Completed in 1820 as a residence for Princess Lobanova-Rostovskaya and later home to Russia’s Ministry of Defense, this Four Seasons hotel is steeped in history and culture. With high ceilings, marble bathrooms and 24/7 room service, guests will certainly feel like royalty in this lavish setting. This hotel is popularly known as the “House with the lions,” as two white-marble lions guard the main entrance. The hotel also offers a four-floor spa, complete with glass walls and a traditional Russian steam room. An indoor pool and a lounge/bar are other highlights of this grand hotel.
The Tea-Lounge features a glass-ceiling garden where the palace’s courtyard once stood. For something more substantial than tea, there are two top rated restaurants in the hotel itself. Sintoho offers Japanese-style cuisine while Percorso provides modern Italian cuisine, as well as an extensive wine selection.
The location of the hotel is in the heart of this beautiful city within walking distance to the Hermitage Museum, close to the Neva river and situated across from St Isaac's church. St. Petersburg offers art, nightline, fine dining and a culture unlike any other European city.