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Astoria Hotel (Saint Petersburg)

 

 

 

 

Bolshaya Morskaya ulitsa

Tel. 313 5757

Bus: 3, 10, 22, 27, K-169, K-190, K-252, K-289

Tram: 5, 22

 

 

 

 

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Description of Astoria Hotel

Historic Astoria Hotel was one of the most respectable and expensive hotels in a former capital of Russian Empire. It was designed by Fyodor Lidval and constructed in the Style Moderne in 1910- 12. Among its guest was famous American writer John Reed who wrote an eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution of 1917 in his book Ten Days That Shook The World. During World War II Adolf Hitler "reserved" his rooms in Hotel Astoria after his troops would capture Saint Petersburg (Leningrad at the time). He also planned a huge party within walls of this richest and most prestigious hotel. Fortunately his plans were not realized and defenders of Leningrad managed to keep the city (and Hotel Astoria) free of Nazis.

 

 

 


 

Transportation

 

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

Interesting information and useful tips

 

 

 

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