Ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5.0 Room cleanliness
4.9 Service & staff
4.9 Room comfort
4.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Business Travelersby Ritesh from India
Comfy bedsPosted Dec 11, 2013 on Hotels.com
It was great. Centrally located
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Nov 23, 2013
for Everyoneby Fadi from Montreal, Cnada
Amazing Hotel.Posted Nov 1, 2013
Excellent hotel, welcoming staff and very beautiful place. I suggest it very strongly.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Canada
Posted Oct 16, 2013 on Hotels.com
I would stay there again. Admittedly we were upgraded to a higher class of room however our overall impression of service was very good. The location is excellent.
for Business Travelersby Denys
ExcellentPosted Aug 29, 2013 on Hotels.com
Excellent hotel, wonderful location! Overall, highly recommended!
for Everyoneby John from New Yokk
Top Notch Hotel and Wonderful StayPosted Aug 10, 2013
Pros: Beautiful, if delightfully quirky, interiors, excellent service central location, meets all your needs.
Cons: Concierge service--better than service in general in Russia, but staff should be trained to think positively about assignments and not put up hurdles.
Location: Verry central location. Hermitage, Russia Museum are five minutes away. Shopping close by. Better location than Grand Hotek ir Hotel Astoria.
The Taleon is first rate--luxurios, and it's physical/architectural quirks make it endearing. The service was excellent and attentive. One could wish for less officiousness and more personality and facial empathy in some cases, but then, this is Russia and by comparison with other transactions in Russiam those with Taleon staff were quite satisfactory. We had a delightful dinner the first night in the main restaurant, and the one waiter (who was also bar tender) went out of his way to provide terrific service. The food was excellent, and fortunately, only one other table in this spacious and elegant setting was occupied, so we had no service problems. Our suite was elegant and well-serviced. The front desk met all our needs. The concierge was not as helpful as one usually expects, but in general, met hour needs. The breakfast was the standard European upscale hotel buffet. Good but expensive---not included in hotel rate, Altogether, we highly rate the Taleon as the place to stay in SP if you want top service and excellent central location (a 5 minute walk to the Hermitage, Russia Museum, and hudrofoil to Peterfhof). With about 70 rooms, it's much smaller and far more intimate than the Grand Hotel, for example.
Recommendedby MK from Houston
Georgeous, empty hotelPosted Aug 6, 2013 on Hotels.com
Georgeous hotel in excellent location. One curious observation. We saw no other guests except 4 or 5 late night consumers at the bar. There was an attentive and helpfuil concierge, several competent and cheerful front desk attendants, but also very watchful plain clothes security guards who looked as if they could have handled 007, M16, CIA or anyone who might cause trouble. This led us to wonder about intrigues, and past Sopviet era security precautions. I would return and investigaste further.
for Everyoneby Peter from United Kingdom
Great Hotel for a short stayPosted Jan 11, 2013
Cons: price of breakfast & dinner
Location: nice and central for shops and sightseeing
An exceptional hotel in a very good central position, although the cost of breakfast which was not included in the room rate was a bit on the pricey side as was dinner in the two restaurants.
for Everyoneby Anne from London, United Kingdom
Good central location with an imperial touchPosted Oct 27, 2012
Pros: + the bathroom - relaxing in the jacuzzi after a hard days sightseeing
Cons: - the bed was quite firm - I prefer softer
Location: Opposite the Strogonov Palace, in the historic heart
I stayed with my two children in room 203. The room was large and nicely laid out with lots of nice touches - strong hints of the building's former history in the decor. We loved the huge bath with jacuzzi and the bathrobes. Breakfast was not included in the room rate but was good value I thought with a wide range of options to choose from. Being the end of October we had fabulous sunrises every morning with our breakfast. We ate an evening meal in the Victoria restaurant (on the top floor) on the first evening and in the main restaurant (on the second floor) on the last evening. Service was good and the food was adequate but we had better meals elsewhere. The location was very central with most of the historic heart within easy walking distance.
by A verified traveler
First time in St. PetersburgPosted Oct 11, 2012
The Taleon Imperial Hotel is a true 5 star hotel. The hotel was once a palace, and still maintains that old world charm and elegance. The hotel has an ideal location, near most of the main sights. The staff was very helpful, especially Vitaly at the reception desk, and the concierge. The breakfast buffet in the Victoria restaurant was excellent. The restaurant staff was very accommodating. I highly recommend the Taleon Imperial Hotel if you are planning a visit to St. Petersburg, Russia.