As February 14th approaches, hotels are customarily working on special offers to delight the enamoured couples. TOHOLOGY gives an insight into the most appealing options for a romantic dine out and offbeat surprises offered by Saint Petersburg hotels.
Kempinski Hotel Moika 22
The guests of Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 will be able to enjoy the offer “A present for the beloved ones”, which will include a stay in the nautical-themed room with a view over the Moika river and a breakfast with red caviar and French Champagne. Upon arrival, the guests will find fruits and a bottle of sparkling wine waiting in the room, while during the stay the couples will be invited to visit the spa zone for free and watch a romantic movie. For those travelling in their own car, Kempinski will provide a free underground parking spot.
- Rate per night: from 18,500 RUB. The offer is available for stays from two nights upwards.
In addition, the chef Christophe Laplaza has prepared exquisite menu specifically for the holiday, which will be served on St. Valentine’s day from 6 p.m. onwards.
- Rate per guest: 4,700 RUB
Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg Airport
Well-known among Saint Petersburg’s citizens for its unique architecture, Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg Airport hotel has also prepared a special accommodation package for St. Valentine’s day, which includes a breakfast, chocolate compliment from the pastry chef, and late checkout until 3 p.m. The guests booking the holiday package will also be privileged to have a 20% discount on the menu at either Skylight restaurant overlooking the runway or at the Russian Standard Signature Bar offering a vast range of signature cocktails.
- Rate per night: from 3,700 RUB. The offer is available for stays from February 13th to 14th and from February 14th to 15th 2016.
You can also buy presents at the hotel: your special someone will certainly like a branded teddy bear holding a chocolate heart created by the hotel’s pastry chefs.
- Rate: 1,600 RUB
Belmond Grand Hotel Europe
Grand Hotel Europe, which celebrated its 140th anniversary last year, is particularly remarkable for its restaurants. One can choose from the hotel’s five restaurants to find dishes and drinks to his or her liking. Ian Minnis, the hotel’s chef, has crafted a special St. Valentine’s menu “Afrodisia”. Your romantic evening will glide through 5 stages: “First emotions”, “Tender kiss”, “Prelude”, “The apogee of love”, and “Serenity”. We invite you to Belmond Grand Hotel Europe to find out what these luring words promise on February 14th. It goes without saying that your celebration can continue in one of the rooms or suites with a glass of wine.
- Rate: 8,500 RUB per couple (without accommodation)
Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden
Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden located is a cosy park not far from Moskovsky Prospekt has announced a “Lovers season”. The hotel of the Finnish chain Sokos Hotels launches a special offer for St. Valentine’s Day: a dinner in the Fransmanni restaurants with menus “for her” and “for him”, accommodation and a bottle of red wine in the room. Apart from that, the couples will be entitled to an early check-in (from 12 a.m.) and late checkout (until 3 p.m.), while there will also be a possibility of a room upgrade, if available.
- Rate: 5,500 RUB per couple. The offer is available for stays from February 14th to 15th 2016.
W St. Petersburg
The celebration of St. Valentine’s Day at W St. Petersburg will start off at 7 p.m. with a glass of sparkling wine and canapes. The main treat will be served at 7:30 p.m. at the recently opened panoramic space Wounge with a spectacular view over Saint Petersburg’s jewels - St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Admiralty. The mood will be set by the electro-acoustic project Glow by a vocalist Alexey Mukhin. In case the guests wish to extend the evening, they will be invited to rooms with expressive names, such as “Wonderful” or “Spectacular” as well as suites with similarly vivid names.
- Rate: 4,800 RUB per person (without accommodation)
Taleon Imperial Hotel
If you prefer to celebrate the day of lovers in a real gala hall, you can fix on Taleon Imperial Hotel. The chef of the restaurant with the same name Taleon situated on the hotel’s second floor has prepared a special five-course menu for St. Valentine’s Day. In addition, festive guests will be entertained by love songs performed by opera singers.
- Rate: 6,000 RUB per person
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