5th Corner Hotel
Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
We had dinner last night with a couple from Southampton UK and another from New York. We returned to our cabin and set a wake up call for 530 to allow us time to have breakfast and meet our 645 tour. The wake up call never came and I woke up at 7, called the front desk to let them know and we dressed quickly and raced downstairs as they told us a tour bus was being held but we had to make it through immigration. In St. Petersburg for 5 minutes and we were already ...
... art that decorated them came from the 1400’s and yet were still so vivid and clear. I would be lieing if I said that after the third church visit that day I wasn’t knackered.
After the Kremlin we headed to our hotel which was freaking huge with its 1771 rooms and 8 restaurants, it felt almost like a Vegas hotel. We had Christmas dinner which for me consisted of pumpkin soup and carbonara in one of these restaurants. We did a small Secret Santa and ...
... of seven locks, raising us up quite a distance. It's been another fabulous day and in the sunshine, short sleeves are quite fine. Everyone, especially the natives, are astonished at our good fortune so far. Apparently it is not so nice in Moscow, but we won't be there for 3 more days, so who knows, maybe our luck will hold. Our amazing historian on board (female) did another exceedingly candid lecture today, outlining the brutality and the loss of life ...
... br> Our tips to visitors:
- Climb Colonade of St. Isaac's cathedral (150 RUB) and have a good look around. Then visit all places that are tall and look nice
- Yat' restaurant at 16 Moika river embankment opposite Japanese embassy offered atmosphere and good food , wifi included($$)
- Zoom Cafe at 22 Gorokhovaya Street, wifi, pencils and books included($$)
- Night boat ride (600 RUB)
- Winter Palace is outmost ...
... walk barefoot on. We dumped our stuff and headed straight out to walk the length of the Nevsky Prospekt down to the river, with me getting in the way of the busy commuters by stopping and gawping at the amazing facades all the way down. The road is very wide but the fact that it seems to have no lanes marked adds to the traffic chaos. (On the way from the airport we saw two traffic accidents, but no-one seemed to care terribly much. Or be in the least ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking