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Hotel Grifon
Ranked #82 of 336 Hotels in St. Petersburg
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Great location and local feel”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We stayed 4 nights at the Grifon in May and loved the fact that the majority of guests appeared to be Russians in town for the May 9 celebrations. The rooms are decorated in the Russian style of the late sixties but are very clean and comfortable.
The stairs are a minor inconvenience compared to the great location and reasonable price. We would always prefer this type of 'local' hotel to the major chains which are the main alternatives in this area.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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grifon2007, General Manager at Hotel Grifon, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Dear Guest!

Thank you very much for choosing the hotel "Grifon" in St. Petersburg and you candid comments on your stay!
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Faithfully yours,
Kristina Ozhelskaya
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

We stayed two nights at this hotel behind the Kazan Cathedral. It's very well located with sites, restaurants and cafés within walking distance. Our room was spacious and clean and the staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was an added bonus. The hotel is located on the 3rd floor ( no lift) of an apartment block which made it even more interesting for us to get behind one of the many massive doors you wander past. Be prepared to pay an 'immigration tax' on arrival as it isn't included or mentioned when booking through sites like Hotels.com, and not something we had encountered in the two other hotels we'd stayed in in Moscow, booked through the same route,

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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grifon2007, General Manager at Hotel Grifon, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Dear Guest!

Thank you very much for choosing the hotel "Grifon" in St. Petersburg and your candid comments. We hope they will help to another travellers who are looking for accommodation in out city.

Faithfully yours,
Kristina Ozhelskaya
Hotel Manager
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

This is the best location you can get, just behind the Kazan cathedral, 5 min from Nevsky prospect.
The hotel receptionists are great. Very helpful and kind. We got our room early in the morning and got breakfast even we shouldn't have.
The rooms are comfortable and clean. The air condition was good and WiFi worked well.
The only thing is the satires (no elevator) but it's not the end of the world and you should remember that the price is less then other hotels in the neighborhood.

Room Tip: Ask for room with the Canal view
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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grifon2007, General Manager at Hotel Grifon, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Dear Guest!

Thank you very much for choosing the hotel "Grifon" in St. Petersburg and your candid comments. We always do all our best to improve the service for our valuable guests and hope your review will be useful for another travellers.

Faithfully yours,
Kristina Ozhelskaya
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

We stayed at the Grifon Hotel for 2 nights and was perfect. We received friendly service, very comfortable room with a great view over the canal. The breakfast was also really good!

The hotel is walking distance from Nevsky Prospect metro, so it's very easy walking to the attractions in the city and getting around via the metro.

The services and atmosphere is very much like a B&B - a hotel with a personal touch.

Thanks all!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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grifon2007, General Manager at Hotel Grifon, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Dear Luzelle,
Thank you very much for choosing the hotel "Grifon" as a place of your accommodation in St. Petersburg and high appreciation of our service. We hope that your comments will be useful for another travellers.
Faithfully yours,
Kristina Ozhelskaya
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Situated in central Petersburg at the Griboedov-Channel, in footwalking distance Newsky Prospekt, Marijinsky Theater, Russian Museum and Herimitage, you live in a comfortable, clean and European style hotel room of appropriate size. The staff is very friendly, flexible and pursuses your interests. You get a decent breakfast. Its a good place to recover from the efforts of sightseeing. And you get your daily exercise, climbing to the 3rd floor! I can recommend it for travellers of various kinds and would come again.
Carlos

Room Tip: Not advisable in case of handicaps due to a lack of an elevator
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Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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grifon2007, General Manager at Hotel Grifon, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Dear Carlos,
Thank you very much for your visit and candid comments about the hotel "Grifon".
We hope to see you again!
Kindest regards,
Kristina Ozhelskaya
Hotel Manager
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

Great hotel close to Nevsky Prospekt. Perfect service, home furnishings, and most importantly, a great internet. The desk staff was very helpful. Very convenient location close to the subway. Hope to come to St. Petersburg and to live in this hotel this summer.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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grifon2007, General Manager at Hotel Grifon, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
Dear Oleg,
Thank you very much for choosing the hotel "Grifon" in St. Petersburg and your high appreciation of our service. We hope that your sincere comments will help to another visitors of this site to make a right choice.
We are always at your disposal.
Faithfully yours,
Kristina Ozhelskaya
Hotel Manager
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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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grifon2007, General Manager at Hotel Grifon, responded to this review, 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
Hotel Manager
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Property: Hotel Grifon
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #82 of 336 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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