Envisioned by one of our favourite designers, the Radisson Sonya Hotel looks like something from another planet compared to the other standard upmarket business class hotels in St. Petersburg. Themed around Dostoevsky’s novel Crime and Punishment, subtle references to the book are everywhere from the carpet and furniture to the Russian restaurant.
Funky, bohemian style rooms have a flat-screen TV, a minibar, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some rooms have Nespresso machines, while suites offer Finnish saunas. Room service is available 24/7.
The huge glass covered courtyard restaurant with glass fronted kitchen is simply stunning. Classic bar. Hammam and fitness centre.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 173 rooms & suites (13-54m2) (140-581 sq ft) • interior design: Stylt Trampoli (Gothenburg) • hotel opened: 2010 • street parking • pets allowed on request • 24-hour front desk • Chernyshevskaya Metro Station: 10-minute walk • Hermitage: 25-minute walk • wheelchair accessible