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!
- 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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