Casa Leto, St Petersburg
|34, Bolshaya Morskaya, 190000, St Petersburg, Northwest, RUSSIA.|
Description: Casa LetoThe hotel is in a 19th Century building on Bolshaya Morskaya, formerly know as 'Diamond Street'. The building was originally built as apartments for the rich and famous. In fact, the court composer, Alfred Zimmerman, used to live in the building and many of his works have been found under the floorboards.
The interior of Casa Leto echoes the building's 19th Century origins. The plasterwork has been preserved and the same luxurious space and proportions respected. The entrance to the hotel has an impressive old staircase.
Inside the hotel proper is a bar lounge area where you can relax on Chesterfield sofas in front of a fireplace and meet other guests.
Located in the heart of the city close to the Hermitage and St Isaac's, Casa Leto is an exclusive private hotel providing stylish accommodation and execellent service in a relaxed home-style environment.
The refurbishment of the hotel used recycled timber where possible including the floor structures and window sills. They aim to keep consumption of bottled water to a minimum by using a reverse osmosis filter for drinking water. They use local suppliers where possible and are looking to introduce ecological cleaning products in the near future.
Type of rooms: Casa LetoThere are 5 double/twin bedrooms ranging from 20-40 sqm. All have ensuite bathrooms or shower rooms. There is also an additional apartment with two rooms sharing a bathroom.
Trezzini, Rossi, Rastrelli, Quarenghi, Rinaldi - named after five Italian architects of St. Petersburg - are all large and spacious rooms. Many of them are more than 50% larger than the equivalently five star hotel room - and considerably better value.
Although there is a sophisticated silent air exchange system they have kept things simple so you are in control of your environment. Unlike many hotels, windows can be opened if you want fresh air and you can simply adjust the temperature of the radiators with a simple twist of the thermostat.
Additional information: Casa Leto
Each room includes: en-suite bathroom or shower room with underfloor heating, direct telephone and internet access, TV & satellite (DVD or stereo on request), thermostatic temperature control, air exchange system (as opposed to air conditioning), tea & coffee making facilities, curtains designed for light exclusion during white nights.
Services and facilities include: beauty salon with solarium and hair dresser, sports hall (nearby), restaurant with room service until 5 am, visa support (including business visa applications, and three month registration), concierge service (including tours, translators, tickets), bussiness support (including research, introductions, PAs and translators), parking, laundry, air exchange system, under floor heating, independent central heating and hot water systems, satellite TV, king size beds, bathrobes and slippers, hairdryers, luxury toiletries, direct telephone, cable and Wi fi - optical cable internet access.
Airport transfers: they are able to arrange transfers to and from the airport to the hotel. You will be met by a driver. If you require a translator or a member of the hotel staff to meet you please advise.
Children: because of their small size they are not generally suitable for young children. However please do talk to them about your needs. They intend to have a floor for families next year.
Smoking: It is possible to smoke in the cafe downstairs.
Wheelchair access: There are two short but broad flights of stairs to access the hotel and no lift. They welcome people with physical disabilities and are prepared to assist where possible.
Animals: animals are not allowed in the hotel but they are happy to try to help with special local arrangements.
Parking: parking is available if arranged in advance.
Business guests: facilities and services include free direct telephone access for local calls, direct international telephone access at affordable rates, direct internet access (and a wireless system should be coming online shortly), business support including copying and fax service, and complimentary refreshment for you and your guests. If you need a PA, a translator, a business centre or even an office in the city centre for a few days they will try and assist you.
The sports facilities, sauna, massage, beauty treatments and restaurants are independently run and are either in the same premises or close by. These services are chargeable.
Documents: The invitation needed to get a visa to enter the country is not included in the room rates, but can be provided for an additional charge.
Number of rooms: 5
Official category: 5 stars.
Languages spoken: Russian, French, Italian, German.Smoking policy: Non-smoking property.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express.
GPS Coordinates: 59° 56' 0.39'' N 30° 18' 43.23'' E