The list of previous guests says it all; Tchaikovsky and Turgenev stayed here in pre-revolutionary days, while in the modern era the hotel has hosted the likes of Bill Clinton and Sharon Stone. Deemed to be one of the most premiere and most expensive hotels of the city, the Belmond Grand Europe Hotel evokes awe with its time-honored facade and Art Nouveau interiors. The building itself dates back to 1873, but has gone through various stages of renovation since then, including a complete internal revamping in the last decade of the 20th Century. The soul of the hotel stays decidedly vintage, although contemporary luxury accouterments now dominate the hotel's features. Rooms are predictably luxurious and serviced with modern amenities. There are five restaurants and bars, a spa, a shopping destination, beauty, salon and fitness center, and unsurprisingly, a fleet of luxury limousines at your beck and call.
The Angleterre Hotel is a low red-brick building which stands adjacent to the famous Hotel Astoria. Both hotels benefit from an extremely central location overlooking Isaakievskii Sobor (St. Isaac's Cathedral). There is also a mutual agreement between the hotels meaning that guests at D'Angleterre can use the Astoria's facilities. This modern four-star hotel was renovated in 1986, and as a result, all of its rooms are fitted with the latest in modern conveniences and tastefully furnished in a contemporary style.
This is one of the city's oldest hotels. Its beginnings date back to the middle of the 19th century. During the Second World War it became a refuge for the city's siege-starved population. Situated just opposite Moscow Station, St. Petersburg's central rail terminal, and not far from Nevskii Prospekt, it is also an extremely convenient option. The most basic rooms don't have in-suite bathrooms, and suffer from a somewhat jaded, if not unpleasant decor.
This huge Swedish-built hotel is located on Vasilievskii Island in the Gulf of Finland. It sits in the middle of a vast concrete platform leading down to the water. There is a small beach directly behind the hotel, which provides an opportunity for sunbathing (although definitely not in the winter), and swimming if you're feeling brave. The rooms are supplemented by numerous bars, restaurants and modern business amenities. A shuttle bus connects the hotel with the city center and the Nevskii Prospekt Metro station.
The Astoria competes with the Grand Hotel Europe for the title of the city's most exclusive hotel. It boasts a very refined, sublimely classical interior and possesses an interesting past. The building was erected in 1911, and once housed Russia's military command during the World War I. Front rooms have a stunning view out onto Isaakievskii Sobor (St. Isaac's Cathedral). Lunch and dinner are available at Davidov's, and drinks in the Lobby Lounge at the stunning bar.
As the most modern and recently built example of the city's upmarket accommodations, this hotel lacks both the historical and architectural interest of similarly priced establishments. However, service is highly professional and both the rooms and facilities are ultra-modern; for those who like modern aesthetics, this is an excellent choice. The Imperial Restaurant serves authentic Russian cuisine, the Beers Tube bar offers brews from around the world, and the Lobby Bar invites guests to enjoy a dignified cocktail.
Located in a quiet side street of the lively Nevsky Prospekt, Nevsky Inn is less than a 5-minute walk from the world-renowned Hermitage Museum. It features free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception. Rooms at the Nevsky Inn guesthouse are simply decorated to include a seating area with TV set and a work desk. They also all offer en suite bathrooms with shower. A daily breakfast is served in the bright cafeteria of the hotel. Guests can benefit from the central location and discover many restaurants and cafes along the Nevsky Prospekt. Staff at the Nevsky can help plan visits to St. Petersburg's nearby attractions, including the Mariinsky Theatre and the Philharmonic Concert Hall. A shuttle service can be organized upon request.
The Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 is situated in the cultural hub of St Petersburg, near the Palace Square and the Hermitage Museum. The hotel is housed in a Petersburg mansion, designed by Basil von Witte in 1853, and offers a wide range of luxury accommodation designed especially to meet the needs of the modern traveler and businessman. Like the hotel itself, the suites are decorated in classical style, with fine antiques. The unique location of the panoramic Bellevue Brasserie on the ninth floor, makes it one of the most awe-inspiring places in St Petersburg.
Tourists can't ask for better accommodations in this magnificent historical city. Located in the heart of St. Petersburg, this charming hotel is walking distance from the Hermitage and Palace Square. All the rooms have an old world charm, but at the same time are equipped with modern amenities such as LCD screens and Wi-fi. If you want to surprise that special someone, make sure you book the room with hand made furniture and a balcony offering spectacular view of the Moyka river. Pushka Inn Restaurant and Bar serves authentic Russian delicacies and a buffet breakfast. In addition, the hotel offers a guide service and air and railway ticket bookings.
Located within an 18th-century palace, this 5-star hotel in St. Petersburg offers an exclusive rooftop spa with indoor pool, 3 gourmet restaurants, and classic-style rooms with 24-hour butler service. The Taleon Imperial Hotel has spacious, air-conditioned rooms and suites with flat-screen TV and safety deposit box. The luxurious Taleon SPA includes different saunas, a salt room, and a sun terrace. Guests can also book a range of massages and beauty treatments. Best dishes of European cuisine can be enjoyed in the award-winning Taleon restaurant. Russian specialities are served in the Victoria restaurant with terrace. Traditional Caucasian cuisine is prepared at the Griboedov bar on the 1st floor. Ticket service, currency exchange and cash machine can be also found on site. The State Hermitage Museum and Palace Square are only a 5-minute walk from the Hotel Taleon Imperial. The 24-hour reception team can book boat trips and airport transfers.
The last Czar and his family were killed in 1918, and there is no evidence that they ever booked a room at Eliseev Palace. But, even though the last of the Romanovs never inhabited those rooms, you will feel like nobility when you check in. These are definitely deluxe accommodations. You will bask in the first class service, the fit for a king (or queen) size rooms, the cushy and cozy furnishings, all topped off with personal 24-hour valet-butler attendant. The ambiance may be imperial Russia, circa 19th century, but the appointments are certainly 21st century up-to-date and ultra modern: Wi-Fi and satellite television.
An indoor pool, well-equipped gym and air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TV and free WiFi are offered at this recently renovated hotel, just a 5-minute walk from St. Petersburg’s Palace Square and Nevsky Prospekt Avenue. Italian Restaurant Trattoria Settimo Cielo offers beautiful views of St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Hermitage. Petro Palace Hotel’s classically styled rooms include a work desk, electric kettle and a minibar. The bright, modern bathrooms feature free toiletries and a hairdryer. Spa facilities at the Petro Palace include a hot tub, sauna with free all-day access to its guests. Tours of St. Petersburg can be booked at the 24-hour reception. Guests can find a cash machine on site. St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Alexander Garden are just 300 metres from the hotel. Parking spaces are available for an extra fee. Admiralteyskaya Metro Station is 200 metres from the Petro Palace Hotel. Pulkovo International Airport is 19 km from the hotel.