You are always asking me where to stay in my homeland… Today I’ll share my best hotel experience in Saint-Petersburg with you…
Hotel Astoria is considered one of the best luxury hotels in the city, due to its extensive historical background, classical style and gorgeous scenic views of St. Isaac’s Cathedral. The hotel was originally built in 1912 on St. Isaac’s Square and has kept its atmospheric and elegant luxurious details in-tact despite being built prior to World War One.
From commissioned works of art hanging in the guest rooms, to marble bathrooms and interactive entertainment options, Hotel Astoria provides many on-site amenities that combines classical era interior landscape with modern desires–think spas, gyms and fancy extras like iPod docks and high speed internet, a sophisticated French style restaurant and a Turkish steam bath.
During my stay, I was situated in the Presidential Suite which has a great view over St Issac’s Square and Cathedral as well as the Nicolas I statue and Mariinsky Palace. The floor-plan of the room spans across 108 square meters, so there is plenty of natural light that comes in and lights up the elegant features of the suite.
The suite is filled to the brim with Russian paintings, furniture and gorgeous sculptures. Add in some chandeliers to illuminate both the dining room and the seating area and you feel quite glamorous amongst the bookshelves lined with famous works and the antique furniture.
The master bedroom is one of most comfortable places to be in the entire suite, with its incredibly soft mattress and separate walk-in shower. All the bathrooms are finished in marble and come with bathrobes, slippers and Ferragamo bathroom amenities.
If that wasn’t enough, the Presidential Suite features a balcony which I quite like, as it is massive for what you would expect from a hotel. It’s large enough that you could actually host a dinner on it during the summer months when it was warmer outside.
Overall, you can really see why this is the hotel to stay at when in St. Petersburg. From its beautiful views, to its delicious in-house breakfast and in-house amenities like in-house movies, high-speed internet and personalized concierge services, it’s hard to stay anywhere else. If you do stay here for an extended period, be sure to check out the plenty of restaurants nearby that have amazing local food!
Don’t be shy to follow your dreams!
Your Darya Yakovleva