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“Good place not far from the centre” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Grand Hotel Emerald
Ranked #104 of 331 Hotels in St. Petersburg
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Utrecht
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285 reviews
138 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Good place not far from the centre”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2010

I have stayed here a couple of times while in St. Pete. It is a old style posh hotel with a nice attrium where you can have meals and good rooms. It is 10 min walking distance from the Metro and about 20 min walking from Nevksy Pospect. It provides a good price performance ratio.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Geerlings
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Willenhall, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2010

Very classy hotel. A good 20 minutes from Nevsky Prospect which is the main street. Alot of the staff speak russian and english with a select few speaking other languages.

There is a swimming pool you have to book, but the gym is free as is the sauna.

If you get a room that is not look in to the atrium your doing extremely well. The food of an evening is ok But you get more choice if you go out on To Nevsky prospect.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jrpuk_westmids
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London
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18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2009

I just came back after 5 nights spent at this this hotel in St. Petersburg and overall I was very happy with my stay.

The style of the hotel is quite old fashion, i.e. not sleek, modern and minimalist, but the room was impeccably clean, the service was excellent and the stuff was very friendly.
I got a great deal with one night free through Expedia, so it was good value for money. My room (603) was on a high floor and it was quiet and no smoking just as I requested. Breakfast was great, dinner (although a bit pretentious) was also good. Concierge was very helpful and also the beauty center has been a pleasant experience.
For a solo traveller and for a single woman it is also a safe place to stay, although late at night I would not recommend to walk north along Suvorovsky Prospect.

The location is the only downside if you want to be at walking distance from the main attractions, as the hotel is at 10 min walk from the metro and it takes at least 30 min to reach the Hermitage. But I did not mind taking the bus (n.5,7 and 11 take all to the center) and the bus stop was literally outside the door.

Overall a positive experience!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank triestina76
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Bucharest
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37 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2009

I knew that hotels in Sankt Petersburg are expensive and don’t offer the best services. It turned out to be true for this hotel also.
Here are some facts I did not like:
- The rooms had no opening windows; the view was to an inner court. When we asked for one of our 4 rooms to have a window that can be opened for the smokers in our group we were told they don't have any available. After we offered some money (bribe) to the receptionist she found a room!
- You had to pay about 90 Euros for the swimming pool! For this amount you booked it for an hour and for maximum 8 people. There was no other way to use it!
- The breakfast consisted of poor quality products that always run out (especially during the first days when a larger group was staying in the hotel). You had to pay extra for an espresso and there was no way to order an omelet, pancakes or waffles.
- The main sights of the city were not within easy walking distance. Even the Metro station was not very close!
The only thing I liked was the free WiFi internet access!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Vlad M
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San Francisco
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92 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2009

This hotel is 3 long blocks on Suvorovsky Prospect, off Nevsky Prospect beyond the Moskovsky Station roundabout. It is newly built 3 or 4 years ago, to a very high standard. Rooms are large, nice storage, spacious modern bathrooms, and a chadelier! Half the rooms face the streets and half are facing the central atrium. Staff was very helpful and English fluent (enough). Very basic stores are nearby, and public transit fruns in front and to Nevsky and the palace areas, if you can figure it out. It has a very nice and well priced Russian resaurant in house. The breakfast buffet was extremely well done and luxurious. Service here is a very high quiet standard. Its main drawback is its location, but it is manageable with taxis, buses, and, though long, you can walk to all the major attractions about Nevsky. There is a casino too.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SanFranciscoBodie
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Mannheim
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2009

From the moment I arrived at the hotel, everyone was really friendly, the room was super, with a large bathroom, everything looked very new and the hotel and my room were spotless.
The restaurant in the Hotel was very high quality, excellent choice of wines, good, prompt service, and even something for vegetarians, with a special 'lent' menu.
You can hire cars by the hour with a driver , for a resonable rate , to look round the city or to (sadly) , as I did, drive to the airport.
They even have an in house Casino....
All in all an excellent hotel that I can but recommend to anyone having the good fortune to stay in St Petersburg.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mannheimer
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Dubai
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2009

everything is good,but standart rooms TV why CRT, better 32 LCD TV

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Elshan
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Property: Grand Hotel Emerald
Address: Suvorovskiy Ave., 18, St. Petersburg 193036, Russia
Region: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#17 Spa Hotel in St. Petersburg
#38 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
#53 Luxury Hotel in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel Emerald 5*
Number of rooms: 90
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