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

A glorious grand dame hotel looming above Nevsky Prospect, and next to Arts Square, the Grand has been welcoming guests into its stunning art nouveau interior for more than a century.

Just walking through the door is like stepping back into a more graceful, elegant age; everything – from the city’s only caviar bar to the generously-sized bedrooms – oozes classic Russian style.

Sip cocktails at the Lobby Bar, dominated by original stained-glass panels and a swooping, marble bar. Dine at L’Europe – a theatrical dream of a dining room, delivering classic Russian dishes and live music since 1905.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
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

Russian Museum

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

Russia’s rich tradition of visual arts is celebrated in the network of buildings and gardens of the State Russian Museum, housing 400,000 exhibits dating back to the 10th century.

Best for ages: 18+ | £5

Faberge Museum

St. Petersburg , Northwestern Region, Russia[0.7 miles]

Discover the art of Peter Carl Faberge, creator of the Imperial Easter Eggs, in the museum dedicated to his craft.

Best for ages: 8+ | £5

State Hermitage Museum

St. Petersburg , Northwestern Region, Russia[1.1 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

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

Large chandeliers in theatre

Philharmonic Hall

St. Petersburg, Northwestern Region, Russia[0.1 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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Pale yellow building on corner of street

Literary Cafe

St. Petersburg, Northwestern Region, Russia[0.7 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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Stall with dried fruit in baskets

Kuznechny Food Market

St. Petersburg , Northwestern Region, Russia[1.4 miles]

Kuznechny Market offers a chance to step off the sightseeing trail and visit the city’s largest farmers’ market, with fresh produce, meat and fish.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Single bed in small room

Dostoevsky Museum

St. Petersburg , Northwestern Region, Russia[1.5 miles]

Dostoyevsky’s apartment/house museum, located in the Haymarket, is where much of ‘Crime and Punishment’ is set and offers fascinating insights into the writer’s life and work.

Best for ages: 18+ | £3

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