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“A weekend in Russia”
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Amsterdam Hotel
Ranked #130 of 361 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Very nice and welcoming hotel.
And this hotel is very small.. with small though cosy room, small bathroom with a shower, but at the same time you feel yourself like being home:)
At the desk are working very charming girls. And they speak English (and it's very important for people who don't speak Russian;)
Breakfast was not rich but it was tasty. And by the way,you can have tea at any time and at no extra cost (in the hotel'cafe on the upper floor).
Well, i think it's a really nice hotel with organised service and at affordable price.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

We, my wife and I, booked this hotel for a Saturday and Sunday night. We checked in late Saturday afternoon. I am a foreigner, so must show y passport, so the hotel can be my "official" residence during my stay.

The mattress was lumpy to a new extreme for me, but I found a position and fell asleep, for about an hour, when I woke up with my hands on fire for all the mosquito bites. My wife is Russian, so there was a chance for them to let us know about a plug-in airwick looking thing to combat the mosquitoes, no advice for its use was given. My whole night was spent hiding under covers, not meant for someone six foot tall, avoiding mosquitoes falling asleep, having a foot stick out from under the covers to wake up again with that mosquito bite burn.

There is a breakfast with lodging between 7 and 10am, but you have to schedule when between 7 and 10, not just show up. The seating area was large enough to accommodate the whole residence at once, so this was a bit of a mystery to me, based on your average hotel in the US. The deal is, if you are on vacation, do you set an alarm for a specific time?

Sunday we go out and see the sights, get back to the hotel late, and again schedule our breakfast. As we got out key at the lobby I am presented with my "hotel residence" slip for the authorites. Sorta to late to be much good for that day.

The airwick mosquito thing had been plugged in for the day and the room now had a very bad odor. The window was opened long enough to get most of the odor out and no new mosquitoes in. Slept less well than the first hour the night before when I was mosquito ignorant, due to what I would call mosquito anxiety.

Woke up about 9am, late for the appointed breakfast at 8, but still an hour before the breakfast period is over. For one hour 5 minutes no hot water was forthcoming in the shower. I don't mean the water on the hot side was cold, I mean no water at all ran, with the hot valve full open for an hour. Cold here is cold, like maybe 45/50F, not what I like.

Worried about breakfast I went to the dining area and was told it was to late, well I sorta understand that. But here's the kicker, there was no hot water as the woman who was tending the breakfast area used it all up multi tasking, she did the laundry while she ran the breakfast area. She explained her clever mutli tasking to me!

In summery, the mattress was horrible, here is no interest to inform us of about the horrible mosquito issue, the continental breakfast is by appointment, your permission slip is late, and the staff uses the hot water for laundry when people might be taking a shower.

I did not find a staff person that could/would speak English as other reviewers have noted, and their friendly with the purpose of getting you out of there face so they can go back to watching TV or texting. The staff was not customer service oriented so much as 'doing "their" job' based on some tasking criteria.

My reference to the timeliness for permission in a citizenship paranoia country is Viet Nam, where the lobby guest service person who checked me in hands me the permission slip before the credit card authorization even gets through.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

We spent 5 wonderful days in St. Petersburg and were impressed by hospitality of the city and especially by Amsterdam hotel where we stayed. The hotel is very small but cozy with friendly staff working in it. The staff speaks very good English and we had no communication barriers at all. Rooms were cleaned every day and the hotel looks very tidy too. Breakfast was not so reach but good though for this type of mini hotels. We really felt like at home.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank John S
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Reviewed May 31, 2009

I stayed in this hotel for three nights. It is very conveniently located to the Petrogradskaya metro station. I stayed in room #2, which is on the first floor on the street side. That room is very noisy at night, as a trolley line runs immediately adjacent to the room. While the room has metal blinds that perhaps reduce the street noise somewhat, the blinds no not reduce the noise level suffiently. These blinds are also unattractive and made me feel a bit enclosed. Breakfast is served on the top floor (four), and it is curioius that the breakfast room is not on the groud floor, since trolley line noise during breakfast would not be objectionable. With the exception of the noise in the street side rooms (at least on the ground floor) he hotel is satisfactory. It is clean and the bathroom and shower are newly renovated. The staff is friendly and helpful. I used only Russian in my interaction with the staff, so I am not knowledgeable regarding the staff's facility with English or other languages. Breakfast was a bit spartan. There was very little in the way of choices, but that meal is adequate and is included in the room price. If I stayed in this hotel again, it would have to be in a room on either the third or fourth floor. The ground floor is just too noisy. I made my reservation by Internet. The staff is very prompt in responding to e-mails.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 1, 2009

It's nice place to stay. Clean. Friendly staff. Helpfull. We will recomend this place to our friend.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank izabella61
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Reviewed October 7, 2017
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Stayed: September 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: September 2017, traveled with family
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Address: Reki Karpovki Emb., 14, St. Petersburg 197136, Russia
Location: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg > Petrogradsky
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #130 of 361 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Price Range: $29 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Amsterdam Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel «Amsterdam» opened its doors in 2006 on the banks of Karpovka River, separating Petrogradsky and Aptekarsky Islands, two minutes’ walk from Petrogradskaya metro station.The hotel features the restrained style of a typical Dutch home of the 19th Century, in which superficial extravagance and ostentatious effects are lacking, while an atmosphere of coziness and warmth reign supreme. Here, you’re welcome to take a seat by the hearth, then rent one of the hotel’s bicycles free of charge, take a spin to Peter and Paul Fortress and soak in the beauty of the St. Petersburg skyline! The unique disposition and free spirit boasted by Hotel «Amsterdam» will be embraced by those who fall in love with St. Petersburg, heart and soul. ... more   less 
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