How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
TripAdvisor Reviews Kristoff Hotel St. Petersburg
Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... where the assassination, the ‘spilled blood’, had occurred (see in the picture below) and had the church built up around this spot. What was most interesting to me was that the church, as you can also see in the picture, had to be built out over part of the canal in order to make this happen, narrowing the canal significantly in this spot. The key feature of this church is the hundreds and hundreds of square feet of mosaic ...
... stone. It is a real tart of a building, shamelessly flaunting it's brightly coloured onion domes and guilder spires. The Cathedral of Peter and Paul older, more grown up and discretely opulent. Both are stunning. Russians are second only to the Turks, in our opinion in hiding their historic sites by not signposting them, giving them a false address or hiding them behind an unmarked door. Those places we failed to find are the poorer for our not ...
... though many buildings are pretty well blackened on the outside. Still, much gold adorns many of them, shining like a beacon from the top of towers and cupolas. Rowland and Judy shared the driving to Dresden, brave souls both. Barbara and I sat in quiet admiration as sports cars streamed past us ... we were only doing the posted speed of 120 k, after all. We didn't dare do more because our companion GPS, dubbed Helga, was quick to sternly admonish us if ...
... so much easier than Moscow! The English names make all the difference. Went to a funky modern art gallery in an old bread factory and had dinner on the terrace. My roommate, Gundrun, and I decide to check out the seasonal raising of the drawbridges. The one closest to us is scheduled to rise at 1:35am. Since this only happens during the summer, I asked how the boats get through during the rest of the year. Obvious to most, I guess...the river's frozen! In the ...
... and think that would be a better description of it's canal system.
Russia as a whole is vast, as you all know, and I think it still has a long way to go. It is sad to see that with all the land available that people are still living in tiny apartments. We are so lucky in NZ that for most of us, we have a house and a garden and apartment living is just a choice. To hear the people talk about their life in both soviet and post soviet times, you realise ...