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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Malaya Morskaya St., 13 | Gorokhovaya St., 8, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Staraya Vena
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Ranked #55 of 269 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This hotel feels more like a warm, friendly guest house with all the amenities of a classic hotel. All the staff are super friendly, speak English well, eager to help, etc... Each room is individually decorated with theme of Russian poet/writer as location used to be gathering place of writers. Breakfast and snacks in very nice room / gathering place... More 

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14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The staff at this uniquely decorated hotel are great and the rooms are comfortable and clean. It's a five minute walk from the Hermitage and other sights, there are tons of restaurants and small shops nearby and the in house breakfast is great. It's a really good deal for the price, although a bit hard to find. It's on the... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Great location, nice people, decor is unique, but the most amazing is location- in the center, close to everything!The Hermitage, the Neva river, the Isaak's Cathedral, all restaurants, shops are very close.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Extremely convenient location:right in the center of the historical district. It is a walking distance from most city sites.The entire hotel is quiet unique;,its theme is past russian literary history which creates an unforgetable atmosphere.The room was very cozy and clean.Excelent breakfast and friendly and helpfull staff.Good coffee was available during the day which was very important at the considering... More 

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New York City, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

According to my guidebook, Tchaikovsky died in the building shared in part by this small hotel. That's genuine, old-school St. Petersburg. With a view of the Admiralty and a 6-minute walk from either the Hermitage to the east or St. Isaac's to the west. The decor is unique and the staff is friendly, though English is spoken only by select... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

The main attraction of this hotel is location. Situated in the heart of the city and about 5 to 10 minutes easy walk from many of the attractions. Hermitage & St Isaacs within 5/10 minutes walk. The hotel is recently renovated but the decor will not be to everyone's choice. The theme of the hotel is past Russian Poets but... More 

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Boston, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

Loved every moment at the Old Vienna Hotel. I came across this hotel by chance and stayed only for 1 night. It was a fantastic surprise. It met and exceeded my expectations. The Service was friendly and attentive and the location was central to everything. They really know the meaning of hospitality. I have never been attended to with such... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

A small (make that image even smaller) room overlooking a noisy and loud street, a filthy rug and if you don't want to be disgusted, don't wipe any bathroom surfaces. They nickle-and-dime you to death -- $60 just to get the "invitation" letter required for visa. Once there, we learned there were plenty of real hotels for half the price,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2007

OLD VIENNA is a little but very interesting hotel in the center of San Peterburg. The style is an XIX century`s style. Every room is dedicated to one russian poet. People are familiar and kind. The rooms are little but confortable and clean. The little restaurant is very nice, all in style. I will return there the next time I... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2007

Old Vienna is a wonderful hotel in an unbeatable location. It is just around the corner from St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Astoria Hotel. The Hermitage is also nearby. There is also a fantastic greek restaurant "Oliva" within a 5 minute walk. My family and I definitely recommend this hotel for its value, location, and cleanliness.

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Address: Malaya Morskaya St., 13 | Gorokhovaya St., 8, St. Petersburg, Russia
Location: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Staraya Vena 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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