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Helvetia Deluxe Hotel
Ranked #7 of 334 Hotels in St. Petersburg
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Comfort and style”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

This hotel was the last on a trip that began in Beijing, continued on the Trans-Siberian Railway through Mongolia, ending in Moscow. From there it was an easy trip to St Petersburg, mainly to visit the Hermitage Museum. The four nights in the Helvetia Hotel simply contributed to one of my best travel experiences ever. Previously the Swiss Embassy, it offered comfort, style and a welcoming atmosphere. It is very centrally located and the two restaurants have far more character and atmosphere than any of the others on the trip.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Sydney
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152 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

Aside from the historic value of the buildings that house this hotel (take the time to read about it - details in a booklet in each room), staying here was like an oasis from the hustle and bustle of downtown St Petersburg.

When we got to the hotel, we couldn't believe it. We were offered champagne on check-in, the staff were extremely wonderful and after a long morning of traveling, we were in our rooms way before the published check-in times. And when we got to the room - wow! It was amazing. Not the biggest room in the world, but fantastically set out, great bedding, furniture and the bathroom - wow! Really quite lush.

The location was good too, but I can also highly recommend both the café at the hotel as well as the pub/restaurant. Both had a great selection of food.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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92 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

This hotel felt like home away from home. Located close to main road Nevsky prospekt and near railway station , Helvetia was clean and comfortable, staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was excellent and we enjoyed Dinner during our stay at the Marius and Claret which was within the courtyard of Hotel. Portions were generous and staff again extremely obliging. Great hotel!!!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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melbourne
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

Great hotel, right in the middle of everywhere. Nice clean rooms, courtyard for coffee. Breakfast was o.k., would have liked maybe a bit more "western" breakfast...e.g. yogurt, cereals. Staff were very helpfull, Great hotel for position to all the museums and shopping.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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NYC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

This is a lovely gem of a hotel- nice -comfortable-friendly staff-super clean-rooms nicely laid out-good location-really good value for the money. Rooms in back face roof tops and are super quiet-lovely courtyard for lunch- cocktails. From the moment we started applying for a visa to leaving for the airport they could not have been nicer or any more helpful- kudos to the Helvetia hotel staff and thank you again for making a fascinating holiday that much more comfortable.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Versailles, France
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123 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

This is the place to be ! A 2 mn walk from the Perspective Nesky, the local Champs Elysee's Avenue in St Petersbourg. A very quiet place having rooms that are inside a small patio (no noise at all), this is very important as you have a lot noise around being downtown. The hotel may appear old because it is an old building but everything is brand new inside with all services. The staff is wonderful and very helpful at any time. Our room was correct, a bit small, but we are downtown, very clean and modern bathroom. For breakfast you have a buffet, maybe not the best one for an international hotel, but you will find what you need. Good place to stay, as you can walk to all the main areas to visit. Easy to catch a bus as well if you went to far on the avenue !

Room Tip: Seems all good, secure to have room with windows in the patio. Don't forget a eye mask as curtai...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Zurich, Switzerland
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42 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

We stayed here with the group of friends in June. Very pleasantly decorated, only few meters away from the central road Nevski prospect, but very quiet location. Imaginative breakfast provides you with the Russian specialty blini and herring as well as traditional European breakfast choices. Concierge is very helpful, knowledgeable and appears to be bias free. We asked for restaurants and from the 5 options he quoted 4 we have seen also as best recommendation in the travel guide. By the way the restaurant in the hotel is also good for dinner - we have tested it and were happy with both the menu and the service.

Room Tip: 1. We stayed in a premium room and consider it well worth the money spent. Nicely decorated, spaciou...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Helvetia Deluxe Hotel
Address: Marata St., 11, St. Petersburg 191025, Russia
Region: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg > Vladimir
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
#7 Luxury Hotel in St. Petersburg
#9 Family Hotel in St. Petersburg
#10 Romantic Hotel in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Helvetia Deluxe Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Within a leisurely stroll from Nevsky Prospect there is a historic building of the Helvetia Hotel, with origins dating back to the early 19th century. The hotel's interiors successfully combine St. Petersburg's harmonious style with the elegance of European design. Native Russian cordiality, coupled with Swiss traditions of cosiness and hospitality, individual attention to every guest and international service standards, are the distinguishing features of the Helvetia Hotel. ... more   less 
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