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Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky
Ranked #25 of 349 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
159 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Excellent German Food”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

First business trip to St. Petersberg and couldn't have had a better hotel.
Modest and not overly flamboyant, excellent staff, great food in the restaurant.
Very comfortable rooms, clean, great beds, a nice home away from home.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Vasilievsky, General Manager at Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky, responded to this review, December 22, 2012
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your kind review! We are really happy to hear you have found our hotel to be a perfect place to stay on your business trip to St. Petersburg. We take all the points you have mentioned especially important for our success in being a perfect home away from home for our guests. In particular we are extra proud of our restaurant with it's excellent international quality food. In fact our restaurant has been rated as the best one by our guests in an annual chain level customer satisfaction survey this year.

We wish to see again with us in Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky as soon as you will return to our lovely city!

Yours

Tomi Meriläinen
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Sintra, Portugal
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

I stayed 4 nights on the Hotel in May. The staff were very helpfull. I made the check-in after midnight and the receptionist said that at that time I can still see the bridges "open", seems it only happens after 1am (from the hotel is 5 minutes walking)

Loved the breakfast!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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DMelnikov, Food & Beverage Director at Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
Dear Ines,

Let me thank you for finding some time to tell the fellow travellers of the TripAdvisor community about your stay at Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky. Such reviews are not only helping the globetrotters to chose the best place to stay but also help us to develop and serve the needs of our guests better.

I am so happy to hear that you are describing your stay with the word "great!". I have to say that I am really proud of our staff and it is very nice to hear that they have been "helpful"! Our location is a perfect spot to observe city's official and hidden treasures, such as the opening and closing of bridges on Neva river.

You mentioned that you "loved the breakfast", so let me tell you a little secret: me too! Our breakfast buffet selection, and smiling and cheerful staff will guarantee a good start of the day, whether you are going to observe the city's attractions or heading for an important business meetings. We know how important this first meal of the day is, so we put a lot of effort to make it "special".

I hope to see you back at Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky one day!

With seasonal greetings,
DM
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Sydney,
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Reviewed December 6, 2012

Stayed for 6 nights in November. Staff all speak English and are helpful. Use the concierge for tourist information rather than front desk staff who are not as knowledgeable. The bus is about 3 minutes walk from the hotel, and the metro about 10 minutes. There are a range of cafes on the pedestrian street about 5 minutes walk. The Museum of Ethnography is 10-15 minutes walk, and is home to the most bizarre collections of Peter the Great.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quiet
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Vasilievsky, General Manager at Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Dear Joanne

Thank you for your informative and kind feedback! We are happy to hear you have found our service to be pleasant and staff helpful. More over it is great that you have also found your way to the public transportation options that really are easy to access from our hotel. In addition the Vasilieostrovkaya metro station can be found in the end of the very same pedestrian street from where you have spotted the local cafes and restaurants. The street is called the 7th Line (7-ya Liniya).

Hope to see you again in St. Petersburg and staying with us at the Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky!

Yours

Tomi Meriläinen
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

Spent just one night. Service very helpful and fluent in English. Arrived late, around midnite...only the pub was open and had only snacks and drinks to offer. A bit of a bummer as I'd missed my dinner. Great breakfast made up for losses.
Room was simple, clean and the night quiet. Just what I needed. Though not an ideal setting for a couple. The location, close to Neva shore, is real good.

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Esa_on_tour
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DMelnikov, Food & Beverage Director at Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky, responded to this review, December 2, 2012
Dear Esa,

Thank you for finding time to share your experience of Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky with the TripAdvisor community.

I am happy to hear that you have enjoyed the stay and found our team to be helpful and noticed their language skills.

I would like to clarify certain issues that you have found to be a drawback during your stay. It is truth that our main restaurant Repin Lounge is closing at 23.00 and the only place remaining open at the hotel is 8th Line Pub, but it doest not have "only snacks" to offer. One may have a decent hot meal after 23.00 with no problem!

Also regarding your comment about the room being not "an ideal setting for the couple": we have different rooms at the hotel. I do not only mean room category, but also the style of the room. Sometimes we have wedding couples booking us because of their friends recommendations as they found the hotel to be a unique and romantic.

I am happy to hear that you have noticed the sleep quality and the excellence of our breakfast, we surely put a lot of effort there, as we know how important those issues are.

Thank you once again for your review and welcome back to Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky,
DM
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

As an avid traveller the travel business, I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in mid-October with a group of colleagues whilst visiting St Petersburg & Moscow. The hotel was beautifully clean, efficient and very friendly. The hotel restaurant could not be faulted and the food was delicious - completely destorying our fears of having to live on a 'potatoes, bread and beetroot diet' whilst in Russia! They even served chapagne/bucks fizz for breakfast! If you like a typical 'pub' there was a great one situated at the far end of the lounge/bar - but there was smoking allowed. All the bedrooms were modern and had every facility to ensure a comfortable stay. The beds were so confortable it was very difficult to rise each morning! Tomi, the excellent manager and all his staff, were friendly, efficient and happy whenever we saw them. As I will be bringing a large group of clients to the Sokos Vasilievsky in 2013, I definitely would not hesitate in recommending this hotel to anyone visiting St Petersberg.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Vasilievsky, General Manager at Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky, responded to this review, December 2, 2012
Dear Lin

Thank you very much for your kind review. The whole Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky team will be looking forward to host you and your clients in the becoming year!

Yours Sincerely

Tomi Meriläinen
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Lisbon, Portugal
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50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2012

The hotel is situated in the Vasilievsky Island and what seemed to be a negative point turned out to be a plus. The hotel is located in a nice and quiet area near the river on the opposite side of the Hermitage and all the other Palaces so when they turned on the lights at night we benefited from the marvellous festival of the White Nights. We sat on the river steps and waited for the show. There is a bus stop near the hotel and the bus takes you into the centre Nevsky Prospect in a few minutes otherwise you can walk across one of the bridges. We had dinner twice at the hotel and the food was excellent. We were extremely pleased.

Room Tip: High floor facing the street
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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DMelnikov, Food & Beverage Director at Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Dear Isabel,

Thank you for your review. We appreciate that you have found the time to share your experience of Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky with the Tripadvisor community.

It is very nice to hear that you have found the location of our hotel to be an advantage and enjoyed your stay in general. Also, being responsible for the restaurants in particular, I am very pleased and proud to know that you rated the food to be "excellent". I also hope that the service was nice and you have also enjoyed the breakfast.

Will be more than happy to see you back at Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky one day.

I wish you further happy travels,
DM
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Leicester
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Stayed at this hotel for 3 nights whilst visiting St Petersburg. Hotel was clean, efficient and very friendly. The hotel restaurant was fantastic and the food very tasty. Liked the touch of a pub on hand as well. Bedrooms were very well appointed and the beds and bedlinen were divine. Would not hesitate to recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Thank GlenLeicester
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DMelnikov, Food & Beverage Director at Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Dear Glen,

Thank you for finding the time to share your experience of Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky with the Tripadvisor community.

I am very happy that you have liked the hotel and especially the restaurant.

Will be waiting for your come back and thank you for recommending us :)

With regards,
DM
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Property: Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky
Address: 8 line of Vasilyevskiy Island, 11-13, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia
Location: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg > Vasilyevsky Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
#19 Luxury Hotel in St. Petersburg
#21 Family Hotel in St. Petersburg
#30 Romantic Hotel in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky 4*
Number of rooms: 255
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky can be named as the first gallery hotel in St. Petersburg, which is situated on the Vasilievsky Island, close to the Neva river embankment and Blagoveshchensky bridge. You will reach the Hermitage and Nevsky Prospect in 5 minutes by bus. Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky is not just about high designed rooms, soft beds and convenient location, but permanently up-to-date exhibitions as well, which are taking place in the hotel interiors. Mikhailovsky theatre, the biggest contemporary art museum in Russia Erarta - the best art representatives in St. Petersburg are the hotel partners. The key concept of Solo Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky is "The House of Arts & Culture". By staying in Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky, you will begin your own art journey, where each guest will get his or her own individual route. Ballet or opera in the best city theatres, the most interesting exhibitions, shows and parties - every Soloist is your concierge and we know everything about rich and saturated life of St. Petersburg. After the big day have a pleasant calm evening in stylish Repin Lounge Restaurant & Bar, where you can always find the best of Russian cuisine as well as outstanding specials from all over the world. Do not miss your favorite sport events - in the 8th Line Pub you can watch all the broadcasts on the big svreen in Full HD quality. The best draft beer and whisky collection will complete the triumph of beloved team. ... more   less 
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