Angleterre Hotel Saint Petersburg

The cultural capital of Russia St. Petersburg is one of the most popular destinations in the tourism business. About each architectural, cultural or memorable object in the city center you can write a whole book. A separate history deserves the hotel “Angleterre”,the facade of which overlooks St. Isaac’s Square. Guests of St. Petersburg, who have ever been here, do not even doubt that this is the best place for the quality of service and living conditions.

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Location and history

The hotel is located in the historical center of St. Petersburg. Its name is often associated with the death of the Russian poet Sergei Yesenin. But those who want to visit the room where the poet lived, waiting for disappointment. In 1987, the old building was demolished. In its place, a new one was built, and only a completely copied facade unites it with a historical object. The hotel was rebuilt in 1991. The preservation of the external architectural component was monitored by the designer Olga Polizzi. The work was carried out according to the project of A. Robin, who rebuilt the building in 1846. Who was the first architect is unknown.

After demolition and rebuilding, the hotel entered into a single complex with Astoria. Two fashionable hotels mainly received foreign tourists. The service was focused on their needs, personnel who spoke several languages were selected. To date, Angleterre is equipped with 3 conference rooms equipped with translation systems into 4 languages. Currently, the hotel is part of the British hotel chain Rocco Forte Hotels (since 1997). It has a category of 4 stars and offers guests of the city comfortable living conditions and impeccable service.

Its location is considered the best for tourists and business people coming to St. Petersburg. Usually it is from St. Isaac’s Cathedral that acquaintance with the history and culture of the city begins. The rest of the largest tourist sites – Nevsky Prospekt, the Hermitage, the Russian Museum, the Mariinsky Palace, Senate Square – are within walking distance.

Pay attention! A chargeable transfer from/to the airport or railway stations is provided. Car rental is available. There is no parking. A public car park is a few metres away.

“I have always dreamed of living at least a little in the center of St. Petersburg. The dream must come true, and here I am as part of a tour group entered the lobby of “Angleterre”. Here, everyone from the representative doorman to the helpful maid greeted us as the most welcome guests. When we returned from excursions, we were waiting for a cozy room, cleanly cleaned, fresh and homely warm. This is a great place for those who want to get acquainted with the main attractions of the city” Elizaveta, Russia

Room stock

192 rooms are landscaped for guests’ stay. Unfortunately, not everyone has balconies, but otherwise they are comfortable rooms with an exclusive design. Guests are provided with round-the-clock services for the delivery of food and drinks, telephone communication, fast Internet. The concierge can book train/plane tickets, cultural events or excursions. Each room has a safe, mini-bar, interactive TV, internal communication with the porter. Be sure to have tea party accessories. The rooms are air-conditioned.

Guests can choose from the following room categories:

  1. Executive Room (22 sq. m)- designed in such a way as to provide maximum comfort and relaxation. The windows overlook the inner garden. The room has a double bed or two single beds. The bathroom is equipped with a power shower and a direct bathtub.
  2. Superior Deluxe (23 sq.m) with windows to St. Isaac’s Square and the Cathedral. These tastefully decorated rooms are ideal for both business and business travel. You can choose between a double bed or two single beds.
  3. Studio Room (23 sq. m.) is a duplex room overlooking Malaya Morskaya Street. On the pouill there is a king-size bed. The bathrooms are decorated with white Italian marble and come with a shower and a bathtub.
  4. Deluxe Balcony Room (25 sq. m.) – tastefully decorated room with city views and a balcony. The rooms have a luxurious double bed or two single beds, LCD TV, marble bathroom, spacious wardrobe, parquet floors and Russian bed linen.
  5. Junior Suite (39 sq. m.) combines a unique design and an amazing view from the windows of St. Isaac’s Cathedral. The elegant junior suites are visually divided into a bedroom and a living room.
  6. Deluxe Suite (50 sq. m.) consists of two beautifully furnished rooms. The bedroom has a king-size bed. The elegant living room is the perfect place to relax after a day of sightseeing in St. Petersburg.

“Amazing view of the cathedral from the superior room, very nice and helpful staff. A piece of delicious cake for my birthday was delivered to our room, I appreciated this gesture of attention. Convenient and free city parking is located next to the hotel” Arseny, Russia

Meals and restaurants

Catering for guests is engaged in a fashionable restaurant “Borsalino”. The concept incorporates the traditions of home Italian cuisine. The menu was developed by rocco Forte Hotels chef Fulvio Pierangellini. He collected the best recipes from different regions of Italy and embodied them in one of the best restaurants in the northern capital of Russia. The interior was designed by designer Olga Polizzi. Exquisite furniture, high-quality textiles, delicious food and a beautiful view of St. Isaac’s Cathedral create a relaxed atmosphere for a pleasant pastime.

Guests are offered several breakfast options: buffet, a la carte, French, Karelian, “healthy food”. Breakfast starts at 07.00. At lunch and dinner, the kitchen takes orders from the à la carte menu. The chefs also prepare excellent takeaway pizzas. The wine list presents the best Italian wines, including vintage collection wines. The basis of many cocktails is Ruccolino liqueur.

“Very, very nice hotel. Breakfast was better before (I mean before the pandemic), but the other is great. We lived in a studio room with a unique view. Highly recommended to those who are looking for comfort and safety” Yulia, Estonia

More information! For business dinners and negotiations, the hotel has 3 diverse halls: “Anna Pavlova” with a capacity of 100 people, “Malevich” for 20 people and “Yesenin” for 30 guests.

Leisure and entertainment

The cinema hall of the hotel is a cultural object in the heart of St. Petersburg on St. Isaac’s Square. Cinema “Angleterre” shows festival and feature films, broadcasts ballet and opera performances, presents film premieres and holds meetings with directors and actors. In the cinema “Angleterre Cinema Lounge” all films are shown in the original language with Russian subtitles. The cinema hall is located on the ground floor of the hotel and is designed for 186 seats. The cinema hall is open daily. Movies and tickets can be purchased at the concierge desk.

Guests have free access to the gym, swimming pool and sauna. All fitness services must be booked in advance. Opening hours: gym from 7 am to 10 pm, sauna / pool from 9 to 21.00. The water in the pool is heated to 23 degrees. Children are allowed to bathe only in the presence of their parents. The gym is equipped with high-tech TechnoGym simulators.

The spa and wellness centre consists of 2 saunas, a relaxation lounge area, massage and beauty treatments. Facial, body and hair treatments are available here.

“The rest was a bit overshadowed by the fact that we never got to the sauna and pool. I recommend to sign up immediately when booking rooms otherwise you will be left without a “place in the sun” Yana, Russia

The restaurant often hosts themed parties with musicians. The chef and his comrades like to conduct master classes for those who want to comprehend the secrets of culinary skill. The halls of the hotel are perfect for exhibitions of artwork. Here you can see the works of famous and novice artists, sculptors, designers.

You can go for an evening walk or by metro. Admiralteyskaya station is a five-minute walk away. In the evening, Nevsky Prospekt is especially beautiful. The illumination of buildings is turned on, which is made in the same style and even listed in the Guinness Book of Records. Vosstaniya Square separates the old Nevsky from the New, so the walk can be divided into two parts, taking a break in some cafe.

Metro “Admiralteyskaya” is not a transitional station. To get to the right place, it is better to get to Sadovaya and already from it to go to another branch. By and large, the metro station “Nevsky Prospekt” is also within walking distance. The walk will not take more than 10 minutes, but from nevsky you can go to the Black River to the place of Pushkin’s death, see the complex of houses in the Art Nouveau style in the Petrogradka district, visit the performance in the music hall or go for a walk on Vasilyevsky Island.

Recreational opportunities for children

The hotel accepts children of all ages. Kids up to 3 years old can stay in the room with their parents free of charge (without meals). A baby cot is available on request. The restaurant has a children’s menu, besides in the room you can always order juices, chocolate, cookies for tea. The pool and fitness room are for adults only, but teenagers can swim and exercise on the simulators under the supervision of parents.

Important! Pets are not allowed in the hotel. This rule must be explained to a young traveler if he is going on a trip with his beloved dog.

In St. Petersburg, excellent conditions have been created for children of different ages. It’s never boring. First, you can go to the water park, there are two of them in the city. On Culture Avenue there is “Rodeo Drive”, on Primorsky Avenue – “Peterland”. Secondly, in St. Petersburg there is an excellent zoo and Oceanarium. Ride on the rides invites “Divo-island” on Krestovsky. Be sure to visit the puppet theater. Interesting museums with informative expositions are open for children. Young guests are happy to visit:

  • planetarium (the old one is located in Alexander Park, the new one – on the embankment of the Obvodny Canal);
  • multimedia exposition “Secrets of Water” (the museum was created in the former water tower on Shpalernaya Street);
  • museum of toys on Vsevolod Vishnevsky Street;
  • interactive museum of magic on Nevsky Prospekt.

In addition, the center has a café with ice cream, cakes and a variety of milkshakes. Almost all restaurants have equipped children’s rooms for their little guests.

Excursions and attractions nearby

Adults will also have something to do in their free time from the main affairs and excursions. In the area of the hotel are some of the main attractions of the northern capital. You can visit the following objects on your own:

  1. St. Isaac’s Cathedral is the largest Orthodox church, built and consecrated in 1858.
  2. The Mariinsky Palace is an architectural monument in the style of eclecticism. Today, deputies of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg sit in its chambers.
  3. Monuments to Nicholas I and the Bronze Horseman.
  4. The building of the Admiralty, built in 1738 by the architect Korobov I.K.
  5. Senate Square is just 500 metres away. Behind it immediately begins the Alexander Garden – a place of secluded walks, sculptures, a monument of landscape architecture of past centuries.

Living conditions in the hotel “Angleterre” exceed the expectations of even the weather travelers. The new owners took care of the history of the building and everything that was associated with it. It was the first hotel built in St. Petersburg, and it still remains number one.

 

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