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Tradition Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Dobrolubova Av., 2, St. Petersburg 197198, Russia   |  
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Ranked #10 of 264 hotels in St. Petersburg
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“Try and book more than a standard room and be careful of phone hacking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This hotel was great..least walk to most sites.. Good part of town too.
David the receptionist spoke wonderful English and the hotel was very welcoming.
The standard room,however, was small and no bath tub...we tried to upgrade but there were none available.
There is a smell when you get there, but it is from the river...
Breakfast is plentiful...but not English...loads of cake.
I had a problem with my phone being hacked when I was using the hotel Internet..so be careful.
Great cleaner..does a brilliant job,

Room Tip: Upgrade ! It's good value
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TraditionHotel, General Manager at Tradition Hotel, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Dear Wendy H,

Thank you for your positive review! We serve rather often home made cakes so I think you had a luck to try them all. Sausages, eggs, vegetables are also served daily, so we hope that every guest has a chance to find something delicious.

It'sa first time when our guest noticed some hackers actions with the phone and we have now consultations with our IT support team. We all use our smartphones with local wi-fi and never experienced any kind of hacking. If you have more information about this case you are welcome to contact us.

Kind regards,
Anton Vasiliev
Tradition Hotel
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

hotel stuff made good,comfortable service. you can good view helmitage museum , Neva river.
breakfast is well.
location is not bad , not good.
if you often want to go to nevsky on foot , maybe you need to stay in near nevsky
i like to walk , so i like this hotel
my room is very near street , so a little noisy from cars

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TraditionHotel, General Manager at Tradition Hotel, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Dear kanekokimiya,

Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your high ratings of our breakfast and your stay in general. We hope that you have now good memories about your trip to St. Petersburg.

Kind regards,
Anton Vasiliev
General Manager
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

My wife and I spent 4 nights at the Tradition Hotel and had a wonderful time. The room was very nice and, most importantly, very quiet. Staff were extremely friendly and spoke English very well. Breakfast was very good and there was a quite a variety of offerings from which to choose. It was about a 15 minute walk to get to the Hermitage as others have noted, however, the views from the hotel's location and during the period of time one spends walking over the bridges are pretty spectacular. In short, I would strongly recommend this hotel to anyone considering a trip to St. Petersburg.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TraditionHotel, General Manager at Tradition Hotel, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Dear irawine,

Thank you for choosing Tradition Hotel as your home in St. Petersburg. Based on your story about the spectacular views while crossing the bridges we are happy to announce that the Palace bridge (Dvortsovy) will be 100% ready for transort and pedestrians starting from October 19th after a long reconstruction period.

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Anton Vasiliev
General Manager
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Geneva
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We have just spent one week in the Tradition hotel and we had a lovely stay. The room was pretty big with a small fridge, ac and Tv. People at the front desk were very helpful and after finding out it was our wedding anniversary offered us a bottle of champagne.
Breakfast was excellent.
The hotel is on the Petrograd island across from the Ermitage museum (beautiful view at night). We never had a problem with the bridges because we don't stay up that late but I guess it could be a problem for people who like to stay up very late.
You can walk to Ermitage and Saint Isaac after crossing the 2 bridges but you can also take the bus (191 passes the Ermitage and goes no Nevski) or take streetcar 6 to go on the other side of the garden. In the other direction you can take streetcar 6 to go to Vasilyevsky Island and visit the pedestrian street and near the St Andre Church, a very traditionnal market.
On the same Island don't miss Temple of Assomption, one of the most beautiful churches of St Petersburg .

Room Tip: superior rooms are on the street, but although I am very sensitive to noise, it was not a problem.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TraditionHotel, General Manager at Tradition Hotel, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Dear dada58,

Thank you for being our guest. We appreciate for your very usefull information about the transportation. And a short notice about the bridges: there is now a night train between Admiralteyskaya and Sportivnaya stations, what means that the hotel has nightly connection with Nevsky pr.

Kind regards,
Anton Vasiliev
General Manager
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Rome, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Our stayng in Saint Petersburg (3-8 sept 2013) has been wonderful due to the location of the Hotel, that gave us the possibiliy to reach the most significant sites.
The staff (2 different persons) has been extremely kind; they speack an excellent English giving us all the information to move in a city where, unfortunately, the writing and the Language don't help the visitors. They have suggested the right restaurants where we tasted very good russian dishes
The room was very comfortable, quite, and the bathroom very clean and provided with towels, bath-robe, shoes, shampoos, head-dryer, ecc. The breackfast was very reach, but the room too little!!!...
Highly recommended for a wonderful sojourn in Saint Petersburg

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TraditionHotel, General Manager at Tradition Hotel, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Dear lboccardi,

Thank you for your positive review. It's great to know that you have enjoyed your stay in different aspects. I'd like to add that we recommend many different restaurants, but only where we had great meals personally and never where any kind of commission is offered to the hotels.

Kind regards,
Anton Vasiliev
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

A friend and I stayed for three nights at the Tradition Hotel, and dealt with three different members of staff - all of whom were extremely helpful. The location was fairly good, and the only complaint we had was the bridges going up on us and not being able to get home easily at midnight!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TraditionHotel, General Manager at Tradition Hotel, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Dear littleswallow,

Thank you for staying with us. It's great to read that you found our staff so helpfull. And I'd like to tell a bit about the bridges: they draw from the end of April till November, drawing period is from 1am untill 4 am (may differ a bit depending on the bridge). Now we have a night train that connects Nevsky pr. with our district. And in general, a drawing bridge is a very beautiful picture.

Kind regards,
Anton Vasiliev
General Manager
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 65 cities Reviews in 65 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

I was very excited about my stay at the Tradition hotel but I must be honest and say I was disapointed.

Hotel arranged for us to be collected at the station (fee applies) and driver was on time and friendly. Hotel is very small but beautiful decorated. Checkin was efficient and friendly. We had a room at the back of the hotel. It was small- traditional and modern at the same time. Wi-Fi struggled to connect as we must have been too far from main wifi signal, this was the first disappointment, otherwise room was nice with tea and coffee, good tv and safe. Room had no view but this isn't important to me. Slippers and bathrobe provided.

Location is good. Right beside Peter and Paul Fortress (the attraction itself isn't great but that's not the hotels fault!). It's about 15 minute walk to main tourist sites like the Hermitage and just a bit further till you hit restaurants etc. Metro is about a 10 minute walk away through a nice park.

I booked 3 nights but checked out after the first one. Hotel seemed genuinely disapointed I was checking out but were accommodating. I just had an awful nights sleep ! The air con in the room had a real running water sound to it every 15 mins or so... Very annoying... The beds weren't exactly the comfiest in the world and the main problem was the outside noise. All the way till at least mid night I was annoyed by what sounded like a underground train going beneath me. Really don't know what it was but it was very noticeable and made my mind up to leave.

Breakfast was beautifully presented with a lovely selection.

Overall I can see why people want to stay here. If I had a better room maybe this review would be very different. The one staff member we encountered was pleasant too, but for over £150 for an awful nights sleep 3 stars is generous.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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TraditionHotel, General Manager at Tradition Hotel, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Dear aniceglassofred,

Thank you for your review wit lot of warm words about our property. We have checked the aircondition in your room and found out that the filter really should be changed as that caused this sounds (not any other room has this problem). As for the strange noices... well we wanted to find them, but unseccessfull. We suppose that the works on the roof could have some specific sound at that moment, but, again, not now. We are sorry for any inconvinience you had during your stay and we thank you for all good words you found for Tradition Hotel.

Kind regards,
Anton Vasiliev
General Manager
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Address: Dobrolubova Av., 2, St. Petersburg 197198, Russia
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Location: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
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Ranked #10 of 264 hotels in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tradition Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tradition Hotel, located in the very heart of the city, offers you a great experience of accommodation with a unique location, traditional interiors and modern equipment. It is surrounded by some of the world's greatest tourist attractions, including the Peter and Paul Fortress, Palace Bridge, the State Hermitage. All our 16 rooms are delicately decorated and non-smoking, equipped with electronic key system, individual climate control, LCD TV, safe and free tea station. ... more   less 
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