We Love —
- Ideally set in the heat of St Petersburg, the luxury Author Boutique Hotel 5* is characterised by Russian hospitality and elegant style.
- Discover the enchanting city of St Petersburg and its many hidden treasures - you are ideally located in the centre of town so exploring is a breeze.
- Our members will stay in a Classic Room, enjoying an included breakfast each morning and a welcome drink upon arrival for a perfect, stress-free stay!
Customer reviews —
Your Destination —
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.
St. Petersburg Christmas Markets 2019 (End Dec-early Jan)
St Petersburg has a myriad of festive markets spread across the city, featuring handmade gifts from chocolate and tea to trinkets and home decoration. On December 24 or 25 you can attend mass at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church on Nevsky Prospekt. It is the oldest Catholic Church in Russia, dating from the 18th century.
The Christmas Market on Pionerskaya Square is the city’s biggest market and features an outdoor skating rink, live entertainment and appearances from “Ded Moroz” (Russia’s Santa Claus)! You can buy everything from candles to ceramics and food.
The Art Market on Elagin Island is a traditional European-style Christmas market, selling artisanal holiday decorations and food. This is a great excuse to explore a wonderful area of St. Petersburg.
- 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* —
Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.
Your Room —
This offer is based on a Classic Room
Sleeps up to
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:
- Welcome drink
- Complimentary 5 o'clock tea and coffee with cookies each day
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.
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 —
Our members can choose to add the following excursions at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee - subject to availability.
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).
HALF DAY CITY TOUR INCLUDING ST.ISAAC'S CATHEDRAL
HALF DAY CITY TOUR (NO ENTRY, 3 HOURS)
PUSHKIN WITH A VISIT TO CATHERINE'S PALACE
Highlights of St Petersburg by bus with or without cruise
Experience the best of St. Petersburg with this easy to use, 24-hour city pass which offers unlimited access to a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus, with a choice of two scenic routes. There is also a cruise option, which allows you to enjoy a relaxing two-hour river cruise along the Neva.
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.