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I am at TGI Fridays at St Petersburg airport (this to start with says something about the new Russia), so this is a good chance to tell you about my adventures over two and a half weeks in St Petersburg and surroundings. We stayed in the Saint-Petersburg Hotel which was inexpensive, large, comfortable and convenient for the Metro. Also a brisk 40 …
Ah yes The neighbour to the EAST good old Russia It amazes me to think that only 20 years ago it would have been nearly impossible for me to get a visa to Russia, now it IS possible, but still somewhat difficult. St Petersburg is only about a 3 ½ hour drive away from Helsinki (by bus) but with boarder customs youd better set aside a whole day. It …
... in front of it. Luck would have it that it was miserable and grey however from the back end of the church I got the blue sky and picture I had been dying to get. Surprisingly the inside of the cathedral was far more basic than I had expected and far less elaborate than the exterior.
Next stop came the Kremlin with its many many churches. The interiors were stunning with the brightly coloured paintings on the iconostases framed in gold. It was amazing to think ...
... br> Our tips to visitors:
- Climb Colonade of St. Isaac's cathedral (150 RUB) and have a good look around. Then visit all places that are tall and look nice
- Yat' restaurant at 16 Moika river embankment opposite Japanese embassy offered atmosphere and good food , wifi included($$)
- Zoom Cafe at 22 Gorokhovaya Street, wifi, pencils and books included($$)
- Night boat ride (600 RUB)
- Winter Palace is outmost ...
To add to all of that, we had an open window as a pleasant change from all the air-conditioned air we've been sleeping in, and car alarms went off all night, and the garbage truck thought it necessary to hoot under our window when we didn't respond to it collecting all the neighbourhood's garbage bins at 3am. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsSaint-Petersburg Hotel St. Petersburg
Being on the other side of the river from the historic district made for expensive cab rides or a bit of a walk to their extensive metro, but the view was worth it!
The room was exceptional for the price paid and the term "breakfast included" left visions of rolls and coffee. In reality it was a feast! Eggs and sausages fixed multiple ways, fruit, bread, vegetables and salads. In Russia it seemed every breakfast includes tomatoes and cucumbers. Pastries, merinegues, pancakes with fruits or syrups and of course coffee tea and fruit juices, all in a dinning room with the fabulous view of the historic St Petersburg.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.