Nearest places of interest: Holy Trinity Church, Saint Nickolas Church, Theatre Square, Mariinsky Theatre.
Nearest metro station: Baltiyskaya (walking distance-15 minutes), also close to Baltic railway station.
In the cityscape of the historical center of Saint Petersburg a large 18-storey building of the Azimut Hotel stands out. It used to be Sovetskaya hotel, built in 1967. At that time it was one of the first high-scrapers of the "Northern capital". The Azimut Hotel is situated on the bank of the Fontanka River, at the crossroad of two prospects - Rijsky and Lermontovsky. Ask for a room on one of the upper floors overlooking the Fontanka to ensure a view. With its 988 rooms, Hotel Azimut is still one of the biggest and highest hotels in St.-Petersburg. Several restaurants, bars and much more can be found on the premises.