Grand Hotel Europe in St Petersburg, Orient-Express Winner

It is supreme in its opulence, old world style and elegance and has for over 130 years, the Grand Hotel Europe in St Petersburg Russia. It was redone to its Neo –Baroque and Art Nouveau style between 1989 and 1991 and is classified as a historical monument. Its guest roster has top tier names like Queen Elizabeth II and Bill Clinton. In earlier days Gorky and Tchaikovsky made the hotel a second home.

It strikes you immediately when you enter, a different world, rarified air a place that holds your attention. The Grand has five restaurants and two elegant cafes that are geared to place you in the clouds. The Caviar Bar and Restaurant is unequalled with style and choice of caviar. The lobby bar alone will have you reeling.

Modern conveniences hidden amidst the 19th century furnishings will spoil you. The hotel is run by Orient-Express and run perfectly. It takes a place like this to match St Petersburg’s grace and beauty, a true one of a kind experience.