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Staraya Vena

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Malaya Morskaya St., 13 | Gorokhovaya St., 8, St. Petersburg, Russia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Really cool old world historic decor! Comfortable beds! We had a room on the street and it was really quite anyway. The people were very nice. Home cooked breakfast in a historic dining room made for a great start to the day. Price was reasonable and the location perfect. Be sure to try the Gosti restaurant just around the corner... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I picked this hotel for it's proximity to major attractions and restaurants of my choice but it turned out to be much more than that. It's a quaint little property very well maintained with up to the mark services. I would like to thank Tatiyana, Irina and rest of team at Old Vienna to make my stay a memorable one.... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Small,very comfortable,cozy hotel.Each room comes with airconditioner,toilet,shower,TV,refrigerator and,of course,furniture.Very clean.Located within short walking distance from all major historic places. I hired a private tour guide.Very knowledgeable.I had a good time.Hotel staff is extremely friendly and eager to help even with small issues such as air ticket,taxi reservations, tours etc. Breakfast is included and always freshly made right there,in the hotel... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

...makes you feel almost like a XIX Century poet:) Excellent cocation, great hospitality, relaxed atmosphere, the sense of culture and history, all contributing to a very rewarding few days in a great European city.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 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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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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