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“Mixed impressions” 4 of 5 stars
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Taleon Imperial Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nevskiy Ave., 15, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia (Formerly Eliseev Palace Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #15 of 269 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Wilmington, Ohio
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“Mixed impressions”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Imagine you bought four old luxury houses and a palace and wanted to put them together into one hotel but were too cheap to hire an architect...you would have the Taleon Palace. A rabbit warren maze of hallways and secret passages. Overpriced ( double any other) restaurants with average food at best. On the up side, the service is very attentive and excellent and the swimming pool is amazing. Still, I would not go again

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Victoria K, Manager at Taleon Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Dear Guest!
Thank you very much for sharing your comments about Taleon Imperial Hotel. It is indeed a pleasure to know that you have enjoyed your stay. Your warm words are the greatest reward for the Taleon Imperial team.Every day we work on improving the high standarts of the League of Leading Hotels of the world .
Furthermore, I am really sorry to hear the desigh of the hotel s building seemed poor to you.The architect tried to restore the unique spirit and historic detailes from the old times.
I would like to apologize for any inconvinienceoccured during your stay.
Please let me know if you plan to visit St.Petersburg in the nearest future. It will be a pleasure for me to make your stay pleasant and turn the impression to a positive one.
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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I loved everything about it. We spent out first wedding night there and we were happy about our choice. I want to come back there for the anniversary $-) The most fascinating place is the swimming pool on the top floor. There was nobody at 10 a.m. , so I enjoyed the whole pool tiled with mosaic all alone.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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26 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

This is a member of the LHW and yes, it is luxurious with spacious rooms,gold and crystal, infact a bit too much...but every one's taste...it also misses some central point, a cosy bar or something. Now, the bar is somptueus with big chairs, just like a palace, but stil, rather small. Service is very good. We had no electricity fore a while and in 5minutes, a repairman came. He had a lot of work (infact not IN the room) and the day after we found a good bottle of wine with grapes for the inconveniences, very nice!!)

For the wheelchair: entrance of the hotel is not accessible by yourself. You need help. After the entrance is a long ramp (managable if you have some power).
There is unfortunately a lot of carpets,also in the room! The rooms are not always easy to find, same withe the restaurant: it is sometimes very confusing to find , you have to take 2elevators and some ramps (carpet) ... Also carpet in the restaurant ...
Bathroom is okay, toilet is low but grabs,no adapted shower. The mirror is too high (theenlargable one)
Although we enjoyed our stay at the Talin, it certainly does not derserve to be in the LHW for the wheelchair-users....;.) but the prices are .... Ofcourse this is why we are a bit severe in our comments!
I also wanted a manicure but the person on the telephone said it was not possible, the therapist was not on duty...(fridayafternoon)

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I visited Taleon on May 2013 for 5 nights with my family (2 kids 6 and 5 years old).
Staff is very polite and especially concierge service is far above average.
The room was very spacious and clean. We had an upgrade to a superior suite without additional cost.
The decoration and the style of the hotel is very conservative, but maybe it couldn't be otherwise, because the building was a palace before.
There are three restaurants which serve very good and decent food.
Prices are normal for hotel restaurants and for Saint Petersburg also.
Breakfast was just normal with nothing extra.
The location of the hotel is really fantastic. It is situated just 5 minutes walk from Winter Palace.
Last but not least, the pool and the spa of the hotel is a must to do thing. It is located at the 6th floor with a glass rooftop where you can see the sky and all the city.
It is really recommended to stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Espoo, Finland
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34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

This hotel has been renovated with style and the service is good if not excellent. The major attractions are within waking distance. Also the metro station is nearby. I do recommend to use metro. It is very modern and safe.
The rack rate is high, but if you get a good deal this hotel is defenitely the place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

My wife, daughter and I spent a week here visiting St Petersburg. It was an excellent hotel - nice rooms, nice staff and good food.

In addition to being a great hotel in its own right, it is also in an excellent location and within easy walking distance to most of the main sights of the city. It is also close by to a number of very good restaurants.

We arranged a hotel car to get to/from the airport, attend the opera and to visit a few of the palaces outside the city proper and this was all well organised, efficient and the drivers were excellent. We had no language difficulties (hotel staff and drivers) while there as everyone we dealt with spoke/understood English well enough to get by (and far better than our Russian - which is nonexistent).

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Our family with 3 kids below 10 spent a long weekend at the Taleon. The location is excellent close to the Herimitage as well as restaurants and shopping around Nevsky Prospect. The best thing with the hotel is the large pool on the top floor which was a great asset during days with bad weather and to relax after sightseeing. The hotel is newly renovated albeit not with the highest quality. The wall to wall carpet in the room as some strange plastic layer underneath it. The bed linen did not feel like pure cotton. The bathroom amenities are not of top quality. The beds were very hard and no option to change mattress. Towels and bathrobes has a Frette label on them but did in my opinion not feel like the real thing. Room were clean but some days the beds were prepared for night and curtains closed allready at noon, some other days nobody came by at all. The rooms are very quite despite overlooking Nevsky which is a busy street. Front desk was friendly but not profesional enough for a hotel like this. Concierge same thing. The hotel overchages for all extra services. Breakfast is very expensive, but there is a good but extremely slow cafe in the same building. Hotel charged us 4,000 rubles for a airport pickup. Going back to the airport we paid 600 for exactly the same van but from an independent taxi company and this driver spoke English!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Nevskiy Ave., 15, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia (Formerly Eliseev Palace Hotel)
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Location: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #15 of 269 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Taleon Imperial Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 89
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Taleon Imperial Hotel is the only modern luxury hotel in St. Petersburg, a member of the Leading Small Hotels of the World and Virtuoso associations. This former czarist-era palace, built in XVIII century, is located in the heart of the city, only 5 minutes walk from the Hermitage. The hotel offers 89 individually designed and decorated rooms and suites, 3 restaurants, exclusive SPA on the rooftop with a large swimming pool and a variety of treatments. ... more   less 
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