RADISSON ROYAl HOTEL
One of the oldest buildings in St Petersburg, the Radisson Royal Hotel dates back to the 1730s, although it was not until 1779 that the building became a hotel.
Recently refurbished, the hotel seamlessly blends the history of the building with modern state-of-the-art facilities. Handily located in the fashionable Nevsky Prospect area, the hotel has been the choice of some of Russia’s fi nest: Alexander Pushkin once stayed here. The staff are known for their politeness and enthusiasm and the highly-rated Barbazan serves creative international food. Services include a fully equipped fi tness and health room, and the stylish Canelle Bar is a great place to sit and enjoy views of the city through the large panoramic windows.
TOP SUITE ROYAL SUITE
Why we love it: In a hotel with as much history as the Radisson Royal Hotel, it’s no surprise to fi nd that the aptly-named Royal Suite has hosted such distinguished guests as the Queen of Sweden. The spacious living room has several different areas; relaxation, dining and work. The bedroom features a king-size bed and the bathroom comes with heated fl ooring for those cold St Petersburg winters. Stylishly decorated, the Royal Suite has sumptuous views over the famous Nevsky Prospekt and will have you feeling like royalty.
- Square footage: 700
- Nightly rate: $1,640