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- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Room service
- Multilingual staff
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Today was my last full day in St Petersburg and I was planning to travel out to the suburbs to visit Peterhof one of Catherines lavish palaces. There were still issues in the hotel of me waking up then falling asleep at 8am, and the large school parties running havoc in the hallways ...
... we made a bus and were on our way to Peterhof Palace, the Russian Czar's summer formal gathering place. We toured the restored palace (damaged badly during WWII) and the grounds and saw the fountains get turned on at 11am. We were bussed back into town for lunch at a Russian banquet hall featuring vodka and caviar and a Russian folk band. St. Petersburg is a mix of pre-revolution ancient buildings in the core and Cold War grim architecture along the periphery. Much of the style ...
... which looked like they had been condemned, and they were regarded as "desirable", with a kitchen, bathroom, and one other room, a living area/bedroom of about 12 square metres. These were built in the 1970s, and intended for use for 20 years only. The older buildings had larger apartments, but up to ten families sharing an apartment, which is why the other ones are so keenly sought after. Another one of our guides talked about wanting to buy one, ...
... s it, we’re in Russia, 3 time zones away from London. We fall back asleep until the morning and arrive at 10h30.
St Petersburg looks a bit grim when we arrive and the cloudy cold weather doesn’t help. We find our way to the metro station and take the metro to our hotel. The metro is quite a sight, so clean, organised, quiet, richly decorated. Our hotel is tucked away behind a market surrounded by run-down buildings. The hotel itself is nice and ...
... again and go to the hotel. My daughter thought that I wanted to go out to eat but I really don't like to that often because can't really find what I like and can't eat as much as they give you. My daughter did find some raspberry fluff marshmallow crème. I didn't like it. I found some tortilla chips.
Back to the hotel and her laundry has already been returned. Hope I don't get charged for ...