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Hotel Grifon

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   35, Griboedova channel embankment, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
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Ranked #76 of 250 hotels in St. Petersburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014
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Rating summary
  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 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.

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grifon2007, General Manager at Hotel Grifon, responded to this review

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 More

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 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... More

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grifon2007, General Manager at Hotel Grifon, responded to this review

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 More

South Carolina
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167 reviews 167 reviews
67 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 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... More

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grifon2007, General Manager at Hotel Grifon, responded to this review

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 More

San Francisco
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 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,... More

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grifon2007, General Manager at Hotel Grifon, responded to this review

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.... More

Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 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... More

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grifon2007, General Manager at Hotel Grifon, responded to this review

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 More

Paris, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 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... More

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grifon2007, General Manager at Hotel Grifon, responded to this review

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 More

Paris, France
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 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... More

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grifon2007, General Manager at Hotel Grifon, responded to this review

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 More

Montreal, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

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

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grifon2007, General Manager at Hotel Grifon, responded to this review

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 More

La Chaux-de-Fonds
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

I have stayed at the hotel Grifon for the second time: I am delighted with this hotel. The location is wonderful of course! But not only the location: I wish to emphasize the remarkable hospitality and kindness of the staff. All of them are full of authentic attention for the clients. I was in the hotel at Easter: they had... More

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grifon2007, General Manager at Hotel Grifon, responded to this review

Dear Corinne, Thank you very much for choosing our hotel in St. Petersburg and for your candid comments. We hope that this information will be useful for other travellers who plan to visit our hotel and our beautiful city, as well as we hope to see you again with your family. Your opinion is very valuable for us, and we... More

Moscow, Russia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

Our family stayed at this hotel with our friends last summer. The location is great! A few minutes from the Kazan Cathedral Nevsky and Nevsky Prospect on foot, next to the bridge with Griffon. Great view from the window on the Griboyedov Canal. But everything else... 1. The building is old and there is no elevator there. So, to climb... More

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grifon2007, Manager at Hotel Grifon, responded to this review

Dear guest! Thank you for your opinion. Please find below our comments: 1. 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 Russian Society on pharmaceutical goods trade placed here its offices and storehouses. The owners of the hotel tried to keep... More

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Address: 35, Griboedova channel embankment, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
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Location: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #76 of 250 hotels in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Grifon 3*
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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