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  • Ideally set in the heat of St Petersburg, the luxury Author Boutique Hotel is characterised by Russian hospitality and elegant style. 
  • Explore the enchanting city of St Petersburg and discover its many hidden treasures!
  • Stay in a Classic Room, enjoying an included breakfast each morning and a welcome drink upon arrival.

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Your Destination

Often described as the Venice of the North, St Petersburg is a city defined by water. The mighty Neva River empties into the Gulf of Finland near the Fortress of Peter & Paul – the final resting place of the Tsars – and canals snake through the backstreets, passing stately townhouses. Explore this enchanting city and discover the many hidden treasures!

The centuries have been kind to the former capital of the Russian Empire – St Petersburg looks as grand today as when Peter the Great laid the foundation stones in 1703. From his cabin on Petrogradskaya Storona, the Russian emperor invited Europe's leading architects to fill the streets with extravagant palaces and elegant Baroque cathedrals. Today, the historic centre is preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage site, along with the grand palaces of the Romanovs at Peterhof, Pushkin and Pavlovsk.

Local attractions

  • Nevsky Prospekt: 350m / 5 min walk
  • Anichkov Palace: 750m / 9 min walk
  • State Russian Museum: 1.7km / 20 min walk
  • Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood: 2km / 24 min walk
  • The Hermitage: 2.5km / 32 min walk

Author Boutique Hotel 5*

Situated in the heart of St Petersburg, the luxury Author Boutique Hotel is characterised by Russian hospitality, flawless European service and an authentically refined Petersburg lifestyle. Filled with bright spaces that ooze casual elegance, the boutique is ideally situated within walking distance to the city's sights. Housing just 24 rooms from standard to suites, the hotel features excellent amenities including a sleek lobby bar, two restaurants serving Russian and Italian fare, and a beauty salon. 

Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.

Your Room

This offer is based on a Classic Room

Classic Room

The Classic Room houses one king bed or twin beds. This room type will delight you with its distinctly classic style. Cosy, sophisticated rooms with comfortable furniture, measuring out to around 22-28 sqm, are appointed with all that is necessary for a great stay that is worthy of five-star status. 

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child
or
Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults

Please note: the bed for the 3rd guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed.

Your Board Basis

This offer is based on a Bed and Breakfast stay.

Just for you
Just for you:
  • Welcome drink
  • Daily afternoon tea 
F. M. Dostoevsky
Experience the intrigue of Russian cuisine and a be a part of its imminent renaissance at this gourmet spot. Expect rich potions, beautifully made and pleasantly presented. Delight in delicious wine pairings and soak up the elegant ambience. 

Bella Leone
Intimate with space for just 20 covers, this spot offers authentic Italian fare in a cosy environment. Expect classics and homemade pasta at this gem of a joint. 

Please note: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally. Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only.

Your Optional Excursions

Half Day City Tour (St Isaac's Cathedral)

Your Optional Excursions
Half Day City Tour (St Isaac's Cathedral)Unearth the beauty of Russia second capital followed by a trip to it's largest cathedral. St Isaac's golden dome sits atop elaborately carved sculptures and towering columns. The interior is just as impressive: marble-clad columns topped with gold stretch up to a jaw-dropping painted ceiling. A trip up the dome will give you a striking view of the city so bring your camera!

This excursion includes a trip to St Isaac's Cathedral or the Church of our Savior on the Spilled Blood or Peter and Paul Fortress (4 hours - not open Wednesday)

Half Day City Tour (Hermitage)

Your Optional Excursions
Hermitage Museum, Russia's best gallery of world art, one of the most prominent art museums in the world and definitely the main tourist attraction of St. Petersburg. The principal building of the Hermitage Museum is the Winter Palace, the residence of the Russian Czars. Today, the Hermitage boasts over 2.7 million exhibits and displays a diverse range of art and artefacts from all over the world and from throughout history (from Ancient Egypt to the early 20th century Europe).

This excursion will last approximately 3 hours.

Your Journey to Author Boutique Hotel 5*

Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: It may be possible to add private transfers at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee (flight inclusive offers only - subject to availability).

For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly.

Car Hire: For the freedom to explore your destination at your own pace, Sixt car hire may be added at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee (subject to availability and Sixt office opening times upon your arrival).

Weather

Jan
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Feb
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Mar
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Apr
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May
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Jun
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Jul
min : 14°C max : 22°C
Aug
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Sep
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Oct
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Nov
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Dec
min : -7°C max : -3°C

Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here.


Please note that the advice can change, and you should continue to check all advice until you travel. 


The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to: 
  • within 10km of the border with the Ukrainian Donetsk and Lugansk Oblasts
  • Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan and the districts of Budyonnovsky, Levokumsky, Neftekumsky, Stepnovsky and Kursky in Stavropol Krai

  • The FCO advise against all but essential travel to:

    • within 10km of the border with the Ukrainian Kharkiv Oblast
    • North Ossetia, Karachai-Cherkessia and Kabardino-Balkaria (including the Elbrus area)


    Entry Requirements 


    You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 


    To enter Russia, you’ll need to get a visa before you travel. Make sure you allow enough time to get your visa. The Russian Embassy advised in March 2018 that it takes around 20 business days (4 weeks) to process most visa applications. 

    You will require a letter of invitation to support your visa application, which will be provided by our local supplier. To obtain the letters of invitation required, you will need to send the following information to the local tour company (details will be provided on your voucher).
    Last name
    First name
    Middle name
    The date of birth
    Passport number
    Nationality 
    Gender

    Once you have received your letter of invitation, you will need to apply for a visa.

    We would recommend visiting the following website as the visa application process provided by the Russian Nation Tourist Office.

    http://www.visitrussia.org.uk/visa/tourist-visa.php

    Standard Service – 7 working days - £115
    Express Service – 2 working days - £210
    (prices correct at time of print, subject to change)

    As part of the visa application process, all applicants based in the UK aged 12 or over will need to visit a visa application centre to submit biometric data (scanned fingerprints). These are located in London, Manchester and Edinburgh. The Russian government has also announced plans to introduce biometric fingerprinting for all foreign nationals, including British nationals when entering Russia. No dates have been confirmed for this.


    On receiving your visa you should check the details carefully including the validity dates and passport number to make sure they are correct. Make sure you’re aware of the terms and conditions attached to your visa before you travel. You should adhere to the validity and conditions of your visa while you’re in Russia, as the authorities strictly enforce all visa and immigration laws.


    Immigration Cards


    You must sign an immigration card every time you arrive in Russia. This will be given to you at passport control. The card is in 2 identical parts. One part will be retained by the Immigration Officer. You should keep the other part safe as you’ll need to submit this at passport control when you leave Russia. Should you lose it, your departure from Russia could be delayed. There are also many hotels and hostels that will not accept guests without an immigration card.


    Health 


    For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries


    If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip. 


    You can normally bring prescription and over the counter medication into Russia for personal use. However, if your medication contains narcotic or psychoactive substances (details available on the Rossiyskaya Gazeta website in Russian), you must carry a prescription in your name which has been translated into Russian and then notarised. Notarisation services in the UK are available from a Notary Public.


    Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance.

    Location Information

    The address of your property: Vladimirskiy Ave., 9, St. Petersburg 191025, Russia

    Distance from St Petersburg Airport to Author Boutique Hotel: 19 km / 30 mins

    In More Detail

    Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

    This property is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
    Check-in time: 3 pm
    Check-out time: before 12 pm

    Our price doesn’t include a registration fee 200 RUB per person (until 31/03/2019) payable locally (this price is a guideline and is subject to change without prior notification).

    Please Note: 
    Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
    Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
    If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

    Hotel Facilities

    • Boutique shops
    • 24 hours room-service
    • Beauty salon
    • Business services (including several meeting rooms for conferences and meetings)
    • Travel agency
    • Visa support
    • WiFi

    Room Facilities

    • Double bed / twin beds
    • Desk
    • Coffee table
    • Chairs
    • Wardrobe
    • TV
    • Free WI-FI
    • Minibar
    • Safe
    • Toiletries
    • Hair dryer
    • Bathrobe and slippers
    • Bathroom with bathtub

    Restaurants

    • F. M. Dostoevsky
    • Ballroom "Beletage"
    • Bella Leone
    • The Lobby Bar

    Your Contract

    If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

    If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

    Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

    Important Information

    If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

    The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

    Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

    You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

    Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

    Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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