Domina Prestige Hotel 5 * in St. Petersburg, Russia

07 Feb

Welcome to Domina Prestige Hotel Saint Petersburg

Domina 5* Hotel in St. Petersburg

For centuries, St. Petersburg has been a magnet for adventures and travellers. Artistic, cosmopolitan and glamorous, it is on of the most important cultural centres in Europe. The 5-star Domina Prestige Hotel is set along the Moika River, amongst beautifully landscaped spaces in the dynamic city. The hotel opened in 2012 and features a chic architecture and keeping company with the famous Mariinsky Theatres, the Hermitage Museum, the Palace Square, Nabokov Museum, Yusupov Palace and Nevsky Prospect. Admiralteyskaya subway station are within easy walking distance.

St. Petersburg, Domina Hote 5*

The hotel has 109 comfortable rooms. Most of the rooms offer a wonderful view over the St. Isaac’s Cathedral. All rooms are calm and come with:

  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Mini-bar
  • Telephone
  • Shower/Bathtub
  • Bathrobe
  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Hair dryer / Irone
  • In-room safe  
  • Domina Prestige Hotel in St. Petersburg

    The Arcobaleno Restaurant and Nove Cocktail Bar

    A breakfast is freshly prepared each morning in the Arcobaleno Restaurant from 7:00 to 10:30 weekdays and from 7:00 to 11:00 on weekends. The restaurant is open daily until 23:00.  Dishes of Italian and classic European cuisine are served from the freshest produce.
    The Cocktail Bar Nove has the St. Petersburg’s best bartenders. You can tray hand-crafted cocktails  from our unique menu and listen relaxing melodies until 2:00 morning.
    Domina Hotel, BreakfastDomina Prestige Hotel offers services for travellers and business guests:

    • Housekeeping
    • 24-hour room service
    • Wake up service
    • Dry cleaning
    • Laundry
    • Secretarial service
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Business centre
  • Noe Cocktail Bar, Domina Hotel, St. Petersburg

    Special Welcome Amenities

    • Places for kids
    • Pets friendly (<8 kg)
    • Rooms/ Facilities for disables
    • Safe deposit box
    • Currency exchange
    • Concierge service
    • Bicycle trip
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • 24-hour reception
    • Luggage storage
    • Pillow menu
    • Ice machine
    • Wheelchair access
    • ATM/Cash machine

    Domina Hotel - Pet Friendly

    You will enjoy every moment of your stay at Domina Prestige Hotel 5 * with unique style and contemporary design.

    How to enjoy St. Petersburg’s famous drawbridges

    26 Jan

    Drawbridges in St. Petersburg

    Imagine this–you’re walking back to your hotel or apartment on one of those famous white nights of St. Petersburg where it never quite gets dark. Your visa-free St. Petersburg trip has been great so far. The city is beautiful, the weather is perfect, but you’re looking to get some well-deserved sleep after a long day of sightseeing. The only problem is, the way to your accommodation seems to be blocked! By what? Well, it’s a section of road, raised almost vertically right in front of your face.

    Visa-free St. Peterburg

    Congratulations–you’ve come face-to-face with one of St. Petersburg’s famous drawbridges. Almost every night from May to November, 9 to 12 bridges are raised to allow passage of cargo ships from the river Neva to the Gulf of Finland. Some people think this is only for show–to make tourists happy. Not so! There is a real and practical reason to raise St. Petersburg’s drawbridges.

    These bridges are unique in the world. Nowhere else is there such a number of bridges that are raised daily. They are truly one of St. Petersburg’s great calling cards.

    How to enjoy St. Petersburg’s famous drawbridges

    There are a couple of ways to best experience the drawing of the bridges on your visa-free St. Petersburg trip.

    The first is to watch from a point on the Palace embankment between the Palace and Troitsky (in English – Trinity) Bridges. These two are probably the most famous and popular of the drawbridges in St. Petersburg. Many people try to see the Palace Bridge drawn up and close, then try to rush to the Troitsky Bridge. But it’s too far away to get there in the time between when the Palace Bridge finishes rising and when the Troitsky starts. Instead, you can park yourself halfway on the Palace embankment in a place where you have a good view of both bridges and enjoy the show without rushing.

    Another good viewing spot for the raising of the Palace Bridge is on the “opposite shore,” on the University embankment or on the Spit of Vasilievsky Island.

    Who says you have to watch from dry land? Boat trips are available and seeing one of St. Petersburg’s bridges rise from underneath it is an experience unlike any other.

    Regardless of what you choose to do on your visa-free St. Petersburg experience, don’t miss out on the raising of these majestic drawbridges! The good thing is that you can witness it from April to November– just over half of the year!

    visa-free St. Petersburg

    The Palace Bridge, St. Petersburg

    Drawbridge Openings Schedule, St. Petersburg

    During navigation period from April till the middle November thirteen bridges that cross the Neva river are opened for a few hours to let large ships pass. Please follow the schedule below to get successfully to your hotel.
    Palace Bridge1:10 am-2:50 am
    3:10 am-4:55 am
    Trinity Bridge1:20 am-4:50 am
    Blagoveshchensky Bridge1:25 am-2:45 am
    3:10 am-5:00 am
    Grenadersky Bridge1:30 am-4:30 am
    Kantemirovsky Bridge1:30 am-4:30 am
    Smpsonievsky Bridge1:30 am-4:30 am
    Liteiny Bridge1:40 am-4:45 am
    Tuchkov Bridge 2:00 am-2:55 am
    3:35 am-4:55 am
    Volodarsky Bridge 2:00 am-3:45 am
    4:15 am-5:45 am
    Exchange Bridge2:00 am-4:45 am
    Bolsheokhotinsky Bridge 2:00 am-5:00 am
    Alexander Nevsky Bridge2:20 am-5:10 am
    Finlyandsky Bridge2:20 am-5:30 am

    Stockholm Cruise – Something to Do at Every Time

    17 Jan

    Stockholm Cruise – Something to Do at Every Time of Year

    If you’re on a relaxing or romantic Stockholm cruise, you will probably be interested in finding out more about this great city, the capital of Sweden. With a long and rich history, Stockholm is a city bursting with life, traditions, things to do and sights to see. Here are just a few of them and a few tips to help you better enjoy your stay.

    Stockholm is a city of seasons

    Just like the rest of Sweden, Stockholm’s rhythm of life is defined by the seasons.

    January is deep winter. You’ll find that, unlike in the rest of Europe, the Christmas Market in Stockholm keeps going until the middle of the month.

    April is when the snows will have mostly melted and when life begins to emerge out on the streets. The 30th of April is the King’s Birthday. That evening, Swedes celebrate Walpurgis Night by jumping over bonfires and having a few drinks.

    May is when the “street season” really starts, with various street markets, neighborhood festivities, and other events bringing Stockholm to life.

    If you choose to visit Stockholm in summer, you have two great choices – visiting for Midsummer or for the Culture Festival in August. Midsummer is an age-old celebration of nature, the longest day of the year, fertility, and in the Christian tradition, it is the feast day of Saint John. If your Stockholm cruise timetable allows it, you should definitely try to join a public or private celebration and experience the rich Midsummer traditions.

    The Culture Festival takes place every year in the middle of August and fills the streets with all kinds of great events for five days in a row. August is also the traditional time of “crayfish parties”, where Swedes get together, sing songs, cook and eat large amounts of crayfish (and often consume significant amounts of alcohol), and have a good time.

    October is a beautiful time in Stockholm as you can appreciate the beautiful display of tree leaves changing color to vibrant shades of gold, red, orange, yellow, and brown throughout the city. Why not use your free time on your Stockholm cruise to continue the aquatic theme and take a little boat ride around Stockholm’s archipelago of beautiful islands?

    In November, you can experience the first real winter month in Stockholm and warm up by watching one of the many films on offer at the yearly International Film Festival.

    Finally, in December, you can visit for the Christmas Market, Yule, and St. Lucy’s day, celebrated on the 13th of December.

    Don’t hesitate to take advantage of everything that Stockholm has to offer – both its local and national traditions and events. It’s a beautiful and welcoming city and has been for hundreds of years!

     

    Why We Love Finland

    07 Jan
    Flag of Finland

    There are many reasons to visit Finland but some of these reasons are more special than others. Take a look at what keeps this unique country on the Baltic Sea so close to our hearts.

    More than 70% of the Finnish landscape is forest, which makes the country a stunning spot for ramblers and nature lovers. You’ll also find 188,000 lakes nestled in between the woodland, which only add to the astounding natural beauty of Finland.

    Nowhere can match Finland’s natural bounty

    Want to lace up your boots and explore? That’s no problem. The Finns take their beautiful landscape very seriously and want to share it with everyone. You can be assured of your right to roam as you take in this beautiful scenery.

    A visit to Finland is great for your health

    Finland is renowned for having some of the cleanest air anywhere in the world, even downtown in the capital, Helsinki. Getting a good level of exercise is also easy here thanks to the myriad ski-slopes dotted around the country, as well as the hiking trails which criss-cross the landscape.

    Want to relax in a healthy way after a day on the slopes? A diverse array of different cuisine awaits you on the award-winning Finnish restaurant scene, while one of the over three million saunas will help you to open your pores and detox the Nordic way.

    Finland in the winter is a truly magical place

    Have you ever been to the home of Santa Claus in Rovaniemi? Have you ever seen the Northern Lights or stay in Glass Igloos? Have you ever taken a sled trip through the snow and seen reindeer trotting among the pines? Visit Finland and ensure the answer to all of these questions is ‘yes.’

    The Finnish people are waiting to welcome you

    Finns are very proud of their culture, and rightly so! As such, they are happy to share it with you. A major reason to visit Finland is the Finns themselves. You will feel the warmth and welcoming nature of the local people from the moment you arrive.

    This also manifests itself in the society of Finland, which is one of the safest on the planet. While many charming locations across the world are unfortunately blighted by crime, Finland is not one of them.

    Arts and culture are thriving

    Finland has long been famous for its art and design scene. The Kiasma, the Finnish National Gallery, and the Espoo Museum of Modern Art all house world-class collections that will delight visiting experts and casual art lovers in equal measure, while the Midnight Sun Film Festival in Sodankylä is an experience which can’t be missed.

    Are you ready to start your adventure and visit Finland? Get in touch with our team today.

    Drawbridge Opening Schedule, St. Petersburg 2019

    29 Dec
    The Palace Bridge, St. Petersburg
    The Palace Bridge, St. Petersburg

    Drawbridge Openings Schedule, St. Petersburg

    During navigation period from April till the middle November thirteen bridges that cross the Neva river are opened for a few hours to let large ships pass. Please follow the schedule below to get successfully to your hotel.
    Palace Bridge1:10 am-2:50 am
    3:10 am-4:55 am
    Trinity Bridge1:20 am-4:50 am
    Blagoveshchensky Bridge1:25 am-2:45 am
    3:10 am-5:00 am
    Grenadersky Bridge1:30 am-4:30 am
    Kantemirovsky Bridge1:30 am-4:30 am
    Smpsonievsky Bridge1:30 am-4:30 am
    Liteiny Bridge1:40 am-4:45 am
    Tuchkov Bridge 2:00 am-2:55 am
    3:35 am-4:55 am
    Volodarsky Bridge 2:00 am-3:45 am
    4:15 am-5:45 am
    Exchange Bridge2:00 am-4:45 am
    Bolsheokhotinsky Bridge 2:00 am-5:00 am
    Alexander Nevsky Bridge2:20 am-5:10 am
    Finlyandsky Bridge2:20 am-5:30 am