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Alexander House
Ranked #1 of 361 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 October 2013

This charming small hotel is like a country home in the heart of St Petersburg...large staircase ( no elevator) , large common room on each floor ( lined with books and memorabilia from various countries) , timber beams, very spacious rooms and bathrooms. A real find! True, it is a bit of a walk to the museums (Hermitage, etc.) but close to Yusupov palace, St Nicholas, Marinsky Theater, and other sights.

ask for Cologne Room, almost like a suite with full size living room adjoining bedroom. Bathroom has a 7 foot shower, bidet, large sink area. In addition, there is a large entryway to room, perfect for storing suitcases.
Breakfast is ample with choices....service a bit slow but very pleasant. Dinner very good.
Located on the canal is a plus.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank M L
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AlexanderHouseSPb, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Alexander House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2013

Dear M L,

Thank you very much for staying with us and thank you for your time to leave a kind and detailed review. It is a pleasure to receive this high rate from such an experienced reviewer (49 reviews!! just WOW!)
We are really glad to hear that you find our hotel charming and do agree that Alexander House is more like a country home in the center of busy St.Petersburg.
I have notified our restaurant department about your remark and they will do their best to speed up our breakfast service, so thank you for making us better.

We are always very glad to see you among our guests!
Wishing you only possitive experience during your trips.
Best regards,
Anna

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Reviewed 12 October 2013

Most pleasant stay. Highly recommend this hotel for everyone who wants to get away from noise and feel as if staying in different cities thanks to cosy atmosphere of the hotel and amazing hospitality of the staff. It's around 20 min from the center, so good both to enjoy the city attractions and to stay away from the crowdy streets.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank IrishaKy
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AlexanderHouseSPb, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Alexander House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2013

Dear IrishaKy,

Thank you for choosing our hotel.
This is such a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your staying with us. We are working hard to make our guests feel themselves comfortable - more like in their own home than in the hotel - in calm and warming atmosphere, amongst the noise and bustle of a busy city.

We are always glad to see you at our hotel.
Best regards,
Anna

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Reviewed 12 October 2013

This hotel stands out not only for comfortable and attractive facilities, but also for the sincere help of staff for every aspect of the visit. They provided us with Letters of Invitation for Russian visas, and assistance with tickets, taxis, and comforts. Our room was spacious, with nice chairs and a lovely view of an historic church. The beds were comfortable and the breakfast and room service very good. The hotel is five minutes from the Mariinsky Theatre. We used a taxi to visit the Hermitage and the city centre, with help from staff because taxis are unregulated. This is our fourth visit to st. petersburg, and we would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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AlexanderHouseSPb, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Alexander House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2013

Dear Marysenior,

Thank you so much for choosing our hotel. We are really glad to hear that you found our hotel worth visiting - especially taking into account the fact that this was your fourth visit to St.Petersburg. Recommendation from such an experienced traveller is extra valuable for us.
Our staff is our main treasure - finding the right people for our front office always was the main priority for the owner of Alexander House - and it is so nice to hear that his concept works well.

We are always glad to see you among our guests.
Best regards,
Anna

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Reviewed 7 October 2013 via mobile

Lovely little hotel - very classy but not overpriced. Our room was large with a very comfortable bed. The staff were so friendly and went out of their way to assist with anything we asked. The breakfast and free wifi was fantastic. Location is good - about 30 minute walk to the Hermitage or 20 minutes to the metro. We enjoyed the walk but I suppose it could be tough in Winter.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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AlexanderHouseSPb, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Alexander House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2013

Dear Gebailey,

Thank you for your gracious review.
We are really glad you enjoyed your staying with us and happy to know that you liked our staff – these boys and girls are the main richness of our house.

We are always glad to see you, whether it summer or winter, autumn or spring - St.Petersburg and Alexander House are always welcoming.
Best regard,
Anna

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Reviewed 3 October 2013

Really great hotel, friendly staff, clean, spacious, beautiful rooms and a very pleasant courtyard. The downside is that the hotel is approximately 30-40 min walk from the city centre and there is no nearby metro.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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AlexanderHouseSPb, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Alexander House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2013

Dear LeedsHan,

Thank you for choosing Alexander House Boutique hotel and thank you for taking time to share your experience. We are glad that you enjoyed your staying with us.

You are absolutely right regarding our location – it is not in the very city centre but in one of the oldest St.Petersburg districts named Kolomna and the fact that this place associated with classics of Russian literature and history make us proud to be here. And this place is quiet and calm so our guests can sleep well. Of course, it takes about 30 minutes to get to Nevsky, but our guests can use public buses which are very frequent or order the taxi at the reception desk. By the way, new metro station Teatralnaya near the Mariinsky Theatre (5 minutes walk from us) is under construction now, so we will be within walking distance from the metro soon.

We are looking forward to welcoming you again. Wishing you pleasant and enjoyable travels.
Best regards,
Anna

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Reviewed 11 September 2013

Nice little hotel with big rooms. Apart from that, service and staff is excelent. Our flight arrived in the madrugade and the reception staff proposed us to do an early check-in paying an extra 50% price for that day (including breakfast), which turned out to be a great idea because since it allowed us to have a very convenient rest before strolling through the city. Maybe the bathroom may be below western standards for this kind of hotels.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Hasidounlio
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AlexanderHouseSPb, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Alexander House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2013

Holla Hasidounlio!

Thank you for staying with us!
We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your staying and our staff work. We are always trying to make our guests' visit more comfortable by providing early check-in if possible - because we understand the importance of saving energy for exploring the treasures of our city.
We would be delighted to receive your detailed suggestions about our bathrooms, please send it to our e-mail address.
We are always glad to see you among our guests!
Yours sincerely,
Anna

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Reviewed 31 August 2013

This was our first trip to Russia and the Alexander House staff made it a very pleasant experience: they were prompt dealing with the visa letter and when we got there were all very friendly and welcoming, compensating for our lack of Russian. The room was spacious and comfortable, and tastefully furnished. The breakfast was fantastic - a wide range of options, with porridge or eggs made to order.

We chose to walk into the centre each day, which was about half an hour away, although the Mariinsky and St Nicholas Cathedral are just up the canal/road. We would have been closer to everything if we had stayed off Nevsky Prospect but didn't regret staying in a quieter part of town. St Petersburg is very pleasant to walk around with all the canals and we didn't feel at all unsafe. The hotel felt like a haven to come back to with the pleasant outdoor courtyard, room and staff.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Alexander House

Address: Kryukova Kanala Emb., 27, St. Petersburg 190068, Russia
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Region: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg > Kolomna
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in St. Petersburg
#2 Romantic Hotel in St. Petersburg
#3 Family Hotel in St. Petersburg
#7 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
Price Range: £72 - £185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alexander House 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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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