The most luxurious hotel in St Petersburg, the 5 star deluxe Grand Hotel Europe, an Orient Express Hotel, has the perfect location in the city centre, located just off the Nevsky Prospekt and close to the Russian Museum. The hotel has played an important role in the life of St. Petersburg for over 130 years. Since it opened its doors in 1875, it has stood as testimony to the excellence of Russian hospitality. The tsarists regarded it as their playground, the Communists turned it into the 'House of the Soviet Clerk' and perestroika changed it into Russia's first five-star hotel.
The great master of Russian music, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky spent his honeymoon there, Johann Strauss occupied "comfort room No 26" for 14 days, for Turgenev there was no better place in the whole of St Petersburg, Rasputin dined there, George Bernard Shaw met Maxim Gorky in a private dining room, tenor Enrico Caruso advised soprano Luisa Tetrazzini to go on and to become the "soprano of the world", Dimitri Shostakovitch played a sonata for Sergey Prokofiev in his suite, Elton John performed at the restaurant, President Clinton took a rest for four hours in the Lidval Suite. Jane Fonda cooked her own food there. Queen ElizabethII praised the hotels kitchen and - talking about Royals: the Romanovs, Russia's eminent tsars family, is still gathering at the Grand Hotel for family reunions! Where else? This is the story of a beautiful city and the legend of Russia's oldest grand hotel.
Elegance reigns throughout the Grand Hotel Europe's palatial interior, where history becomes a precious setting to modern comfort and convenience. In surroundings redolent of the belle epoque, the six restaurants and bars of the Grand Hotel Europe offer the complete dining experience. Center stage is the Caviar Bar, offering an extensive selection of caviar, served with ice-cold vodka - the true taste of Russia.
Grand Hotel Europe Rooms
Classic Standard Room
Classic Standard Rooms -all rooms facing the inner courtyard and with sizes varying from 23 to 39 square metres in size. All rooms have twin, double or king-size beds, with Swedish duvets and coverlets in clean pastel hues. Bathrooms are beautifully appointed with marble floors and underfloor heating. Classic Standard Rooms are equipped with: Minibar Television with satellite reception and movie channel Telephone with international direct dial facility and voice mail Fax modem line Writing desk Comfortable armchairs Safe Air conditioning Hairdryer
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The closest metro station: Nevsky Prospect -0,1km, Gostinnyi Dvor - 0,4km. Railway Station Moskovsky - 2km. Airport Pulkovo - 15,5km. River Terminal - 10km. Sea Terminal - 5,5km.
Russian Museum, Kazansky Cathedral, The Saviour on Spilled Blood Cathedral.
Nearby points of interest
Hermitage Museum: 0.7 mi
L'Europe specializes in French and European cuisine, impeccably served in the lovingly restored Art Nouveau interior. Live music accompanies the unrivalled culinary experience in an elegant, intimate atmosphere.
Caviar Bar and Restaurant:
The restaurant serves a traditional Russian menu with a wide assortment of the best Russian caviar (Sevruga, Osetra, Beluga) and the only vodka sommelier in the city will help you to make your choice from over 50 kinds of Russian Vodka including home infused.
Rossi's is a fashionable Italian restaurant, where fresh garden herbs, flagrant olive oils and top quality ingredients combine to create simple yet sophisticated dishes.
Chopsticks Restaurant is one of the best places in St. Petersburg to celebrate the Chinese New Year or the Moon Festival and also the right choice to enjoy authentic Peking duck.
Situated in the historical building of the Grand Philharmonic Hall the restaurant serves the best of authentic Russian cuisine such as Borsch and Solyanka in the aristocratic ambiance of the 19th century St Petersburg.
The Lobby Bar
The Lobby Bar is located by the hotel's main entrance. In the evening, live entertainment is provided by a jazz and blues performer. The Bar also offers a collection of exquisite cigars from the humidor.
The Mezzanine Cafe
The Mezzanine Cafe is a relaxing and utterly delightful cafe in the heart of the hotel. Freshly baked cakes, mouthwatering desserts and exquisite homemade chocolate from the hotel's own chocolate factory, sandwiches and light salads are served all year round.
The hotel's events facilities are ideal for important meetings, conferences and banquets for up to 250 people.
Terms and conditions
Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.
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