Great location - only 20 mins normal walking pace to main square. Spa - extensive, with private access for residents.
Reception and bridges bar - really helpful & friendly and able to serve you in English
Restaurant - overpriced, stuffy, inflexible; explanation as to why follows for those interested...
We had eaten out the previous 3 times & were going to eat in the hotel restaurant only because we were exhausted after a full day of sightseeing. After being introduced to the buffet on the way to our table we received a menu and ordered our drinks soon after. After 15 mins we finally managed to wave down the lady who seated us and said that we wanted to order our food. After acknowleding this, 5 mins later she had passed our table twice & not taken it. I called her over again. She exclaimed indignantly that she wasn't a waiter and that she would get one (we hadn't seen any at this point). She returned some time later (without waiter) to ask what we wanted. We both wanted the Stroganoff. She informed us this would likely take over an hour! We were then presented with another lady who asked us why we didn't just eat from the buffet. She went off to ask the kitchen and returned with a 'maybe they can do it in 30 mins'. By now we had been there 45 mins, it was 20.45 and with no confidence in this delivery we paid for our drinks. No apology and no explanation as to why we were given a menu if they didn't want to serve any non-buffet food. The restaurant had about 200 covers with only 8 other guests in so wasn't as though the kitchen was swamped. In my tired state my restaurant-radar failed to register how few people were in here! We walked a few paces to the bar and ordered a beer and a house club sandwich. The service was fast, friendly with food arriving hot, fresh and delicious only 10 mins after ordering.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Solo Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge is a unique City Business Resort located in the historical center of St. Petersburg on the Vasilievsky Island. The hotel is named after the famous Palace Bridge located nearby, which leads directly to many of the main sights of St.Petersburg center - the Hermitage Museum, Palace Square, Admiralty, St.Isaac's Cathedral and Nevsky Prospect, all just a 15 minute walk away. Solo Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge offers a perfect getaway for wellbeing and relaxation whilst travelling on business and pleasure. This unique concept includes a fabulous Wellness Club with SPA area including swimming pool and saunas, THANN Day Spa, a 4000 sq.meters fitness center where personal trainers help you to stay fit. Moreover, on the second floor you can find GORKI Golf Academy - the first indoor golf club in the city. Unwind and escape from your routines in your own terms. Dine at 'Dans Le Noir?' where you will have restaurant experience of a lifetime in complete darkness. Celebrate at Sevilla restaurant or a magnificent Ballroom, which make your event a day to remember. Organize your corporate meeting, teambuilding or presentation at our up-to-date conference rooms, which can accommodate up to 350 people. Solo Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge is a magnificent combination of new and old. Guest rooms, some of which are apartments and perfect for a long stay, are located in the modern building, but the heart of the hotel is an old brick building dating back to the mid19th century. It used to serve as the wine cellars of a famous merchant dynasty - the Eliseev family. Today under these old brick arches and chandeliers, you will find a modern and multifaceted world of hospitality aimed to relax or get energized. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sokos Hotel St Petersburg