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Tranquil St Petersburg apartment

RussiaSt Petersburg
Entire home/apt
9 Guests
4 Bedrooms
1 Bed
$341
Per Night
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The church in the courtyard

The church in the courtyard


The Space
Bathrooms: 4
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 1
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $23 / night after 8 guests
Cleaning Fee: $34
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict

Description

The Space

This is an atmospheric apartment in the centre of St Petersburg, in the Dostoevskian thick of things.

Our neighbourhood is lively. Nevsky with its 24-hour action is 5 minutes' walk away; 3 metro stations are 3-5 minutes from us; the Dostoevsky Museum is just around the corner; and there's a whole street of some of the most varied bars, cafes, and restaurants in the city just the other side of Vladimir Cathedral. Yet, when you enter our courtyard, the pace changes: all the bustle of the street falls away - leaving classical columns (the Museum of the Arctic and Antarctic - actually, an old church), space in which to think, and the wonderful Petersburg light.

Our apartment/guesthouse is a former priest’s apartment, which we have restored and gently adapted to give a carefully balanced mix of private and public space. When we first saw the apartment, we were struck by its light, tranquillity, and sense of peace. We have done our best to preserve these qualities.

There are four double bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, view, and distinctive character. In addition, we have allowed for a generous amount of public space. The dining-room is for quick cups of coffee, long unhurried breakfasts, leisurely pots of tea, the occasional business meeting, or just for sitting around in. You may also choose to sit, drink, and talk at our bar.

Our rates include unlimited tea and coffee, and a Wi-Fi connection.

Finally, we are not a hotel, so please don't expect everything to be perfect. But we do do our best to provide our guests with all support they may need, and are always ready with advice and suggestions. And if you’re interested in the architecture, literature, and culture (including the drinking culture) of this fascinating city, then I have a large website devoted to these subjects.

Rates for individual rooms vary depending on season and size of room (50 - 95 euros / night, including breakfast). The cost of the entire apartment (with or without breakfast) is 160-300 euros / night.. Discounts for architects, artists, academics, and anybody with a good case to make.

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House Rules

This is a no-smoking apartment.
Some cooking is possible, provided that it does not inconvenience other guests.
Please feel free to make yourself tea and coffee at any time of day or night.

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Availability
1 night minimum stay
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John

Berlin, Germany · Member since June 2009

I'm English, but I've more or less got over it (lived in Russia for the best part of 20 years, now live in Berlin for most of the time). I'm a translator by trade; I'm also a builder, architect, furniture-restorer, cook. For my unconventional take on St Petersburg, see (URL HIDDEN)

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