Helvetia Hotel

Marata 11 , St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, 191025, Russian Federation | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg

Saint Petersburg, Russia (population 5 million)

A travel blog entry by brinndalton on Jul 23, 2014

36 photos

... weather and the city’s architecture is resembles a Disney storybook and is colored like an Easter basket. All set along huge riverfronts or canals, with bridges and monuments as ornate as the palaces and cathedrals they separate and connect. Peter the Great and future tsars and tsaristas brought in famous engineers, architects and artists to design and create St. Petersburg on what was a swamp, where the Neva River ...

The Day I Got Pickpocketed

A travel blog entry by ericjon97 on May 13, 2014

3 comments, 5 photos

... him) and kept saying “I don’t have your camera, I only have postcards.” He was still being really aggressive. Quite a few expletives were exchanged and I told him there was no way I was letting him go until the cops came. Finally his friend came around another corner up ahead and walked toward us…with my camera in his hands.

His friend tried to tell me that he “found” my camera in the square and that ...

Stamps in the passport

A travel blog entry by arilauraharold on Sep 13, 2013

56 photos

... and the next days walks around the city center added to the ‘we could live here’ feel (apart from the -30 temperatures in winter). Exploring the cities churches, markets, and architecture was made much more pleasant by the sunshine that has continued to follow us throughout the last two months.

One afternoon we decided to get a touch more ‘Finnish’ and try the local wood fired sauna. What an experience this was. With separate male ...

Last day in St. Petersburg

A travel blog entry by kkelly432 on Sep 05, 2013

4 photos

... in a duel) murdered Rasputin. The main point of the tour was to show the room where Felix and his cronies tried to poison Rasputin. Though he apparently ate and drank poisoned provisions, he did not keel over as anticipated, and Felix was forced to shoot him. Though seriously injured, Rasputin escaped the palace, but was pursued to the river, where he drowned. In case you've forgotten the story, Rasputin was a peasant from Siberia, but a Bible ...

Back in the USSR

A travel blog entry by touring-taurean on Jul 25, 2013

2 comments, 13 photos

... a photo of the roof garden through an open window. She wants a photo so promptly sits in the window frame so boyfriend can snap away. She's being a complete pain (she is in a window after all) and sits there pouting like there's no tomorrow. I discreetly (I can do discreet when so required) take a photo of it - just for the purposes of the blog......

Closing time beckons and all the lights are being switched off. I try and find the exit in ...

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This 4 star hotel, located in the Downtown/Center City/Historic Area area of St. Petersburg, is near Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost), Arctic and Antarctic Museum, Shostakovich Philharmonic Hall, and Stroganov Palace.
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    TripAdvisor Reviews Helvetia Hotel St. Petersburg

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding