Full name: Hotel Astoria St. Petersburg
Type: historic hotel
Number of rooms: 168, including 5 presidential suites
Room price: from 8 000 in low season
At the turn of XIX-XX centuries only the most fashionable hotel in the world named “Astoria”. The founders of this tradition became the Anglo-American heirs of the dynasty the Astors, who created a network of luxury hotels “Waldorf Astoria”.
St. Petersburg “Astoria”, built 100 years ago in the era of the Belle époque by the famous architect Johann-Friedrich Lidval, from the first days of its existence has gained the reputation of the most comfortable hotels of the city and one of the best in Europe. Its luxurious hall “Winter garden”, a superbly equipped kitchen, restaurants, cafes, Banquet halls, library and rooms – this was all done by the very latest technology and meet the requirements of the most demanding and famous guests. Continue reading
Any phenomenon that cannot be explained from the point of view of science, scares and frightens people. We are afraid of ghosts, werewolves, vampires, bloodthirsty aliens and black magicians, however, in some cases, unknown phenomena become much closer to our real world. So, for example, happened to the ghosts that live in the famous hotels. Guests are so used to them that already don’t pay attention to strange things and events. Moreover, this hotel has become world famous and attract thousands of tourists from all corners of the globe. Unfortunately, our family hotels in Kazan or Moscow can not boast “homemade” ghosts. Ghosts are more Inns live in houses built at least 100 years ago. Most of these hotels in UK and USA. Some of them we will cover in this article.
Let us begin, perhaps, with England. The most famous Ghost of the country lives in the Ostrich hotel. According to the legend, a Ghost is the undead spirit of a former innkeeper, who was executed in the 16th century for the murder of his guests. No less popular and the Macdonald Berystede Hotel, in the corridor which can often be seen the Blue lady. In the early 19th century the hotel was on fire. Beloved master, Eliza Kleininger tried to pull from the fire your jewelry, but did not have time to run out of the building and burned. Since then, she wanders on the site of his death, is still trying resuscitology with the decorations. Continue reading
Travel Guide: Monaco
The Principality of Monaco is located in southern Europe, on a narrow strip of Mediterranean coast Riviera is about 10 km from the French-Italian border. The boundary length of 1050 m and total area about 200 hectares. the Total area of the country is 1.95 sq. km. to Cross the entire territory in a few hours.
Monaco – a sample of good taste and refined joie de vivre. Local interests – high society: the yachts, the casino and the “Formula 1”, exhibitions of art, balls and concerts. Lovers of fine cuisine will not be bored, wineries beckon to try rare collectible varieties. Shoppers present the best collection of the season. Continue reading