Sleeping in a Cloud at the Corinthia St. Petersburg

As far as I know there isn’t an official contest for the worlds softest bed, but if there were I would like to put in a firm recommendation for the bed at the Corinthia St. Petersburg.

Seriously, it was like climbing into a cool crisp ball of cotton wool and having it envelop you in all of its feathery softness.

Before this little weekend sojourn to St. Petersburg I had never stayed in a Corinthia Hotel before. I have sauntered past the one in London many a time but despite its luxurious façade I have (surprisingly) never managed to make my way inside.

Our weekend in St Petersburg started with a late arrival after a day spent roaming around Stockholm. By the time we got to the hotel it was past 1 am, but I was instantly taken by the lobby. I spend an inordinate amount of time in hotel lobbies, mainly as I much prefer them to coffee shops / libraries for getting work done. So when it comes to hotel lobbies, I know a nice one when I see it.

The obvious point to make is that a 5 star hotel is bound to be rather chic, but you would be surprised! I distinctly remember a very famous 5 star hotel in India being more akin to train station at rush hour than an oasis of tranquility. Thankfully this was not the case in St. Petersburg. The lighting and marble flooring was stunning and I loved the modern art sculptures dotted around the room.

I soon learnt that the Corinthia plans to feature more local artists, making the ground floor into a modern art gallery of sorts.

Taking away slightly from the elegance of the lobby was how long check-in took. We waited for almost 15-20 minutes to be checked in and the same happened at checkout.

The bedroom was a welcome sight after a long day and it was wonderful to have so much space.

The bathroom too was spacious and thankfully had a separate bath and shower unit. The shower was definitely worth writing home about as it’s rain forrest shower feature was fabulously powerful and the water was hot hot, just as I like it!

For the mornings breakfast we had the choice of the executive lounge which is solely for those in executive rooms, or the Imperial Restaurant which looks out on the Nevsky Prospekt – the main street in St. Petersburg.

We were lucky to get a window seat and proceeded to people-watch the morning away in between our courses of eggs and caviar with Russian pancakes.

Of course washed back with a glass of Russian sparkling wine.

After breakfast we did a quick snoop around the executive lounge which serves complimentary food and beverages all day long... very nice.

As you can probably tell this set us up very well for a day of exploring the city. In the evening we asked the concierge for a dinner recommendation and ended up at Tsar, a fabulous old school Russian restaurant with a traditional menu.

It was then on to Madagascar Bar for some Russian karaoke then Lomonosov Bar which is a late night club. Clubs in St. Petersburg don't tend to get busy until 2am, so it was a late one!

This leads way to one of the best things about the Corinthia St. Petersburg... breakfast is served till 12 on the weekends!

That is pretty much our stay in a nutshell. To wrap it up I would say I loved the room and bathroom at the Corinthia, especially the bed. The lobby was equally gorgeous and the local art was a wonderful trendy addition. I felt the breakfast was good but not exceptional in terms of setting or the buffet. Equally the check-in check-out situation could be speed up a little. Overall a thumbs up for friendly staff and high standard of service and comfort!



  1. That is a city that I would really love to visit! and the hotel looks fantastic x

    Hadas | The Fashion Matters- Luxury travel and fashion blog

  2. What a beautifully modern hotel, the bed sounds divine perfect for getting a good nights sleep before a busy day of sightseeing Lucy x

    1. It was such a nice treat at the end of the day!

  3. The hotel is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

    Jenn |

  4. Oh wow, this is such a fabulous hotel! I adore the desk setup in your room, that would really come in handy. Will definitely keep the Corinthia in mind should I ever find myself over that way!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  5. Such an interesting post! Thanks for sharing.:-)

  6. This looks like a great place to base yourself Ash! We came back from St Petersburg just under a month ago and absolutely loved the city!

    1. Oh amazing! Looking forward to reading about your trip!