are planning their visit to St. Petersburg. You've mentioned the most important things about our hotel: great location, room facilities, sauna, breakfast and many other points. I'm pretty sure that future guests can rely on your feedback to search out the city.

I hope for your next visit to St. Petersburg you will choose Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky.

Wish a great and warm Summer!

Best regards,

Anton Volodin.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

The rooms, the staff and the breakfast buffet were all excellent. The hotel is very well located just across the river from the Hermitage and near the metro but in a quiet stret. The price is quite high but not for St. Petersburg.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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DMelnikov, Executive Assistant Manager at Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Dear Kate H,

Thank you for choosing Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky as you home away from home in St. Petersburg and also for sharing your valuable feedback with the fellow travelers around the globe.

I am so happy to hear you have enjoyed your stay and especially to know that you were treated in a nice way. The staff is our most valuable asset and I remind them all the time that they should treat every guest as THEIR OWN GUEST.

Welcome back to the Solo by Sokos world,
DM
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

I came and was booked for 1 month, decided to continue living in the Sokos and stayed altogether for 15months. I found the staff very friendly and attentive. The buffet Breakfast had everything you could wish for.
The 8th line pub served every conceivable drink and you could eat great food too at the Bar.

Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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DMelnikov, Executive Assistant Manager at Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky, responded to this review, 15 June 2014
Dear Firas Alnaimi,

Thank you very much for finding time to share this review with the travelling community of TripAdvisor.

Being our guest for more than a year you honestly became more than a guest to us, but rather a part of a Solo Vasilievsky family. I am very happy to heat that you will carry positive memories with you about us from now on.

Please, remember that you are always welcome to Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky.

Have a lovely summer,
DM
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

Had a wonderful stay at the Hotel Vasilievsky with a group of friends. The rooms are extremely clean and the bed the best one can imagine. The staff was very friendly and helpfull, the hotel manager himself wellcomed us when arriving and there was no problem arranging us lunchboxes to our daytrip to St. Petershof castle. Would absolutely stay at this hotel next time visiting the wonderful St. Petersburg!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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DMelnikov, Executive Assistant Manager at Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Dear 606MarjaL,

First of all let me thank you and your friends for choosing Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky and for finding time to share your experience with the fellow travelers.

I am very glad to hear you have enjoyed the hotel, and it was a pleasure to meet your group. It is also nice to know that you have noticed our team's helpfulness and friendliness.

Will be waiting to see you again at Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky,
DM
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Lempaala, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

Very good location, very clean and cosy hotel, friendly staff. Excellent breakfast buffet, also good and tasty food in a lobby bar and a really cosy pub. Rooms were spacious and clean. Highly recommended for couples, families and friends to stay during your visit in St Petersburg.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Katja H
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DMelnikov, Executive Assistant Manager at Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky, responded to this review, 22 May 2014
Dear Katja H,

Thank you for staying with us during your visit to St. Petersburg and also for finding time to share you experience with world travelling community.

I am very glad that you have enjoyed your stay and liked the facilities of Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky, our breakfast buffet and other restaurant services. I would also agree with you with no hesitation that our location is very convenient for both business travelers and for those who came to explore the beauty of St. Petersburg.

Once again, thank you for your kind words and for the recommendation.

I wish you a nice summer ahead and looking forward to see you again with us,
DM
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Excellent breakfast choices at buffet. Also ate the buffet a couple of times in the evening. Was with an art tour. The hotel was very adequate - more tourist than luxury. That said, the bathroom had underfloor heating, the bed was very comfortable, there were 6 pillows and the linen was crisp and changed frequently. Very importantly there was a hair-dryer!

A machine in the foyer changed euros to roubles - minimum of €30, which was useful.

The safe in the bedroom was easy to use. Russia does not have quite the same views on non- smoking as the West, so be sure to ask for a nonsmoking room, if this is an issue for you.

Room Tip: Ask for non-smoking.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Thank macclesfieldgourmand
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DMelnikov, Executive Assistant Manager at Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Dear macclesfieldgourmand,

Let me thank you for finding time to write this kind review and definitely for choosing Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky during your visit to Saint Petersburg.

I am very glad to know you have enjoyed your stay and especially your comment about our cuisine. I will share your compliments with our chef. We know how important it is to start a day with a proper meal and also to get something nice after coming back in the evening.

Also, as for your comment about a smoking policy: from 01.07.2014 Russian legislation is changing and all the hotels, bars and restaurants will also become non smoking places. Even our lovely cigar room will have to change its name and status.

We will be looking forward to see you again at Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky,
DM
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

Can just mention positive things: great location, good breakfast and friendly/helpful staff. Everything what you need for a pleasant stay in St. Petersburg! And the pillows.....to have six of them in your bed it´s amazing! Recommend this hotel warmly to everybody.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank saoumito
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Anton V, Deputy FO Manager at Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Dera Saoumito,

First of all I'd like to say thank you that you spent your time and wrote a feedback abbout our hotel.
I'm very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.
It's nice to read that our team was helpful and friendly. We really care that our service is on the high level. A special thanks for mentioning our good breakfast!
I hope you were delighted with our beautiful city. You are always welcome again!

Have a lovely summer.

Best Regards,

Anton Volodin.
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Property: Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky
Address: 8 Liniya V.O., 11-13, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia
Region: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg > Vasilyevsky Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
#20 Luxury Hotel in St. Petersburg
#21 Family Hotel in St. Petersburg
#30 Romantic Hotel in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky 4*
Number of rooms: 255
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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