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Lund, Sweden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice small hotel in an old residential building in a quiet street, not far from a metro station, one stop from Nevsky prospekt. Good value for the money. The room was nice and clean, breakfast was ok. Sound isolation could have been better, on the first floor you can be disturbed by the door bell in the...

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed September 30, 2016

Very nice and quite hotel. Staff was very gently and helpful. Very close to Vasileostrovskaya station. Remember to take with you something against mosquitoes. Will be back in this hotel if I'd visit again SPb !

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed September 1, 2016

This hotel was great, in a wonderful location, walking distance to many attractions and two blocks from the metro if you don't want to walk. All amenities are close by, supermarket, banks, restaurants and bakeries, cafes. We had a great stay at this hotel and would recommend it to anyone who wants a smallish comfortable and clean hotel..

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Minsk, Belarus
Reviewed July 24, 2016

Best thing in hotel – it’s position in the heart of downtown with only 15 minutes walk to Neva’s embankment. Also I can say about perfect service and nice room. I’m extremely satisfied with staying at the hotel.

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Devon, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 27, 2016

We stayed in the Shelfort after a couple of identikit modern hotels and the contrast was refreshing. The hotel is in a quiet side street close to the Metro, within walking distance of the Hermitage and many of the other main sites and with plenty of eating options and local supermarkets and food stalls close by. The coffee shack just...

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Newcastle West, Australia
Reviewed June 13, 2016

Receptionist spoke English and was able to assist with questions above where to go and how to get there. Breakfast had enough choices and there was good internet connection. St Petersburg is a beautiful city.

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Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed May 22, 2016

The hotel is small and in a great location not far away from the city center, the nearest metro station is Sportiva, is just two block away from the hotel. The hotel service was excellent and the staff was great, they were always ready to help. The room was small and cozy the bathroom was spacious and the room was...

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Putnam Valley, New York
Reviewed August 12, 2015

Nice little hotel away from the hustle and bustle, but still in walking distance to the major sites and restaurants. Our room was a good size and very clean. The English speaking staff is very friendly and very helpful. They even made ice cubes for my husband when he asked. Good hot and cold breakfast everyday. We were there for...

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Cottonwood Heights, Utah
Reviewed July 14, 2015

I booked this hotel for a group of 20 seniors during the recent economic forum week. Even my reservation clearly stated we will pay the hotel at time of checking out. The hotel kept asking prepayment: First, it said we need to do this because it was a week of white nights, and then after we purchased the visa support...

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Shelfort, Управляющий at Shelfort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Owloctopus, thank you very much for your choice of Shelfort Hotel and for sharing your opinion about your stay! We are very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your stay at our hotel. As for demanding prepayment, this was not our wish, this was just a rule of visa support company and we are truly sorry that it...

Trondheim, Norway
Reviewed July 4, 2015

I stayed in Hotel Shelfort for 2 nights in june 2015. The welcome at the reception was friendly and professional. I had a single room in the first floor (room 5), where also the reception is located. In this floor there are not many rooms and thus the noise level was low. However, I believe that in the second floor...

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Historic hotel Shelfort is located in the heart of St. Petersburg, in the center of the cultural district of the northern capital. Within walking - The Strelka of Vasilievsky Island, Rostral Columns, Hermitage, Museum of Modern Art "Erarta", restaurants and cafes to suit all 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shelfort Hotel

Address: 3rd Liniya, 26, St. Petersburg 199004, Russia
Location: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg > Vasilyevsky Island
Price Range: $38 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shelfort Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Shelfort Hotel St Petersburg
Hotel Style:
#53 Family Hotel in St. Petersburg
#56 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
#71 Romantic Hotel in St. Petersburg
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“A room on the second floor is probably to prefer, on the first floor you can be disturbed by the door bell.”
 of 5 bubbles kallekn, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“We had a double room in the back of the hotel one flight up which was quiet and on the same floor where breakfast was served.”
 of 5 bubbles 802christinem, Aug 12, 2015 | Read review
“The rooms in the first floor are less noisy, I believe.”
 of 5 bubbles chribac, Jul 4, 2015 | Read review
“Take suite for antique fireplace and make a fire”
 of 5 bubbles 257stanp, Mar 30, 2015 | Read review
“It's a good idea to choose a room on the 1st floor, second floor is far too noisy in the morning.”
 of 5 bubbles Dog_in_the_fog, Jan 17, 2015 | Read review
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