5th Corner Hotel
Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
We arrived in St. Petersburg bright and early in the morning (6 AM). After a western breakfast and coffee, people had a shower at the hotel and then it was off to the Hermitage. As the cold, crisp morning air bit into us, we took some pictures outside. We then went inside and explored ...
... century. Lots of Viking artefacts from the area, including some very nice jewellery and weapons.
The displays for the 18th - 20th centuries thankfully contained more English information, probably because they were much newer displays. One display was a hugely long lithograph of both sides of Nevskii Prospekt from the mid 1700s. The very cool thing is that I found the building im staying in. Plus you can pull down hidden photos of the buildings too, so ...
So, after a good nights sleep, we started the day with another big breakfast spread in our lovely hotel. Our first destination was to be the palace and gardens at Peterhof, a spot chosen both for its beauty and its strategic location for fighting the Swedes. We took a hydrofoil boat cruise of about 30 minutes to get there and then started looking around the gardens closest to the grand palace. A 11:00 every ...
My train got into St. Petersburg about 8:30am, from which I took the metro to the hostel. Omg, the St.P metro is so much easier than the Moscow one! They actually show which direction the trains are going! (Not to mention they have things written in both Cyrillic AND roman characters - so much easier after not much sleep haha)
Once I got to the hostel I headed out pretty much right away with Katie to do the free walking tour - a nice way to introduce the city and start to ...
... train arrived into St Petersburg on time at 0640.
From the train we loaded up again with our bags and this time took a ride on the St Petersburg Metro. After we rode for about 4 stops before walking a short distance to our hotel. We got there about 0730 and were lucky enough to be able to check into our rooms. This hotel was not as nice as the Moscow one but comfortable enough. A positive of this hotel though was that it was close to the city ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Free parking