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Baikonur, Russian Federation
The Sputnik is a four-star hotel built in 1999. Services include a pool, sauna, TV, air conditioning, and minibar.Number of nights: 4
Moscow, Russian Federation
The Marriott Royal Aurora is conveniently located in the city center, near the Kremlin, Red Square, the Bolshoi Theater, and shopping. Rooms have all the amenities of a five star hotel, including satellite TV, pay-per-view movies, individual climate control, complimentary WiFi, minibar, in-room safe, hair dryer, and bathrobes. The hotel has a choice of restaurants, a fitness center, business center, and lounge.Number of nights: 3
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
The Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 is housed in a pre-revolutionary mansion on the Moika Embankment just across from the Hermitage. Its renovated interior is furnished with a mix of classic and antique pieces. Amenities include the ninth floor Bellevue Bar with beautiful views over the city, the Beau Rivage restaurant featuring fine dining, a rooftop Wellness Center and a Tea Room where a Russian/English high tea is offered every day. Rooms include satellite TV, wireless and cable Internet, minibar, hair dryers, heated bathroom floors and bathrobes.Number of nights: 3