This is a large, light room in my apartment / guesthouse The Academy Garden.
The room is actually a series of spaces which flow into an open bathroom (40 sq.m. in all). The four windows overlook the courtyard of our house and receive the late afternoon and evening sun.
Location: our 230 square metre apartment is directly opposite the garden of the Academy of Arts. The Hermitage, St Isaac's, and the Mariinsky Theatre are all 15-20 minutes' walk away; the Menshikov Palace is only 5. Nearest metro station: 6 minutes. Turn right out of our front door, walk 150 metres, and you find yourself on the bank of the main river, with all of the centre of St Petersburg spread before you. Opposite and a little to the left are St Isaac’s and the statue of the Bronze Horseman. Beside you are the twin sphinxes crouching solemnly on the embankment in front of the Academy of Arts. This is an ideal spot from which to watch the raising of the bridges on summer nights.
Kitchen / dining room: the apartment has a fully equipped kitchen adjoining a large dining room.
Rates: The nightly rate for these rooms varies depending on time of year and number of occupants, and includes breakfast, unlimited tea and coffee, and some help (where required) with getting to know St Petersburg. Discounts are available for artists, academics, and anyone with a good case to make.
Room type:Private room
Iso ja avara huone ja suuret ikkunat sisäpihalle. Sisustus ja kalusteet ovat huolellisesti valittuja. Kirjoja ja taidetta esillä. Tämä kokonaisuus luo erikoisen ja arvokkaan tunnelman Vasilinsaarella. Myös huoneiston yhteiset tilat kuin keittiö ovat kodikkaat ja viihtyisät. Sijainti Vasilinsaarella on hyvä. Ystävällinen majoittaja.
Johns apartment in St. Petersburg is amazing. Very beautifully and elegantly furnished and located in a nice living area with a metro station nearby. From there it is only one station to famous Newski-Prospekt. The beds are very comfortable and the bathrooms very modern and comfortable too. John is very heartily and making the best breakfast eggs ever! He was always there giving us advice when needed. I can warmly recommend his apartment for a St. Petersburg Trip!
John's place is simply amazing: well located, super clean, friendly.... best spot from where to explore St Petersburg. If we ever return there, for sure we will stay in the same place!!!
John's apartment is in a great location to explore the central area of St Petersburg. The room is large with soaring ceilings, elegant long windows and a spacious bathroom. The bed is very comfortable. John provided a great continental breakfast and provided us with some excellent advice on what to see - we particularly appreciated his recommendations on where to find restaurants in the local area. Although we stayed in winter, the apartment was warm and welcoming. The apartment is conveniently located near 2 metro stations - a form of transport we highly recommend when in St Petersburg. It is very efficient and easy to navigate - as well as being very economical at 28r. for any journey. We highly recommend John's apartment.
I actually stayed in several of John's rooms in the two apartments he rents in St. Petersburg and have nothing but praise for his staff and the comfort of his rooms/apartments, as well as communication with John and his staff up to and during the stay. The apartments have a nice eclectic decoration as you can see by the photos, and are also homey and comfortable (the "less" light rooms are even quite light), great internet WiFi connections, not to mention the excellent guests I met in the apartments over the ample breakfast, certainly attracted as well by the look of quality of the apartments. The apartments are also in excellent locations in the city, walking distance to many of the sites, or easily accessible by subway. I highly recommend these apartments to anyone wanting a good holiday in St. Petersburg, the accommodations greatly contributed to an excellent stay in the city.
Из недостатков: я только в последний день поняла, что завтрак по утрам был сервирован для нас (я думала, что это готовили для себя другие гости квартиры). Также мне кажется, что в проживание такого уровня должны быть включены банные принадлежности (гель для душа, шампунь) и фен. И еще - я, конечно, читала в описании комнаты про open space, но все-таки была уверена, что ванну. и туалет отделяет хотя бы занавесочка, оказалось- нет :)) И был небольшой неприятный момент, когда мы выезжали из квартиры - некому было отдать ключи, ни один телефон не отвечал, и я уже раздумывала - оставить открытой дверь в квартиру или увезти ключи с собой, когда мы обнаружили в одной из комнат девушку-гостью. Пришлось ее побеспокоить и попросить закрыть за нами дверь.
В остальном мне все очень понравилось - внутреннее убранство квартиры, удобная кухня-столовая, наша большая и светлая комната, расположение дома относительно метро и достопримечательностей города. Я с удовольствием вернусь в эту квартиру, но выберу другую комнату, с отделенным от комнаты санузлом.
The Silver Room is beautiful, recently remodeled, and incredibly spacious. The guesthouse is in a quiet, residential neighborhood that is easy to access major tourist sites in St. Petersburg, like the Hermitage, all by walking or even by the metro (make sure you take the metro at least once!). Nearby are lots of markets, shops and restaurants. John was a great host. He answered all of our pre-trip questions quickly and provided very detailed and accurate directions and recommendations in English. We also enjoyed meeting other guests at breakfast.
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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 (website hidden)