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Solo Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge
Ranked #33 of 357 Hotels in St. Petersburg
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

On check in I was told we were given a free upgrade. Room was very spacious, tea and coffee making facilities (which were't replenished without asking), lacking in cupboard and wardrobe space. 20 minute walk to The Hermitage. Hotel very quiet during the day and evening but at breakfast there were lots of Japanese tourists. Breakfast was adequate. Drinks and snacks in the bar were expensive, a small beef burger with fries was 750 rubbles (£16). To ventilate our room at night we left the balcony window open and both my wife and I suffered mosquito bites which you don't really expect in autumnal mid September. Staff as friendly as Russians can be.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

it is near to metro , one stop to nevsky , breakfast is good in regards to russian standart , there may be more fruits. You can try somon in beakfast. It was nice. rooms are nice.staff is helpfull. I have not seen any major problem. the staff speak english. I can stay here once more.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

The hotels is situated near a metro station, so you do not need a taxi to go to the center. The staff speaks english and the restaurant is ok. Do prepare yourself to pay extra for the breakfast and even for the small snacks in the restaurant.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

The hotel was excellent. The room was quite large and comfortable though it did not have much of a view. What really made the hotel excellent was the saunas and swimming pool area. We visited it almost every night and I think its the best way to relax and recover after a long day of walking and doing tourist things. They have 9 different saunas and I especially enjoyed the sauna they call a sanatorium. It has a milder temperature and higher humidity than a typical Finish Sauna.

The breakfast had a large variety of food which we also really enjoyed.

It is necessary to note that this hotel is not particularly close to any subways - there are 2 within walking distance but it takes 10 - 15 minutes to get there. We were not confident enough to try a bus.


None the less I think the pleasure of the spa is worth the extra walking and once you are on the subway system you are close to everything.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

The Hotel was stunning, an innovative mix between classic architecture and modern glass design. Wherever you looked there was something intriguing.
Although a little way out of the city center, we quite enjoyed this. Only a 15-20 minute walk to all of the main sights wasn't a hardship for us, but what we gained from being out of the center was excellent. If this hotel was in the center, it would have been much more compact and would in all likelihood not have the spa as the space is a luxury. Walking out of the city after a hard day sightseeing on your feet, and to be able to walk into the spa was just idyllic.
The Breakfast had a good range of styles, was just a little busy at peak time (but what do you expect!), and the one night we ate in the "Tapas" restaurant was an excellent meal - although not really very tapas, more just Spanish themed.
The thing that let it down a little for us was the service. For a 3-4* hotel, I would expect the concierge to be a little more knowledgeable and friendly than they were. To the point that as we arrived before our room was ready, we asked where we could go out and get Breakfast in St Petersburg. We were told that nothing is open and were directed to a 24/7 Chinese restaurant. It was 9.30am...not what I would call early. And on investigation, there was plenty open in the center.
All in all, an excellent stay, and the Spa truly is a gem!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

We were forced to stay here as part of a group tour, but the area is too far from the centre for our taste. The room was average with a comfortable bed, not much space & no particular view. Room service was practically non-existent at the time we stayed there. The breakfast buffet was rather terrifying: huge tour groups at the buffet and a long wait for tea or coffee - no morning tea service (a kettle and tea bags in the room would be a huge improvement).
On the more positive side, the underground swimming pool and spas are superb, but we didn't really come to Russia to swim.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

The hotel is far from the city center. The rooms are good, and the view is great from the upper floors. The restaurant is quite good, but the breakfast was extremely crowded, though the food was very good.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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Address: Birzhevoi Lane, 2-4 | Valisyevsky Island, St. Petersburg 199004, Russia
Region: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg > Vasilyevsky Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in St. Petersburg
#24 Family Hotel in St. Petersburg
#25 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
#25 Luxury Hotel in St. Petersburg
#34 Romantic Hotel in St. Petersburg
Price Range: £72 - £187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Solo Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge 5*
Number of rooms: 324
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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