Alexander House Boutique Hotel
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... br> Continuing my foray into Russian cuisine, I ordered the Kulebyaka (traditional Russian) pie and the Ukha soup, both of which quite tasty, though the pie I'm sure would've been even better warm. Going down the list of soups, I've checked off yet another one. This concoction is a 2 fish broth that was very flavorful and pleasant.
In the afternoon, a few of us decided to tackle half of a self-guided walk we found on the maps from ...
... Selo. Wonderful golden ornamental work adorned many of the rooms each of which had a special character. The one hour being shepherded from room to room in our group keeping just behind the group ahead and in front of the one behind went amazingly quickly. We then went out into the Versailles like gardens before boarding the coach for the trip back to St Petersburg and a Russian lunch at the Sentosa Restaurant with a ...
... over the top, even for 18th C. royalty. The guides tell us that leaving the building, the most frequently heard comment is "(n)o wonder there was a revolution'. Lunch at a country restaurant near the Palace was pickled vegetables, mushroom soup and stuffed cabbage, traditional Russian fare, accompanied by all the cold vodka we could drink and a serenade by musicians in costume. It was hokey, but fun and the food was good. After a nap on the ...
... Bastion was our next stop. This was the prison and was very dark and dank. Outside the cells were stories of of political prisoners and convicts who were detained during uprisings and detailed their fate.
Then we decided to dip our feet in the Neva River before heading back to the hotel via Metro again.
Wendy had booked a lovely Gorgian Restaurant with the help of our concierge. A short walk over the canal, and we ...
... the main street, which is fairly long, and stopped at a few churches and monuments along the way. I'd looked up a few bits and pieces about them before we left, so lucky Ben got treated to lots of fun facts along the way! It was a gorgeous walk, and we were both amazed at how beautiful the buildings are. There are a few very stern soviet buildings, which are pretty interesting to see too. We walked around by a canal, and then up ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service