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Shelfort Hotel

3rd Liniya, 26, St. Petersburg 199004 Russia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 11/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#72 of 701 hotels in St. Petersburg
Historic hotel Shelfort is located in the heart of St. Petersburg, in the center of the cultural district of the northern capital. Within walking distance - The Spit of Vasilievsky Island, Rostral Columns, Hermitage, the Museum of Modern Art "Erarta", restaurants and cafes to suit all the tastes. The Lenexpo Exhibition Centre is located not far away from the hotel. In walking distance - metro station "Vasileostrovskaya". Embodying St. Petersburg lifestyle hotel Shelfort unites almost century-old tradition of hospitality and comfort of a modern hotel.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Breakfast buffet
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
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Grade: 100 out of 100
158Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
21Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
193Reviews2Q+A10Room tips
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doyler007 wrote a review Jan 2020
Warrenpoint, United Kingdom63 contributions39 helpful votes
A fantastic jewel in the crown..Whilst being old it has retained is for me simply wonderful. and i will return. Close to the city yet so quiet. Fresh made breakfast and tea/ coffee/ homemade cakes available all day in the foyer. The staff were lovely helpful and spoke English.. I just loved it, and at a good price...
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Date of stay: December 2019
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El Dorado wrote a review Jun 2019
Los Angeles, California260 contributions166 helpful votes
If you're considering going to russia and you don't speak russian and you're not with russian speakers, you're gonna have issues, period. Customer service isn't really a thing there. Shelfort was great because the employees all speak english well and they are happy to help out. Saint petersburg is an incredible and must visit city. Just prepare to spend twice as much money as you expect to and keep your wallet in your front pocket! The pick pockets are the best I've ever seen. And hey, have fun!
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Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
Surya Verma wrote a review Dec 2018
Bengaluru, India3 contributions
I was staying in Shelfort for 6 nights and it was a very nice experience. It has all you need during a trip - a comfortable bed, friendly staff, very good breakfast. The room was very clean and tidy. The room service did a good job during all my stay. The girls at the reception were always ready to help with any tiny thing I needed. I liked to have a little refrigerator in my room. Also they have tea and snacks free of charge in the hall of the second floor during all day. I particularly loved the atmosphere of old mansion with the fireplace, wooden elements, piano, oil paintings etc. It was a very respectable surrounding! Thank you! I will definitely come back."
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
Russell V wrote a review Apr 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand63 contributions15 helpful votes
Very well placed accommodation. We walked to most of the main attractions within 30 minutes. Interesting architecture and plenty to look at whilst walking Close to train. Breakfast is basic with cereal,tea/coffee, toast ,cheese, salami, yoghurt, fritters or fried eggs. Room was comfortable enough but walls are thin. I could hear snoring from next door and then the toilet being used. For our purposes I would stay again
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
SMakkiFIN wrote a review Oct 2017
Helsinki, Finland16 contributions18 helpful votes
Visited on 9-12 Oct 2017 on Business trip. Basic breakfast, no vegetables. Awfl smell in bathroom, as wet basement. Personnel offered spray scent as cure. Mattress had seen years, as springs were worn out. Garbage truck visited between 2 - 4 am. Not recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2017
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Most likely from upstairs (2nd floor), no elevator
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Response from Alina F, Управляющий at Shelfort Hotel
Responded Jul 26, 2018
Dear Mr. Mäkinen, Thank you for your review. We are so sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with our hotel. But we are happy to say that our hotel has undergone a renovation, so the smell problem is irrelevant now. We also will be working on our breakfast and mattresses to make it even better, as some changes have already been introduced. Hope you still had great time in Saint Petersburg! Kind regards, Alina Fedorova General manager
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$26 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
shelfort hotel st petersburg
RussiaNorthwestern DistrictSt. PetersburgVasilyevsky Island
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shelfort Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Shelfort Hotel?
Nearby attractions include LifeQuest (0.3 miles), Cathedral of St. Andrew the First-Called (0.3 miles), and St. Petersburg Horsecar Replica (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Shelfort Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Shelfort Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Shelfort Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shelfort Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Buterbrodskybar, Marketplace, and Cheburechnaya Brynza.
Does Shelfort Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Shelfort Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Shelfort Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Shelfort Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Winter Palace of Peter I (1.1 miles), Palace Square (1.1 miles), and The General Staff Building (1.2 miles).