Belmond Grand Hotel Europe

St Petersburg, Russia

From £1400 per person in low season
From £2800 per person in high season

based on 5 nights

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At a Glance

  • City centre location on Nevsky Prospekt within easy reach of the major sights of the city centre

  • Fabulous dining and lounging options range including the famous art nouveau Caviar Bar

  • The Planet Health Club and Beauty Room is fully equipped with the latest exercise equipment, a sauna and a plunge pool

  • 'Very Important Kids' programme includes gifts and treats on arrival, games (including PlayStation), toys and visits to the hotel's own chocolate factory

  • Historic and cultural landmark of the city

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The main tourist season is between June and August, when the weather is the warmest. Standout seasons to visit St Petersburg are late spring (May or June) and early autumn (September or October), when the city’s parks are filled with flowering trees or colourful leaves.

The deepest, darkest part of winter is undeniably cold but if you are prepared it can be an adventure. Furs and vodka keep people warm and snow-covered landscapes are picturesque. A solid snow pack covers the ground from November to March. The city gets fired up to ring in the New Year, when Muscovites emerge from their warm homes into the winter night for free concerts and fireworks.

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Insider's View

The Grand Hotel Europe is the iconic place to stay in St.Petersburg. Even if you are staying elsewhere make sure you visit to enjoy a cocktail or an ice cold premium vodka in the Art Nouveau lobby bar or a coffee and a pastry on the Mezzanine.

Sample a cake from the myriad selection at the Lobby Bar or some Beluga caviar at L'Europe, Russia’s oldest continually serving restaurant.

The location of the hotel right on Nevsky Prospekt means you are moments from the city's key sites

Be sure to taste the hotel's chocolate from its in-house factory!

Enjoy breakfast accompanied by a live pianist sitting in the elegant former ballroom, complete with stunning Art Nouveau glass ceiling.

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For over 130 years the Belmond Grand Hotel Europe has played a central role in the life of St Petersburg. Situated on Nevsky Prospect, the best known of the city's boulevards, this Belmond property offers the best the city has to offer.

Belmond Grand Hotel Europe has hosted dignitaries from all over the world since it first opened its Neo-Baroque doors in the late 19th century. Tchaikovsky honeymooned there, Anna Pavlova danced there, and more recent guests have included Bill Clinton and the Queen.

Lovingly restored in the 1990s, Belmond Grand Hotel Europe is itself one of the chief historical monuments of the centre of this fascinating city. The hotel is right in the centre of St. Petersburg, within easy reach of the main cultural and historical monuments. Adjacent to Arts Square, the hotel has strong connections with the worlds of theatre, music, and dance. The Hermitage Museum is a short walk away.

The rooms are furnished in classical style, and feature period furnishings, comfortable seating areas, and marble clad bathrooms. Superior rooms offer views over Nevsky Prospect and the Philharmonic Hall. The Art Nouveau decoration of the lobby and the restaurants and lobby bar will not fail to impress.

The five fine dining restaurants offer everything from sushi to French cuisine, not forgetting the excellent selection of vodkas and caviars at the hotel's renowned Caviar Bar. Exquisite pastries are served during the day in the light and airy mezzanine cafe, a well known spot for those in the know to see and be seen.

The hotel also offers a well appointed spa, with gym, sauna, plunge pool and beauty salon. A range of treatments and massages are available.

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A total of 301 rooms and suites opulently combine history and high style with 21st-century conveniences to ensure a memorable stay.

For a special stay why not choose one of the Historic Suites, named after famous visitors from Stravinsky to Pavarotti. Each is decorated with period furniture and offers a truly memorable experience.

Deluxe room with Arte Square view

These plush, indulgent rooms enjoy superb views over Arts Square and the Russian Museum, a beautiful green space in the heart of the city.

Historic Suite

The iconic Historic Rooms enjoy lovely views of Arts Square and the Philharmonic Hall. They are located on the Historic Floor, where all accommodation features dramatic high ceilings, preserved historic décor and exclusive butler service.

Terrace Room

The top-floor Terrace Rooms, styled like luxury private residences, offer spectacular views of St Petersburg and picturesque terraces that are popular in the summer.


Children of all ages are welcome to come and stay at Belmond Grand Hotel Europe. From the moment they arrive, children become a part of the hotel's exclusive 'Very Important Kids' programme. They are given gifts and special facilities to borrow such as a PlayStation and DVDs, a master class in chocolate making and a special children's menu. There are some great places to take children in St Petersburg such as the Dophinarium, Leningrad Zoo and the aqua park.


With five gourmet restaurants, two elegant cafés and a relaxing bar, every taste is catered for at Belmond Grand Hotel Europe. L'Europe serves delicious French and Mediterranean inspired cuisine in restored surroundings. Head to the Caviar Bar and Restaurant for a taste of some of Russia's favourite dishes. Rossi has a more relaxed atmosphere and offers a delicious Italian style menu. Enjoy Cantonese and Szechwan influenced dishes at Chopsticks where monthly specials are prepared with ingredients brought directly from China. The Mezzanine Cafe, with its informal atmosphere, is an ideal place to meet for a light snack, afternoon tea or some tempting pastries.


Belmond Grand Hotel Europe is positioned in the heart of St. Petersburg, the cultural centre of Russia and easily one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The hotel is therefore within waking distance of many famous attractions such as the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan and the elegant arcades of Gostiny Dvor department store, the Alexander Pushkin monument, the Russian Museum, the Mikhailovsky Theatre and the Church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood to name a few. The concierge service at the hotel will advise and help you to arrange tours and outings to help you make the most of your time.



Anne Bamber (Staff)

Grand Hotel Europe has a lovely atmosphere and the staff are extremely welcoming and courteous. The highlight for me is the Europe restaurant (former ballroom) with the stunning Art Nouveau stained glass ceiling. Breakfast is accompanied by a live pianist which makes for an extremely pleasant start to the day. St Petersburgs position as the most cultural city in Russia is reflected in the many live music events within the hotel. On Fridays the hotel has a Tchaicovsky night in their Europe restaurant with violinist and ballet. On Sundays you can enjoy a Jazz brunch and every evening, pre-dinner cocktails are served accompanied by a pianist or saxophonist. 


James Ferguson (Staff)

The Grand Hotel Europe is the grandest hotel in the 'Northern Capital' of Russia. Staying there you really get a sense of the history both of the building and of the city itself. The chance to stay at one of the world's great hotels is an experience not to be missed.


  • Hermitage Tour

    Enjoy a guided visit of the iconic Hermitage museum. The building itself is a work of art and is home to masterpieces from all over the world. Founded in 1974 it started with a collection of 255 paintings; it now counts 2.7 million exhibits!

  • Panoramic City Tour of St Petersburg

    Visit the highlights of the beautiful city of St Petersburg with a knowledgeable private guide including St.Isaac’s Cathedral, the Peter and Paul Fortress and the Church of Spilled Blood.

  • Peterhof Half Day Tour

    Visit the spectacular fountains and dazzling halls of Peterhof, St Petersburg’s Versailles. The former Tsar’s residence serves up an impressive array of 64 fountains and 200 bronze statues in the Grand Cascade, and exquisitely decorated palace rooms.

  • Pogankini Palaty, Izborsk and Pechory

    Take a tour through Russia’s history by visiting the ancient treasures of Pogankini Palaty and ruined fortress of Izborsk. The gold onion domes of Pechory’s monastery are home to 12 churches and are surrounded by old, monastic hermit caves.

  • Private Boat Ride

    Enjoy the unique architecture of the 'Venice of the North' from the water on a private boat tour of the city's river and canals. A city built over 42 islands, St. Petersburg is surrounded by water and interlaced with a complex web of rivers and canals.

  • Pushkin and Catherine Palace

    Visit the sumptuous village, parks and palaces of Pushkin where the Russian Tsars resided during summer, and most notably the stunning baroque Catherine Palace, once home to Empress Catherine the Great.

  • Russian Vodka Museum & Tasting

    The museum gives a fascinating insight into the Russian history, culture and drinking traditions. During the guided tour you will hear about the vodka’s origin, Russian dining traditions and the Russian vodka kings. End the tour with a tasting session.

  • St Petersburg and Hermitage

    Discover some of the world’s most treasured antiquities and art at the State Hermitage Museum. The museum is home to works by Leonardo da Vinci, as well as the Russian Emperor’s finest jewellery. Also visit the Palace Square and Peter and Paul Fortress.

  • State Russian Museum Visit

    The State Russian Museum has one of the finest collections of Russian art through the centuries. Housed in the Mikhailovsky Palace buildings, take a journey from ancient classics to contemporary designs.

  • The Faberge Museum

    The Faberge Musuem is housed in the Shuvalov Palace, one of the most beautiful palaces of St. Petersburg. The most valuable part of the museum's collection are the 9 Imperial Easter Eggs created by Faberge for the last two Russian emperors.

  • Traditional Russian Cookery Class

    Learn how to make traditional Russian dishes such as stroganoff, goulash and coulibiac before enjoying the fruits of your labours.

  • Troika Ride at Pavlovsk Palace Park

    The troika, a carriage drawn by three horses harnessed side-by-side, is one of Russia's most iconic symbols. Take a ride today in the grounds before exploring Pavlovsk Palace, a superb neoclassical mansion that was once home to Emperor Paula.

  • Tsarskoe Selo Half-Day Tour

    Visit the vast parks and impressive palaces of Tsarskoe Selo. Baroque masterpiece, Catherine Palace, is the centrepiece with its exquisitely decorated rooms. You will also see the world-famous Amber Room on a private visit.

  • Veliky Novgorod Tour

    Veliky Novgorod is the Birthplace of Russia and a centre of ancient treasures. Visit one of the oldest kremlins in Russia and see the beautiful cathedral of St Sophia before heading to St George’s Monastery, a medieval complex dating back to 1030.

  • Walking tour of St Petersburg

    Discover St Petersburg with a walking tour alongside your private guide. Learn about the city's fascinating history and Russia's unique culture as you pass sights such as the Hermitage, St Isaac's Cathedral and the Winter Palace.

  • Yusopov Palace

    Visit the lavish Yusopov Palace, once home to one of Russia’s wealthiest families and site of Grigory Rasputin’s murder. The palace’s interior is a collection of sumptuously-decorated halls and you can hear the story of Rasputin’s assassination attempt.

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Location & directions

St Petersburg, Russia

Belmond Grand Hotel Europe is situated in the heart of St Petersburg within walking distance of the Winter Palace Square and Hermitage Museum. It is also conveniently located next to the Russian Museum, the Philharmonic Society and the Mikhailovsky Theatre.

How to get there

British Airways flights take 3-hours 40-minutes into St Petersburg Pulkovo airport and run daily. Belmond Grand Hotel Europe is a 30-minute drive from St Petersburg Airport.

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