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Demetra Art Hotel
Ranked #54 of 354 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Berlin, Germany
1 review
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“Excellent”
Reviewed 27 July 2012

We stayed several times in St. petersburg. I started as student in 1967 visiting Leningrad, in a very very small cheap hotel, with roomservice that brough you tea for a few kopecks in the 5th floor. As the years passed my requirements also get more, and I saw many hotels, we visit many times the city for business and relax. We think it is with Rome , Barcelona , Amsterdam one of the best cities in Europe to visit.
In this hotel breakfast was may be a little bit expensive, but it was worthwile and we still remember it. The location was stunning , the rooms beautifull and you have to feel the russian history, culture and art in the rooms. It is in the center, you can walk to nice several places close by. We stayed in other hotels and they were are also excellent ,but this was the one we remember the best.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2012

Nice looking boutique hotel, a little bit strange location of rooms, you can easily live at the floor 3 1/2, which mean no elevator goes exactly to your floor.
Service is terrible, it looks like the hotel is being managed by the team of students. At the breakfast you need always beg for tea cups, plates and napkins. Choice of food is OK, but for this price can be better.
No free water in a room or in the hall.
Basically what did I like to the most from this hotel is very comfortable location close to metro station in the center of the city.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Plana nad Luznici, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2012

New hotel, room (double) well furnished (except mini bar). Friendly and helpfull staff. Location is not bad, about 15 minutes of walk to Nevskiy prospekt and about 40 minutes of walk to Winter Palace.
There is no space in lobby for have a short meeting except of restaurants = no good for business trips.
Lobby bar - very bad - no choice except beer, tea, coffee and juice (even in restaurant no wine).
Buffet breakfest is not too large, but you can find there all what you need.
Price doesn't correspond to the level of services (it was strongly impacted by top season).
Generaly recomanded to tourists and not during top season.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Casablanca, Morocco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2012

New and confortable bedrooms even if cleanliness is not perfect. After 3 days of presence, some breadcrumbs were always at the same place as they were at our arrival.
Service is poor except for paying services. You will say hello or thank you at least twice more than you will hear them from the staff.

Poor breakfast without butter, nor jam and croissants from the day before. Given the price It is probly better to have breakfast somewhere else.

With a few things, this hotel good be really better. But maybe not so simple...

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2012

Good boutique hotel. Nice rooms and breakfast. Only problems were lack of staff and occasional smell of sigaret smoke wich came via ac duct apparently from other room. Its a new hotel so hopefully service will improve in future.

  • Stayed June 2012
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2012

The hotel was a nightmare. It is new but obviously opened too soon with no real readinness.
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- location near the metro
- pleasant restoration of an old building

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- no toilet paper(!) in the room
- nothing in the minibar
- TV very difficult to switch on
- no breakfast available at the date I stay "because we have a party in the evening" (sec!)
- the worst of all - internet available only at 120 kbps- you really want to kill yourself waiting anything to loaded

Summary: strongly disadvice to stay here for the next 6 months at least. I will opt for Austrian Yard or located nearby next time I come to St Petersbirg

  • Stayed February 2012
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Ayna M, Guest Relations Manager at Demetra Art Hotel, responded to this review, 16 March 2012
I thank you for the positive parts of your comments and I do appreciate your critical comments which help us to be better. It is a pity that some moments in our hotel were below your expectations.
Regarding the review I would like to notice that we provide our guests with free Wi-Fi with some limitations and paid access is also available. In the second case all the limitations are eliminated. We are constantly monitoring the situation and as of now no negative comments concerning Wi-Fi were received.

Taking the opportunity I would like to give my sincere apologies for all inconvenience that our guest had experienced. If you could share your opinion and let us know all the hassling points during your stay I am sure that immediate actions would be taken by our staff to settle the question.
Taking this opportunity I assure our future guests that all cases of unsatisfactory service are supervised and are subject for close examination.
I would be happy to find your further remarks and comments about the Demetra Art Hotel.

Guest Relations Manager,
Ayna Magomedova
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Property: Demetra Art Hotel
Address: Vosstaniya St., 44, St. Petersburg 191123, Russia
Region: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #54 of 354 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Demetra Art Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Demetra Art Hotel is the excellent choice for those travelers, who prefer high level of comfort and service, but do not want, having entered into the hotel, to forget in which city and which country they are staying. Demetra Art Hotel possesses all advantages of the modern hotel, new and qualitative hardware, systems of safety and security. But at the same time - which is a rarity nowadays - it is an embodiment of Saint-Petersburg spirit. Floors of Demetra Art Hotel are designed in the styles of different epochs of cultural capital of Russia - the classic style, the baroque style, the art-nouveau style. The building itself is a masterpiece of northern modern style - it is the restored monument of architecture and is on the list of cultural heritage of the Russian Federation. All 57 rooms, designed by Italian architectural studio Rossi Cattaneo have different lay-out, even very non-standard. ... more   less 
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