From check in til check out, the entire staff at this boutique hotel, ideally located on the premiere Nevsky Prospect avenue, went all out to welcome me and make my 15 night stay as pleasant as possible.
I went on recommendation of a colleague and will also gladly recommend this hotel to other travelers.
At only 29 rooms, and never fully occupied, there was always quiet and privacy. It is family friendly, and once I even saw a dog with a guest. The room is smaller and unlike most American hotels/motels, but nicely furnished and lacked nothing significant. This was a first time/only time visit to Russia. My friend lives in St Petersburg and served as a tour guide, but the front desk staff helped with concierge assistance with knowledge and good attitude. For convenience, there is a metro stop almost next door and bus stops 100m up or down the boulevard. I felt quite the foreigner in the city center, as this (late December) is not high tourist season. Not enough English used locally. I was able to visit many exhibitions, restaurants, shops, museums, churches and palaces....and the ballet. The downsides of the experience included dreary and sloppy winter weather, little sunshine, crowded public transportation (but shorter queues at museums) and a surprising lack of enough use of English everywhere. I fell victim to pick pockets on New Years Eve, and lost my wallet (never carry your passport, IDs or credit cards!). The hotel helped with a police report.