Since 2009, St. Petersburg proudly presents yet another tribute to the work of one of Russia‘s greatest figures, Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Reval Hotel Sonya was dedicated solely to his most famous novel, Crime and Punishment.
St. Petersburg belongs to one of the most fascinating cities in Russia. It is a crucial financial and industrial hub as well as a culturally diverse place with more than 300 years of history. Undoubtedly a must-see, tourists come here to admire the typical cathedrals and churches, picturesque parks and the breathtaking views over local canals. There are many hostels and hotels in St. Petersburg, yet one of the latest additions to local hospitality scene undoubtedly deserves all the praise; the new Reval Hotel Sonya is solely inspired by the great novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Dostoyevsky remains one of the most praised authors, whose “Crime and Punishment” has been inspiring artists for many decades. The Norwegian chain Reval Hotel, which had dominated the Baltic market, decided to expand to Russia and chose St. Petersburg for their first hotel. When searching for the right theme, the link between the city and Dostoyevsky, whose “Crime and Punishment” takes place here, seemed perfect.
The 4-star hotel is situated in the heart of the city in the vicinity of the Neva river. It features 173 beautiful rooms, an amazing restaurant and lively bar, a fitness centre, 24-hour room service and WiFi coverage. Reval Hotel Sonya is a tribute to Dostoyevsky and his Russian culture. The interior design possesses a light Russian touch and naturally, the Metamorfos restaurant’s menu does not fail to combine the best dishes of Russian cuisine with delicacies and flavor from all over the world.
The hotel happily assists foreign guests with their visa requirements and diligently caters for all their wishes. Local library is a rather amusing highlight as all the books it features are copies of none other than “Crime and Punishment” in many languages.