Comfitel Demidov Bridge3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I stayed here and my friend stayed in another room at the same hotel. I'm a very experienced traveler and I've been to SPB before so I knew what to expect. Most hotels in this style have a difficult to find entrance, with an old unkept stairwell (and a frighteningly small old elevator) but once you enter the hotel door inside, it is actually quite nice. some of the rooms are on different floors and you ahve to go back out into the shared stairwell of the building, but if you dont mind that this is a great place to stay at low cost. The staff are basically what you would expect, they try to help, and even speak a little english, but are not overly friendly. The rooms are clean, we chose rooms with private bathrooms, which are quite nice. The euro-style key check in-out is a bit strange for Americans, but dont worry, this is actually quite normal. one suprise here was the morning breakfast, it was EXCELLENT. A lady comes and cooks fresh eggs and sausage, and there are selections of bread, cereals, fruit, cheese, and drinks, all included!
great location. nice and clean hotel the enterance is horrible. smelly and old the elevator didn't work (part of the time) not good for old people and for handicap. the matrixes are very old. BUT the staff are just great, everyone were very helpful polite and a lots of will to help - especially NINA - I couldn't give the exact grade - it is 4 not exellant
One of the girls in the reception was very service minded and friendly. She spoke English very well, and helped us with the information we needed. The hotel had also a perfect location! The room was clean and OK. April 28 - May 2, 2016
The hotel room was clean and the breakfast was fair enough. It is a small hotel but in a good position, 10-15 min walking from the very heart of the city. The price is at the moment very affordable due to the weak ruble and the low season. Nothing to complain at, although the decor of the entrance and the stairs could be improved and the room interior needs some renovation.
I've stayed at this hotel a couple of times and in my estimation it has gone down a bit since my last stay. The room was small but ok. There was no fridge or tea and coffee making facility. The staff had some English, but it was quite limited. There were a bunch of noisy people staying when I stayed and they weren't told to keep their noise level down.The good thing about this hotel is it's location. It is just around the corner from Sennaya Square and the metro, and a five or ten minute walk to Nevsky Prospect and the major sights of St Petersburg. Good if you're on a budget.
Last night I was staying at the hotel my macbook pro and kindle has been stolen from the room. I was out for an hour. Somebody just opened my room with a key, took all valuables he could find, closed the door with the key. Obviously this person is related to the hotel staff. After reporting about the issue to local police I was answering stupid repeating questions for 4-5 hours. Next day I had a 18-hour flight without my laptop or ebook. The room itself equipped with 2 twin beds instead of one queen. Mattresses are so old that you can feel every spring. Shower cabin doors broken. Shower holder broken. TV remote doesn't work. One light bulb doesn't work, another makes high pitch noise. Floor, curtains, blanket, everything is smoked through. Despite I asked for non-smoking room. Hotel staff is unfriendly.
We stayed for two nights, the hotel is very well located, the building is very old and worn but we found it rather charming, room was spacious and clean and quiet, beds were comfortable, staff speaks only Russian but they were very helpful and nice, and seemed so sincerely concerned when water pipes froze and I couldn't have a shower on second night it made me not mind that. Reception is open 24hours. Breakfast is included with room and although simple is available from 7 to 10.30am which I think is rare. Good Wi-Fi. All in all, simple and a good choice for a couple of nights.
My last visit was in June 2014. I haven't changed my opinion, the price is quite reasonable considering the location, which is very important for me (close to the universities I have to go to), good breakfast and always friendly staff (at least I never had a misfortune to get no help or no answer). There is Coolmart on both floors; and it's very convenient as I did not have to buy water to drink. Wi-fi is always useful though sometimes the signal is weak, but most of the times it was OK. This time I was also pleased to see many friendly guest of the hotel so we were greeting each other, like at breakfast time or meeting at the corridor. I would recommend this hotel for both tourist and those who come on business but I would like to advise those coming not to expect a "5 -star hotel service" for such a price. Then you'll obviously be quite satisfied.
The "hotel" is very dirty. The recepcionists pretend speak English but do not understand anything we say. One of them tried to fool us by saying that the taxi from the hotel to the train station was 400 rubles and time changed to 500. Breakfast is also dirty. The building is very old and the stairs are destroyed.
Many of the reviews are rather objective: the hotel is basic and clean but nothng more. The location is quite OK (central and safe), the breakfast was surprisingly good - a buffet breakfast, modest but for all tastes including fried aggs and porridge (really didn't expect after all) but it's hard to find the entrance - I agree, just one medium size towel per person - a great dissapointment (I don't have a habit to take towels with me when I'm travelling), and the staff is rather indifferent to guests. No tea and coffee faciliteis (all small hotels in SPb have them already for guests) - I asked for a cup of tea and I get an explanation "only for breakfast" though the next morning I realized that they have a cooler. All small hotels in SPb provide free tea and coffee 24 h for their guests and I was really surprised with the refusal. The hotel is clean, the room was extremely small, the sheet really doesn't cover the mattress. It's not noisy from the outside (important) but you can clearly hear the voices of other guests (but it's not the feature of only this hotel). The Wi-fi is free and good. Briefly: OK but for the same price you can find the plenty of mini-hotels not rated but better in quality.
- Walking distance to Kazan Cathedral
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Laundry facilities
- 24-hour front desk
Located in Admiralteyskiy within a short walk of Kazan Cathedral, Comfitel Demidov Bridge is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. This 19-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like 24-hour room service, free in-room WiFi, and express check-in. It's in central St. Petersburg and also close to State Russian Museum and State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace.
Start your day off with buffet breakfast, available for a fee. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.
All 19 rooms feature phones and desks. TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.
A local mainstay since 1903, Comfitel Demidov Bridge offers free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and express check-out. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle (available on request) for RUB 1200.00 per vehicle one way, as well as a ferry terminal shuttle. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and tours/tickets. This hotel also has laundry facilities.
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61.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 118 reviews