La lobby si trova al primo piano ed e' luminosa ed ariosa, con un accentuazione leggermente contemporanea grazie alla sua arte moderno ed ai divani rossi, vi e' anche un'area salotto in cui possono essere serviti dei rinfreschi.
The building was built in the 19th century and is mid rise in a style favoured by the Russian nobility.
The hotel is housed in a former palace and many of the rooms are spacious with high ceilings, if you are looking for something very luxurious and traditional that gives the feel of staying in a bygone era with all 21th Century amenities then this hotel is perfect. Most of the rooms either look out over beautiful canals and surrounding buildings are onto Nevsky Prospect.
The hotel offers two restaurants, one is in a beautifully restored room that epitomised Russian fine dining and the other offers a more relaxed atmosphere on the top floor with glorious views over St Petersburg including an outdoor area open in the summer.