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“Good lactation, old style hotel, expensive”
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Astoria Hotel
Ranked #8 of 335 Hotels in St. Petersburg
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316 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Good lactation, old style hotel, expensive”
Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

This hotel has a very beautifully designed rooms as all Rocco Forte hotels. The historical building is very well located close to all tourist attractions. Somehow is this beautiful hotel a tourist trap. Prices are very high per example car services are three times as expensive as the taxi outside the hotel. So be carefully. Most guest there are 60 years old and over so you stay in really historical atmosphere.
Needs refreshment.

Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Gerold H, Генеральный директор at Astoria Hotel, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us.

We appreciate your positive comments in regards to our Hotel and we have noted your comments in regards to the value for money that we are offering. We are constantly working to fill a historic building with a contemporary flair and we hope that you will return in the not too distant future to experience the many changes we are making.

Thank you once again for your comments! Hope to see you soon in St.Petersburg and Hotel Astoria!

Best regards,
Gerold Held
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

The Astoria offers exceptional hospitality, reminiscent of years gone by, traditional and yet modern, relaxed sophistication with understated style, luxuriously earthy but definitely not rustic, beautiful Volga linen with splashes of vibrant colour - quiet and relaxing. The Astoria is a St Petersburg landmark in its own right and is situated across from another great landmark, St Isaacs Cathedral of which one has beautiful views from most of the rooms. The impressive black and white prints of famous ballet dancers in action in the bedrooms are extra special and make the link with St Petersburg so much more real. The staff are all exceptionally welcoming and friendly without being intrusive. The food on offer is very good and especially the breakfast offers something very different from the normal five star fare. A fantastic hotel befitting a beautiful city like St Petersburg!

Room Tip: a view of the St Isaacs is definitely special!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gerold H, Генеральный директор at Astoria Hotel, responded to this review, 21 April 2014
Dear guest, thank you most sincerely for yours highly positive feedback on Hotel Astoria on www.tripadvisor.ru.

I was very glad to read your kind words about interiors of the rooms, quality of service and food at Astoria Cafe restaurant. I will definately share yours comments with my team. I am very proud that Hotel Astoria met your expectations.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Best regards,
Gerold Held
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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2014

The hotel building is stunning and the arquitecture has been well preserved! I love the hotel rooms with a classic decoration but being contemporary at the same time! The team is great and provides a fantastic service! Very good breakfast! Great 5 star hotel if you're staying in SP.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Gerold H, Генеральный директор at Astoria Hotel, responded to this review, 16 April 2014
Dear guests, thank you for choosing Hotel Astoria and also leaving your comments on www.tripadvisor.ru

I was very happy to read that you loved your stay with us, it is very motivating for us to go the extra mile to make you happy staying with Hotel Astoria.

Looking forward to your next visit to St Petersburg!

Kind regards,
Gerold Held
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Beijing, China
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491 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2014

Coming to St Petersburg for the Mariinsky Ballet Festival, I stayed at the Rocco Forte Astoria which is of walkable distance to the theatre. One of only two historic hotels of St Petersburg, it retains much of the 100-year old features and yet has the most modern equipped interior. Rooms are large, many overlook the St Isaac Cathedral Square. Like other Rocco Forte hotels, the interior design combines modern convenience with the local flavor, here perhaps it is ballet and rooms have ballet photos. The hotel also has its private balcony at both Mariinsky and Mikhailovsky theatres. There are many touches of thoughtfulness, in service and in décor, down to minor details, even bottled water is of their own special design. Hospitality is incredible. They even have a guest name card with name prepared when you enter the restaurant for breakfast and they place the card on your table, so that you feel like a VIP. Great hotel in every aspect. Also most staff are fluent in English, probably more so than any other Russian hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms with view of the Cathedral...no noise, great double-glazing.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Gerold H, Генеральный директор at Astoria Hotel, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Dear guest, thank you very much for such positive review about Hotel Astoria on www.tripadvisor.ru!

I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is always a pleasure to read such kind words regarding service in Hotel Astoria and I will certainly share your comments with my team.

Hope to see you soon in St.Petersburg and Hotel Astoria!

Warmest regards,
Gerold Held
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

Fantastic hotel, rooms were large and beautiful views. Great location. Flawless hospitality. I was immediately impressed with the staff upon arrival: professional and efficient, yet oh-so natural and with no sense of pretension. I would defintely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Gerold H, Генеральный директор at Astoria Hotel, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Dear guest, I appreciate highly the time taken by you to leave the feedback at the TripAdvisor.

Thank you also for choosing our hotel as a venue for your stay! It is a pleasure to read that you have enjoyed interiors of the room and hotel, quality of service and great location of Hotel Astoria.

We hope that you will be our guest again next time when you come to Saint-Petersburg!

Best rergards,
Gerold Held
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2014

I've just spent 4 days at the hotel Astoria and I was very impressed. The location is amazing, my room was overlooking the St. Isaac's Cathedral. From the hotel you can walk everywhere!
The service was very efficient and friendly, i felt very welcomed. I would recommend to anyone going to the city. We also had afternoon team at their famous tea room and the food was just incredible!

Room Tip: choose rooms with view over the cathedal
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gerold H, Генеральный директор at Astoria Hotel, responded to this review, 12 April 2014
Dear guest, thank you very much for such positive review about Hotel Astoria on www.tripadvisor.ru.

I was very happy to read that you liked quality of service, our great location in the heart of St Petersburg and also afternoon tea. It is a pleasure for us to know that you enjoyed your stay with us!

Thank you again for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best regards,
Gerold Held
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

The hotel is still exceptional, in a perfect location, but it's getting tough to compete with the new neighbors around St Isaak's. One thing constant through the years is the best Guest Relations Head in town, Lidia has been there since forever, and she's as authentic SPB native as there is, period. Let her make your day!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gerold H, Генеральный директор at Astoria Hotel, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Dear guest, thank you for choosing Hotel Astoria and also leaving your review about your stay!

I will definately share yours kind words with Lidia, and also thank you for yours comments regarding quality of service and unique location in the heart of city centre.

I do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future.

Best regards,
Gerold Held
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Property: Astoria Hotel
Address: Bolshaya Morskaya St., 39, St. Petersburg 190000, Russia
Region: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg > Admiralteisky
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
#3 Spa Hotel in St. Petersburg
#4 Family Hotel in St. Petersburg
#5 Romantic Hotel in St. Petersburg
#8 Luxury Hotel in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Astoria Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 169
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the essence of Russia in the comfort and elegance of Rocco Forte’s luxurious Hotel Astoria. Situated next to the magnificent St Isaac’s Cathedral in the heart of St Petersburg, Hotel Astoria has played host to many distinguished guests from past to present. 169 rooms and suites at Hotel Astoria are carefully furnished with comfort and tranquility in mind. ... more   less 
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