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Shelfort Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3-rd line, d. 26, St. Petersburg 199004, Russia
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Ranked #26 of 267 hotels in St. Petersburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Big rooms, clean, helpful staff. Breakfast was slim pickings but I'm not there for the breakfast. 4/5 would stay again. Close proximity to metro station, about 30 min walk into the city center. The hotel is on one of the citys many islands so if you go out at night be aware that the bridges open every night starting 01:30.... More

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32 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We haven't actually stayed at this hotel, yet. Our booking is for May, 2014. But I must compliment the staff and in particular, Olesya Labutina, for promptly responding to emails, arranging airport pickup, preparing a Visa Support Letter and answering my many questions. We look forward to staying at this hotel. The Tripadvisor reviews are amazing.

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Moscow, Russia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

The location of Shelfort is ideal--close to the metro station, walking distance to Hermitage and Nevsky. The staff is extremely helpful and professional. It is a charming local hotel with calm and homelike atmosphere.

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Moscow, Russia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Free wi-fi, clean room, friendly staff at the reception. Free parking place. Cosy european-like hotel. Excellent location, near the most beautiful places in the city. Thank You! I liked everything! Prosperity To You!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

What a wonderful surprise to stay in such an enchanting place, the locatiion of the Shelfort is in my opinion the best place to stay. The hotel provided us with all we could possibly ask for and the staff so warm and friendly nothing was ever too much trouble. Cannot wait to return there and continue discovering the delights of... More

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Shelfort, General Manager at Shelfort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Catherine, Thank you for choosing our hotel! This is such a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your staying with us. We are working hard to make our guests feel themselves comfortable and we are always pleased to know our guests enjoy their staying and are satisfied by the service provided. Hope to see you again at our hotel!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This small hotel really made my stay in St Petersburg a home away from home.You could go past it in the street and miss it very easily.The graffiti on the way to it didn't feel encouraging at all, giving a bad impression of the area. Once through the doors it had instant appeal, The staff being so helpful, friendly and... More

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Canberra, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We stayed four nights in this lovely hotel. It was very rustic and had a lot of charm. The staff were friendly and went out of their way to help us. The location of the hotel is also very good and we walked across the Nevsky Bridge each day to the centre of St Petersburg. The Metro is close by... More

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Corindi, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I found the Shelfort Hotel was a great place to stay due to its close proximity to the services required to eat, travel, see and feel the charm of St Petersburg. As previously stated in other reviews it was close to the Metro, eateries of differing tastes, convenience stores for supplies or a cold beer, banks etc but also if... More

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Tekirdag, Turkey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

In Russia and old union countries, hotel star level differs from European ones. Considering this average, we can say Shelfort was more than we expected. The staff were very helpful. It was not very large rooms, not luxurious. The building was old but clean. I'm guessing only two or three staff is working per shift. The hotel is very small... More

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

The only down side for me is the location, one metro stop from nevsky prospect. Still plenty of places to eat and drink in the nearby walking street. Great staff, so friendly and accomodating. I stay here on a regular basis.

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Address: 3-rd line, d. 26, St. Petersburg 199004, Russia
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Location: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Shelfort Hotel 3*
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