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SwissSTAR B&B
Ranked #18 of 973 St. Petersburg B&B and Inns
Reviewed 5 June 2012

We stayed at this B&B in March 2012 for a longer weekend. The rooms are bright, tidy, warm and the people who work there are friendly. The owner himself asked if we are enjoying our stay and asked to send him an email afterwards to give imputs. I really had the impression that they do their best. The only negative thing were the two very rude drivers from the airport to the hotel and back that had been organized by the hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

This is a great place to stay both for 2 days and 3 weeks.


Location is perfect as churches, museums, cathedrals, shopr and restaurants can be reached by foot.


The owners are friendly and responsible.

The flat is spacious, clean and nice.

For sure I will advise my friends to stay there.

Nellie

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Nellie S
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

We had an enjoyable stay in Swiss Star B&B in November of 2011. While we found our twin room to be rather small (in comparison to the double rooms), we were extremely pleased with almost all other aspects of the accommodation. The beds were comfortable, the rooms were clean and well decorated and the building felt extremely secure. The B&B is located close to a currency exchange outlet, supermarket, several restaurants and a metro stop, which makes getting around St Petersburg much easier. We also used the Tourist-Visa service offered by a partner of Swiss Star, which made organising our stay much more simple. Thanks for a great stay, we will be back (hopefully soon!).

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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 November 2011

I stayed here for 3 nights in October in the double room with private bathroom (80 euro per night). Firstly, the room was huge. Much bigger than expected and a very pleasant surprise. Secondly, it was clean. Spotless, in fact. The staff were friendly yet unobtrusive and the whole place was really calm and low key. The room does get quite hot (even when it was snowing outside) and while I could open the windows while I was in the room to get some cool air in, it is advised not to leave them open while out of the room - sensible as my room was on the ground-ish floor of the side street. The B&B is located on the Fontanka canal, a short walk from the metro station and about 15 minutes' walk from Nevsky Prospekt (main shopping/eating etc street). The area is not touristy which is great if you prefer to avoid crowds. The shared kitchen with communal provisions was well equipped and you can cook your own meals if you like (I didn't) and the breakfast (included in the price) was good value. I arranged a transfer to the airport and it arrived punctually. I would definitely stay at Swiss Star again.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 October 2011

We enjoyed a wonderful stay at this B&B - the double bedroom was lovely and bright, and the bathroom very clean.

The B&B offers a wholesome breakfast – cereals, yoghurt, meats, cheeses, and breads – in the shared kitchen, with a large map of the city on the wall so that you can plan your day ahead. The B&B also has a selection of maps, guidebooks, and newspapers to study.

The staff were more than friendly; they helped us to organise a visit to a Russian banya, as well as recommending a great place for a traditional Russian dinner.

We were also very touched by the champagne in our room on arrival – a gift for my birthday!

We would definitely recommend this place to anyone traveling to St Petersburg.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Kimberley C
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Reviewed 2 September 2011

We really loved the Swiss Star, it was very calm, clean and organised. Things I particularly liked were:

being able to make our own breakfast
having the possibility of storing food in the fridge
being able to make local calls from telephone
having our own shelf in the bathroom
the no shoes policy
the thoughtful staff

I would definitely recommend it to others, and if I go to St. Petersburg again I will stay there.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Maddy L
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Reviewed 30 August 2011

Thanks a lot for our memorable travel, everything was well organized starting with the transfer from the Airport. Localization in the center, nice staff speaking english and german, spacious rooms and toilets clean, and as a swiss citizen it was a security to be in a swiss hotel. Sure I will recommend your hotel to everybody

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Address: Fontanka Emb. 93/26 | Corner of Fontanka Emb. and Efimova Ulitsa, St. Petersburg 190031, Russia
Region: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 973 B&Bs / Inns in St. Petersburg
Price Range: £21 - £40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
swissSTAR is the swiss managed B&B in the historical centre of the city. Located directly at the river Fontanka, our cosy B&B is 200m from the 3 metro stations Ploshad Sennaya / Sadovaya Ulitsa / Spassky. Offering 8 rooms and a specious, fully equipped kitchen, we are big enough to handle small groups and family gatherings, yet small enough to provide all guests with our full attention. swissSTAR - swiss hospitality in the historical centre of St.Petersburg. ... more   less 
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