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Last updated: 08 May, 2022
Expert travel writer: Jennifer Eremeeva

The Faces Hotels chain in St. Petersburg offer a nice balance of affordable comfort in excellent locations, with friendly staff who are eager to help you make the most of your time in the city.

Whether you need a compact single room, or two-floor duplex suite with kitchenette, these well-appointed spaces are designed in a clean, modern style in cool tones.

This hotel on Malaya Morskaya is close to the city’s main highlights, and has a wide range of restaurants within walking distance. For those who value that central location and decent service without the price tag of a luxury branded property, the Faces Hotels are a safe choice.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: Not available
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

State Hermitage Museum

St. Petersburg , Northwestern Region, Russia[0.5 miles]

Once the premier royal residence of the Romanovs, today this vast complex – the second-largest art museum in the world – houses a jaw-dropping collection of Egyptian antiquities, European Renaissance Art, treasure galleries and Russian military history.

Best for ages: 13+ | £5

St. Isaac’s Cathedral

St. Petersburg , Northwestern Region, Russia[0.5 miles]

Dominating the city’s skyline, St Isaacs is magnificently decorated with Orthodox icons and frescoes, and offers panoramic views from the alfresco colonnade.

Best for ages: 18+ | £3

Boat tours of St. Petersburg’s canals

St. Petersburg , Northwestern Region, Russia[0.5 miles]

Discover St. Petersburg’s spectacular architecture from the water, with a slow-paced cruise through the city’s rivers, waterways and canals.

Best for ages: 4+ | £7 | 1-2 hours

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Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Pale yellow building on corner of street

Literary Cafe

St. Petersburg, Northwestern Region, Russia[0.3 miles]

St. Petersburg’s oldest eatery is a favourite of Russia’s famous writers and an excellent place to sample traditional Russian food.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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St. Petersburg, Northwestern Region, Russia[0.8 miles]

Founded by Peter the Great to house his collection of physical oddities and preserved ‘freaks’, this museum has a ghoulish lure; not for the faint-hearted, or children.

Best for ages: 16+ | £6

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Large chandeliers in theatre

Philharmonic Hall

St. Petersburg, Northwestern Region, Russia[1 miles]

Enjoy a night of Russia’s outstanding classical music at the elegant Philharmonic Hall, right in the center of the city.

Best for ages: 18+ | £30 | 2+ hours

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Wide yellow villa

House of Academics

St. Petersburg , Northwestern Region, Russia[1 miles]

One of the city’s oldest and most famous apartment blocks, home to scores of Russian Scientists since 1708; the facade of the building has nearly 30 memorial plaques honoring its past residents. You can g inside and visit the house-museum of its most famous resident, the great physiologist Ivan Pavlov.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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