Saturday, July 31, 2021

St Petersburg Hotel – Exclusive taste of Imperial Russia

Location
9.2
Room
9
Food & Beverages
8.8
Service
9
Atmosphere
8.9
Value
9
Corinthia St. Petersburg is a beautiful hotel with a stunning lobby and spacious bedrooms.

Most of the cities attractions are easily reachable by foot

ST. PETERSBURG HOTEL, RUSSIA. Few things are better than spending a weekend wandering the historic streets of St. Petersburg and stay in a nice hotel like Corinthia. This majestic city of the north has managed to largely preserve its pre-revolution form. Baroque-style buildings still feature prominently with a well-known example being the iconic Winter Palace. The city is in fact a hot bed of architectural feats with grand and opulent buildings at every turn.

St Petersburg Hotel
Hotel Corinthia St. Petersburg

Named the World’s Best City for Culture in 2016, visitors have a host of options in terms of things to do and see. Lovers of music will take delight in the Mariinsky Theatre and bookworms can pay homage to the likes of Dostoevsky at the Tikhvin Cemetery. Of course let’s not forget the food! The city offers an excellent mix of trendy new restaurants most of which are run by the Ginza Project, or for a more traditional feast try the 19th century restaurant – Palkin.
For our weekend sojourn to St. Petersburg we stayed at the Luxurious Corinthia Hotel.

Chandeliers dangling from the ceiling

Atmosphere. Opulent. The moment you enter the Corinthia St. Petersburg your eye is attracted to the towering white marble columns that line the lobby. If you let your eye move further up you will notice several tiered chandeliers dangling from the ceiling. None of this understated nonsense here, this hotel was built with luxury in mind.

St Petersburg Hotel
Pastry Chef at the hotel

Location. The Corinthia is smack bang on the Nevsky Prospect – St. Petersburg’s main street. Most of the cities attractions are easily reachable by foot and you will find plenty of restaurants, clubs, and bars in the area. Top tip: we found the best way to get around the city was Uber, the fares barely broke 2 euro and it was easy enough to get a ride at any time of the day.

The bed is soft as a cloud

Bedrooms. Soothing mahogany and creams were the colour tone of choice for the Corinthia bedrooms. The bed itself needs special recognition for being as soft as a cloud, it was really quite dreamy. Both room and bathroom were spacious and tastefully decorated. The rooms also feature all the modern luxury amenities such as an espresso machine.

St Petersburg Hotel
A Junior suite at Corinthia, St Petersburg

Dining. The hotel features two main restaurants – The Imperial Restaurant and Café Vienna. Executive Room guests also have access to the Executive Lounge, which serves complimentary food and beverages throughout the day. Dining was the only slight let down of the Corinthia; we found the breakfast buffet to be rather chaotic and would benefit from a slightly larger selection of food to compete with other luxury hotels of this calibre.

Overall. The Corinthia St Petersburg Hotel is a beautiful hotel with a stunning lobby and spacious bedrooms. The location is perfect for exploring the city. The only negative was that we felt the breakfast buffet didn’t live up to the high standards of the rest of the hotel. All in all a great hotel for business or pleasure.

Learn more about St. Petersburg, a city with a special fate.
Read review of the glamorous Savoy Hotel in central Moscow.

Recent articles

Croatian Food; 20 Must-try traditional Cuisine

Black risotto, blood sausages and Octopus salad with flavors of the sea. You need some warnings; Names of food are difficult to pronounce.

Follow the smell of Santos Dark – to Camden Coffee Shop

A small shop and far from fancy. But step inside, meet George and get a clear smell of freshly burned at Camden Coffee Shop

Birthday traditions around the world – Not quite for all

We all sing the song and wish the very best. Happy Birthday means gifts, cakes and lots of local traditions. Almost everywhere around the world.

I found Sunday Market in Torremolinos – and lot more

The old tourist town on way up. Nearby the airport, close to Malaga city, fresh fish and seafood, shops, markets and beaches, sports and horse riding.

Ten good reasons we should visit Tavira

Tavira is a former trading port turning fishing town, with character and authentic in Portugal. A new favourite east of Algarve.

Hello, Dolly! Nice to have you back where you belong

New Orleans is the face of modern Creole. You see it, taste it, hear it. It´s in the air and it´s very real. It´s Hello Dolly from morning to late night.
Ash Darcy
Ash Darcy
I'm from Kenya and I am currently studying medicine in Ireland. When I am not studying or travelling you will most likely find me in a bohemian coffee shop trying to take artsy photographs of food.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here