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“Very cozy reasonably priced hotel”
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Martin Hotel
Ranked #129 of 358 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Reviewed 31 July 2014

I cannot say enough good things about this place. I enjoyed my 8 days at this hotel very much and will stay there again when I am in town. Location is good, right off Nevsky in a decent part of town, not far from Vosstaniya and the Moscow station. Lots of restaurants and cafes in the area. The main tourist sights are about a mile or a mile-and-a-half down Nevsky. (I recommend walking it. It's a great walk and the whole avenue is full of palaces and canals.) The room was small by American standards but I suspect it was fair-sized for Russia. It had exposed brick, French doors and a balcony overlooking Marata ulitsa. It felt very Russian and cozy. The bathroom was meticulously and spotlessly cleaned, like new, every day. (The shower floor was tilted away from the drain, causing water to pool in the shower. I never mentioned it, but the folks who cleaned the rooms would come in and squeegee the thing every day and not only was the water gone, but you would swear the shower had never been used before.) The staff were very friendly and went out of their way to be accommodating. They put up with my egregious Russian which I insisted on speaking and recommended some Russian dishes to try in restaurants and told me how to pronounce the words.

Airport access was not a problem. A driver will pick you up at the airport and take you back. I paid 1500 rubles each way, a total of about $100 round trip - a little more than what I pay for round-trip cab fare from my Atlanta apartment to Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and back.

The hotel is in an old building so it is not perfect, but it was streets beyond what I expected from a Russian hotel, and it was very reasonably priced even by American standards. It's not the Radisson or the Marriot - it's a locally-owned boutique hotel. But if you are a little adventurous I highly recommend this place. It's a good value.

Room Tip: I have heard rooms facing the courtyard are quieter, but I stayed in a room facing the street. Slept...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

My husband and I arrived and got our room at 11am. Around 15mins walk from Moscow train station. Room was clean,size was not huge but okay for us with two 24" luggages. Better request a lower level room if you carry heavy luggages... Bathroom was newly with stylish design,water pressure was great but the waterpipe was clogged up...

Hotel is close to the metro station Mayakovskaya. We just walked to the area of the heritage via Nevsky prospect. Shops,cafes,restaurants are along the road. We try the French restaurant next door which recommend by a front reviewer. They serve nice meal and breakfast too(may take time),recommend!(menu in Russian and French...)

As the other reviewers said,staffs speak basic English but friendly and helpful. Booked a taxi for a LEDairport transfer from hotel one day before with a fee of 800rub!

This is not a luxury hotel but a cosy one.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

The place: The boutique Hotel Martin has an exterior that is far from impressive (but I guess quite cool) and also hard to find if you don't already know what it looks like. The reception and bar areas are very tiny and right in front of our room. Our room (Room 1) on the other hand is spacious and very charming. There's no desk for those who need to work. Bathroom is the star with jazz music played 24/7 from a central radio. Room and bathroom are both spotlessly clean. We also love the seating areas by our windows where we had in-room breakfast everyday and watched people walking by. We were not at all aware of the noise issue that some reviewers complained about though our room is right next to both the street and the hotel's entrance.

The location: 3 min walk to the nearest Metro station and Nevsky Prospekt. There is a supermarket right opposite and plenty of nice restaurants around (recommended: the French place next door and the gorgeous Russian restaurant inside Helvetias hotel right opposite). A taxi ride from the hotel to the airport is about 1200RBL

The service: Staff's English seems very basic and they can easily misunderstand what you say. They once cancelled our booking due to a phone call to request for different bed setting that was interpreted horribly wrong. Though they are all very nice and try to be helpful, their manners are not exactly very professional.

All in all, we had a very pleasant stay and think this chic hotel offers very nice facilities for its price range compared to other hotels in St.Petersburg

Room Tip: We find the setting of our Room 1 downstairs right next to the reception area better than those upst...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

This hotel has a great location, close to the Nevsky Prospekt and the Moskovsky Train station and the rooms are well rennovated and refurbished to a modern standard. One really cannot complain. There is a walk up some steps to get to the reception which might be difficult for those with a heavy bag but all in all it is not too bad. The staff are friendly and the hotel is clean. The big negative with this hotel is the noise. I was on the first floor so the Marata Street was less than a stones throw away. You can hear the noise from all the traffic and it goes pretty much all night. So it is all very well having a nice comfortable bed and nicely rennovated rooms but if you can't sleep because of the noise then there are clearly some issues. This hotel is partly recommended but if you can afford it then the Helvetia Hotel across the road is a better bet with its nice restaurant and its Swiss style hospitality ...

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

Stayed at Martin hotel for 5 days as a solo traveller. Clean rooms which appeared newly refurbished. Good location quite close to the train arriving from Moscow and about 2 minutes walk to the nearest metro on Nevsky Prospekt. One of the best things about Martin Hotel was the airport transfer - 1000 RUB to Pulkovo (even at 4am in the morning). Overall very satisfied with the experience.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Martin Hotel

Address: Marata St., 12, St. Petersburg 191025, Russia
Region: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg > Vladimir
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #129 of 358 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Price Range: ₹ 4,152 - ₹ 6,747 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Martin Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Martin Hotel is a brand-new small design-hotel offering a modern set of amenities and 24-hour hospitality in the heart of St.Petersburg. Its designer interior is a stylish combination of classical colours and natural materials. A perfect choice of hotel for leisure or business. Hotel is handily located in the very city historic, cultural and business centre, a couple of steps away from Nevsky Prospect, Mayakovskaya metro station and Moscow Railway Station, within a walking distance from St.Petersburg main landmarks. ... more   less 
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