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“Very good place (Griffon hotel)”
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Hotel Grifon
Ranked #80 of 333 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Paris, France
1 review
“Very good place (Griffon hotel)”
Reviewed 22 May 2012

Well located , near the center. Very kind people , even if some do not speak english at all! The cleary do their best. Breakfast simple included. Ask for a room with view on the canal (good windows no noise). Clean ++ and simple. Not for old people (5 floors no elevators). When you register ask for reserving a taxi from the aiport ( 700 rble with hotel); if you take it at the airport , 3000 rbles No Comment!
Chraming hotel to the extent where it is an old building

Room Tip: choose the canal's view.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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grifon2007, General Manager at Hotel Grifon, responded to this review, 15 July 2013
Dear Philippe!

Thank you for your opinion. It is very important for us.
Please be advised that all our receptionists speak English and always are ready to help all guests with any problems and issues.

Kind regards,
Kristina Ozhelskaya
Hotel Manager
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

Very good location, with easy access to Nevsky Prospect. Staff is very helpful and very nice. The receptionist speaks good English and is also ready to help you improve your Russian. The area is very quite except on Saturday nights. Wifi is a plus, breakfast quality should be improved. The products seem to come from the grocery next to the hotel and are not of the best quality. This is the main drawback and it could easily be improved by Management.

We use the hotel to book a taxi to go back to Pulkovo Airport for 610 RB which is a very good price. It might be interesting to book with the hotel when arriving from the Airport.

The hotel is in an old building which has been renovated. There is no lift but it is not such a big deal and I guess the price would be more expensive with a lift. We were there with two kids and the room was big enough for our family

I recommend this hotel. . Спасибо болшой

Jean Paris

Room Tip: For the view ask to have a window on the canal. Drawback could be the noise during the week end
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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grifon2007, General Manager at Hotel Grifon, responded to this review, 15 July 2013
Dear Jean!

Thank you very much for your candid comments. We will do all our best to improve our service in the future. Hope your review will help guests to make an appropriate choice.

Kind regards,
Kristina Ozhelskaya
Hotel Manager
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 16 May 2012

english speaking, 3 minutes from Nevski Prospekt, very very conveniant

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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grifon2007, General Manager at Hotel Grifon, responded to this review, 15 July 2013
Dear Berube!

Thank you for your candid comments. Please be advised that we will do all our best to be better for you in the future. And hope to see you again!

Kind regards,
Kristina Ozhelskaya
Hotel Manager
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La Chaux-de-Fonds
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

I have stayed at the hotel Grifon for the second time: I am delighted with this hotel. The location is wonderful of course! But not only the location: I wish to emphasize the remarkable hospitality and kindness of the staff. All of them are full of authentic attention for the clients. I was in the hotel at Easter: they had themselves decorated eggs for the breakfast. This is an eloquent example of the atmosphere which is prevalent in this hotel.
Of course, the building is old... Actually it's an incredible opportunity to stay in a historical building!!
Of course, there is no elevator... It's a good opportunity to make a little physical training. And if there would be an elevator the price would probably be much higher, and then I wouldn't have the opportunity to stay in this hotel anymore...
I really recommend this hotel!!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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grifon2007, General Manager at Hotel Grifon, responded to this review, 2 May 2012
Dear Corinne,
Thank you very much for choosing our hotel in St. Petersburg and for your candid comments. We hope that this information will be useful for other travellers who plan to visit our hotel and our beautiful city, as well as we hope to see you again with your family.
Your opinion is very valuable for us, and we are always open to dialogue in order to imrove our service.
Kind regards,
Kristina Ozhelskaya
General Manager
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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2011

Our family stayed at this hotel with our friends last summer. The location is great! A few minutes from the Kazan Cathedral Nevsky and Nevsky Prospect on foot, next to the bridge with Griffon. Great view from the window on the Griboyedov Canal.
But everything else...
1. The building is old and there is no elevator there. So, to climb the high ladder to the fourth floor after a walk in the hot city is not very good idea, is not it?
2. We had two double rooms of various sizes, but the price was the same. After much discussion at the reception, the price of the smaller numbers have changed in the smaller side.
3. There were only two tables for breakfast and we had to wait for a table free.
Omelette was cooked in the microwave and more looked like a porridge. I've never seen such a meal.
Sausages, salami and cheese were very, very poor quality.
Despite the excellent location, I would not recommend this hote

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
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grifon2007, Manager at Hotel Grifon, responded to this review, 9 September 2011
Dear guest!
Thank you for your opinion. Please find below our comments:
1. A building where the hotel is located is really ancient with its own unique history. It was designed by the architect Keiser and raised in 1879. The Russian Society on pharmaceutical goods trade placed here its offices and storehouses. The owners of the hotel tried to keep in good condition a front staircase with antique fireplace and decorative smithery of banisters, and we are proud of it. In 1998 American producers shot here episodes for a film based on Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novel “Crime and punishment” with participation of famous actors Patrick Dempsey and Julie Delpy.
The information about elevator absence is available through all sources and is not hidden from our guests.
2. All rooms in the hotel are differ from each other by category and size, and the only one comfort double room has no sofa, but has enough space to put an extra European bed for the third person.
3. There are 4 tables in the cafe where breakfasts are served and at the same time it can accommodate up to 10 persons. Sometimes, due to high occupancy, there are no seats, and in this case we offer to serve the breakfast in a room or to wait for a while.
Our breakfast is positioned as continental, that typically consists of tea, coffee and milk or hot chocolate with a variety of sweet cakes. It is often served with juice. The continental breakfast may also include sliced cold meats, such as salami or ham, yogurt or cereal, or a slice of cheese. Some countries of Europe, such as the Netherlands and those in Scandinavia, add fruit and cheese to the bread menu and occasionally a boiled egg or a small serving of salami.
In spite of it we offer more extended assortment including 1 hot dish. And if a guest prefers fried eggs instead of offered omellette or boiled eggs we can cook it at extra charge. All products are always fresh and qualitative.

Faithfully yours,
Kristina Ozhelskaya,
Hotel manager
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Additional Information about Hotel Grifon

Property: Hotel Grifon
Address: Emb. Kanala Griboyedova, 35, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
Region: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg > Nevskiy
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #80 of 333 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,399 - ₹ 7,352
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Grifon 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel "Grifon" opened in 2007. It is located right in the city centre, just 5 minutes walk from the Nevsky prospect, at the quiet embankment of the Griboedova channel and near the famous Banking Bridge decorated with Griffins sculptures. Main area attractions – The Kazan Cathedral, St. Isaac's Cathedral, The Church on the Spilled Blood, The Admiralty, The Hermitage and Palace Square, The Russian Museum – are situated close to the hotel.The hotel occupies top floors (fourth and fifth) of a historical five-storey building without lift that was designed by the architect Keiser and raised in 1879. The Russian Society on pharmaceutical goods trade placed here its offices and storehouses.Front staircase with antique fireplace and decorative smithery of banisters leads to the hotel. In 1998 American producers shot here episodes for a film based on Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novel “Crime and punishment” with participation of famous actors Patrick Dempsey and Julie Delpy.The hotel offers 12 fully equipped rooms of two categories - standard and comfort. All rooms are decorated in classical style with warm colours and equipped with air conditioning, wireless Internet access (Wi-Fi), colour TV (with international satellite channels), telephone (local calls – free of charge), bathroom (with bath or shower), hairdryer, bath amenities. The majority of rooms offer marvelous view of the Griboedova channel embankment. Twin or double bed at guest's will. Extra bed or cosy sofa is available for the third person in a room.Continental hot breakfast is included in a room rate and served at any time convenient for guests.Rooms at the hotel are non-smoking. ... more   less 
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