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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... to the hotel entrance, he manoeuvred the mini-bus between cars and the courtyard's central verge which necessitated a multi-point turn and lots of, quite literally, close shaves. The hotel's reception, and our rooms, were on the fifth floor but the elevator was only large enough to fit one person with a backpack - if the person held their breath in. The walk up the stairs got the blood flowing though and stretched our legs after being squashed in the ...
... three hours plus intermissions.
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... tickets. The computer is down so it takes longer. In this palace we get in line by group and follow each other. Much less confusion. We do have to check the coats and wear our headphones. This is the summer palace where Catherine II spent most of her time. She was quite a character. It seemed she had some 11,000 dresses. She never wore the same one twice. They fabrics were saved and remade into other dresses. She announced what she was wearing and no one else ...
... who was killed in 1881 by a bomb thrower on that very spot. This is the Tsar who freed the serfs 20 years. This church had no pews as the Russian Orthodox don't sit. It's a museum today. The inside is like St Peters in Rome, all mosaic but in a much smaller scale. Time for dinner. More tomorrow. Let me know if you are having troubles seeing this blog or the pictures from the photo stream. I will do those from today after supper. There are 29 do far plus what I add today. ...
... had been asked to move rooms to allow the 2 Ukraine guys to be in the same room.
A few minutes later we were in a nearby "British pub", the Telegraph, where we avoided the Boddingtons and Newcastle Brown on draught, and went for the local beers. We didn't realise that these beers were 8%! But it probably helped us get chatting to a russian girl, Sonya in the next bar. As we headed back to the hostel, I remembered I hadn't eaten, but the only place nearby was Subway ...