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“very good location, staff”
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Herzen House Hotel
Ranked #100 of 357 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 25, 2009

advantages: location, friendly staff, elevator

disadvantages: mosquitos!!!!!! there were a lot!!!!!

make sure you get the room facing the backyard - it`s not too noisy!

  • Stayed: August 2006, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 10, 2009

a clean and basic room with a good bed, tv with one english channel and lots of other language channels, good wifi in the room and a reliable and not busy computer in the reception area, a very good bathroom and a very good and friendly breakfast
you pay for the very convenient location with some street noise

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 10, 2009

This is a nice, clean, centrally located hotel (we walked to St. Isaac's & Yusopov Palace and Nevsky Prospect), with free lobby internet PC and wi-fi throughout. The Front Desk staff was exceptionally helpful (calling taxis, arranging transfers, etc) and everyone of them spoke English. These are plain rooms, in a plain hotel (nothing fancy) but with a King Bed, comfortable chairs, decent working desk space, generous closets, large bathroom with shower AND bath, TV and a Free Breakfast...and at a price that cannot be beat. We finished our River Cruise from Moscow to St. Pete and stayed at Herzen from Sat thru Tues. If you're not looking for "fancy", this is a hidden "value" gem for the money!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank wizard39
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Reviewed July 2, 2009

We spent 4 days (and night) in SPB and the choice of the hotel was very important. This location is close to everything and the mini hotel is very pleasant: the rooms are nice, spacious and silent. The staff at the reception speaks fluently English and is very "customer satisfaction" oriented.
A very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 23, 2009

We [ two of us] stayed four nights 26 to 30 may '09, Accomodation fixed for our independent ly Packaged Tour by Optima Tours Company [ of st. Petersburg]. Disappointed by the crummy joint - 4th floor [lift-yes] of a building that had scaffolding all around it, Netted outside/ repairs going on - thanks to the "Spin" from Optima Tours - misleading us. Said she had arranged for a "Room with a View" !!
Staff were friendly, breakfast very average; the main Good thing about the hotel was outside of it, i.e. a very good Location - near the Sights and Sounds of St Petersburg - all within easy reach. For the Budget limited this hotel is OK - but to digress from it -- Beware of the Spin from the Tour Companies -

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank vatsal
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Reviewed June 2, 2009

The hotel was average, but you kind of expect it for the price you pay, compared to other hotels in Russia, so, considering the price, it was ok. Breakfast was very poor, and the staff could be more friendly, but the location is very good, it is right in the centre, there is no need to take the underground, and there is one computer with free internet for customer's use.

  • Stayed: May 2009
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1  Thank Monica15
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Reviewed May 30, 2009

Don't expect the amenities of a 5-star hotel - think top-of-the-range 2/3 star and you won't be disappointed; Mrs CW and I certainly weren't.

The hotel is pretty central on a fashionable street close to the Admiralty and St Isaacs, with the Hermitage 5-10 mins away and the Moika 2-3 mins. Most main sights are with 30 minutes walk. The hotel is on floor 4 (3rd floor to a Brit) of a building which also houses the Comfort Hotel on floor 2. The exterior was still undergoing what looked like long-term renovation while we were there, but one barely notices once inside. There is an efficient lift.

The staff are particularly helpful, and speak and write excellent English. Booking (especially given the first-rate website) was very easy indeed and every eMail about transfer from the airport, visa support invitations and so on was answered clearly and courteously within no more than two hours. Check-in and out, luggage storage, safe deposit, restaurant bookings, and airport transfers were handled efficiently and easily.

There are few frills at the hotel, but the room (a superior double) was adequate: not huge, but I've stayed in smaller, less well-appointed rooms in several four-star hotels. Bedroom furnishing is modern and functional rather than elegant, as is the bathroom (shower, no bath), but the bed was very comfortable indeed - and Mrs CW is a stern judge! There was a small minibar, and the breakfast room had coffee and water (hot for tea, and cold) available at most times of day and evening, as well as a limited range of biscuits and cakes. Everything throughout the hotel was clean and tidy.

There is free wi-fi if you happen to have your computer with you, and there is a computer available for guest use in the reception area - though it can sometimes be difficult to navigate a combined Cyrllic/English keyboard, especially for passwrods with unusual characters!

Breakfast does not vary and is a buffet: the three hot items are porridge, eggs and sausage (boiled type); there is a selection of cold meats, one type of cheese, tomato and cucumber; two types of cereal, yoghurts; several types of bread, jam and honey; apple juice, orange juice; tea, coffee, etc. Note that there is no selection of fruit.

Although the hotel does not have a restaurant, there are plenty within a few hundred metres. Our favourites over five nights were Teplo and Fasol - both with an eclectic variety of dishes, including some Russian cuisine and relatively inexpensive for St Petersburg. We were less fond of Olivo which is just a few doors away from the hotel. There are also several small shops nearby that stay open late, for water etc.

As for St Petersburg itself ... ... ... read the guidebooks (or the hotel website)! There's simply too much to even begin to cover in a review like this!.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Herzen House Hotel

Address: Bolshaya Morskaya St., 25, St. Petersburg 190000, Russia
Location: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg > Admiralteisky
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#51 Family Hotel in St. Petersburg
#63 Romantic Hotel in St. Petersburg
#70 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
Price Range: $60 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Herzen House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located in the very heart of Saint-Petersburg, within 5-minute walk from city's major attractions, such as the The Palace Square, St. Isaac's Cathedral, The Admirality, The State Hermitage Museum. The Hotel provides cosy interiors, convenient position and friendly English-speaking staff who would be delighted to welcome tourists and business travelers to the city of St. Petersburg. All rooms are designed in calm pastel colors, have comfortable furniture, satellite TV, telephone, air-conditioner, shower, hairdryer, complimentary Internet access.Voltage:220V. ... more   less 
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