Angleterre Hotel5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
great location for seeing St. Petersburg. very nice and beautiful hotel.good value
I stayed at this hotel for five nights while attending a conference in St. Petersburg and have nothing but positive feedback. It was very clean - no worries about dust, mold or mildew for people with allergies. The rooms were spacious and comfortable, including the beds. The staff spoke English and were extremely courteous and helpful with all aspects of my stay, including providing recommendations, reservations, and directions. The location, diagonally across from St. Isaac's Cathedral, can't be beat. It's walking distance to many restaurants, Nevsky Prospect and a subway station. As a young, single woman, I felt safe walking around the neighborhood and to/from the hotel. A buffet breakfast was included in my room rate, and included a nice spread of hot items (including eggs, cereal, potatoes and pancakes), granola, fresh & dried fruit and nuts, pastries, cheese and vegetables.
My one major qualm with this hotel is that the photos on the website made it look much more chic, but I think it was shabbier in person. The beds were rather hard, and overall the room was a bit stark. The front desk staff were pretty friendly, some much more helpful than others. They happily arranged tickets to the opera and the ballet, as well as dinner reservations. I found the breakfasts included with our stay were FABULOUS. The Happiness Cafe, which is attached to the hotel is also a wonderful cafe.
The staff make this hotel extra special . It is a very clean, comfortable well-run hotel with a special sense of intimacy and concern that many bigger impersonal hotels don't have. While not super slick it is more than pleasing in appearance. I was travelling on my own and more than happy to have made L'Angleterre my choice in St Petersburg. The position makes walking to most of the sites possible. The food is also excellent.
My wife and I are experienced, cosmopolitan travelers and had minimal expectations for our hotel in St. Petersburg. We were completely wrong. The Angleterre exceeded our expectations by a broad margin. The staff throughout is highly professional, competent, and reliable. Their English skills were excellent, their willingness to help was welcome and their demeanor was charming. The hotel's courier service is (while expensive) also valuable, as their drivers speak excellent English and protect against the maverick, unreliable cab companies operating in the city. Also worth mentioning as superb are: the quality of the 24-hour room service, the buffet breakfast, and the bedding. One thing we would recommend to anyone is the upgrade to a room with an intimate view of St. Isaac's (and the Square) which is monumental and awe-inspiring. Additionally, the hotel was wonderful in helping us secure our travel visas to Russia. As anyone who has done this knows, it is a complex, 2-month process filled with red tape, requiring a "sponsor" (in this case, the Angleterre) for admission to the country. Their concierge responded to all of our requests for assistance promptly and thoroughly, including faxing us the necessary documents. The negatives are few. Most signicantly, the hotel and St. Pete's itself are among the most expensive locales we have ever encountered (including Venice, Rome, Paris and NYC). Additionally, as with many European hotels, the Angleterre charges excessively for the use of WI-FI in the rooms. But these are insignificant quibbles compared to the wonderful virtues of this marvelous hotel. We would recommend a stay there to anyone.
- Walking distance to State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace is a short stroll from Angleterre Hotel, and other popular attractions like Palace Square are within a mile (2 km). This 192-room, 5-star hotel has conveniences like a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central St. Petersburg and also close to Kazan Cathedral and Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood.
Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with 24-hour room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.
Angleterre Hotel's 192 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find wired Internet, free WiFi, and satellite TV. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Rooms also include desks.
At Angleterre Hotel, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for RUB 3500 per vehicle one way, as well as limo/town car service. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 5 meeting rooms.