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Guest Rooms and Apartments Grifon

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35, Griboedova Channel Embankment, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
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#13 of 1,406 B&Bs / Inns in St. Petersburg
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"Grifon" Guest Rooms are located right in the city centre, just 5 minutes walk from the Nevsky prospect, at the quiet embankment of the Griboedova channel. Main area attractions – The Kazan Cathedral, St. Isaac's Cathedral, The Church on the Spilled Blood, The Admiralty, The Hermitage and Palace Square – are in 10-15 minutes walking distance. The rooms occupy top floors (fourth and fifth) of a historical five-storey building without lift. We offer 12 fully equipped rooms of two categories - standard and comfort, and 5 family apartments (at next building with lift). All rooms and apartments are equipped with air conditioning, Wi-Fi, TV , 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. Rooms are non-smoking.
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Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Gift shop
24-hour check-in
Street parking
Wifi
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
24-hour front desk
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Blackout curtains
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Sofa bed
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Languages Spoken
English, Russian

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Grade: 100 out of 100
356Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
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Vasiliy M wrote a review Dec 2021
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I had a really nice stay here in July. St. Petersburg can be hot in the summer and most hotels don't have air conditioning (AC). This hotel had AC and so the room was very comfortable. The rooms are large, big windows, comfortable bed, very clean and beautiful view of the canal. There's art work hanging on the walls -- this is painted by one of the employees of the hotel. Staff was very nice and accommodating and even let us stay in the common area to work after our check-out time. Honestly, I would stay here every time I go to Peter. The best hotel!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Responded 20 Dec 2021
Thank you for your so warm words! We are happy that your stay in @Grifonrooms was pleasant. Hope to see you on your next visit to Petersburg. And Merry Christmas!
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Christian R wrote a review Aug 2019
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Saint Petersburg is one of most beautiful cities in Rusia, This place has a very nice and helpful people, good internet conection, delicious breakfast and close to the Main churches in this city. it doesn't have an elevator so please be careful when you are climbing the stairs and if you have a heavy loggage, you will need extra force to get to the reception.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Response from grifon2007, General Manager at Guest Rooms and Apartments Grifon
Responded 7 Aug 2019
Dear Christian R! Thank You for such kind pleasant review! As You mentioned, since our hotel is situated in historic building, here is no elevator, which is confirmed by descriptions of the hotel on various resources in the Internet. But we have a luggage room, which is located on the first floor,also our guests have an opportunity to order a luggage lift service to the room. Thank You for helpful review, hope to see You again at our hotel! Yours faithfully,
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ArtfulManager wrote a review Jul 2019
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I booked a room in the Apartments, which are just down the street from the hotel in an unmarked building. Apartments have an elevator. Hotel does not (office is on fourth floor, so somebody will have to climb the stairs to check in). The apartment was spacious, clean, and comfortable. Room for four or five with a fold-out couch and an option for a rollaway bed. Loved the location! Would definitely stay there again. Just be aware that if you have any mobility impairments, you’ll have to navigate stairs and steps at every stage of the journey to and into your room.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from grifon2007, General Manager at Guest Rooms and Apartments Grifon
Responded 8 Jul 2019
Dear artfulmanager, Thank You very much for detailed review! We are glad to hear that You appreciated the benefits of our new stylish designer apartments and their location. We'll glad to see You next time! Best regards,
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Mark wrote a review Jun 2019
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Super positive experience. We loved it. A/C!!! Perfect kitchenette, shower, bathroom, linens, the staff was wonderfully helpful several times. Cool thematic apartments. Very clean. We will stay here again.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Response from grifon2007, General Manager at Guest Rooms and Apartments Grifon
Responded 27 Jun 2019
Dear Mark P, Thank You very much for your review, we pleased to hear, that You liked our new designer apartment, location, staff. We'll be happy to see You next time! Best regards,
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Cannuckk wrote a review Aug 2018
Langley, Canada332 contributions234 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay at the Grifon. The rooms were quite large by European standards, clean and nicely decorated (maybe a bit dated). I think the location is great, lots of decent well priced restaurants around and a 10-15 minute walk to most major attractions; although it does seem to be an area with a few nightclubs around, so expect a bit of street noise if you happen to visit (as we did) when it is hot, and you want to leave your window open at night. It's on the third floor with no elevator, so you get lots of exercise that way. The staff were helpful, but spotty English can be an issue. Overall, this was a good choice for us.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from grifon2007, General Manager at Guest Rooms and Apartments Grifon
Responded 8 Nov 2018
Dear Cannuckk, Thank You for review, it helps us to become better! Yes, since our hotel is situated in historic building, here is no elevator, what is confirmed by descriptions of the hotel on various resources in the Internet. But we have a luggage room, which is located on the first floor,also our guests have an opportunity to order a luggage lift service to the room. Hope to see You again at our hotel! Faithfully yours, Elena Popandopulo General Manager of Grifon Hotel
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Cristina B wrote a review Jul 2018
Miami, Florida31 contributions37 helpful votes
We stayed here during the World Cup, when it was more expensive because demand was so high.....I booked online through booking.com, and it was not clear I was renting an apartment. The picture they show you is exactly that. It was very spacious, with a bedroom with a queen bed and a small kitchen, full size fridge and a living room with a sofa bed (we did not open it so not sure if that was comfortable). The good: Location was excellent, walking distance from a lot of restaurants, clubs and shopping. The BAD: Bed was painfully uncomfortable!! It was so hard, like a 1980s mattress that has never been upgraded. The hotel itself is in a different building. If you rent this apartment ( I did not know I was renting an apartment, I thought it was a large hotel room) then they do not provide housekeeping, so they never change your towels and they don't clean or pick up your trash. You are responsible for taking the trash out before you leave and making sure you leave everything clean, or they will charge you...More like an AirBnB. The outside of the building is scary looking to be honest, but it is safe. You enter the building with a code, and once you arrive to the floor you need an access key to enter the wing with the apartments. For check-in, they did not allow us to do early check in. You have to leave your luggage in a small closet and tie it with a bike lock and you take the key. THere is NO ELEVATOR on the hotel building. You have to go up 4 floors to do your check-in. The building where the apartment is does have a tiny elevator, so that was a plus. Overall the experience was not horrible ( except for the bed) but it was not what I expected. The information they provided was not very clear as to what type of room I was renting. Location is definitely a big plus, but there are better hotels in the area for similar price. People at the reception were not extremely friendly and could barely speak english. No breakfast is served, unless you stay at the actual hotel, not the big room/apt.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Response from grifon2007, Управляющий at Guest Rooms and Apartments Grifon
Responded 2 Aug 2018
Dear Ms. Cristina B, Thank You for such kind detailed review! It helps us to become better. Unfortunatelly, we have no such kind possibility to indicate even more clearly information about apartments on booking.com. That why we always send an additional information after our guests have made reservation on our apartments, which were opened last year and were equipped with new orthopedic mattresses, which take care about health of our guests. As for housekeeping, You can always order this service by extra charge, because the format of booking apartments implies the autonomous accomodation of guests, as in a rented apartment, but even in this case we have free cleaning and linen change if you live more than a week. Since our hotel is situated in historic building, here is no elevator (in contrast of neighboring building where our apartments are located), which is confirmed by descriptions of the hotel on various resources in the Internet. But we have a luggage room, which is located on the first floor,also our guests have an opportunity to order a luggage lift service to the room. It's not rare phenomenon for central area of North Capital. As for early check-in, of course, we always try to provide this service, if the hotel has such kind opportunity. But there're a lot of guests in all hotels due to high tourist season, who check-out on time, so we need time to prepair rooms for next guests, so, in this case we have no possibility to provide early check-in, please treat this with understanding. Hope, that You'll change your mind, if You choose our hotel for staying in Saint-Petersburg next time! Faithfully yours, Elena Popandopulo General Manager of Grifon Hotel
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Richard H wrote a review Jul 2018
Oceanside, California11 contributions13 helpful votes
This hotel's strongest asset is it's location. It is within walking distance to many of the main attractions of Saint Petersburg. There is also a metro station not too far away, so if you have somewhere to go that is not within walking distance, the metro is nearby. Other positives about this hotel are the staff and the breakfast. The staff is especially helpful. They can give you suggestions and helpful information if you are unfamiliar with the city. The complimentary breakfast was also good and has everything you would need to start your day. Even the coffee was very good. So those were the positives. Keep them in mind and review them after I give the negatives, because I think the positives of this hotel far outweigh the negatives. The negatives are, the room decor and furniture is a bit old and dated. The rooms are also a bit small. But on the plus side, the ceilings are high and that makes the rooms feel larger than they are. Also, there is no elevator. So be prepared to carry your luggage up a few flights of stairs. Luckily you do not have to carry your luggage up too many floors. Like I said, I think the positive outweigh the negatives. I don't travel half way around the world to stay in my hotel room all day and night. So I did not mind that the room's furniture was old or the room a bit small. Other people may think otherwise. As long as the bed is comfortable (and it was), as long as the room is clean (and it was), as long as there is good water pressure in the shower (there was), then I was satisfied. I was there during the World Cup, so finding a hotel near the city center was not easy. I feel fortunate I was able to book at the Grifon Hotel. All things considered, you get good value for your money here and while it is not Buckingham Palace you should find your stay here pleasant and enjoyable. I know I did. Would I stay here again? More than likely, yes I would.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Responded 2 Aug 2018
Dear Mr. Richard H! Thank You for such kind detailed and pleasant review! We would like to note, the we're going to renovate standard rooms at the beginning of next year and hope, they will look more modern and interesting! Since our hotel is situated in historic building, here is no elevator, which is confirmed by descriptions of the hotel on various resources in the Internet. But we have a luggage room, which is located on the first floor,also our guests have an opportunity to order a luggage lift service to the room. Thank You for helpful review, it helps us to become better. Hope to see You again at our hotel! Yours faithfully, Elena Popandopulo
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Ramiro L wrote a review Jun 2018
Cordoba, Argentina1 contribution
Didn´t like: Room, Bed, Room Decoration, Bathroom, Towels, Shower, Building, Facilities, Staff, Breakfast, TV, Internet (1mb), 3 floors by stairs to get to the room... Anything was good in this hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Response from grifon2007, General Manager at Guest Rooms and Apartments Grifon
Responded 2 Jul 2018
Dear Mr. Ramiro Lozada, We're quite surprise and upset, that You've had such kind impressions about our hotel. We would like to note, that the team of Grifon hotel always try to help our guests, to hear remarks and eliminate them, of course, in case, if guests make requests during their staying at the hotel. We will be grateful if you express specific wishes (not common words like "Room, Bed, Room Decoration, Bathroom, Towels, Shower, Building and etc."), it helps us to understand your impression and to do ourselves better! Also we would like to note, that all photos of rooms are true, as well as the existing description about lack of elevator. Our hotel is located in a historic building. It's not rare phenomenon for central area of North Capital. Hope, that You'll change your mind, if You choose our hotel for staying in Saint-Petersburg next time! Faithfully yours, Elena Popandopulo
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themummy16 wrote a review Jun 2018
Miami, Florida191 contributions77 helpful votes
They are very well located, 10 minutes from all the major attractions. When you arrive they dont have elevator for your check in, I stayed at the apartments in the next building, you dont need to carry up your luggage for the check in, leave them down, and then you go to the apartments. The other building has elevator. You might have a little shock impression because the building it is old. But all the apartments inside are renovaded. But i can guarantee it was a plesant stay. The location makes it a hit. Plus the apartments itself are very comfortable!
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 2 Aug 2018
Dear themummy16! Thank You for detailed and pleasant review! We're happy to hear, that You liked our apartments. Since our hotel is situated in historic building, here is no elevator (in contrast of neighboring building where our apartments are located), which is confirmed by descriptions of the hotel on various resources in the Internet. But we have a luggage room, which is located on the first floor,also our guests have an opportunity to order a luggage lift service to the room. Thank You for helpful review, it helps us to become better. Hope to see You again at our hotel! Yours faithfully, Elena Popandopulo
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PacaRio wrote a review Jun 2018
Rio de Janeiro, RJ25 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel is located near the main places of Saint Petersburg, everything is close by. The staff was always eager to help the customers with politeness and kindness. The only drawback are the stairs, but as I had already been in the city before, I realized that is usual there. Worthwhile to spend your vacation or business in the hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Responded 2 Aug 2018
Dear PacaRio! Thank You for pleasant review! We're happy to hear, that You've enjoyed staying at Grifon Hotel! Since our hotel is situated in historic building, here is no elevator, which is confirmed by descriptions of the hotel on various resources in the Internet. But we have a luggage room, which is located on the first floor,also our guests have an opportunity to order a luggage lift service to the room. Hope to see You again at our hotel! Yours faithfully, Elena Popandopulo
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Which popular attractions are close to Guest Rooms and Apartments Grifon?
Nearby attractions include Kazan Cathedral (0.3 km), Vzaperti - Quests in Reality (0.1 km), and Na Vina! (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Guest Rooms and Apartments Grifon?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Guest Rooms and Apartments Grifon?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Guest Rooms and Apartments Grifon?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Guest Rooms and Apartments Grifon?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Guest Rooms and Apartments Grifon?
Conveniently located restaurants include BLOODY MARY Bar & Grill, FULL HOUSE Grill-Bar, and Zoom Cafe.
Does Guest Rooms and Apartments Grifon have airport transportation?
Yes, Guest Rooms and Apartments Grifon offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Guest Rooms and Apartments Grifon located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of St. Petersburg.
Are pets allowed at Guest Rooms and Apartments Grifon?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Guest Rooms and Apartments Grifon?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Russian.
Are there any historical sites close to Guest Rooms and Apartments Grifon?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palace Square (0.9 km), The Winter Palace of Peter the Great (1.3 km), and The General Staff Building (0.8 km).