We also experienced a wonderful and prompt service before we even arrived. Ms. Anna Platonova from the Service Department took care of our room reservation, the organization of our visa invitation, our airport transfers and 2 private and guided tours (all arranged by email). And it all worked out very, very well!
Alexander House is an elegant reconstructed building from 1826 and is located in a quiet street on the embankment of the Kryukova Canal, far away from the crowdy city center.
On arrival we were warmly welcomed, shown around and led to our room.
We had booked the Venice Room (standard room) for 5 nights.
This room is on the ground floor, streetfront (but not noisy at all), and looks out on the Kryukova Canal.
The room is very light, spacious, has lovely furniture, a very comfortable double bed, two windows that can be opened, a spacious bathroom with shower, wash-stand and toilet, and a hall where you can put your luggage/clothes/etc.
Room and bathroom were kept spotless, and twice a day we got clean towels.
Although we stayed here during the so called ‘White Nights’, we did not have any problem at all to fall asleep, because this room has shutters.
Only one minus: you cannot lock the shutters from the inside of the room.
But, as a reaction on the guest comment form on which we had mentioned this, we received an email when we were home and were told that they will investigate the possibility to lock the shutters from the inside of the room. What a great follow-up service!
The breakfast buffet is very good, with self service coffee and a good variety of fresh food, fruit and juices. Warm dishes (eggs, porridge) can also be ordered.
We had diner in their restaurant twice, and the food was very tastefull.
Drinks and food are very reasonable pricewise (it is a 5 star SLH hotel).
The staff is fantastic, and their service is lovely, polite and attentive. Nothing is too much trouble. They all speak good English, and they always have a smile for you.
Although the hotel is quite a bit out of the “real” city center with all its major sights, we think that walking is the best way to explore this beautiful city.
From the hotel to:
St. Nicholas Cathedral: approx. 10 minutes.
Mariinsky Theater: approx. 15 minutes.
Nevsky Prospekt and Winter Palace/Hermitage: approx. 40 to 50 minutes.
After all our days of walking, walking, walking and sightseeing, it felt very good and relaxing to come home to Alexander House.
We really enjoyed every moment of our stay in Alexander House, and if we return to St. Petersburg we would definitely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- “Alexander House “- is a private Family Guest House for 20 rooms. It was built in 1826 and reconstructed nowadays. “Alexander House” is located on the Kryukov Canal Embankment, at the historical center of St. Petersburg at the “Kolomna” district. Within walking distance there are such architectural treasures as St. Nicholas, Trinity and St. Isaac’s Cathedrals. For art lovers – Mariinsky Theatre, new Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Conservatory are nearby. In five minutes drive is the city center and the main street of St Petersburg – Nevsky Prospect.Exclusively designed interiors and a special family atmosphere combined with all modern amenities are our great pride. And also one of the reasons so many guests return to “Alexander House” over and over again.Each room is unique in its own design and named after the most beautiful cities, such as Rome, Bangkok, Copenhagen, London, Marrakech, Mexico and Venice. All rooms are equipped with everything necessary for work and leisure, such as satellite TV and Internet Wi-Fi; all bathrooms are with personal toiletries, bathrobes and slippers.During the reconstruction of Alexander House only exclusively natural and eco-friendly materials like wood and brick were used and all the water is cleaned with a five-stage purification system.In winter guests can sit by the fireplace in the cozy lounge and in summer enjoy the charm of terrace immersed in green.Professional staff will make all the best for memorable and enjoyable stay at Alexander House! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alexander Hotel St Petersburg