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“Charming hotel for a fair price closest to Newsky prospect”
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Hotel Grifon
Ranked #111 of 359 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 January 2014

This hotel is located closest to the main attractivities in the center of St. Petersburg. The rooms are well equipped, the beds are good and the staff is very helpful. Breakfast is not fancy but absolutely ok and the staff prepared it right away.
The area is quiet despite the fact that the hotel is just a few steps from the Newsky Prospekt. On the backside of the entrance at Kasanskaya ulitsa we found a couple of very good restaurants which is also a positive point.
For handicapped poeple, keep in mind that the reception is in the fourth floor without elevator.

Room Tip: Ask for a room where you can see the channel. This is very quiet.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Franziska S
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grifon2007, General Manager at Hotel Grifon, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2014

Dear Guest!
Thank you very much for choosing the hotel "Grifon" in St. Petersburg and your candid comments. We hope they will be useful for another guests and help them to make a right choice.

Faithfully yours,
Kristina Ozhelskaya
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

A some what small Hotel it is very centrally located. The only downside is there is not an elevator. My room was large, clean, and had a very nice view of the canal in front of the Building. N. Prospeckt is approx. 2 min. The Church on spilled blood about 4 min. The Winter Palace is a ten to 15 min. stroll. Just behind the Kazan Cathedral. Breakfast was all you could eat and typical for an eastern country. The desk staff was very helpful with reservations, questions, and arranging my departure cab to the airport ( cheaper than on the street), A great choice.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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grifon2007, General Manager at Hotel Grifon, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2013

Dear Guests!

Thank you very much for your candid comments. We hope that they will help to guests to make an appropriate choice.

Faithfully yours,
Kristina Ozhelskaya
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 16 June 2013

The worse thing about this hotel is the climb of four flights of stairs. No elevator in the building. if you are not capable of climbing stairs with your suitcase, this is not the place for you. I felt when entering the building like I was stepping back into Soviet times. The bathroom was small with a small shower area, trying our best not to get water outside the curtain limits, if impossible.

It was located with an easy walk of main avenue by the Kazan Cathedral, could not ask for a better location.

Breakfast was very simple but adequate. Ask for a room facing the canal, rooms are spacious and quiet.

Room Tip: Beds are very hard but ask for a room facing the canal.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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grifon2007, General Manager at Hotel Grifon, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2013

Dear Guests!

Thank your for your opinion. It is very important for us.

Please be advised that a building where the hotel is located is really ancient with its own unique history. It was designed by the architect Keiser and raised in 1879. The information about elevator absence is available through all sources and is not hidden from our guests. Moreover now in case of taxi order handling of guests' luggage is available at extra charge.
We hope this information will be useful for our future guests.

Faithfully yours,
Kristina Ozhelskaya
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

Stayed in here for a few nights in Sep 2012. We were glad we booked a taxi from the airport to the hotel after hearing other horror stories. Great location for bars and shopping and plenty to do close by even later on. The staff were friendly and spoke good english. They served us a breakfast which was passable and had time to show us maps etc. For the price, it has to be recommended, just watch those flaming stairs!

Room Tip: The room was quiet enough so no problems.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank WanderingAlbertRoss
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grifon2007, General Manager at Hotel Grifon, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2013

Dear Albert!

Thank you for your candid comments. Hope they will help to guests to make an appropriate choice.

Kind regards,
Kristina Ozhelskaya
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 22 May 2012

Well located , near the center. Very kind people , even if some do not speak english at all! The cleary do their best. Breakfast simple included. Ask for a room with view on the canal (good windows no noise). Clean ++ and simple. Not for old people (5 floors no elevators). When you register ask for reserving a taxi from the aiport ( 700 rble with hotel); if you take it at the airport , 3000 rbles No Comment!
Chraming hotel to the extent where it is an old building

Room Tip: choose the canal's view.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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grifon2007, General Manager at Hotel Grifon, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2013

Dear Philippe!

Thank you for your opinion. It is very important for us.
Please be advised that all our receptionists speak English and always are ready to help all guests with any problems and issues.

Kind regards,
Kristina Ozhelskaya
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 21 May 2012

Very good location, with easy access to Nevsky Prospect. Staff is very helpful and very nice. The receptionist speaks good English and is also ready to help you improve your Russian. The area is very quite except on Saturday nights. Wifi is a plus, breakfast quality should be improved. The products seem to come from the grocery next to the hotel and are not of the best quality. This is the main drawback and it could easily be improved by Management.

We use the hotel to book a taxi to go back to Pulkovo Airport for 610 RB which is a very good price. It might be interesting to book with the hotel when arriving from the Airport.

The hotel is in an old building which has been renovated. There is no lift but it is not such a big deal and I guess the price would be more expensive with a lift. We were there with two kids and the room was big enough for our family

I recommend this hotel. . Спасибо болшой

Jean Paris

Room Tip: For the view ask to have a window on the canal. Drawback could be the noise during the week end
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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grifon2007, General Manager at Hotel Grifon, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2013

Dear Jean!

Thank you very much for your candid comments. We will do all our best to improve our service in the future. Hope your review will help guests to make an appropriate choice.

Kind regards,
Kristina Ozhelskaya
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 15 May 2012

english speaking, 3 minutes from Nevski Prospekt, very very conveniant

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled solo
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grifon2007, General Manager at Hotel Grifon, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2013

Dear Berube!

Thank you for your candid comments. Please be advised that we will do all our best to be better for you in the future. And hope to see you again!

Kind regards,
Kristina Ozhelskaya
Hotel Manager

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Address: Emb. Kanala Griboyedova, 35, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
Region: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg > Nevskiy
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
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Ranked #111 of 359 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Price Range: £24 - £63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Grifon 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel "Grifon" opened in 2007. It is located right in the city centre, just 5 minutes walk from the Nevsky prospect, at the quiet embankment of the Griboedova channel and near the famous Banking Bridge decorated with Griffins sculptures. Main area attractions – The Kazan Cathedral, St. Isaac's Cathedral, The Church on the Spilled Blood, The Admiralty, The Hermitage and Palace Square, The Russian Museum – are situated close to the hotel.The hotel occupies top floors (fourth and fifth) of a historical five-storey building without lift that was designed by the architect Keiser and raised in 1879. The Russian Society on pharmaceutical goods trade placed here its offices and storehouses.Front staircase with antique fireplace and decorative smithery of banisters leads to the hotel. In 1998 American producers shot here episodes for a film based on Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novel “Crime and punishment” with participation of famous actors Patrick Dempsey and Julie Delpy.The hotel offers 12 fully equipped rooms of two categories - standard and comfort. All rooms are decorated in classical style with warm colours and equipped with air conditioning, wireless Internet access (Wi-Fi), colour TV (with international satellite channels), telephone (local calls – free of charge), bathroom (with bath or shower), hairdryer, bath amenities. The majority of rooms offer marvelous view of the Griboedova channel embankment. Twin or double bed at guest's will. Extra bed or cosy sofa is available for the third person in a room.Continental hot breakfast is included in a room rate and served at any time convenient for guests.Rooms at the hotel are non-smoking. ... more   less 
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