Skip to content
Private room in bed and breakfast

Lotus room

Lotus room

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath

The space

This is the smallest room in our Academy Garden apartment / guesthouse. The room is indeed small (11 sq. m.), but has its own private corridor (4 sq. m.) and small bathroom (4 sq.m., with a shower, no bath). The window overlooks the courtyard at the back of the house - a space where children play all kinds of ingenious games while cats stretch lazily in the 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.


Free parking on premises

House Rules

This is a no-smoking apartment. Otherwise, the only rule is




8 Reviews

Check In
Theresa User Profile
July 2015
We stayed for 9 nights at Johns apartment in the lotus and in the silver room. They were both beautiful, as the whole flat was. The rooms were clean, we liked the combination between the old and new interior very much, we felt at home. Tonya and Johns daughter made us breakfast …

Antonio User Profile
June 2015
perfect apartment and in a great location in the city. you can reach parts of the city. the room clean and very good as well as for breakfast .. thank you and goodbye

Angela User Profile
August 2013
Nice apartment with big common area and kitchen, good location near Metro and walking distance to the Hermitage. Be careful with the bridges at night, to return in time to the right side of the Newa.

Jon User Profile
August 2013
A lovely and welcoming apartment in st petersburg. Both John and ralf were very helpful. Lotus room is small but has all you need. Breakfasts were excellent with muesli, coffee, toast, yoghurt and cheese all provided. A nice walk to the river and pretty close to major sites for w…

Vincent User Profile
February 2013
Great place and location, comfortable, cosy, and good value for the money paid ! Facilities are good (kitchen, wi-fi...), very nice and helping guest !

Noah User Profile
September 2012
Exceptional value. Room was slightly small but very private and the entire guesthouse was very lovely.

Даша User Profile
November 2014
Приятная комната во всех отношениях. Атмосфера в квартире творческая и дружелюбная, всё просто, но со вкусом. Расположение квартиры – то, что надо.

Hosted by John

Berlin, GermanyJoined in June 2009
John User Profile
278 Reviews
John is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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, (amateur) architect, furniture-restorer, cook. For my unconventional take on St Petersburg, see …
Languages: English, Русский
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Always communicate through AirbnbTo protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

The neighbourhood

Press the down arrow key to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.

Check In

Press the down arrow key to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.

Check Out

Similar listings