My Review of Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg:
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Are you wondering where to stay in St Petersburg? It is so difficult when you don’t know a city, or the best areas in a city in which to be to be located, or have any clue about the hotels! I know this because I faced the same dilemma. I chose Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg because it is an excellent hotel and also it is located right on Nevsky Prospect.
Nevsky Prospect is the main street in St Petersburg and could not be a more perfect location! A lot of the places you will want to explore are within walking distance including the main shopping area, the best stores, Faberge Museum, canals and famous churches. The Neva River is at the beginning of Nevsky Prospect alongside the Hermitage Museum. The Metro is also close by. The Hotel is situated in the middle of Nevsky Prospect. Perfect!
PHOTO: Corinthia Hotel Entrance
Another reason I chose this hotel is because it is a Corinthia Hotel, a company which has such a great reputation. The Hotel Group is still relatively small and family owned and this makes such a difference. You cannot go wrong with this hotel, I was so happy with my choice and it definitely has the LuxuryTravelDiva seal of approval. Regular readers know how fussy I am! This is one of the cleanest hotels imaginable, the attention to detail cannot be faulted in any way. It is a beautiful, comfortable hotel with lovely staff.
First of all, arrive and enter the stunning lobby and check in at Reception located on the right hand side.
PHOTO: The Lobby with perfect floral displays
Enjoy the absolutely stunning Lobby area with a magnificent staircase.
PHOTO: Lobby with great artworks
The Lobby is very impressive with its high ceilings, comfortable seating and perfectly placed bar right in the middle! Then you will be whisked up to your fantastic hotel room.
HOTEL SUITES AND ROOMS:
There is a good choice of hotel Suites and rooms to choose from here. Take a look at the hotel website for all the information.
Junior Hotel Suite:
PHOTO: Junior Suite at Corinthia St Petersburg
I was lucky enough to stay in a lovely Junior Suite with its own outside terrace. Although it was too cold in early March to sit outside. The bed was a Super King size and really comfortable. I like the Pillow menu very much! You will feel so comfortable in these super stylish hotel rooms which so beautifully decorated.
PHOTO: Welcome Treats
Great little touches such as the Nespresso machine, tea and coffee are always welcome in a hotel room as are welcome gifts, the Macarons and cake made me feel very special and welcome.
PHOTO: Nespresso Machine, tea and coffee
The room was so restful, the perfect calm retreat after a busy day exploring the city of St Petersburg. There was a nice working area with a desk and plenty of electric plugs and large wardrobe space with plenty of hangers. A particular bugbear of mine!
PHOTO: Work area in the Junior Suite
There is a really good 24 hour Room Service menu. I tried a Prawn Caesar Salad which was delicious!
PHOTO: Room Service
Bathroom in the Junior Suite:
Who doesn’t love a fabulous bathroom? Especially with a large bath and a built in TV to watch! Also complete with a large shower, great lighting and sumptuous Espa products.
PHOTO: Bathroom in the Junior Suite with built in TV
PHOTO: Luxurious Bathroom in the Junior Suite
The Royal Suite:
Then I took a peak at the Royal Suite, which would be amazing if money is no object! You would be joining some very famous faces who have slept in the Royal Suite, I will be discrete and not name names! It is absolutely splendid.
PHOTO: The Royal Suite
Have you noticed the lovely light fittings and lamps? Every light fitting in Corinthia Hotels is unique and made especially for the hotel, they are very beautiful and another example of attention to detail.
PHOTO: The Royal Suite
If you feel like splashing the cash, I really recommend this gorgeous suite with 2 bedrooms, dining room and super luxe sitting room.
PHOTO: Royal Suite, you will never want to leave!
The Executive Lounge:
PHOTO: Executive Lounge. This Photo is by Masha Vetchinkina
The Executive lounge was a quiet haven to relax and enjoy a glass of wine or light meal or snack through out the day. It was a nice place to enjoy breakfast away from the busy Breakfast in the Dining Room. I travelled alone and particularly enjoyed the peaceful lounge as I was by myself. The staff are so wonderful too.
PHOTO: Executive Lounge at Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg
HOTEL LOBBY AND NEVSKY BAR:
There is a cosy bar located right in the lobby so you can enjoy a drink while relaxing and watching the world go by.
PHOTO: Bar located in the Lobby
I can recommend the Russian Champagne (a new experience for me) and the local beer. But all sorts of delicious treats await!
Imperial Restaurant is located on the first floor. Have your breakfast here and delicious lunches and dinners, enjoy Mediterranean dishes.
PHOTO: Imperial Restaurant
Imperial restaurant enjoys magnificent views of Nevsky Prospect. Watch the world go by as you eat a delicious meal.
PHOTO: Breakfast at Imperial Restaurant
Delicious Omelette for breakfast together with a glass of Champagne which is a very nice treat at breakfast time. The breakfast selection is huge. I’m missing all the Champagne since I arrived home!
PHOTO: Vienna Cafe
A celebrated Tea and Coffee house which has an amazing selection of cakes and pastries. I noticed that St Petersburg is full of delicious Patisseries actually! Lunch and dinner are also served here. I enjoyed a delicious Caesar Salad here.
Keep fit while you travel in the well equipped Fitness Centre.
Work off your lunch in the Fitness Centre which enjoys stupendous views over the rooftops of St Petersburg. The gym is small but well equipped, I enjoyed using it every day and a took a Sauna up in the Fitness Centre too. I particularly like the fact that men and women both have their own Sauna in the changing rooms. Everything was absolutely spotless as it is throughout the hotel. Credit must go to all the Housekeeping staff.
BUSINESS MEETINGS AND FUNCTIONS:
The Corinthia Hotel is in popular demand amongst the Russian and International business community. There is a Business Centre located on the First Floor ready to help with all business needs. Conference Rooms and Function Rooms are first class.
The hotel has the largest ballroom in St Petersburg and holds some wonderful functions throughout the year.
PHOTO: Function and Ballroom details
The tiniest details are just perfect, look at the gorgeous pompom curtain ties and magnificent Chandeliers.
PHOTO: Ballroom at Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg
A hotel, no matter how fabulous, is as nothing without good staff. Everyone at Corinthia Hotel is super professional, helpful, welcoming and very kind. I found them all to be delightful. I was particularly impressed with the Lady concierges who went above and beyond to make my stay special. However, everyone from the luggage handlers upwards could not be faulted. Thank you all for making my stay so enjoyable and I look forward to a return visit.
Corinthia Hotel, Nevsky Prospect 57, St Petersburg
Tel: +7 812 3802001 E.mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is 50% off bookings at the moment so check the hotel website http://www.corinthia.com or click on the Booking.com link on the right hand side of this page.
The Hotel has secure parking, Free WIFI and late check out