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- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Multilingual staff
- Refrigerator in room
- Banquet room
- Conference facilities
TripAdvisor Reviews Russ Hotel St. Petersburg
Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... to the hostel after a great end to the first leg of my journey. St. Pete's (that's what us locals call it) has a more European feel to it, and chatting to some of the actual locals, there's a rivalry between this city and Moscow. I visited Moscow in 2012 and loved it, so I'm looking forward to going back (strange sentence but it does make sense, doesn't it?) Now for a 4 hour journey on a Sapsan, the fast train. Speak to you on the other ...
... to the priceless art collections in the Hermitage with the prior destruction of three passages leading between the two buildings. Nicholas ordered that reconstruction of the palace be completed within one year, a monumental effort considering the construction technologies of the day. The lavish interiors were recreated under the supervision of Vasily Stasov, while his fellow architect Alexander Briullov added ...
... and when she died they counted 15,000 dresses! There were several elaborately designed coaches used by the same czars, lavishly adorned with precious stones and expensive fabrics, and regalia for horses that in one case included a piece of jewellery with 60+ diamonds. Yes, for the horse! Horses also had bracelets for all 4 legs, again, adorned with various jewels ... not small ones, either. The coaches and horses would have looked pretty much like ...
... the table in the top that drops down to be filled with food and then lifted back up to the dining room (so that no serving staff go up into the top room). Then back to St Petersburg. On the way to dinner we went through the Christmas markets that were set up in the square next to our hotel block and briefly watched the band on stage play air guitar before looking for a restaurant, eventually finding a pretty nice Italian ...
... waved back. At the next bridge, he was there again, waving like crazy – we all waved back again. We then discovered that he knew where the boat was heading and then ran ahead to wave us at every bridge. At the end of the cruise, I gave him some money as a "tip". He really looked exhausted.
The city of St Petersburg is ...