I was taking a sabbatical from work through 9 countries over a period of 9 weeks. I stayed a total of five nights in St. Petersburg at the Tradition hotel. The staff was always very friendly and helpful. They spoke great English and was very attentive to my needs. The room was great. The cleaning staff made it spotless every day and the furniture was all of solid wood construction. The room was very tastefully arranged and made me feel at home when I would come back after a long day of touring. And the bathroom was awesome! Heated flooring tiles, a raised cameo relief tile on the tile wall beside the tub/shower. Spacious, warm on your feet, and comfy.
The location was right next to Peter and Paul's fortress and a short walk to the Hermitage. Better yet, you had a gorgeous view right out of hotel windows of the river at night with the lights of the Hermitage and surrounding buildings. The hotel was very quiet, in a mostly residential neighborhood that had a couple markets, a bank, and restaurants that ranged from high end to grabbing a quick bite - all within a block.
The only thing they didn't have was a restaurant/bar in the lobby, but both were less than a block from the front door. If they would have a restaurant - they would likely have been raised to a four star hotel and the price would have gone up. Instead, you get a premium room at a great rate. Best hotel room stay in the 10 hotels in the 10 cities I visited.
- 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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