Moika 5 Hotel opened its doors in May 2006. Located on the Moika River embankment, in the historical and cultural center of St. Petersburg, in close proximity to the Cathedral of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the hotel is a five-minute walk from Palace Square and the Hermitage , a ten minute walk from Nevsky Prospekt, Kazan Cathedral and other museums. On the embankment of the Moika River there is also a house where the great Russian poet A.S. Pushkin lived.
The hotel consists of 18 standard small cozy rooms with all amenities, 2 superior rooms and 4 deluxe rooms with saunas and Jacuzzi. The deluxe rooms have an original two-level layout. All rooms are equipped with TV, refrigerator, kettle, telephone, safe. Superior rooms have air conditioning. The hotel is equipped with wireless Internet (Wi-Fi), and video surveillance. On the ground floor of the hotel there is a cozy cafe where guests have a free breakfast. The hotel has an art gallery, which presents paintings by contemporary St. Petersburg artists. The gallery is constantly updated.
Tourists are provided with a full range of tourist services, including visa support, registration, transfer from the airport or train station to the hotel and back. Guests can also use the services of laundry, dry cleaning, rent a car with a driver or translator, train or plane tickets.
The history of the hotel building begins in the 18th century, in 1733, when Empress Anna Ionnovna grants the site to her Privy Councilor. Since then, in a house with an unusual fate, at 5, Moika River Embankment, different guests will live: sometimes infamous, sometimes eccentric, but always outstanding and always only the first persons of the state.
In the house, which the architect Stackenschneider in the 1860s would rebuild into the Reserve Palace on the occasion of the wedding of the son of Emperor Nicholas I, the Grand Duke, Mikhail Nikolayevich, the commanders-in-chief, ambassadors and diplomats, senators, and even Naryshkin and Saltykov, favorites of eminent empresses: Elizabeth I, daughters Peter I and Catherine the Great. The former Spare Palace, as it should be in St. Petersburg, a city on the water, is located on the Moika River: the main artery of the city that separates the islands, the Neva River, is within walking distance from the hotel. The picturesque Palace Embankment will lead you to the main street of the city, "5th Avenue" of St. Petersburg - Nevsky Prospekt. "There is nothing better than Nevsky Prospekt, at least in St. Petersburg; for him it is everything!", - so wrote Gogol, a famous Russian writer back in the 19th century. Summer and Mikhailovsky Gardens, the Russian Museum and, of course, the world-famous Hermitage on Dvortsovaya embankment - only a part of what you can see while walking through the historic city center.
To do this, you do not need to go anywhere and spend time on the road - just leave the hotel! Any walk around the imperial capital will give you pleasure, because as one writer said, the houses "here, even the most ordinary ones, have the harmony and austerity that only palaces previously had."