17 Jan 2019 - 18 Jan 2019
2 guests - 1 room
This is the most beautiful city on earth! Its architecture, history and people are amazing.
Room temperature! It was like 50 deg. celsious. It was cold (it was winter and windows were leaky) and we only got thin blankets. Receptionist was unfriendly. A bit away from the city center. Noisy, very basic and no conveniences offered - but to be expected for the price you're paying. The bathroom sink seemed to always have hairs in it.
We loved St. Petersburg and had perfect weather when we went in late May. If you're looking for good coffee, head to Smalldouble. We had an incredible dinner at Dom and don't miss the Faberge Museum. If you want to try a squid ink burger (all black burger including the bun and cheese) Wave is pretty fun and the owners are so incredibly nice. Loft Project is neat (it's little tiny shops in shipping containers and lots of cool local artists and designers).
The central part of the city is gloriously beautiful. Try to go during the summer when you can experience the soft light up till midnight. It is a magical feeling to glide through the canals on a boat (see photo) off the Neva taking in the old ornate pastel colored buildings.For art lovers, it is a treasure trove of riches in the Hermitage, and you have always something in the performing arts; ballet, opera. Try to get out to Peter the Great's Imperial Estate of Petrodvorets about an hour ride by boat - like a Russian version of Versailles.