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Ermitage Hotel
Ranked #163 of 344 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Surrey, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Excellent location”
Reviewed 25 February 2014

This hotel is a real find. There are only four bedrooms (each with an en-suite bathroom) so it is friendly and very relaxed. If you are in a group you can book the whole hotel.

The receptionists are young, helpful and English speaking.

The biggest plus is the location as many attractions are only a short walk away. However if you want a taxi reception will book it for you (including a pick up from the airport at 1500 roubles).

It is very near the Hermitage and Winter Palace and only a block away from the Neva River and the bridge to the Peter and Paul Fortress. The Church of the Spilled Blood and the Russian Museum are also within easy walking distance.

Breakfast is taken in the cosy entrance hall and you have to book your time between 8am and 10am as there is only one table! It is a good meal with cold meats and cheeses with bread or toast, a variety of cakes and biscuits, yoghurts and fresh fruit. Cereals and porridge are also on offer. One morning we had pancakes with cherries but that wasn't offered any other day.

During the day you can order tea or coffee which comes with biscuits and is complimentary.

The rooms are quite small and simply furnished but clean. They have a safe, mini-bar, TV and DVD player. Bottled water is provided. The bathrooms have dressing gowns, slippers and a hair dryer. Free wi-fi throughout the hotel. Our room had a very comfortable bed.

We had the two rooms at the back of the hotel overlooking a courtyard and the one downside was that throughout the night the two spotlights permanently on in the courtyard shone very brightly through the (not very thick) curtains so none of us slept very well. Speaking to guests who had one of the rooms overlooking the street they said that they had a streetlight shining into their room and the traffic noise!

I recommend that the hotel puts blackout linings in the curtains!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

We spent 5 days in Ermitage hotel. The hotel is very small, only 4 rooms but it's excellent.
The location is in the city center close to most of the main sites. The hotel is very clean. In the room there was everything we needed. Breakfast was good. Air conditioning was good. Bathroom was excellent. Workers in the reception were very nice and helpful. They did their best to answer every question and to solve every problem. We highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2013

By far the best things about the Ermitage are the lovely reception girls and it's location. The girls are wonderful and couldn't do enough for us making cups of tea and bikkies for us with no charge! The location is within walking distance of the Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospect, Church of the Spilled Blood and St Isaacs. The Ermitage is in a very historical street and the building has significant history. Our room was nice and quiet and we were able to control the temperature adequately (important to me as I like sleeping in a cool room) The bed had seen better days (and probably better bodies!) The room was quite small but functional and spotless. The Ermitage is more a Bed & Breakfast establishment than a hotel. Breakfast is served on a coffee table in the reception area and is a bit of a juggle if there are other guests. The breakfast itself was limited - a luncheon type sausage (boiled) cold boiled eggs, cheese, toast, orange juice, tea or coffee & sweet biscuits. Porridge if you wanted it.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2012

We visited for a winter weekend and were the only guests in this friendly small hotel. The location is excellent, within easy walking distance of the Winter Palace, Hermitage, Nevsky Prospect, Russian Museum, Church of the Spilled Blood and (across the bridge) to the fort.

The staff were really friendly and efficiently handled taxis, visa support and other services. The rooms are small, but comfortable and had everything we needed.

Free WIFI and a large breakfast every morning.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2012

This very small hotel has everything you'd need: location is superb, on one of the loveliest streets in St. Pete, Millionnaya (we were there for the white nights closing night, Scarlet Sails and we couldn't have picked a better spot to spend the night), and the service is excellent. Ekaterina at reception is absolutely delightful and we were served breakfast by the friendliest staff who also spoke very good English. Breakfast is nice and served in the main reception hall. The house has a wonderful history (it was gifted by emperor Paul to his favorite princess Anna Gagarina in the 18th century), worth reading the info pack in the room. Rooms and the bathroom are adequate in size and spotless. We truly enjoyed our stay and can happily recommend the hotel.

  • Stayed June 2012
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St. Petersburg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2011

Ermitage Hotel is an unforgettable place for our young family. We’ve spent here our wedding night. Everything in this hotel is thought over – beginning with very warm reception and small presents, comfort, pleasant atmosphere, tasty food. It is like a fairy tale island in the heart of St.Petersburg and in our hearts it has left wonderful reminiscences and the desire to return, thus to find ourselves again in this inerasable place. Thank everyone!
The Guryevs Marina and Vladimir

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Welsh Borders, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2009

Five minutes walk from the Hermitage in one direction and the Church of the Spilled Blood in the other this B&B (no meals are served) has four double rooms that are comfortable and well furnished, with good bathrooms. The air conditioning (heating and cooling) is quiet and efficient. Although all windows are double glazed, this isn't sufficient to block out a student restaurant across the road whose doors crash shut every few seconds during the evening (but, fortunately, not at night!).
Breakfast is siumple and there is always a "special" which could be blinis or sausages or porridge. There is always cold meats and cheese and orange juice. The breakfast room only has four places, so if the hotel id fully booked - and with only four rooms, it often is - you may not be able to breakfast when you want to.
The staff are all delightful and helpful. We had afternoon tea brought to our room with a smile and no extra charge.
Much less expensive and at least as comfortable as the big hotels, this is a good place to spend your nights in St P so long as you understand the downsides.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ermitage Hotel
Address: Millionnaya St., 11, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
Region: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg > Admiralteisky , Palace Square
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #163 of 344 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Ermitage Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unique private 4-star small hotel perfectly located in the center of St.Petersburg, in 3-min walk from the Hermitage Museum and the Palace Square. Four hotel rooms are equipped with all European standards and would be an ideal place for rest or work. In each room: phone, satellite TV, DVD player, safe, air-condition, free internet access (LAN, Wi-Fi), hair-drier, mini-bar. 24\7 English speaking reception. Visa support, registration, transport services. Unrivaled possibility to book the whole hotel. ... more   less 
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