Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden
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TravelPod Member ReviewsOriginal Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden St. Petersburg
About 20 to 30 minutes to walk to city centre which is good considering the size of the city but for the weak at walking, the subway is readily available. Gorgeous hotel, great breakfast, wonderful service.
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After breakfast at McDonalds and a banana from the farmer's market across the street we checked out of the hotel and rolled our bags to Central Station where we caught the Arlanda Express train to the airport. We got off at the stop for Terminal 4 since Google indicated that was where SAS planes flew out of but when we tried to check in at the …
... where we ordered lunch...this time very thin, crispy pancakes with a filling of chicken or other meats mixed with something to make it spreadable. Delicious! Our bus picked us up and took us back into St. Petersburg, where we journeyed underground to ride the subway...what fun! The three stations we saw were unlike any other stations we've seen in our travels. They were filled with art work, chandeliers, marble floors and ...
... or sometimes they call it the Church of the spilled blood. But it is magnificent and I would love to see inside! We did go to the Usupinov Palace, which was where Rasputin was murdered. But we were told that the person who actually killed him was a British Agent, rather than one of the Russian conspirators! That wasn't the only negative comment about Britain, either! Apparently it was the British Ambassador who paid to have ...
... the sunset from a boat ride on the Neva river and all over St Petersburg through its canal system. I didn’t know this part of Russian history, but Tsar Peter I (aka Peter the Great) founded the city in the early 1700s, after he went on a tour of Europe incognito to study European architecture, urban planning, technology, fashion, etc. He came back to Russia and ordered everyone to shave their beards and "westernize." The Russians thought he was insane. Peter I was ...
... a glass of white wine for Mandy but clearly Vikings weren't that big on wine as the barman had the whites sitting on the shelf and not in the fridge. She got red wine in compensation. The barman pulled out a beaker and measured the red wine into it. Interesting technique. Steve got quietly ****** on the cheap pints of beer again and Mandy uploaded her ever growing collection of ...