Raffaello Hotel

Matisse ostrava, St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, 191025, Russian Federation | Hotel
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Location

This hotel, located in the Downtown/Center City/Historic Area area of St. Petersburg, is near State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, St. Nicholas' Naval Cathedral, Loft Project, and Alexander Column.
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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg

Home Of The Tsars

A travel blog entry by tdv95 on Aug 06, 2014

3 comments, 96 photos

... routine she and Christine L picked up in Vegas.

We found that St Petes was harder to like than Moscow, but that might have a lot to do with our lack of peak-season travel experience in Europe. Our guide kept telling us that the tourist traffic was way down because of the Putin Games but I haven't been pushed around that much since DH decided we were buying a house in the countryside and adopting a rescue dog. ...

Palaces of the Romanovs, Faberge Eggs and Sable!

A travel blog entry by colerumbough on Jul 29, 2014

... version. The gardens at the Palace of Versailles seem to go on forever, stretching to as far as the horizon. The Peterhof gardens extended about a half a mile down to the ocean, where Lauren and I walked and found a place to get a burger, fries, Nutella & banana crepe and some ice cream. Yum!



Today, I took it easy. I just explored St Petersburg with Claire, Chloe, Leanna, and a quiet girl named Elizabeth I just met today. First, we went to a quaint French café ...

The 101 bus to Kronstadt

A travel blog entry by cemewa on Feb 04, 2014

27 photos

... of the Tsars. It is really beyond description and opulence, much like Versailles. In the half day we had it was impossible to see everything so we focused on the palace rooms rather than all the art. There was the malachite room filled with the green stone flaked with black everywhere. There were even malachite pieces that had been moved to other rooms. It was in the malachite room that in October 1918 the Bolsheviks took control of ...

38000 feet above St. Petersburg

A travel blog entry by matt-taylor on Sep 07, 2013

1 comment, 1 photo

... The other slightly disconcerting thing about the flight is that the flight crew reminds me of a gang of criminals from a b-grade eighties action movie. I've kind of been waiting for them to produce machine guns and take us all hostage (I didn't take ice in my drinks). All being said I think I got more sleep than expected - and the coffee, served with the pale, partly baked sausage and boiled potato, was not bad at ...

What a difference a day makes...

A travel blog entry by jimwitmer on Aug 08, 2013

3 photos

... start up the hundreds of fountains throughout this complex - all gravity-fed from a river nearby. The crowd was huge, with people jostling for position for the best camera shots and pickpockets blatantly plying their trade. The grand palace is massive and incredibly ornate, but the line was enormous, so we decided instead to check out the small cottage-style palace (!!) built by Peter the Great because ...

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