Rocco Forte Hotel Astoria, St. Petersburg
The Hotel Astoria has, for the last 100 years, been at the center of St. Petersburg life and history. Lenin addressed the crowds from the balcony of suite 211 and Hitler planned to celebrate his proposed victory over Russia in the Winter Garden Ballroom. He even went as far as having the invitations printed. Mikhail Bulgakov spent his honeymoon in room 412, where he started work on his great novel, the Master and the Margarita. Today the Astoria still plays host to celebrities and politicians, and the 172 rooms and suites were all renovated in 2013. Our favorite rooms are the Deluxe Junior Suites facing the square.
The hotel is wonderfully located in the heart of the city in St. Isaac's Square and is in walking distance from the Hermitage and the banks of the Neva River.
The decor is light and airy and gives a sense of place that is more Chekhov's Russia than opulent Oligarch, with oak parquet floors and pristine Russian Volga linen curtains and bedspreads.
The Kandinsky Bar is a perfect place to enjoy a frozen vodka or two, and the Rotunda lounge with its large bay windows overlooking St. Isaac's Square is a relaxing place to watch the world go by and enjoy an afternoon tea from a traditional Russian Samovar. The Astoria Cafe serves the best pelmini (Russian Ravioli) in town.
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