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Ambassador Hotel

Where in the city is the hotel located?

The Ambassador Hotel is located in the southern part of St. Petersburg's historic centre, reasonably close to the Mariinsky Theatre and with excellent transport links.

What's the nearest metro station to the hotel?

The nearest metro station to the hotel is Sadovaya, just over 300m from the Ambassador Hotel. On the purple line, the station is linked to Sennaya Ploshchad on the blue line and Spasskaya on the orange line.

How do I get to the hotel from Pulkovo Airport?

From Pulkovo-2, the international terminal, there is a direct marshrutka shuttle bus (No. 3) running from the bus stop to the left of the arrivals lounge exit to Sennaya Ploshchad, just over five minutes' walk from the Ambassador Hotel. If you are arriving at Pulkovo-1, the domestic terminal, then the No. 39 bus from outside Sector B of arrivals will take you to Moskovskaya Metro Station, and from there it is a six-stop journey north on the blue line to Sennaya Ploshchad Metro Station, under ten minutes' walk from the Ambassador. If you prefer to take a taxi or pre-book a transfer, then the 15km drive (17km from Pulkovo-1) will take approximately 30 minutes.

How do I get to the hotel from Moskovsky Station?

It is roughly 3.5km from Moskovsky Station to the Ambassador Hotel. If you are travelling by taxi or transfer, the drive will take 15-20 minutes. Alternatively, take the metro from Ploshchad Vosstaniya (connected to the mainline station) and travel south on the red line one stop south to Vladimirskaya. Change there to the orange line and continue south one stop to Spasskaya. Exit the metro via Sadovaya Station, and the Ambassador Hotel is approximately five minutes' walk from the metro.

How do I get to the hotel from Ladozhsky Station?

Ladozhsky Station is in the east of St. Petersburg, roughly 9km from the Ambassador Hotel. The journey to the hotel by taxi or pre-booked transfer will take 30-40 minutes. There is also a direct metro link from Ladozhskaya Metro Station to Spasskaya (five stops). Exit the metro via Sadovaya Station, and the Ambassador Hotel is only a little more than five minutes' walk away.

How do I get to the hotel from Vitebsky Station?

Vitebsky Station is the closest mainline station to the Ambassador Hotel (roughly 2km) and the hotel can be reached by taxi or transfer in only 10-15 minutes. It is also only one stop on the metro from Zvenigorodskaya Station (next to the mainline station) to Sadovaya, which is just over five minutes' walk from the Ambassador.

Where can I get Internet access at the hotel?

The Ambassador Hotel offers in-room Internet access through cable television. If this proves inconvenient, the hotel's business centre (open from 8am to 8pm daily) has PCs with hi-speed Internet access.

Where can I park near the hotel?

Limited street parking is available at the Ambassador Hotel.

Does the hotel have satellite television?

The Ambassador Hotel offers a package of 30 cable channels in all rooms, with channels in eight languages, including CNN and BBC News.

How do I get from the hotel to the Hermitage?

It is possible to walk from the Ambassador Hotel to the Hermitage in around 30 minutes. The most picturesque route is to follow the Griboedov Canal up to Nevsky Prospekt and then head right down Nevsky until you reach the archway of the General Staff Building, which leads through to Palace Square and the Winter Palace. To save time, turn right out of the hotel and first right onto Voznesenskiy Prospekt. From the first bus stop, board a northbound No. 10 bus and travel four stops to Dvortsovaya Naberezhnaya, right opposite the main visitor entrance to the Hermitage.

How do I get from the hotel to the Mariinsky Theatre?

The Mariinsky Theatre is about 20 minutes' walk from the Ambassador Hotel. Turn right out of the hotel down Prospekt Rimskogo-Korsakova and follow the street until you come to the Griboedov Canal. Cross the canal and turn right up the embankment. Walk about 50m and take the first left onto Teatralnaya Ploshchad. The Mariinsky is at the far end of the square.

What visitor attractions are located near the hotel?

Apart from the Mariinsky Theatre, other sights and attractions in the vicinity of the Ambassador Hotel include the sublime Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, a 15-minute walk down Prospekt Rimskogo-Korsakova from the hotel. Only five minutes from the hotel on Sadovaya Ulitsa are the gates to the Yusupov Garden, a small landscaped park that was once the grounds of the neoclassical Yusupov Palace, now used as an engineering institute. Next to the park is the Central Railway Museum, with a collection models and photography charting the history of trains in Russia.
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