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Last updated: 27 December, 2023
Expert travel writer: Jennifer Eremeeva

St. Petersburg’s history is entwined with that of the Hotel Astoria, one of the city’s oldest and most elegant places to stay. It’s particularly famous for its stunning art nouveau design and starry list of former guests; Hitler planned to host a victory party in its gilded restaurant, while Lenin, Isadora Duncan and Madonna have all stayed in its luxurious suites.

The hotel’s location on St. Isaac’s Square means you’re ideally placed for exploring key attractions including the Hermitage, Mariinsky Theatre and Nevsky Prospekt, with easy access to the suburban summer palaces.  Hotel staff – clad in red and white uniforms that match the decor – are a fantastic resource for local tips, reservations and recommendations.

A great choice for those in search of old-fashioned glamour, from the black and white prints in Lichfield’s Bar to the glittering chandeliers of the Astoria restaurant, this is very much a champagne and caviar kind of place.

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General amenities

Key facilities

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

Food & drink

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

Room amenities

Room types

Apartments
Bedrooms
Cabins
Suites
Tents
Villas
Yurts

Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities
WiFi

Bedding options

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

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St Petersburg

Northwestern Region, Russia

Shining domed towers of orthodox cathedral

On the shores of the Baltic, Russia’s dazzling cultural capital – and former home of its lavish Tsars – is a treasure trove of art, music, literature, and history. Home to one of the world’s greatest museums, the State Hermitage.