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Review of Azimut Hotel Saint Petersburg

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Azimut Hotel Saint Petersburg
Ranked #69 of 332 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Holstebro, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Better than it's reputation”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

I didn't expect much after having read several of the reviews on TripAdvisor, but Azimut Hotel surprised me in a positive way.
Yes, I have been to more luxurious hotels in my life, but they were situated in other parts of the world, where conditions are different.
For a russian hotel Azimut ain't all that bad.
My room (on the 5th floor) was spacious (I admit that my travelmates had smaller rooms) and very clean. However, like in all russian hotels, I have been to; it was very warm, and the only way to regulate the heat is by opening the window (much traffic outside) or leave the aircon on - which didn't work all that well, but well enough to cause me a cold.
Bed and pillow was very good. Nice bathroom, not big, but modern.
Staff was friendly, check-in was fairly fast. So was check-out.
Bad Things:
1. The pièce de résistance, the rooftop bar, was closed due to renovation. I had been looking forward to that view!
2. The breakfast buffet is a regular nightmare in the weekend! Not that the food is that bad (just mediocre), but there are SO many weekendguest, and unless you turn up the minute the buffet opens (07.30), you'll be in line for 30-45 minutes just to get in. The you'll stand in line for the cold buffet, then the hot buffet, then the coffee, then juice......my God!)
3. Azimut is far from the center,. We walked home one day, and I'll only recommend that to good Walkers. I guess there is about 4 kilometers or even more. There is a metrostation about 1 kilometer away from the hotel (metro is easy to use) and there are busses, which I never really tried.

Room Tip: My room was facing traffic and big buildnings, where as the rooms on the other side had a great view...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mettegrith
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Charles O, General Manager at Azimut Hotel Saint Petersburg, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Dear Guest,

I know you wrote on Trip Advisor and reviewed our hotel last year but I thought it prudent to write and introduce myself as Charles Otter – General Manager and started over a year ago her at the hotel. It was great to read that we exceeded your expectations for your the first time you stayed at the hotel. I would like to let you know that the hotel has considerably evolved since your list visit complete renovation of all public areas. The room you stayed in one was one our new SMART rooms and now they are complete with a new ventilation and air conditioning system bring a greater level of comfort that was not there last year for all our guests.

We opened our Sky Bar (Level 18), in December and with its floor to ceiling widows , offers some of the best views of St Petersburg. The eclectic menu and range of cocktails keeps our guests happy. Breakfast has become much more streamlined with a complete new restaurant design and more capacity which has helped us reduce the congestion.

Should you travels venture you back to St Petersburg, I would be delighted to welcome you back to our hotel, feel free to contact me directly on cotter@azimuthotels.com

Kind regards Charles Otter – General Manager
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Bologna, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

The rooms are clean, the hotel is far only 4 metro stations from the historical center, and the breakfast is delicious. Some problems with water pipes, which they promised to be solved soon. I would go back again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Charles O, General Manager at Azimut Hotel Saint Petersburg, responded to this review, September 13, 2014
Dear Guest,

Although, it’s been a while since you wrote on trip advisor and stayed with us last year, I wanted to write and let you personally know that over the last year many changes have happened here at the AZIMUT Hotel St Petersburg, including a complete refurbishment of the public areas with a completely new reception, lobby and restaurants plus our new Sky Bar (Level 18) with amazing floor to ceiling panoramic views of St Petersburg was opened in December.

I wanted to let you know as you commented about the water pipes that we have completed this project which was a large part of the extensive renovation that has been going plus we have put new ventilation and air conditioning in all the public areas and the new SMART rooms.
I was glad to read that you would come back and stay again with us and we hope that your travels bring you back soon to our hotel.

Kind regards Charles Otter - General Manager
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Tel Aviv
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

The hotel is very big, so it takes often 300 meters and five floors to walk to my room from the reception. The hotel is poorly managed. First we received a room which was stinking, no air condition, no closet, no desk, and filthy. Because the alternate room I was offered was poor, after a day, I upgraded myself to a "suit", which was a regular room, with cracked sink and a desk lamp with a torn cord. The air-conditioning was ineffective. The management system is run like in a clumsy and complex soviet administration. Hotel taxis are expensive as much as three times than the cost for a regular Russian. Drivers are often impolite and know only Russian.
Breakfast is varied, medium quality. The hotel is not so clean.
In short, it was a disaster.
Perhaps in the renovated part it is better.

Room Tip: Do not go there !
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank alantl
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Charles O, General Manager at Azimut Hotel Saint Petersburg, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Dear Guest,

Guest reviews are very important and I clearly understand that last August your stay was less than satisfactory. I wanted to write even though time has passed and let you know that over the last 12 months the hotel has undergone major changes, starting with my arrival 12 months ago and with a huge renovation project whereby you certainly would not recognize the hotel that stayed almost a year ago. I do agree that the hotel is large and clearly you do not stay in one of our newly renovated SMART Rooms and Suites. These new SMART rooms are fully air conditioned, modern and stylish and combined with our increased standards of cleanliness, and service we are now becoming a mid market international hotel. Also, we have fully renovated all public areas. I would be delighted to welcome you back and I am writing to you personally and I hope you will take up my office one day in the future to come back.

Once again, please accept my sincere apologies.

Kind regards Charles Otter/ General Manager
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Island of Malta, Malta
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

Just 20 minutes away by walk from St.Petersburg center and attractions. Very huge clean hotel. Nice views of St,Petersburg from top floors. During breakfast the dining room was too busy and lots of people. Dining room seems small for that size of hotel. Breakfast was good. The only thing we did not like was we had to pay to keep our luggage downstairs because we had to leave after 14.00

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank devalnau
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Charles O, General Manager at Azimut Hotel Saint Petersburg, responded to this review, September 30, 2014
Dear Guest,

I know time has passed since you wrote your review on Trip Advisor but I was reading your comments and wanted to quickly write and thank you for your review.

Last year when you wrote, I had only just started as General Manager and wanted to quickly let you know that since you stayed we have completed a large scale renovation of the hotel and its even better than you remember it. Last December we opened our Sky Bar on Level 18 with gorgeous panoramic views of St Petersburg from its floor to ceiling windows, in May this year we reopened the new lobby, reception, bar and restaurants in a complete modern new style all supported by new floor to ceiling windows, ventilation, air conditioning. With the new restaurants, breakfast is a more smooth experience and the quality and quantity of food is even better with more space thanks to the new design.

Should your travels bring you back to St Petersburg, it would be our pleasure to have you stay with us and for you to see the changes and have your expectations exceeded.

Kind regards Charles Otter - General Manager
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Campo Grande, MS
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101 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

It is a huge hotel, with old furnishing and old equipments.

They don’t have ice cubes machines in the (long) hallways, a small elevator, small rooms. The curtains are not blackout models, with is quite important in the summer, because the darkness of the night is only a memory of the winter. Ok it’s extreme North, almost polar circle, but it is quite hot in the summer: I missed the air conditioning.

They offer Internet acess.

The breakfast is regular. Lots of food, cheese, ham, fish, beans, bread and coffee. Nothing special, thought. It’s a mass production, for lots of tourists, self-service.

The staff is nice, even if they don’t understand English they manage to show in the map or call for someone.

There is a bar in the lobby.

Room Tip: next to the elevators, the hotel has longs hallways
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ZeroC00L
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Charles O, General Manager at Azimut Hotel Saint Petersburg, responded to this review, August 18, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to respond about our hotel. Your comments are completely correct but the hotel is evolving into a new SMART high standard mid-market competitor.

Unfortunately you stayed in one of our old style rooms. In June, we just released 322 newly renovated SMART Deluxe Rooms back into hotel and these rooms are equipped with black out curtains and will be air conditioned from September. We plan to continue with the refurbishment of the rooms over the next 2 years.

Also worth noting is that all public areas (Restaurant, Bar, Lobby and Reception) will be completely renovated and by May 1st, 2014 we will definitely have a modern new look to the whole hotel.

If you are retuning back to the hotel, I would welcome a personal email from you and I would be delighted to ensure that you experience one of our new rooms. My direct email is cotter@azimuthotels.com

Kind regards Charles Otter/ General Manager
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Bratislava, Slovakia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

My PROs
- staff at reception speaks perfect english
- rooms and bathrooms were clean
- several ATMs in the hotel
- not so expensive gift shop
- good quality and price of food in hotel restaurant
- small grocery store across the street
- quite fast internet in rooms (skype was working perfectly :D

My CONs
- quality of room was not what we payed for- hotel offeres a junior suite with air-con and fridge using booking portals although we got room with old dusty carpet, small double bed. on the other hand the room was clean an spacious. when we complained they at least borrowed us a fan, because there was 29°C in the room!!!
- walking distance to nearest metro station is 20-30 min, but you can take a bus
- check-in took forever, hotel was very busy
- some rooms were facing quite busy street

My summary in the end- budget hotel with really good breakfast and meals, but the rooms are really "oldies"

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank zsvetlik
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Budapest, Hungary
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67 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

We stayed at Azimut hotel during meeting in St. Petersburg. The organizers of the meeting book room for us. We arrived early in the morning in the hotel and we asked if we could do earlier check in. It was impossible so we paid 160 euros for couple of hours in single room (!!!!). We were so tired so we could not wait in the lobby. But room was scorching- old furniture, old bathroom, no air-condition, no fridge...
After couple of hours (after 2 pm) we moved to another room (which organizers booked for us) and these room was better but still we felt the bitterness of overly expensive first room. Also, in these room air condition did not work but we had fridge. It is strange that there is no closet in the room. During our stay renovation of the hotel was in progress, so often we heard drills. Also, the rooftop terrace with views of the city is closed. Breakfast was a strange- they offer rice, potatoes, beans, vegetables...
All in all -too expensive!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank putnik84
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Property: Azimut Hotel Saint Petersburg
Address: Lermontovskiy Ave., 43/1, St. Petersburg 190103, Russia
Location: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Spa Hotel in St. Petersburg
#62 Family Hotel in St. Petersburg
#76 Romantic Hotel in St. Petersburg
#84 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Azimut Hotel Saint Petersburg 3*
Number of rooms: 581
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The AZIMUT Hotel Saint Petersburg is situated on the banks of Fontanka River in the historical center and is the tallest hotel in the city, boasting 581 rooms, many with amazing views of St. Petersburg only an easy 5 kilometers from Nevsky Prospect and 13 kilometers to Pulkovo International and Domestic Airports. The location of the hotel allows excellent and easy transport links, including metro, taxis and cars with drivers to the city center, airports and all major attractions. During your stay you can rely on the expertise of our professional 24-hour Concierge, at your service to suggest restaurants, cultural performances and offer experienced advice on how to make the most of your time in St Petersburg. The closest hotel to the world famous Mariinksy Theatre and the remarkable Troitsky Cathedral are among the many attractions that are close by. Business or Leisure the hotel offers everything you need, dedicated and helpful service staff, a variety of room types including the hotel's new SMART rooms, restaurants (including great eat-in or takeaway Pizza), Sky Bar on Level 18 with the breathtaking panoramic floor to ceiling views, extensive meeting and banquet rooms, on site SPA means that you will have a very comfortable stay with us. Friendly multilingual staff is here to assist you with anything you need to make your stay at our hotel and in St Petersburg a comfortable, successful and pleasant time. ... more   less 
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