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Shelfort Hotel
Ranked #91 of 335 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Moscow, Russia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
Reviewed 17 December 2013

Free wi-fi, clean room, friendly staff at the reception. Free parking place. Cosy european-like hotel. Excellent location, near the most beautiful places in the city. Thank You! I liked everything! Prosperity To You!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2013 via mobile

What a wonderful surprise to stay in such an enchanting place, the locatiion of the Shelfort is in my opinion the best place to stay.
The hotel provided us with all we could possibly ask for and the staff so warm and friendly nothing was ever too much trouble.
Cannot wait to return there and continue discovering the delights of St Petersburg.
Cathyjbridge

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Catherine B
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Shelfort, General Manager at Shelfort Hotel, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Dear Catherine,

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 and we are always pleased to know our guests enjoy their staying and are satisfied by the service provided.

Hope to see you again at our hotel!

Best regards,
Zhanna Melnik
General Manager
Hotel Shelfort
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Auckland
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32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2013

This small hotel really made my stay in St Petersburg a home away from home.You could go past it in the street and miss it very easily.The graffiti on the way to it didn't feel encouraging at all, giving a bad impression of the area.
Once through the doors it had instant appeal, The staff being so helpful, friendly and English speaking was a bonus.My room on the ground floor was a large one with an ensuite, and best of all Wifi. I found the breakfasts more than adequate and included rice pudding of all things. The close location to everything was a plus, from the Metro or across the bridge to the central city. It was handy to supermarkets, restaurants as well. Highly recommend
a stay here.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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1 Thank Kiwiolds
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Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2013

We stayed four nights in this lovely hotel. It was very rustic and had a lot of charm. The staff were friendly and went out of their way to help us. The location of the hotel is also very good and we walked across the Nevsky Bridge each day to the centre of St Petersburg. The Metro is close by but we didn't use it as we were happy to walk everywhere. The only issue we had was the shower - it takes a long time to get hot water. When we arrived after a long flight we thought there was no hot water and had to endure a cold shower. We later worked out that if you leave it on long enough you will eventually get hot water. The breakfasts were good and it was great to have access to wi-fi. We would definitely stay here again if we came back to St Petersburg.

Room Tip: Good value by Russian standards.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Madie98989
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Corindi, Australia
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2013

I found the Shelfort Hotel was a great place to stay due to its close proximity to the services required to eat, travel, see and feel the charm of St Petersburg. As previously stated in other reviews it was close to the Metro, eateries of differing tastes, convenience stores for supplies or a cold beer, banks etc but also if you like walking not too far from there to the Hermitage, the ferries to Peterhoff and numerous other city attractions. The staff were very friendly and accommodating and the breakfasts were most enjoyable, thus adding to the overall appeal of this charming small hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Jenny R
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Tekirdag, Turkey
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37 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2013

In Russia and old union countries, hotel star level differs from European ones. Considering this average, we can say Shelfort was more than we expected. The staff were very helpful. It was not very large rooms, not luxurious. The building was old but clean. I'm guessing only two or three staff is working per shift. The hotel is very small likely 10 rooms or something. The breakfasts were enough. We were two couples for vacation. As you can't easily find any taxies at Petersburg, the metro is your closest friend. Metro station was 10 minutes walking distance to the hotel.
You should wait 5 minutes to get hot water.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Oguzcav
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Riga, Latvia
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29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2013

Pros: very helpful and friendly staff, good and quiet location. Free Wi-Fi. Smoking place between floors.
Cons: very basic breakfast with fried egg as only hot meal and terrible coffee (at least during my stay); broken curtains in my room.

Room Tip: Not at the first floor, where the administrator is working and residents are coming and calling at t...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Shelfort Hotel

Property: Shelfort Hotel
Address: 3rd Liniya, 26, St. Petersburg 199004, Russia
Region: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg > Vasilyevsky Island
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#53 Family Hotel in St. Petersburg
#56 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
#71 Romantic Hotel in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Shelfort Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic hotel Shelfort is located in the heart of St. Petersburg, in the center of the cultural district of the northern capital. Within walking - The Strelka of Vasilievsky Island, Rostral Columns, Hermitage, Museum of Modern Art "Erarta", restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes. The Lenexpo Exhibition Centre is located not far away from the hotel. In walking distance - metro station "Vasileostrovskaya". Embodying St. Petersburg lifestyle hotel Shelfort unites almost century-old tradition of hospitality and comfort of a modern hotel. ... more   less 
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