1.29km from Cafe-Bar la LilasThis was our first trip to St-Petersburg, and to Russia for that matter. Their website pictures do not pay this hotel justice. My wife and I were overwhelmingly surprised by the size and appointment of the room. The decor, furniture placement, the attention to detail, this was human factors engineering at its finest. The service was impeccable and their sense of anticipation at our needs were well beyond our expectations. As an example, we had to check-out early morning to meet our flight schedule. They immediately volunteered to provide us with a breakfast on the go, and offered to call us a taxi for that morning. The hotel location allowed us to walk to most important venues such as the Hermitage, Nikolai palace, Sacred Blood cathedral et al... We were in the heart of the heritage district. We don't usually write reviews, however Big Marine hotel is a credit to St-Petersburg and Russian hospitality. Our stay was too short, and because of our positive experience, we do intend on returning to St-Petersburg, and most definatly lodge at the Big Marine hotel.