We enjoyed our stay here starting with the quick and efficient service from the staff on acquiring our visa invitation letter. Hard to find, it's in the back down a driveway and there are no signs on Nevsky Street. Look for the Anabell Hotels sign. There is a very small lift to the hotel on the 3rd floor. Great room, small but with everything you need. The breakfast is good but the space is small and gets cramped with a lot of guests. Great location to walk to everything in St. Petersburg. I would return.
Traveller from Santa Maria, CA
Located in the heart of St. Petersburg, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace, State Russian …More
I'm on a modest income but like a basic standard of comfort cleanliness and convenience. No more slumming it to save cash. The Herzen is spotlessly clean, the staff are very friendly, it's a no-smoking hotel, it's incredibly well situated (5 minutes to the Hermitage, 10 minutes to the Russian Museum), and its on Bolshaya Morskaya which features in John Reed's '10 days that Shook the World'. So for ageing lefty art lovers like me it's perfect. The only very slight drawback is that the hotel walls seem to be a bit thin so if your neighbours have the TV up loud it's a bit intrusive. I was lucky and slept well. The aircon is excellent. the breakfast isn't bad and you can fill up on slightly mysterious Russian equivalents of western stuff but don't expect a breathtaking variety of hams, cheeses etc. There's free coffee and tea 24/7 from the breakfast room.
Traveller from Manchester, England
Located in Admiralteyskiy, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Admiralty Building, State Hermitage Museum and Winter …More
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Tradition Hotel. It was clean, comfortable, attractive and affordable. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The front desk staff spoke well English, and were able to give us useful tips on where to buy specific items and interesting places to eat. The location was perfect for us, being central to the districts where we wanted be as well as a short bus ride (or longer walk) from the Palace Square and the Historic centre of St. Petersburg. The proximity to the Fortress and Alexander Park made for pleasant evening strolls. There are lots of nice restaurants and cafes in the neighbourhood, as well the stores where Locals shop. If you want to spend time among the Russian people rather than the tourists, this is a better choice of hotel than those on or near Nevsky Prospekt.
Traveller from Canada
Located in Petrogradskaya District, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Leningradskiy Zoopark and Peter and Paul …More
The hotel is in a very location within 5 minutes from a main shopping center and 15 minutes walk to church of saviour on blood. Room rates is quite reasonable with good breakfast included. The lift is quite old and do not expect a fancy facility. Access to the hotel from the side road is quite a challenge for the new guest who is here for the first time. But once you know your way around, it is not that bad.
Traveller from Bangkok, Thailand
Located in Admiralteyskiy, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Vorontsov Palace, Kazan Cathedral, and State Russian …More
Pocket Guide: St. Petersburg Vasilyevsky Island Hotels
Just across the Neva River from the Hermitage, Vasilyevsky Island is home St. Petersburg State University, as well as to a growing number of shops, restaurants, and hotels. Other highlights include Kunstkamera, Menshikov Palace, and Lieutenant Schmidt Embankment, which is a good place for a stroll.