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The bathroom (through the double doors) must be one of the largest and most relaxing in St Petersburg
Private room in bed and breakfast

Burgundy Room

Burgundy Room

3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed

The space

This is a large room in our apartment /guesthouse The Old Church Courtyard. The room overlooks the back of the old church in our main courtyard. There is a double bed, a divan/bed for a third person (if needed), and an ensuite bathroom.

Our small, atmospheric guesthouse (4 bedrooms in all) is located in the centre of St Petersburg, in the Dostoevskian thick of things. This is a lively neighbourhood. Nevsky prospekt 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 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 breakfast, 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 vary depending on season and size of room (50 - 95 euros / night; or 200-300 euros / night for the entire apartment). Discounts for architects, artists, academics, and anybody with a good case to make.

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Breakfast
Washer
Heating

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Peter
November 2017
This was s Suite in a good sized four bedroom apartment. John’s assistants sorted out a nice breakfast each day which was a nice start around the large dining table. The arrival instructions were absolutely perfect. And we felt really welcome by our host - whose small book …

Maxim User Profile
Maxim
February 2016
Lovely, gorgeous place! Warm and welcoming host and stuff. Beautiful bedroom and bathroom. Breakfast provided. Location is perfect to reach any part of the city. Room is next to dining room and due to the building nature - may not be soundproof enough for people with light sl…

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Nikolay
March 2016
Очень удобная, комфортная комната в прекрасной, тихой квартире, очень красивого дома недалёко от Московского вокзала. Прекрасный хозяин. Останавливаюсь в этой квартире уже много лет и лучшего места в СПб не знаю.

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Berlin, GermanyJoined in June 2009
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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, (amateur) architect, furniture-restorer, cook. For my unconventional take on St Petersburg, see …
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