Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden
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TravelPod Member ReviewsOriginal Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden St. Petersburg
About 20 to 30 minutes to walk to city centre which is good considering the size of the city but for the weak at walking, the subway is readily available. Gorgeous hotel, great breakfast, wonderful service.
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