Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg

If ever there was a destination hotel, the Astoria – created during the reign of the Tsars and now in its 100th splendid year – epitomises it.

Just walking through the magnificent entrance lobby of Hotel Astoria gives you a sense of history. Rightly so; this Grand Duchess of world-class hotels was born in 1912 – during the reign of Tsar Nicholas II – and so far has survived the First World War and the immense upheaval of the 1918 revolution. The Astoria then lived through the Second World War and outlasted Stalin. Today it glides serenely through the era of post-Perestroika and the new Russian economy.

And the grandeur remains. Expect marbled halls and crystal chandeliers, sweeping staircases, regal balconies and impressive views over St Petersburg - the Astoria is next to St Isaac’s Square, opposite the cathedral and only a few minutes walk from the fabled Hermitage Museum. Putting you at the heart of Russia’s most vibrant city.

Hotel Astoria, at a glance

  • Magnificent grandeur at the heart of St Petersburg
  • Choice of 188 guest rooms, 58 of which are opulent suites
  • Many with marbled bathrooms, photogenic city views and Olga Polizzi design
  • Sophisticated Astoria Cafe – itself a destination – serving the finest Russian cuisine, rare vodkas and the world’s best caviar
  • Relax and enjoy the Lichfield Bar, or afternoon tea in the Rotonda Lounge
  • Stunning views over St Isaacs Square

For leisure and pleasure

  • Perfect setting for enjoying the sights, nightlife and cultural opportunities of fabulous St Petersburg
  • Opposite St Isaac’s cathedral
  • Minutes from the Heritage Museum
  • La Maison de Beauté Carita Astoria spa offers contemporary treatments, beauty and hairdressing salon
  • Alison was more than helpful and practical. Nice people travelled in Royal style.

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    MC, Seychelles, 2014