Hotel Astoria, a Rocco Forte Hotel

St Petersburg, Russia

From £1200 Per person in low season
From £2800 Per person in high season

based on 5 nights inc. flights

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At a Glance

  • Fantastic location in the heart of the city within walking distance of the Hermitage museum and other highlights St Petersburg has to offer.

  • Elegant art deco rooms and beautifully decorated public areas. The hotel is interspersed with art, photography, marble, leather and mahogany, designed by Olga Polizzi with a red and cream colour scheme throughout. 

  • Why not wake up and enjoy a room which overlooks the iconic St. Isaac's Square?

  • The Astoria Cafe restaurant serves delicious Russian dishes with an innovative French twist.

  • After a busy day sightseeing, relax and be pampered in the well-appointed spa offering aromatherapy, massage, body wraps, and much more.

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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

Enjoy Russian cuisine in fashionable Davidov’s Restaurant overlooking St. Isaac's Square. On weekends it serves the so called "Russian table" – a four-course menu with Pelmeni, beer, vodka and champagne.

The Lichfield Bar is a marvel, hung with iconic images taken by Lord Lichfield.

Enjoy live music on Fridays and Saturdays in the Astoria Café.

Afternoon tea at the Astoria is a century-old St Petersburg institution. Relax with an ice cold vodka listening to live jazz.

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Description

The Rocco Forte Hotel Astoria is one of the best known landmarks of the 'Northern Capital' of Russia. Conveniently located on St. Isaac's Square, this long-established luxury hotel offers elegance & impeccable service at the heart of the city.

A member of the Rocco Forte group and the prestigious 'Leading Hotels of the World', the Astoria is one of St. Petersburg's finest hotels. Walking into its 'Rotunda Lounge', guests can enjoy the simple elegance of its Art Nouveau interiors while reading the golden plaques which list the names of the great and the good who have stayed at the Astoria since it was founded in 1912.

Completely restored in 2013, guests now enjoy modern luxuries and comfort combined with elegant decor luxurious marble bathrooms and, in many cases, charming views over St. Isaac's Square towards the cathedral with its golden roof. The 169 rooms and suites have been carefully furnished with comfort and tranquillity in mind. Many of the rooms have outstanding views over St Isaac's Square.

The hotel has a well appointed gym and is home to La Maison De Beaute Carita Astoria and Decleor SPA centre offering massages and a range of energising treatments. The recently refurbished Astoria Cafe has rapidly become a landmark with its Russian modern and fresh cuisine served.

Bustling Nevsky Prospect, the city's main thoroughfare, is only a short distance away, as are many of the city's cultural sights including the Hermitage museum. Rocco Forte Hotel Astoria is the perfect base to explore all that St. Petersburg has to offer.

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Accommodation

The Astoria has 169 rooms, including 86 suites, many of which have views out onto the square and overlook St. Isaacs Cathedral. The style of the rooms blends modern convenience with the traditional style of the hotel: bathrooms are marble-clad and luxurious and there are parquet floors in all rooms.

Junior Suite

Slightly larger than the highest room category at 45sqm the Junior Suites at Hotel Astoria benefits from views over the city and can accommodate up to three guests with the addition of an extra bed. A king-size bed can convert to twin beds and the bathroom has separate shower, bath and welcome under floor heating.

Tsar Suite

The epitome of luxury in St Petersburg, the Tsar Suite offers guests an entire residence spanning 310sqm. Guests will have an impressive list of facilities at their disposal including a sitting room, master bedroom, dressing room, two guest bedrooms, private gym, study, bar, dining room, kitchen and a library. Six adults can be accommodated is this impressive enfilade-style suite decorated in both pastels and striking shades. The Tsar Suite presents amazing views of St Issac's Square and Cathedral and for even larger parties of guests can expand to a four-bedroom suite by being connected to a further three bedrooms.

Presidential Suite

The Presidential Suites are approximately 108 sqm and come with two king-sized beds and two en suite bathrooms, an extra bed can be added if necessary. There are plenty of amenities including personalised concierge service, in room bar and complimentary WiFi and the suites benefit from fantastic views of the Nicolas I statue, the Mariinsky Palace and St Isaac's Cathedral.

Classic Room

With views of the hotels courtyard, this room offers 25 sqm accommodation for your time in St Petersburg. Rooms come with a king-size bed (some can be converted to Twin beds) and beautiful marble bathroom.

Deluxe Room

This room offers 25 sqm accommodation for your time in St Petersburg. Rooms come with two single beds and beautiful marble bathroom and a fantastic city view.

Superior King Room

This room offers 25 sqm accommodation for your time in St Petersburg. Rooms come with two single beds and beautiful marble bathroom and a fantastic view of St Isaac's Cathedral.

Studio View Room

This room offers 44 sqm accommodation for your time in St Petersburg. Rooms come with a king-size bed (some can be twinned) and beautiful marble bathroom and a fantastic view, either of the city the courtyard.

Junior Suite Cathedral View

Slightly larger than the highest room category at 45sqm the Junior Suites at Hotel Astoria benefits from views of St Isaac's Cathedral and can accommodate up to three guests with the addition of an extra bed. A king-size bed can convert to twin beds and the bathroom has separate shower, bath and welcome under floor heating.

Classic Suite Palace View

The 50sqm the Classic Suites at Hotel Astoria benefit from views of the Mariinsky Palace and can accommodate up to three guests with the addition of an extra bed. A king-size bed can convert to twin beds and the bathroom has separate shower, bath and welcome under floor heating.

Deluxe Suite Palace View

The 60 sqm the Deluxe Suites at Hotel Astoria benefit from views over the Mariinsky Palace and can accommodate up to three guests with the addition of an extra bed. The suites have a separate bedroom and large lounge with a sofa, armchairs, coffee table and study area. A king-size bed can convert to twin beds and the bathroom has separate shower, bath and welcome under floor heating.

Ambassador Suite

The 60 sqm the Ambassador Suites at Hotel Astoria benefit from views of the peaceful courtyard and can accommodate up to three guests with the addition of an extra bed. The suites have a separate bedroom and large lounge with a sofa, armchairs, coffee table and study area. A king-size bed can, in some rooms, convert to twin beds and the bathroom has separate shower, bath and welcome under floor heating.

Royal Suite

The 108 sqm Royal Suite at Hotel Astoria benefits from views over the Mariinsky Palace and can accommodate up to five guests with the addition of an extra bed. The Royal Suite has two bedrooms, a large lounge with a sofa, armchairs, coffee table and study area as well as a dining area and terrace. One of the king-size beds can convert to twin beds and the bathroom has separate shower, bath and welcome under floor heating.

Childcare

Children are welcome to come and stay at Hotel Astoria. They will be given welcome gifts upon arrival and special amenities in their room such as bathrobes, board games and video games. Rooms will be prepared depending on your children's preferences and age.

Children will love St Petersburg and the many attractions it has to offer, notably the railway museum, the transport museum, the naval museum, the Cruiser Aurora, the Doll's museum, a craft's class, the Puppet theatre, the Leningrad Zoo, Dolphinarium and the Aqua Park to name a few! There are also sporting activities that can be arranged.

Facilities

The Astoria Cafe, where floor-to-ceiling windows offer a spectacular view onto St. Isaac’s Square, combines the best Russian cooking traditions with the latest European trends to present an exciting menu accompanied by an extensive wine list. The stylish Lichfield Bar offers original cocktails and a wide selection of appetizers. The Rotunda Lounge serves light appetizers and drinks throughout the day, including afternoon tea with fresh blini pancakes and a chocolate fountain accompanied with a selection of fresh fruit.

Reviews

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James Ferguson (Staff)

The Hotel Astoria has a hundred-year history of providing the best possible service to the refined traveller. The rooms provide a nice blend of the modern and the traditional: they are tastefully decorated and neither too traditional nor too stark in style.

The Davidoff restaurant is a great place to try some of the specialities of Russian cuisine, and has a very impressive wine list.

Experiences

  • 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.

Location & directions

St Petersburg, Russia

Hotel Astoria is located right in the heart of the city, on Saint Isaac's Square, next to Saint Isaac's Cathedral and across from the historic Imperial German Embassy.

How to get there

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

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