Novotel St Petersburg Centre
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- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
- Shuttle bus service
- Non-smoking hotel
TravelPod Member ReviewsNovotel St Petersburg Centre St. Petersburg
Definately. Walking distance to the main shopping areas and central sights. Easy access to the Metro
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... we had decided to treat ourselves to what we had read was one of the best, if not the best, hotels in the city - The Official State Hermitage Museum Hotel.
Contrary to our first assumption however, the hotel is not part of the famous Hermitage Museum. It does however have a regular free shuttle service and is conveniently located near the St Petersburg Metro - and it is only some 3 kilometers from the city centre.
... it seems, but unified with white trim. Somehow the multitude of colours, primarily pleasing pastels, works. Some of the cathedrals are done in a myriad of colours that wouldn't generally be found in North America, but the rainbow of milder colours is quite lovely. It was purposely built for the architecture to be pleasing and appreciated from the waterways, and so it is. We took a one hour canal cruise, mainly in the area of the Hermitage Museums (there are 5 ...
... way up to the palace to tour the rooms. The rooms are kept as they were when it was a summer palace used by the royal family. This is when having Natasha was such a valuable investment. She explained all the rooms and uses, and even negotiated with the security people to get us a good place in line, ahead of the large tour groups. The interesting things we learned about the palace and the Romanov family are as follows:
- Peter the Great fell in love with a laundress ...
... churches. Hope to have time tomorrow to also visit the Museum of Russian Political history, giving an insight in soviet era political and social life. Overall impression so far is this is a very pretty city , with a wealth of palaces, churches, museums, founded in 1703 by Peter the great. Many of these were damaged or destroyed in the nazi siege in WW2, but have been rebuilt. The issue is that underneath the surface of wonderful main streets of opulence and history, in ...
My politics professor: "So, there's a pattern in Russian politics, bald(ing) and hairy. Lenin was bald, Stalin had hair, Khrushchev was bald, Brezhnev had hair, Andropov was bald, Chernenko had hair, Gorbachev was bald, Yeltsin had hair, Putin is bald, Medvedev has hair. So, with all my knowledge as a political scientist, Putin's successor will have hair. Despite the uncertainty of Russian politics, this I can say for certain!"
Student: "Putin's successor…you ...