Pilau Hotel

Nevsky Prospekt, 147, St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, Russian Federation | 2 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg

Lost in an art museum

A travel blog entry by stuart.snyder


I never had much of an appreciation of art, but the Hermitage museum in st Petersburg is supposed to have the 2nd best art collection in the world next to the Louvre in France. The Hermitage was built by Catherine the great and is extremely opulent. We don't have as much history in Australia or the USA, but in the old days Royalty had obscene …

From Russia with love

A travel blog entry by kev_erin


... our hotel, we decided on a short walk this time rather than a taxi, haha. As much as the church was a picture perfect view from outside it was even better on the inside. The whole interior was filled with beautiful mosaics, including the roof. The church was completed in 1907 and was built on the site where Tsar Alexander II was assasinated, hence the name. After admiring the beautiful church that is quite often what comes to mind when St. Petersburg is mentioned, we ...

Peter, Paul and ?

A travel blog entry by kburavlov


... later in stone and then yet again in granite.
However, the fortress was never really needed because the Russians defeated the Swedes before the Krepost was even completed. Later the area was used as a jail for political prisoners. Many prisoners, including Peter the Great's son, Alexi were tortured and killed there.
In 1917 the Fortress was attacked by ...

It's Russia Jim but Not as We Know It

A travel blog entry by andrewclifton


... stop, swapping lines and heading to St Issac's Cathedral.

Here we bought tickets to the Colonnade and climbed the near 300 steps to the top.

Our efforts were rewarded once we reached the top with impressive views of the city.

We then climbed down and headed to the park to see the Bronze Horseman statue followed by a stroll along Nevsky Prospekt.

We purchased a few souvenirs (strangely, no tea towels to be seen!) and headed back to ...

Texas Charm and an IPhone

A travel blog entry by drtee


... fell asleep without even getting under the covers. I did set the wakeup call for 6:30, but right now I don’t even remember it ringing. I suppose I turned it off and went back to sleep. In the middle of the night I discovered that a niggling problem was evidently a bladder infection, so I decided to stay on the ship today and drink a lot of cranberry juice. I have some Cipro from a former podiatrist (not the last one I fired or the one before that, ...


This 2 star hotel, located in the 1 area of St. Petersburg, is near Yeliseev's Food Hall (Yeliseevskiy Gastronom), Alexander Nevsky Lavra, Dostoevsky House Museum, and Akimov Comedy Theatre.
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TripAdvisor Reviews Pilau Hotel St. Petersburg

3.50 of 5 stars Very Good