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“A warm, comfortable hotel close to St. Petersburg centre”

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The Brothers Karamazov Hotel
Ranked #57 of 334 Hotels in St. Petersburg
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“A warm, comfortable hotel close to St. Petersburg centre”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

We stayed for one week at the beginning of April. Although cold outside, the hotel was warm, reception staff welcoming and our room comfortable and spacious. I thought I had booked a double room, but we were given a twin with two single beds pushed together - less than ideal, but we managed ok. Free WiFi throughout the hotel was efficient and problem-free.
We ate a meal in the dining-room on our first evening, but sadly it was over-priced and disappointing, and the waiter, who spoke no English, was not especially friendly or welcoming. Breakfast, on the other hand, was plentiful, with a good generous buffet and a wide selection of hot and cold food. Unfortunately the background music, on two or three days, consisted of one track, apparently stuck on repeat... By the time we had heard it for the 5th or 6th time we were more than ready to go...! A ploy perhaps to prevent you eating too much breakfast?
The hotel is well located for central St. Petersburg. We arrived by taxi from the airport, having been royally ripped off by the airport taxi company to the tune of 1400 roubles (about £28) and with hindsight might have saved money using the hotel shuttle service. We worked out how to travel by Metro and bus for our return journey, but it was all too much for us on arrival - especially given that we speak no Russian!
All in all, a pleasant hotel and reasonable value for the price - there may have been other facilities that we didn't use, but we were mostly out and about all day and just returned to the hotel in the evening. But I would recommend it to any traveller looking for a comfortable hotel in central St. Petersburg within walking or Metro distance of the sights of this beautiful city.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Irden, Front Office Manager at The Brothers Karamazov Hotel, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Dear Biga1246
your warm attitude to our hotel and staff is so nice!
we impoved the situation with the radio in the restaurant and with our waiter.
will be great to see you once again in our hotel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

My husband and I stayed in this hotel in the beginning of April while on business trip in St.-Petersburg. Location is excellent, just 5 minutes from Nevsky prospect. Hotel has private parking which is a great advantage ($4 per night). Rooms are nice and clean.
Reception staff is hospitable, friendly and very much helpful.

Room Tip: Higher floors (rooms are recently renovated on the 3d floor)
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Irden, Front Office Manager at The Brothers Karamazov Hotel, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Dear Zinaida
We are very appreciated to you for your so high rating of our hotel..
it is nice from your side to note our renovated rooms.
You are always welcome in our hotel.!
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Napoleon, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

Stayed at this hotel which was booked through Hotwire during the final 3 days of a recent (March/April 2013) trip to Russia. Had stayed at a separate "4-star" hotel in Saint-Petersburg at the beginning of the trip before 5 days in Petrozavodsk, so I have some basis for comparison.

Really liked the location which was within a 5-10 minute walk of two Metro stations (Dostoyevskaya/Vladimirskaya) and Pushkinskaya. We arrived to SpB on the late night train from Petrozavodsk and had little problem finding our way using the Metro from the Ladozhskaya train station. The hotel is set in an attractive neighbourhood with abundant cafes, bars, restaurants and 24-h markets.

Hotel exterior is attractive, set off the street. Interior is also nice although lacked "4-star" qualities I had expected. Reception was simply a desk near the entrance and several times it was "unmanned" - including on our arrival. Rooms were fine, but again, not 4-star standard. We had a twin-bedded room. Beds were narrow and I found them rather hard.

Breakfast was included in the rate. It was acceptable, although fell short of breakfasts included at other hotels on our trip. Limited selection. It didn't help that a single song-track appeared to be on a loop during the entire time at breakfast ("Walk on the Wild Side" one day one and "If You Leave Me Now" on the second day). Perhaps they don;t want people lingering during breakfast - if so, their strategy worked.

Free WiFi was a plus but countered by the fact that we had to pay 150 rubles each for "foreigner registration" - for which we were not charged at 2 other hotels during our stay.

Rate was very good and I would stay here again (mainly for the pleasant location) although star rating of "3" would be more appropriate.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Irden, Front Office Manager at The Brothers Karamazov Hotel, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Dear Robert
Thank you for rating our hotel and to have intention to stay once again, despite the inconveniences you had here. We will do the best to improve the situarion!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

I stayed here in the beginning of March while on business trip in St Petersburg.
Surprisingly I was very impressed by this small and cozy hotel. First of all, location is perfect. Walking distance to downtown Nevsky prospect and close to all major destinations. Rooms are clean, decent breakfast that is included in the rate and welcoming service.
I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anybody in a heart beat! It's a great deal!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Irden, Front Office Manager at The Brothers Karamazov Hotel, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Dear Dianne
Thanks a lot for your attitude to our hotel!
You know that you are always welcome to our hotel!
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

It can be very hard to find reasonably priced, but international standard, hotels in St Petersburg, so I was delighted with the Brothers Karamazov. The rooms were a good size and very clean; the staff were helpful and friendly; the breakfast was good. I can thoroughly recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Irden, Front Office Manager at The Brothers Karamazov Hotel, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Dear Jamie К
We would like to thank you for choosing our hotel and for your review. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. We appreciate your high ratings for our staff and provided services and will be happy to see you soon at our place!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

What a nice little hotel! I was travelling with a group and the hotel was more than accomodating. I had a leaky shower and the security guard came and fixed it for me. The linens and rooms are clean. It is a pretty safe distance to restaraunts and other places if you want to go exploring.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Irden, Front Office Manager at The Brothers Karamazov Hotel, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
dear Lauren L
Thanks a lot for your such a warm attitude to our hotel!
You are always welcome!
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Cherepovets, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

It's a very nice and comfortable hotel with friendly and professional staff. Excellent location, very close to the city center, but the street is small and calm. It was a large room with comfortable double bed, very convenient bathroom, TV, free wi-fi etc. In our case two additional beds was provided without any difficulty. Good breakfast and secure parking.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Michael M
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Irden, Front Office Manager at The Brothers Karamazov Hotel, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
dear Michael M
it is a great pleasure to see you very frequently !
our staff will be happy to hear from you soon.
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Property: The Brothers Karamazov Hotel
Address: Sotsialisticheskaya St., 11A, St. Petersburg 191119, Russia
Location: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg > Vladimir
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
#35 Romantic Hotel in St. Petersburg
#40 Luxury Hotel in St. Petersburg
#59 Family Hotel in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Brothers Karamazov Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotels like "The Brothers Karamazov" hotel, located in the historical centre of St Petersburg and a pleasant 20 minutes walk from Nevsky Prospect, are very convenient for cultural rest and the business tourism at the same time. We are situated near the Church of Vladimirskaya Mother of God and Dostoevsky's Apartment, now a museum. Here the famous Russian writer finished his last novel "The Brothers Karamazov". The interior of the small cosy hotel recreates the atmosphere of Saint-Petersburg in the 2nd part of the 19th century. The "The Brothers Karamazov" hotel opened its doors in April 2004 and is accredited as 4 stars hotel. Our mission is to suit both business people and tourists for either short or long stays. Cosy homelike atmosphere of the hotel goes together with very comfortable lodging and board.If you decided to spend your vacation in Saint-Petersburg, we can help you to plan individual sightseeing program, book tickets to the theatres and museums of the city, feel the atmosphere of the "Northern Capital" and introduce you to its places of interest. We provide air-conditioner in each room, free internet access, international telephone connection, copying and fax facilities. We can offer a specially equipped room where business people can hold meetings. We can also book plane and train tickets, organize excursions for our guests and provide secure parking and the safe deposit-boxes. ... more   less 
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