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W St. Petersburg 4.5

St. Petersburg, Northwestern District, Russia

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Pros

  • Located a three-minute walk from Saint Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg's center
  • Extravagant guest rooms with disco balls, flat-screen TVs, and Bliss Spa toiletries
  • Suites include separate dining and living areas and balconies; some suites with kitchenettes
  • Restaurant, bar, lounge, and wine terrace; plus room service and DJ nights
  • Bliss Spa with indoor pool and Russian-style banya (sauna)
  • Fully-equipped modern fitness center with TechnoGym equipment
  • Chic meeting rooms and event spaces
  • Pets allowed and catered to with toys, treats, and beds (for a fee)
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Cons

  • Breakfast not included in room rates
  • Additional charge for in-room Wi-Fi

Bottom Line

The W St. Petersburg is ideally located three minutes from Saint Isaac's Cathedral, in the heart of St. Petersburg. With elegant European Russian interiors and beautiful decor, this hotel offers guests a luxurious experience. The 137 guest rooms feature contemporary decor with modern amenities like Nespresso machines, i-Pod docking stations, and disco ball lights -- though in-room Wi-Fi has an additional fee. Organic and seasonal dishes are served at Cococo, including a buffet breakfast (not included in room rates). The Living Room and Panoramic Wine Terrace are available for drinks, lighter meals, snacks, and lively entertainment. Other glamorous features include Bliss Spa, an indoor pool, stylish fitness center, chic meeting rooms, and a business center. For a less glitzy and more traditional luxurious stay, the nearby Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg is located in a 19th-century palace.

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Scene

Luxury chain hotel with fun and beautiful interiors

W St. Petersburg features a more modern and fun experience than competing chain hotels nearby. Interiors are chic with a funky flair, featuring rich colors of purple, blue, and red mixed with dark furniture and lighter shades on the walls. Decor is fun, with a European Russian twist, including fancy lighting throughout, funky mirrors, and an interesting collection of ornate art pieces on display shelves. The Living Room is an eclectic space with a constantly changing atmosphere, from tea in the afternoon with board games and books by the fireplace to casual evening drinks leading into party-fueled nights led by resident DJs. Both the Panoramic Wine Terrace and Cococo are slick and elegant with richly-colored lavish decor. Bliss Spa offers a memorable experience with luxurious treatment rooms, blues tunes playing in the background, and a free sparkling wine and brownie buffet. The hotel has adopted the chain's famous Whatever/Whenever strategy, where staff will do their best to please any sort of guest request. Business travelers and couples looking to explore the city's historical sites are the most frequent visitors to this hotel, since there are limited features available for family travelers.

Location

In the heart of St. Petersburg, near Saint Issac's Cathedral

W St. Petersburg has a central location in the heart of St. Petersburg, only a three-minute walk from Saint Issac's Cathedral. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars within walking distance from the hotel. Several historic sights are also within walking distance, including the Winter Palace, Palace Square, and Hermitage Museum, which are 10 minutes away on foot. It’s a 10-minute drive or 20-minute walk to the Mariinsky Theatre. There are several bus stops within a few minutes' walking distance from the hotel and Admiralteyskaya Metro Station is a nine-minute walk from the hotel. Both Moskovsky Train Station and Finljandski Train Station are about a 20-minute drive away. It's a 40-minute drive to Pulkovo International Airport.

Rooms

Extravagant suites and rooms with espresso machines, disco ball lights, and heated floors 

The 137 rooms and suites at W St. Petersburg are modern and elegant with a luxurious touch. Decor includes wooden floors, lush rugs, contemporary B&B Italia furniture, fun disco ball lighting, and rich jewel tones. All rooms feature air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, minibars with American and Russian snacks, desks, tea- and coffee-making facilities (including Nespresso machines), iPod docking stations, telephones, and Wi-Fi for an additional charge. Signature touches include heated floors, full-length mirrors, and 350 thread count linens. Located on the top floor, the Extreme WOW Suite includes a kitchenette, separate living and dining area, balcony, fireplace, hot tub, and full entertainment system. Bathrooms include large walk-in showers, deep soaking tubs, magnifying mirrors, hairdryers, and luxury Bliss toiletries. Bathrobes and slippers are provided, and connecting rooms are available.

Features

Three dining options, DJ nights, Bliss Spa, and an indoor pool 

Features at the W are focused on fun and relaxation. Three dining options are available: Living Room, Panoramic Wine Terrace, and Cococo restaurant. A mix of European and Russian organic cuisine is served at Cococo, including a buffet breakfast -- though it's not included in all room rates. Room service is available. The fitness center includes a wide selection of modern TechnoGym cardio and weight-training equipment, including free bottles of water and fruit. All sorts of pamper and relaxation treatments are available at the glamorous Bliss Spa, along with an indoor swimming pool, Russian-style banya (sauna), hot tub, and free sparkling wine and brownie buffet. There are a total of seven chic meeting room and event spaces available. Free Wi-Fi is available in the common areas, with an extra cost for in-room Wi-Fi. Additional features include a business center, pet-friendly services (for a fee), DJ nights and special events, and laundry/dry-cleaning service. 

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Address

Voznesenskiy Ave., 6, St. Petersburg 190000, Russia

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