If you have ever wanted to stay in a museum, here's your chance. The official State Hermitage Hotel, which opened in mid-2013, has Imperial-style rooms modeled after those at the Heritage itself. It's in a restored 19th-century building; the plush and elegant rooms have furniture handcrafted by Italian masters, and the marble used in the bathrooms is from Greece and Italy. The hotel is a little out of the way, at about a half hour walk to any central site, but the metro is nearby, and a free shuttle travels between the hotel and Hermitage during the day (it's about 10 minutes away by car). At this writing a spa and gym are on target to open by 2015.
St. Petersburg, Russia
St. Petersburg, Russia› Hotel
The Official State Hermitage Hotel
RUB7,600–RUB8,900 double, RUB11,400–RUB15,500 suite, RUB23,600 apartmentUnits 126 units Amenities
Two restaurants, bar, concierge, room service, business center, free Wi-FiWeb site The Official State Hermitage Hotel
Map10 Ulitsa Pravdy St. Petersburg, Russia
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