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Rendezvous on the Viewing Platform

Rooftop rendezvous – romantic view of the old city

Grand Catherine Palace Hotel presents a unique service – romantic rooftop rendezvous in St. Petersburg. Hotel has a viewing platform on the roof of the building that used to belong to the Basilica of St. Catherine of Alexandria. The platform rises above the roofs of the historic city centre. It offers an unforgettable view of the city and the Neva.

Romantic date on the rooftop for just the two of you - you can make it happen. Invite your loved one to a romantic dinner in the privacy of a rooftop overlooking historic parts of St. Petersburg, and tell him/her “I love you”. And if you are already a married couple, a rooftop rendezvous will serve as a perfect opportunity to refresh your feelings and show your dear one how important he/she is to you.

Rooftop rendezvous is an unforgettable experience. It will be one of the best memories that will stay in your heart forever.

Included in the service:

“The rooftop rendezvous” is designed for two people and lasts 1.5 hours. The price includes:

  • 30-minute photo session;
  • Plaids and cushions;
  • Sparkling wine and fruit platter;
  • Background music for romantic mood.

Cost of the rooftop rendezvous is RBL 7500 for hotel guests and RBL 8500 for non-hotel guests.

Extras available for booking:

  • Decoration with heart shaped balloons – RBL 3000;Decoration with heart shaped balloons – RBL 3000;
  • Fresh flower bouquet delivery – RBL 2500;
  • Violin/guitar live music – RBL 2500 per hour.

Why is the rooftop rendezvous so romantic?

Viewing platform is located on the roof of the building which used to belong to the Basilica of St. Catherine of Alexandria. It offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the city from an unusual perspective normally available to drone operators only. So, you can enjoy a stunning view of the historic centre of St. Petersburg and see many renowned landmarks. You can see them perfectly well, and yet, the landmarks are not always easily recognized due to an unusual perspective, that’s when an exciting “guess what” game begins.

You’ll be above the whole of St. Petersburg, and there’ll be just the two of you. That kind of unusual combination creates memories that will stay with you for a long time. Besides that, you will have pictures and videos to take home and show your friends. From time to time, you’ll watch them again and relive exciting emotions.

Telling your dear one “I love you” on the rooftop is unusual and romantic not only for the city visitors, but also for the locals, as not many of them had a chance to be on the top tier of the city.

The view from the observation deck is nothing like the one that opens from windows or balconies of multi-storey buildings. The reason is that there are no residential high rises in the city centre, they are situated in the city outskirts. Besides, being on a viewing platform creates totally different impressions. It’s a little higher than the roofs, so no other buildings, except for the cupolas of the nearby Basilica of St. Catherine, interfere with the view, that’s why the latter is so good.

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Photo Session on the Viewing Platform

Photo session on the roof: a flight of fantasy and extraordinary aesthetics

St. Petersburg is a city of exceptional beauty. Everyone who visited the Northern Capital at least once took souvenir photos, because one can’t help taking a photo of themselves on the background of the city’s beautiful sights. Grand Catherine Palace Hotel opens a panoramic view onto the one of the most beautiful cities and offers a photo session on the roof in St. Petersburg. You will get a lot of exciting emotions and really unusual photos. Professional photographer will help you view yourself differently and see how beautiful you are. Rooftop photo session in St. Petersburg means bright and memorable moments captured in pictures.

Grand Catherine Palace Hotel is conveniently located in the very centre of the Cultural Capital of Russia - in Nevsky Prospect. The height of the roof allows for a lovely panoramic view of the historic city centre. Lively streets and majestic buildings can be a great background for unusual pictures, which will get hundreds of likes in social media.

Rooftop photo session in St. Petersburg: details of the service

Hotel guests are accompanied to the viewing platform by a guide who knows a lot about the historic city centre. Professional photographer will take into account every wish of the customer and capture a special moment. Unique photos on the background of the well-known landmarks, picturesque cupolas of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan and St. Isaac’s Cathedral will allow you to stand out from the crowd. Accompanied by our professional staff, you shouldn’t be afraid of height – they will guide you a tour and take care of your safety. Rooftop photo session lasts one hour, during which time the photographer will be photographing you choosing the best angles for the photos. We understand that we all want beautiful pictures, but not all of us are professional photographic models. The photographer will help you feel at ease and relax, so that every captured image is great. A photo session can also be arranged within the hotel. Like the city itself, it’s full of special creative atmosphere. Each interior location is art-inspired, remarkable and unique. Professional photos made in the city streets will add diversity to your photo album. You can be sure they will complement it perfectly. Try yourself as a photographic model or give that possibility to your dear ones, and it will help you raise self-esteem and get lots of enthusiastic comments.

How to book the service, costs and types of photo sessions in the Grand Catherine Palace Hotel

Photo session on our hotel rooftop is very popular, so we recommend that you book it in advance. You’d better do it at lease I day before the desired shooting. There are several options how you can do it:

  • visit the “Rooftop Viewing Platform” section on the hotel website when booking your room;
  • contact Front Desk staff while staying at the hotel;
  • call or Whatsapp us at: +7 921 788 10 09.

Not only do we offer our customers the service of a professional photographer and an unforgettable guided visit to the viewing platform, but we also offer a possibility to book a walking photo session with a private photographer. Cost of a 1-hour hotel rooftop photo session is RBL 4000 per person, while a walking photo session, which takes place in the city streets and squares, next to the renowned architectural landmarks, and lasts 2 – 2,5 hours, costs only RBL 5000.

Don’t miss out on admiring St. Petersburg from above and receiving lifelong impressions. Book a rooftop photo session on the Grand Catherine Palace Hotel viewing platform in St. Petersburg today. And we will do everything best so that you can implement your most interesting ideas.

25% Discount on Long-Stay Bookings

25% Discount on a long-stay booking at the Grand Catherine Palace Hotel

St. Petersburg’s the city where people come to relax or on business. It offers lots of exciting options for all kinds of pastime. More than 5 million visitors come here every year. Some of them want to see the affluent historical and architectural heritage and attend some grand events, others require qualified medical care or need to solve business issues.
Whatever the reason for your visit, Grand Catherine Palace Hotel is a comfortable place to stay at. If you are looking for a hotel for a long stay in St. Petersburg, here you will find the best accommodation terms and conditions.

Why choose Grand Catherine Palace Hotel for a long stay in St.Petersburg?

We offer a comfortable stay in one of our 127 guest rooms divided into 5 categories starting from budget Smart Rooms and up to spacious Business Rooms. Although the hotel is located in the very centre of the city, in Nevsky Prospect, we offer our hotel guests peace and quiet. Here you’ll truly relax after your business meetings or long walks.
If you want to escape from the city bustle, recover your strength and wake up inspiration, make a long stay booking at the hotel located in the heart of St. Petersburg. Whatever room you choose, it’ll be filled with special atmosphere and creative spirit. If you book a room for a minimum of 7 nights, you’ll get a 25% discount. However, that’s not the only advantage. Other advantages worth mentioning are:

  • Safety and peace of mind guarantee. Each guest room is equipped with an in-room safe, the hotel is guarded 24 hours a day.
  • Delicious food. Every morning, “Phali-Khinkali” restaurant serves buffet breakfast. At all other times, the restaurant serves A la carte meals.
  • Each guest room is well appointed with all that is needed for a pleasant stay. Comfortable beds guarantee a good night sleep. Bathrooms feature free toiletries. Guest rooms are cleaned on daily basis. In each guest room, internal landline telephone is available enabling hotel guests to easily contact front-desk staff and have all their queries solved. Also, guest rooms are equipped with mini fridges and digital TVs with 50 channels.
  • Wide range of services. Hotel guests can request a wake-up call, make use of ironing facilities as well as washing and drying machines and thus quickly freshen up their clothes. Hotel guests can charge their cell phones for a small fee, and purchase coffee, snacks and soft drinks from vending machines.
  • Wide choice of entertainments. Hotel guests can enjoy a guided visit to the rooftop viewing platform and admire the city from above. Hotel often hosts meetings with contemporary artists, writers and musicians in the hotel library. The hotel concierge service assists hotel guests in booking tickets to the Philharmonic Society and Mikhailovsky Opera and Ballet house.

Don’t hesitate to stay at the Grand Catherine Palace Hotel. The hotel staff will take care of everything so that you can have a really good rest. But whatever room you choose, you’d better book it in advance. Book your stay for a minimum of 7 nights, register with Long promo code and save 25% on any room.

Early Booking 15% Discount

Book your hotel room at least 30 days prior to your check-in date and get a 15% discount on the published rate!

Special offer applies to all bookings made directly with the hotel: on the hotel’s website or by phone.

Full prepayment at the time of booking is required.

Non-refundable rate.

No refund in case of cancellation.


We will gladly arrange a private guided tour of your choice for you.

Additional Amenities (available free of charge by request)
  • Electric heater/fan
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Bathrobe
  • Extra clothes hangers
  • Luggage stand
  • Baby cot/night pot/high chair
  • Bathroom amenities (dental/shaving/vanity/sewing kit, comb, hair conditioner, body lotion)
  • Ear plugs
  • Tea-making facilities
  • Vase
  • Cutlery
  • Glasses
  • Wine opener
  • Mosquito repellent device
Additional Services (available free of charge by request)
  • Connection to Wi-Fi
  • Wake-up call
  • Luggage storage
  • Taxi ordering service
  • Assistance with booking guided tours, theatre and event tickets, etc (Concierge Service)
  • Restaurant booking service
  • Pet-friendly policy
  • Hotel library equipped with computers with free internet access (located on the second floor)
  • Ironing room (irons are provided on request)
  • First aid kit (no medications), ambulance calls
  • Purifiers with hot and cold drinking water on each floor
  • There is an unguarded parking lot in the hotel courtyard. Parking spaces are not guaranteed. Advance booking required.
    Enter by car into the hotel courtyard through the arch from Italianskaya Street, building 5. You can also park your car in a paid parking lot on Arts Square (a 2-minute walk from the hotel).
    See the map of parking in St. Petersburg here: https://qt.im/dGU
Paid Amenities
  • Coffee vending machine (located on the ground floor)
  • Cell phone charging station with external batteries (for rent; located on the ground floor).
    Refundable deposit – RBL 300.
    First hour – RBL 50 next 24 hours – RBL 100 each following day – RBL 150
  • Extra bed (folding bed) – RBL 1000 per night
  • Souvenirs
  • Viewing deck on the hotel roof
    A visit costs RBL 250 for hotel guests and RBL 500 for non-hotel guests
Arrival and Departure Transfers
Airport – Hotel transfer,
Comfort class, 1-3 pax per car
  • Pick-up at the airport (nameplate)
  • Transfer to the hotel, Comfort class
RBL 1750 per car one way
Hotel – Airport transfer,
Comfort class, 1-3 pax per car
  • Pick-up in the hotel reception area, luggage handling
  • Transfer to the airport, Comfort class
RBL 1750 per car one way
You can obtain any of the listed services by means of:
  • Tapping online booking widget on the hotel website or scanning the QR code available in each guest room;
  • Contacting Reception staff in person;
  • Calling Reception staff from your room at the internal phone number 100;
  • Using your preferred messenger to contact us by: +7 921 788 10 09 .

Services Offered at the Grand Catherine Palace Hotel

Grand Catherine Palace Hotel offers reasonably priced accommodation for couples in the historic centre of St. Petersburg. It’s situated in the grounds of the Basilica of St. Catherine of Alexandria in Nevsky Prospect. You can book a prolonged hotel stay and spend your vacation in St. Petersburg.

Whether you decided to spend a weekend in St. Petersburg or wish to combine working with city sightseeing while being in St. Petersburg on business, you can enjoy a short or a long stay at the Grand Catherine Palace Hotel in St. Petersburg.

Advance Booking

We advise you to book a room directly through the hotel website to make your stay as inexpensive as possible:

  • There’s a 15% early booking discount;
  • You can get an 8% cashback if you pay with a bank card «Мир»

Thanks to various discounts the cost of your hotel stay can be considerably reduced.

If you choose Grand Catherine Palace Hotel, you can:

  • Book a nice room at a conveniently located hotel at a reasonable price;
  • Stay within an easy walking distance of the main attractions of the Northern capital and two metro stations;
  • Get a first-class service.

Reasonably-priced hotel rooms in Nevsky Prospect for daily rent

Grand Catherine Palace Hotel offers 127 cosy guest rooms in various categories:

  • Economy – cosy and affordable Smart Room;
  • Standard – room suitable for 1 or 2 guests;
  • Comfort – comfortable room equipped with an air conditioner can accommodate up to 3 guests;
  • Business – spacious room equipped with an air conditioner can accommodate up to 4 guests;
  • Two-Level Comfort Room with a private entrance is for those who value privacy.

You can find pictures of the rooms of all categories on the hotel website and choose the category that suits you best. Reviews of the guests who have already stayed with us will help you make sure you’ve made the right choice.

You can also ask for an electric heater or a fan, baby cot, etc.

Free-of-charge Amenities

The following amenities are available free of charge for all hotel guests including those who stay in Economy Rooms:

  • Access to the utility room containing washing and drying machines as well as ironing facilities;
  • Concierge Service, which helps book guided tours and museum visits;
  • Luggage storage;
  • Booking a table at the hotel restaurant;
  • Room equipment, including mini fridges;
  • Hotel library equipped with computers with free internet access;
  • Connection to Wi-Fi;
  • Wake-up call;
  • Baby cot.

Pets are allowed in the ground floor rooms. Please let us know that you are coming with your pet when booking your room. Booking confirmation is subject to availability. RBL 5000 refundable deposit is required at check-in. The deposit will be returned to you at check-out if rules of accommodation have been observed. Please contact our reception staff for rules of accommodation.

Paid Amenities

Whatever the cost of your hotel stay, our special offers are available for you:

  • A visit to the viewing deck on the hotel roof;
  • Cell phone charging station;
  • Coffee and snacks vending machines;
  • Arrival/departure transfer arrangement.

Located in the very centre of St. Petersburg, Grand Catherine Palace Hotel features guest rooms suitable for 1, 2, 3 or 4 guests and offers quality service. Please have a look at our guests’ reviews, guest room photos and the rates we offer, and you will see it’s true.