We have just returned from our stay at the Pavilion Wing of the Winter Palace Gardens. We felt we'd stepped back in time..... 1886. The gardens are magnificent, majestic and very well maintained. The customer service we received was second to none and kudos must go to Ahmed (very upstanding gentleman) on reception for his help with our room. The breakfast waiting staff were superb and great teachers of their native tongue to us. Nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast was superb. Khalid, the swimming pool attendant was very attentive. As expected, rooms cleaned/hoovered/ fresh linen provided daily. We can not fault our stay here at all. We will most definitely return next year.