Hotel Astoria – St. Petersburg

Posted on 14 August 2010

Astoria Hotel is basically an institution in St. Petersburg.  Every time a world’s political leader or a superstar is in town, he/she is staying with his/her entourage at Astoria. The list is quite long: Madonna, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Jack Nicholson, Jean-Paul Gaultier, George W. Bush, Prince Charles, Tony Blair, Jacques Chirac, etc…

Luxurious Rocco Forte’s Hotel Astoria occupies an unrivalled setting in the center of St. Petersburg, facing the very impressive St Isaac’s Cathedral. If you have an urge for a cultural day, The Hermitage aka the biggest museum in the world is only a ten minute walk and if you are more in a shopping mood the main commercial street Nevskiy Prospekt is five minutes away. With interiors scrupulously designed to recreate the grandeur synonymous with this historic city, Rocco Forte’s five-star makes you enjoy the essence of Russian early 20th Century style luxury with 21st Century confort standards. It’s luxury but smart luxury. If you are tired of the too gimmick design/conceptual/Stark-ish hotels, then this is perfect for you. Authentic classic furniture and marble bathrooms. For some reason, I love the long corridors with red carpet and white walls; minimal and almost surreal. If you are hungry and if you are too lazy to leave the building, no worries, Davidov, the hotel’s restaurant will take care of you and offer you some sophisticated Russian cuisine, a broad selection of superior wines and chilled vodka and of course… the best Russian caviar! To digest, there are many options. One of them is to get a Swedish massage at The Astoria Spa, that is open 24 hours! Everything, anytime and with elegance, Astoria represents the quintessence of the luxury hotel you’re dreaming of.

Bolshaya Morskaya Str.39 190000
St Petersburg, Russia
8 (812) 494-57-57
www.thehotelastoria.com

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