Staying in a boutique hotel in Saint Petersburg will add a specific vibe to your trip. What can be more awesome than coming to a unique city and staying at an unusual hotel? Just imagine a city center, a historical building with its deep history, and your room created by the top world designers in their inimitable style. Basically, 'inimitable' is the key concept of boutique hotels: their primary purpose is the individual approach to every guest and one-of-a-kind idea of design and atmosphere. So, where can you find it all in Saint Petersburg?
Suppose you want to have a truly luxurious holiday but are tired of standard high-end chain hotels of the same tenor. In that case, you can treat yourself to emperor-like accommodation in posh places like The State Hermitage Museum Official Hotel, Taleon Hotel, or Tresini hotel. They all make you feel like you came to a ceremonial reception at a tzar's palace: an old traditional style of a splendid palace reminds you of 18th-century residences of the royal family. Don't be confused by the first hotel's name: although the Hermitage hotel is tied to the Hermitage museum and looks like it, they are located about 15 minutes car ride from each other. Don't miss the breakfast if you stay at one of these places: it is comparable with superb festive gala dinners.
If such ultimate emperor's luxuriance seems a little overwhelming to you, try more modest but still excellent places: Rossi Hotel and Spa or Helvetia Hotel. Rossi is located at the Fontanka river embankment and has amazing window views; it offers various SPA services, including traditional Russian steam baths. Helvetia is a small accommodation with only 75 rooms, making it more cozy than glamorous. Its stylish inner yard is a great place to stay after long walks around the city or drink a cup of delicious coffee (one of the best in Saint Petersburg!) in the morning. What is common about these two places? They combine an emperor style with a modern, comfortable design: minimalism with exquisite details like antique chandeliers or stucco.
Are you looking for something extraordinary? We have a solution for you, too. Book a room in Radisson Sonya Hotel, and you will find yourself in the world of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel 'Crime and Punishment.' The whole concept is based on this novel, and every corner has a reminiscence of it. If you are in love with Russian literature and not afraid of a sinister atmosphere, it is a choice for you.
The polar opposite of Sonia is Domina Hotel. It is also designed very unusually, but its central idea is the bright colors, each implying some hidden sense. Every floor has a specific color palette that reveals a particular dimension: Romantics, Fantasy, Family, Nature, and Adventure. It sounds completely different from standard guest rooms names, doesn't it?
And what if you prefer contemporary style? Then Wynwood Hotel in the very heart of Saint Petersburg is waiting for you. Inspired by the Wynwood Art District in Miami, Russian designers created a cozy loft-style home for tourists in a historical building, and the indoor design perfectly fits the traditional exterior.