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We would like to thank you for very nice cooperation and help with invitations and registrations. We were very satisfied with the accommodation, the place was very convenient and the location was realy great (Apt#24, at Kazanskaya Street)!

If we go once again to Petersburg, we would certainly contact with Petersburg-Lodging. We will also recommend Your company to our friends. THANK YOU !!! :).

Dominika Borek, Poland

Our short holiday in Sint Petersburg was magnificent! Thanks for everything you arranged for us. We will certainly recommend you if anyone is planning to visit your city.

Best regards
Hans Verhorst, The Netherlands

Thank you for the nice stay we had in your apartment. Sabine and I are planning to go back with a group of friends next year about at the same period. We liked everything: your cosy and practical place, the localisation in town and your beautiful town and museums.

All the best,
Michelle HEON, France

The apartment is very roomy and the pictures on the homepage represent the apartment very well. All rooms have been clean and the apartment is equipped with all kind of needed utilities. Larisa provides an excellent service in terms of reservation, payment, additional services and all other kind of questions.

We highly recommend Petersburg Lodging for a stay in the heart of St. Petersburg with reasonable prices.

Best regards,
Lukas Schober, Switzerland
(Apt #24 at Kazanskaya Street, 8, 2 couples)

Your website was the best, I found, offering apartments in St. Petersburg. It has clear structure and contains all necessary information about flat and availability, so booking is very easy.

Transport from airport to Apartment #17 was perfectly organised. The flat is located in center of St. Petersburg, so ideal for people who plan to have a holiday in this wonderful city. You can reach many points by foot and metro station is also not far. There are many shops, cafes and restaurants around. Apartment 17 is located in quiet backyard. The flat is well equipped and we felt very comfortable.

Best Regards,
Irina + Ulrich, Germany
(Aprt #17, at Kazanskaya Street, 8)

Our stay in Russia was fantastic, we witnessed a fantastic country so different to all our previous trips to America and Europe. St Petersburg is an amazing place and the idea of renting an apartment instead of staying in a Hotel was a wise choice. We bought all Russian food at Lend, a superb supermarket with more than 100 different vodkas , caviar, cheeses , all sorts of raw fish from 4 euro the pound ! Wines from all over the world , a complete variety of champignons , fantastic breads and more beers that anyone could imagine. Walked all the bridges, all the museums , the awesome Churches with all their gold , malachite, icons and the Mariinsky and everything in St. Petersburg, what a CITY. Also took a train to Novgorod, great old city, fantastic old monasteries, cathedrals and an unique wooden houses&churches open museum from XVI C. to XX C.

The apartment was very conveniently located, so close to Ploschad Vostanyia metro station and Moskovski train station where we could catch all the trains, and excellently equipped with all the necessary elements to make our stay more than comfortable. We could not stop looking out the great windows overlooking Nevsky Prospekt. Thank you for all the useful tips you gave us, which came in very handy. It was great that you picked us up at the airport. It was great that we rented the apartment with you.

Best regards,
Susie&Alejo, Tucuman, Argentina
(Apt #6 at Nevski, 103)

The apartment was very spacious, beds were very comfortable, perfect heating. Your warm, complete and precise welcome. Your correct availability. The localization was perfect to make many things by feet. Thanks for all.

Nuria Granados, France
(Aprt #24, at Kazanskaya Street, 8)

We really enjoyed our stay. The flat is in a perfect location, within walking distance of all the main sites. The flat was clean and had everything we needed. There were a few shops very near by, and some great restaurants. We would definitely book with you again. You went the extra mile to make sure our stay was perfect. Thanks!

Best Regards,
Oliver Cheyne, United Kingdom
(Apt #17 at kazanskaya, 8)

I stayed in St.Petersburg at at Apartment #24 in March 2010. Realy everything was very good. Clean and very comfort aprtments with full equipment kitchen and with your good service it helps us with my friend. Also transfer service was very good even it was very early morning. Next time I will work with you.

Thanks and regards,
Shevket Yalchyn, Serenas Group Coordinator, Turkey
(Apt #24 at Kazanskaya, 8)

Thank you for an excellent stay in St. Petersburg. The apartment was first rate and its location could hardly have been better. Everyone was friendly and helpful and Sasha was a really good and helpful driver! We walked to most places and really enjoyed -
Mariinsky - Swan Lake
Philharmonia - Mahler No 4
307 celebrations!
Hermitage - not only a truly great museum but free on the first Thursday.
Russian museum - wonderful insights
Siege of Leningrad memorial on Moskovskaya metro station
Peterhof (via hydrofoil)
Kazan cathedral
The Singer building!
SS Peter and Paul fortress
(The Summer Palace was, of course, closed for renovations, but worth seeing from a distance)
Terassa on Kazanskaya was a great place to eat with good views and blankets. Teatro (Mariinsky) was also very enjoyable including the borsch. Singer building restaurant was also very convenient and our first taste of blinis with caviar and sour cream.

Thank you once again,
Clive & Sue Peaple, United Kingdom
(Apt #4 at Kazanskaya, 16)

I had the most wonderful time at Kazanskaia ulitsa during the four weeks I spent there in March and April 2010. The absolutely best thing about the apartment is its fabulous location, since it is only about 200 metres from the Kazan Cathedral and within walking distance of all the city's major attractions - especially, from my point of view, the Philharmonia, but also the Hermitage, Russian Museum, St Isaac's Cathedral, etc etc. Shopping for food was brilliantly easy as there are food shops very near indeed, and anyway restaurants are everywhere in downtown St Petersburg.

The apartment is ultra-secure - it has steel doors from the street into the courtyard, from the courtyard into the building, and into the apartment itself - and contained everything I needed.

The internet connection which gave me no trouble at all after the first day. The company responsible for the apartment was genuinely helpful and quick whenever I had questions. An additional small table in the main room would have made using my laptop marginally easier, but other than that I can't think of anything to complain about!

Yours sincerely
David Saunders, United Kingdom
(Apt #4 at Kazanskaya, 16)

After considerable searching via internet for affordable lodging in central St. Petersburg we were fortunate to find Most the hotels were more than we wanted to pay or if in our budget not very appealing. The apartment option worked out great because there were four adults plus our three college age children who had reservations at a hostel nearby. The apt. was roomy and exactly as it looked in the pictures. It was an excellent gathering place to rest, relax in between our ventures into the city and all the sites. Close proximity, right down the street from the Hermitage. Larisa was very professional.

We would definitely call on Petersburg-Lodging if we were to travel there again.

Gloria Hansen, USA
(Apt #16, at Millionnaya, 17)

My family and I want to thank Larisa for her efficiency. Everything was on time and prepared for our arrival. The apartment was clean and perfectly suited our needs. The taxi transportation was useful too. The location of the apt. was superb. We would like to have her services next time for our vacation too.

Best regards,
Venla Stodolsky, Finland,
(Apt #5 at Gorokhovaya, 3)

I stayed at Larisa's accommodation in April 2009, and would recommend her services to all. I was met on arrival at the airport by a driver, and by Larisa at the apartment; I was then provided with all the local information I requested.

The apartment I had was well-located, quiet and safe, with all the usual expected facilities.

Should I return to St. Petersburg, I would certainly book with Petersburg-Lodging again, and in any event will recommend it to friends travelling there.

Peter Anderson, Australia
Apt #17 (Kazanskaya, 8)

We were very impressed with the personal welcome, and the wealth of details supplied on arrival, which made our stay much easier. The apartment was very well equipped and satisfied all our requirements. It made an excellent base from which to visit your beautiful city, and we were even able to park, free of charge, right outside.

The most important thing for us was the wonderful location of the apartment, so close to Nevsky Prospekt, which meant we were able to walk to so many of the main sight seeing areas. We were lucky enough to see the Founders Day Parade and celebrations during our stay, and this was truly memorable.

We are happy for this to go on the website, and thank you for our wonderful visit. We hope your business thrives.

Bob and Sheila Harris, UNITED KINGDOM
(Apt #4 at Kazanskaya, 16)

I highly recommend Petersburg Lodging! My mother and I stayed in one of the apartment in the summer of 2009. The service from start to finish was impeccable. The owner of the site, a native St. Petersburger, Larisa is wonderful. Pre-trip communications were very thorough and I knew exactly what to expect. I was afraid that traveling to Russia would be difficult, but Larisa made it easy. We were picked up at the train station and taken to the apartment in a nice sedan; the driver would indicate points of interest on the way. Larisa met us at the apartment, showed us everything; gave us a map of St. Petersburg and showed the best ways to get around. The apartment was spacious and stylish. Straight out of a designer magazine. At the end of our stay, the driver picked us up and took us to the airport and even helped my mother with her luggage. All in all, a most wonderful experience.

Leonard Grayver, USA
Apt #2 (Malaya Morskaya Street, 6)

Thank You, we enjoied our stay in Your flat in SPb very well - everything was right, the flat was nice fournished, the house cleane, the city very close by. You provided us really with good service, we had no problems at all. We would like to come to You again next spring!

Regards, Liana & Nataly, Germany
Apt # 24 (Kazanskaya St., 8)

Larissa runs an excellent service. Setting up and finalizing the reservation for the flat took no time at all. It helped that she is very quick on the ball when it comes to replying to emails. The driver service from and to the airport is a delight. Our flat in ul Kazanskaya was central, spacious, light and clean. Ideal for anybody who needs a first class introduction to St Petersburg.

Larissa is very professional and makes sure that you are fully informed on local practices from day one.

St Petersburg is magical ... go and see it for yourself !!!

Bart Troch, France
Apt #17 (Kazanskaya, 8) for July - August 2009

Just to say that our stay in your beautiful city in april was really great. No problem with the flat in the top center. Everything was in time, secured and always with smile.

I maybe will return to Petersburg in june 2010, so i will contact you for apartments.

Kind regards,
Pascal Rocca, France
(Apt #5 at Gorokhovaya, 3 in April 2009)

Our stay in the apartment we found through your agency was great. The accommodation was just what we needed. Very central although not noisy, clean and comfortable.

Your service was excellent and very friendly.You provided all we needed: airport transport, guide (very nice person by the way) , and the basic directions one needs when arriving to an unknown city. Congratulations and thank you very much !!

Warm regards,
Tatiana Chauvet, Switzerland
(Apt #24 at Kazanskaya, 8 for June -July, 2009)

This is just to say a real thank you for all your help last week in arranging the flat, having us met at the station and taken to the airport and for dealing with our registration and receiving our theatre tickets for us. All went very smoothly and we had a really enjoyable week. We are exhausted but invigorated by our visit to your beautiful city - so very different to our last visit to Leningrad 35 years ago.

Should you want to do so do allow future clients of yours refer to me for a reference.

Yours sincerely
Nicholas Morris, UK

My husband, our 3 year old daughter and I visited Saint Petersburg from July 5 to 15 in 2009. We enjoyed the city a lot. Definitely we would repeat the trip.

And for sure we recommend Petersburg-Lodging for many reasons: the web site is really good. Larisa is excellent in everything. First of all, answering e-mail, then giving us information, service and all the stuff before the trip. Arriving to Pulkovo we had the driver waiting for us, arriving to the apartment Larisa was there explaining us all. The apartment centrally located (kazanskaya 16), which means all you need is pretty near (food, money change...), clean, well equipped, very secure.

She arranged our visa registration and our trip to airport too. Perfect. Price is good, and quality is excellent because of all of her efficiency.

All we needed was satisfied greatly. Thank you so much.

Regina Grande, Spain

The flat was quiet and comfortable in a very convenient part of central St. Petersburg. The service was good, and I had no worries during my time in the city.

See you in December!
Andrew Curtin, UK

I enjoyed a very good first visit to St.P. Larisa's service was excellent, she picked me up at the airport and her driver whisked me to the city centre, then after showing me around the rooms, Larisa took my passport to register my visa with police.

The apartment is well situated in the centre, just off Nevsky street. The apartment was very safe and secure, and was very clean and tidy with all utensils and linen available. There was also instant hot water for a refreshing shower from the new combi boiler.

I definitely would recommend Larisa's company to handle your St.P needs.

Many thanks, hope to see you again
jmercel @

We like to thank you once again for everything you did that made our stay in your beautyful city succesfull. The apartment was everything we could wish it to be. If we once will decide to return or friends of ours will consider a holiday in Petersburg, we will think of you.

Kind regards.
Hans Redel, Netherlands

Stayed in a studio in August 2007. Larisa and driver picked me up at airport, no problems, and she arranged to register my visa the next day. The studio was clean, modern, and close to all sites, the best possible location, 24 hour supermarket nearby, cash point across the road , very very safe an secure. I would recommend Larisa and her team to anyone.

Many thanks,
John Mercel, UK

I give 5 stars for this perfect service. I had Appartment No. 6 in St. Petersburg near Nevsky prospekt. I can all tourists offer this company. They have a good organized travel service from airport and also back. They speak english and the apartment is really in a good area. You have a bakery next to your apartment where you can get fresh bread and the people aslo speak english. On other side is a shop for toothpaste and shower. Next to it a shop only for drinks. 100 mtr. left on the right side an good and cheap V-market. You have 3 Internet cafes in 100 mtr. around. You can change money 5 houses on your side of the apartment. I also can tell you about a really nice Suhsi bar at Vosstania Uliza. It is on the metro Station (150 mtr. from Apartment) right 200 mtr. down the street where I was realy good and much eating and paid for 2 persons 15 Euro. After it i was realy done.

You have 2 ticket officies in near 150 mtr. where you can buy all tickets for music, thathers, ballet, or other concerts. Back to the apartment. Really cleaned apartment where you can eat from the floor if you want. The kitchen and the furniture from IKEA with Bauknecht/Whirlpool refrigerator and cooking station. In bathroom is a heated floor. I surely will book my next holidays in one of the apartments of Petersburg-Lodging.

Thank you,
Heiko Weyland, Germany

We give it five stars for price/quality ratio for the apartment #17 at Kazanskaya, 8 we stayed at. We could not have found a better location for our apartment. It is right in the center of the city, at walking distance of, and only minutes away from monuments, churches and museums, and in a very safe area. The apt is clean, nicely renovated, and with all the modern amenities. You were most helpful to us. You have a very nice personality, is very professional. You gave us all the information we needed on our arrival. You were also available when we needed your precious help, for example in making taxi reservation for us for the airport.

Best regards,
Phung Thi Phan, Canada, Quebec

We had a wonderful time with your help in St. Petersburg. Not only did we feel very safe in the apartment (#5 at Gorokhovaya, 3), but it was a place we found to be more attractive that any other in St. Petersburg. This includes not only the comfort and decoration of the apartment but the simplicity in terms of checking in and out. Thank you again and we hope we can have the opportunity to stay here again in the future.

Jon Boeing, , USA

We enjoyed the trip to St Petersburg in October 2006. The apartment #24 at Kazanskaya Street, 8 rented to us by Larissa was freshly renovated and very centrally located. It was a good alternative to a hotel room (more space, more liberty).

Jacques-André SCHNEIDER, Switzerland

Thanks a lot for your good service in St.Petersburg. Apartment was very nice, clean, well equipped and with the great location. I also want to thank you beside our friends who got the great apartment even they haven't book it in advance. Thanks for taking care of them and us too:)

We'll be glad to use your service again when we come back to STP.

Thanks and kind regards,
Tiina&Kaipe, Finland

I booked an apartment through Larissa for my stay in St Petersburg. From my very first e-mail requesting accommodation to the time I left the standard of service I received was excellent. My apartment was everything and more than I was looking for in terms of facilities, cost and location. Larissa also made it possible to be collected and taken to the airport and also to register my travel visa, as such I had nothing to worry about for the entire duration of my trip which made my stay even more enjoyable.

I would not hesitate to recommend Larissa and Petersburg Lodging to anybody looking to travel to St Pertersburg and would certainly use the same service again for my future trips.

Gary Larkin, England

I must say your service was absolutely perfect. I don’t know if you remember but my company of plane lost my suite case and in this difficult situation you helped me a lot. Apartment was perfect too. So Your service is with 0 defect.

Very sincerely,
Michel KRAUSZ, France

Larissa runs an excellent service. She replied to all emails most promptly. The airport pick up and return was faultless. Our apartment in ul Gorokohaya (no.5) was great: central, spacious, light and clean and with many interesting features. Larissa herself is delightful, helpful and totally professional. St Petersburg has so much to offer that we probably will go again in the next couple of years and will certainly use Petersburg-lodging.

Mark and Rosella Feldman, UK

We much appreciated your kindnesses in connection with our trip to St. Petersburg last month, beginning with the pick-up at the airport. The accomodations at 16 Kazanskaya were just what we wished for, and the proximity to Nevsky Prospekt left nothing to be desired. We will be happy to recommend your services to other family and friends in the future.

Professor Monty and Yael Penkower, Israel

We found the service helpful and reliable. Our two bedroom apartment was exactly what we needed: a spacious and comfortable place to stay with two children at less than the price of a hotel room. The location was excellent: a quiet courtyard yet right in the heart of everything. We will use Petersburg Lodging for our future trips, and would happily recommend it to others.

Alex Sundakov, New Zealand

Thank you so much for helping to make our stay in St Petersburg so memorable. Your apartment was in a fantastic location and was beautifully appointed. Your airport pickup was much appreciated and we felt very safe knowing that we could contact you should there be any problems. I would be very happy to write a testimonial for you to publish on your web site if you wished me to do so, just let me know how you would like me to do this.

Thank you again for all your help, you run a very good business.

Kind Regards
Kym Salt, Australia

My husband, teen-aged daughter and I just returned from a wonderful stay in St. Petersburg. We booked our apartment through Larissa and couldn't have been happier with the apartment itself and the arrangements in general. Larissa is charming, efficient, knowledgeable and helpful and spent a long time when we arrived explaining the details of the apartment as well as nearby attractions. The apartment was spacious, bright, quiet, immaculate, well located and very comfortable. We can highly recommend her services and only hope to have the chance to use them again ourselves!

Kathryn Gendelev, USA

We feel we need to write to you in order to express our thanks for all the work and advice that we received from you which effectively made our visit to St Petersburg such a pleasant and hassle free holiday.

Prompt replies, reliability, trustworthiness and speedy responses to our requests are true indications of your professionalism. We have no doubt it made our St Petersburg stay a such memorable and enjoyable one. Well done.

The apartment was clean, modern, comfortable and sufficiently equipped for our needs. In addition it is so centrally located that most of the attractions are within walking distance. It met all our requirements and expectations.

Thanks again! It was a pleasure meeting you and good luck with your future. Should you consider a visit to Australia, particularly Melbourne, please let us know, so your hospitality can be reciprocated. Furthermore, drop a line or two every so often. We would be glad to hear from you.

Take Care,

Lyn and Irving Wong, Australia

My wife and I were the first to use this apartment #24 which is very well located just behind the Kazan Cathedral on Nevsky Prospect. The location is walking distance from all the main features, including the Hermitage, the Russian Museum, St Isaac's Square and many beautiful parks. There is an Internet Cafe and a supermarket on Nevsky Prospect and the best coffee shop is opposite the Internet Cafe. The apartment is very well presented. You need 4 keys to get into the building - so security is not an issue! The apartment was centrally heated and very cosy. Everything is provided. We were certainly able to collect our supplies from the local stores and cook all that we needed. The bed was very comfortable, the rooms are large and there is virtually no noise, despite its central position.

Larissa is reliable and true to her word in all the transactions. We were very happy with all the arrangements and highly recommend this to anyone wanting to experience the culture of this beautiful city and to feel, even briefly, that they are part of a unique community.

Stephen Judd, Australia

Last time I visited SPb I used your services. The apartment matched very well with the descriptions I got before arrival. I want to thank you for fast service at arrival, for a nice and clean apartment and a smooth and nice transfer to airport. There was only one problem, I would have liked to stay longer!


Bengt Olov Olsson, Sweden

Having just returned from a week in Russia, I would like to thank Larisa for the excellent service we received in St Petersburg.

All the planning and correspondence beforehand reassured me and although we missed our train and had to rearrange the pick up time, Larisa and her drivers were there, on the platform, to meet us. This flat (#24, 8, Kazanskaya St) was modern, very centrally located and quiet. Larisa registered our Visas for us and was at the other end of the phone to answer any queries while we were there. We also booked a pick up service to the airport at the end of our stay and this was also very efficient.

All in all, we had a great time in St Petersburg. We will be back!

Wendy Pittendrigh, UK

I think your service was excellent, and it certainly gave me piece of mind and allowed me to relax and enjoy my stay in Petersburg, knowing that you were there to organize my transport & accommodation.

I suppose there is always an element of uncertainty, or doubt, when you are booking something like this over the Internet. You are never able to personally meet beforehand, and some potential customers may find it difficult to trust someone they have never met. You hear many stories about Internet fraud, and there will always be a little uncertainty in the minds of many people. Customers may find themselves asking themselves questions, like "will there definitely be someone there to meet us at the airport?" or "how do I know that the apartment looks like the pictures, and matches the description?"

Well, to any doubters out there, I too asked myself similar questions. I had never used a service like this before, and I had to just trust my judgment and trust in Larisa. All I can do is talk from personal experience. And I can say now, because I experienced it first hand, that Larisa could not have been more helpful. She met me at the airport with her driver, and even offered to collect and drive my friend to the airport to meet me too!! If that wasn't enough, Larisa also offers a service to take your Passport to the Visa Office to have your Visa validated for you!

The Apartment itself was exactly as pictured and exactly as described. It was very comfortable, extremely modern, spotlessly clean, and offered all the home comforts that you will be familiar with. There was central heating, a TV, Microwave Oven, and Fully Fitted Kitchen with Electric Hob. The Apartment even had its own hot water supply. The security system was also excellent. To gain entrance to the apartments, you first need to pass through a big steel door, with a solid electronically coded security key lock. Then you need the keys to the Apartment door itself. What's more, the Apartment is in a great location on Nevsky Prospekt, and there is a shop literally 2 minutes across the road.

I will definitely be using Petersburg Lodging the next time I visit St.Petersburg, in the near future. And I highly recommend that you book your accommodation through Larisa, and Petersburg Lodging. I can personally vouch for their credibility, sincerity and genuine hospitality. Then you can relax with no worries, and concentrate on enjoying your visit to this beautiful City, safe with the knowledge that you are in good hands.

All the best!!

Thank you,
Jeremy Dickinson, United Kingdom

I cannot thank you enough for your assistance in locating the apartment I stayed in while visiting St. Petersburg. The location was perfect for all of the great sites in St. Petersburg. St Isaacs Cathedral, the Hermitage, the Admiralty, and Peter & Paul's Fortress were all conveniently located to the apartment. Everything was within a few minutes walking distance. Being located on Nevsky Prospect was great! All your restaurants, cafes, deli's, and shopping were convenient as well. Your advice about renting an apartment as opposed to a hotel was excellent. I had all the amenities of a hotel with the privacy of a residence.

Also, your assistance with the visa, and transportation to and from the apartment were perfect. I hope to see you again since I plan on returning to St. Petersburg for another visit. I would definitely use your services again.

Thank you,
Ken Grant, USA

In two recent visits (October and December 2004) to the 'Venice of the North' I made use of the to find an apartment. They offered excellent accommodation, very close to Nevsky Prospect and in a quiet a peaceful spot. Larisa and her team provided an excellent and courteous service, responding instantly to every request I made.

Very best wishes,
Prof. Colyn Crane-Robinson, University of Portsmouth, UK.

Our first trip, during August, 2004, to St. Petersburg, Russia was such a delight that we returned for a second vacation there in November. The level of attention, care, responsiveness, and professionalism which we received from you were outstanding both times. We found the apartments to be very spacious, clean, safe, and with many amenities. The apartments were also very ideally located, that we could quickly and easily reach most of the tourism attractions.

Moreover, I wish to thank you for your extra help in the selection of the appropriate apartment, and for the promptness and courtesy we experienced with your drivers.

Petersburg-lodging is without any doubt the best service to use for accommodations while on vacation in beautiful St. Petersburg.

John Monro, USA

We thought your service was excellent. At short notice you were able to meet us very early in the morning when we arrived on the overnight train. We were delighted with the apartment. It was large and comfortable, had everything we needed and was in an ideal situation for visiting the attractions of St Petersburg. You gave us excellent advice about where to shop etc and it was reassuring to know that you were only a phone call away if we needed assistance. I would have no hesitation about recommending your service.

Dympna Stewart, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Tel: 02890973073

Dear Larisa,
I want to thank you for your help and kindness. I'm very happy about our holiday.
Thank you again.

Davide Soldini Switzerland.

We would like to thank you for your truly professional service during our stay in St. Petersburg in 2004. The apartment was an excellent fit for our needs. The location was perfect for seeing the city.

Thank you also for the transportation to and from the airport which made flying in and out very easy. We will certainly recommend you to our friends for future visits.

Jane Roberts, Atlanta, Ga.

On arrival at the airport we were met by Larissa and her driver, and after saying hi and checking a few things we were whisked off to the apartment, providing me with my first experience of St Petersburg traffic - a real eye-opener!

The apartment was very conveniently located just off Nevsky Prospect, and was clean and spacious with all we needed to make our stay comfortable. Even a cot for the baby, which was a real bonus. The arrangements made via the website and email were quick accurate and precise, and really helped make the holiday run smoothly. The area was very peaceful and quiet, which helped us to rest after the hustle and bustle of travelling and sightseeing. The week went much too quickly, but come Sunday Larissa called and waited very patiently whilst we did our last minute packing, with no pressure to hurry us. It was a great time, and I look forward to arranging further trips in the future.

Kevin Panton, UK

In July 2004 we stayed at one of your apartments. The apartment was clean, spacious and comfortable and in an ideal location within 5 minutes walk of the Hermitage. Nevsky Prospect was full of life with fine restaurants located within easy walking distance.

Larisa provided professional and friendly services. She met us at the airport and arranged visa registration. She showed us around the apartment demonstrating its features. I highly recommend the services of her business.

Matthew Crawford, Australia

We have warm memories of our sojourn in a safe, clean and well appointed apartment in the very center of St Petersburg. We found Larisa extremely helpful and accomodating. She went out of her way to help us with transportation and passport formalities. She even sent her son to rescue us on the first day when we confused our building with the one next door and wondered why we could not get in! We appreciated Larisa's understanding and patience on this matter.

We highly recommend Pertersburg Lodging for caring and professional services.

Odile Ayral, USA

Our great visit to Saint Petersburg was facilitated very much by the welcome of Larisa Goncharova and the apartment she found for us at Karavanaya 7. The location was excellent, a great starting point for walking the city. Thanks Larisa!

Saluti from the other end of Europe,
Paul and Antoinette, Italy

I used the services of Petersburg Lodgings for my 5 night stay in St. Petersburg in July 2004. The apartment I stayed in was quite nice, tidy and had all the facilites I required. The Petersburg lodgings manager Larisa and her driver met me at the airport and drove me to the apartment. Larisa spoke good English, was very friendly, genuine and helpful. Petersburg lodgings also provided me with visa support of which I had no problems entering or leaving the country. I would recommend using the friendly and professional services of Petersburg Lodgings in you are visiting St. Petersburg.

Scott Glover, Australia

You provided us with exceptional service. The flat was as described in your e-mails, quiet and clean. We would recommend your services to anyone wishing to travel independently to St.Petersburg. Hope all is well with you.

Verena and Tim Boylan, USA

We had a fantastic stay, thanks in large part to Larisa's toils. She took care of all our transportation to and from the train station, the apartments (we rented 2 for our party of 9) were exceptional, and Larisa's prompt response to all our inquiries leading up to the event was very reassuring. We will be back, and we will definitely make use of Larisa's excellent service when we are.


In June of 2004 my family and I traveled to St. Petersburg from Moscow by train. You personally met us at the train station with your drivers and took us directly to our apartments. The apartments were as you advertised, they where clean and very well appointed. We found your rates to be fair and in line with other rates that prevail in St Petersburg. We stayed in St Petersburg for 6 days and had a very good time. Your drivers then took us to the airport to return to the USA and you personally made sure that we arrive there on time.

I contacted several other services but you were the most responsive, professional and accurate in your information and price quotes.

I would highly recommend your service if someone is going to travel to and visit St Petersburg. If we return, and we plan to do so, we will contact you and use your services again. If anyone would care to contact me in the USA and discuss your services further with I will be glad to talk to them. I can be contacted at Tel. # 214 208 8882.

Thank you for your excellent care and service.

Dr. Jim Van Blaricum, USA

We looked at many websites offering apartments and travel advice in St Petersburg and found Petersburg lodging's the best by far. The site is very attractive and easy to follow. Information about all of the apartments is excellent and made it easy to choose one which suited us. The selection of apartments was excellent. The service is very professional - we received replies to our emails immediately with all the information we needed.

Larisa met us at the train as arranged and took us to the apartment which was comfortable, spacious, clean and warm with everything in it that we needed. She helped with information about visas, shopping locally and generally exploring the city.

We highly recommend Petersburg Lodging and are sure that anyone who uses this service will be very happy.

All the best
Jill Toohey & Denise Fallon, Australia

Larisa's services are top notch and I highly recommend her agency. The apartment I rented was clean, comfortable, and well equipped. Larisa and her staff are knowledgeable, efficient, and very helpful. I will definitely use St. Petersburg Lodging again when I travel to Russia, and will encourage my friends to do the same.

Best wishes,
Amy Nelson, USA

Our family of four persons was very pleased with the stay in St. Petersburg. We wanted to make a self-arranged visit to St. Petersburg and started too look for hotel accomodation on the internet. Luckily we found the Petersburg-Lodging. The website is very good with fine information about the apartments and we could immediately check the availability. After booking the apartment we received a quick answer from you.

When we arrived to the airport your taxi brought us to the apartment. We were very impressed with the quality of the apartment, which was perfectly placed, close in the centre of the city and had all the facilities that we needed. I want to thank you for helping make our trip to St. Petersburg one of the most memorable we have ever had. I will be glad to recommend Petersburg-Lodging to anyone.

Best wishes,
Jens Chr. Binder Jensen, Denmark

I rented a flat for a week from St. Petersburg Lodging in February 2004. It was spacious, affordable-priced and located on Nevsky Prospect, in the heart of the city.

The accomodations were very clean, convenient and safe. What made the service particularly attractive was the care and attention given to us by Larisa and her driver. For a small fee, they had a car waiting for us at the airport, they arranged to have our passports registered and they were waiting early the morning of our departure to get us to the airport. This relieved us of much of the concern that usually accompanies travel to Russian cities and permitted us to enjoy our vacation with very few hassles.

I would highly-recommend this merchant and renting these types of apartments as an alternative to a stay at a full-service Russian hotel, since they provide excellent value, peace-of-mind and a more genuine travel experience.

Thank you. Hope to see you soon.

Chuck Slaybaugh, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Thank you for your assistance with our stay in St. Petersburg. We very much appreciate your reliability with the services you offered to us (transfer, accommodation etc.). The apartment we stayed in was very nice, clean and ideally located in the centre of St. Petersburg. We can only recommend your services and will stay in your apartments again when we are back in St. Petersburg.

Best regards
Martina Stenech, Markus Krause, Helene Amann, Switzerland

Thanks very much for your assistance over our stay in St Petersburg. We found apartment spacious and very convenient for our visit to St Petersberg. You and the taxi driver (sorry I have forgotten his name) who took us to the rail station were a big help! We would definitely recommend the apartment to people visiting St Petersberg and wanting to have some independence.

With warm regards,
Francesca, UK

 Thanks for the lovely stay in St. Petersburg.

The airport pick-up service was on time, friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. The Staff was very trustworthy. The apartment was well located, properly outfitted and everything worked. Security was very good, with 4 keys on 4 doors required to gain entry.

I will be using this service again and recommending to my friends when they visit St Petersburg.

Joseph Goring, UK, London

Dear Larisa,

Thank you so much for your help in making my trip to St Petersburg as enjoyable and carefree as possible. It helped immensely to have a driver pick-up from the airport, and the apartment was very comfortable, quiet, and well equipped. I especially want to thank you for your translation assistance in booking travel arrangements to Moscow and Izhevsk from the local travel agent in St Pete. I don't know if I could have done it without your help!

I will recommend you and Petersburg Lodging to anyone I can successfully encourage to visit this charming and beautiful city.

Best wishes,
Michael Davis, USA

I was pleasantly surprised by how easy renting a flat was with Petersburg Lodging. Larisa was efficient and helpful before arriving and not only met us early in the morning to let us in to the flat, but showed us how everything worked and how she could be reached in emergencies. She also took care of registering our visas which was immensely helpful. Everything went smoothly and the apartment was fabulous! The apartment was right around the corner from the Hermitage and above the Literary Cafe with views of the Moika River. We felt like royalty.

I would recommend the service highly to anyone travelling to beautiful St. Petersburg.

Cristal Sumner, An American living in London

Dear Larisa,

Beat and myself enjoyed our stay in St. Petersburg tremendously and were very happy with your services. You did a great job in finding another apartment at the last minute which turned out to probably be a better location than the one we had chosen. You were also very helpful with the visa and gave us good advice on how to go around the city. Many many thanks again. We would not hesitate a second to use your services again or to refer friends who would go there to you. You are very welcome to publish this testimonial on your website. I wish you a nice summer,

best regards,
Doris Schopper, Switzerland

We both, as well Carry and I, were very satisfied with your service and with the apartment we rented through your organisation. Honestly I was a bit worried, because we arrived about 4 hours later than planned. But you and your chauffeur were there to wait for us promptly on time.

I have visited Russia many times in my work, but your service was excellent, not only from and to the airport but also during our stay in the apartment, which -by the way - was excellent with all modern amenities.

Our visit to SP was - also thanks to your effort - was a excellent experience.

Best regards and much success with your organisation.
Dr. Peter Veltman, Netherlands

All three of us were absolutely delighted with your service!! It would be a pleasure to recommend you. If any of my friends ever decides to visit St. Petersburg, I will be sure to inform them about your agency.

Your service was spectacular. From the minute we stepped off the airplane I knew that working with you was the best decision I could have made. The personal attention was exceptional. You were always on time and so helpful with information. And it was nice to know that we could count on you if we needed anything. You were always only a phone call away. I particularly appreciated your assistance with our Visa registration. Without your help we would never have found the office on our own and your suggestion to work with made our visa application process much easier.

The apartment was wonderful. Beautifully appointed and even better than we had imagined from the photographs on your website. The location could not have been better. Only a short walk from the metro and in a very safe, quiet neighborhood. Vasilievsky Island was the perfect place for us. The pedestrian park running from the metro station down to the river was so charming with its shops and restaurants. We also enjoyed many strolls along the Neva.

I want to thank you for helping make our trip to St. Petersburg one of the most memorable and enjoyable we have ever had. I wish you everysuccess with your business.

Best wishes always,
Ellen Morgan, USA

My experience with was very positive, the apartment was nice and the service reliable flexible and trouble free. Renting a flat is a great way to experience Russian life, it also gives the freedom to come and go as you wish with friends or relations and either eat in the flat or outside since there are many restaurants to fit any budget or style. The people which I met were friendly and courteous and I have the feeling that St Petersburg is a very safe city.

The airport pick-up is reliable and not more expensive than a normal airport taxi, its good to have someone waiting to meet you and they were happy to show me banks, supermarkets and cafes in the area of the flat, I would recommend this service.

Anyone interested in more details can email me.

Best wishes
Paul, Germany

We were very pleased with our rental. Your responsiveness in working out the details of the down payment, the letters of invitation, and transit arrangements was superb. Though we had concerns about working with someone we found on the Internet, in a country so far away, in the end it couldn't have gone better. The apartment was as nice as you had shown it on the web. The location was convenient. The apartment was quiet and comfortable. I would recommend you to others enthusiastically!

Phil Geller, USA

I just wanted to let you know that we enjoyed our time in St. Petersburg. The apartment's location was excellent and it was very comfortable and well equipped with all that we needed. I was really pleased with how clean everything was. It was very nice to have the option of your transfer service and not have to worry about finding a cab and then locating the apartment. Having you meet us as we got off the train was very nice and convenient. If we plan another trip to St. Petersburg we will definitely be contacting you for your service again.

Kathleen Arnett, USA

Your website was very good - clear and easy to use - and the pictures were good ones giving a realistic impression of what the apartments look like. I also like the fact that your website showed the up-to-date availability of each apartment so that you can make your plans immediately, which is very helpful when you are planning a trip.

Once I contacted you with my booking request, I found your responses helpful and prompt and all my questions and queries were answered quickly and thoroughly. Overall the service was very good and matches the standards that you would find in the UK and Western Europe.

The apartment was spacious, modern, clean, central and had all the facilities and amenities that a guest would look for in a place to stay.

Best regards
Sandy Chugh, UK, London

After your meeting me at the airport and driving me to the flat at Gorokhovaya street, 3, I could not believe just how convenient this place was. I was there for ten days at the beginning of July, and never once had difficulty walking to the Hermitage, Nevsky Prospect, the incredible restaurant down the street (with live music in the evening), the Kazansky Cathedral, St. Isaac's, or the banks of the Neva. There simply is not a better location for the visitor to St. Petersburg.

I would highly recommend your service. This was my twelfth time visiting Russia, and it was by far the best! Thank you so much and hope to see you again next summer.

James Mikkelson, Spain

When my partner and I became keen to travel to St Petersburg, I started too look around the internet for affordable hotel accomodation in the centre of the city. The hotels we found looked good, but a little expensive, and were out of the central area. However, we found the website to offer exactly what we were looking for - good-priced, comfortable accomodation that was close to the major tourist sites - and we were delighted to discover that we could homestay in a real Russian home, staying in a genuine Russian apartment with a local host.

We contacted the website for further information by email, and were very pleased with their prompt responses to our many questions, and found their advice very helpful and efficient. The company arranged for us to be met at Finlandsky station, as we had travelled by train from Helsinki, and organised transfers to our apartment. On arrival at the accomodation, we were very impressed indeed with the quality of the apartment, and the photographs published on the website were exactly as we found it. The flat was very clean, beautifully furnished and was the property of a very interesting and courteous hostess, whom we were delighted to meet. The apartment we chose was perfectly placed, in the centre of the very pretty centre of the city, very close to major tourist sites, and close to the old, cultural part of St Petersburg that we had longed to see.

Our stay in St Petersburg was very pleasant, and we are extremely grateful to for their professional service, and making our visit one which will hold a lifetime's memories. On future visits abroad, we will certainly look for homestay accomodation, to experience a little of the real essence of the city.

Chris and Geneve, UK

I am sorry I didn't write earlier to thank you for your excellent service. Your assistance with getting my visa registered was invaluable. The apartment was beautiful. From its condition I would guess that I was one of the first to stay there since its remodeling. It was better furnished than any apartment I have stayed in here in the USA.

I wish you the best of luck with your business. Please feel free to provide my e-mail address to prospective clients if they request a reference in the USA.

Matt Ruehlen, USA

I liked your service. The e-mail replay was always fast and contained good information in an understandable english. The room was big, the bed comfortable and the apartment clean. What can one expect more? It was a pleasure to travel with your service.

Frank Schreiber, Germany

We enjoyed the apartment on Nevsky Prospect. Its location is wonderful and the facilities are of a high standard, and the correspondence with you was always prompt and most helpful.

All the best,
Sarah Rosenblit, Israel

Dear Larisa:

Your's was by far the most well organized and accommodating travel service that we experienced in our recent visit to Russia. I must tell you Larisa, that I would highly recommend your services to all who wish to visit Russia. This is in contrast to our unpleasant experiences in Moscow.

I intend to recommend you as the source for good housing and for a private guide for all of our family and friends that intend to visit St. Petersburg.

Best regards.
Gerard Borman, USA

Russia is no easy place to tour for individual travellers; paperwork and lodging are well nigh impossible to arrange from abroad without expert help. Even simple things like the transfer from the airport can be difficult for those who don't speak russian. It was a great relief to have a reliable contact in St. Petersburg to take care of all this. The apartment you provided was big, well situated and recently furnished with all mod cons.

We sincerely hope that you will continue to offer help to those who don't wish to join package tours to visit your wonderful city.

Sarah Boudon & Bob Janssen, France

Our accommodations were excellent, with a very spacious apartment, well equipped and accurately described. You were punctual, helpful with our paperwork and made us feel at ease with the beautiful city of St. Petersburg. Highly recommended and we'd go back with without question.

Again, thank you. Perhaps we'll see you again.

Greg and Nicole Robins, BC Canada

I wanted to express my sincere gratitude for you hospitality and for your assistance with my accommodations in St. Petersburg. The service from was excellent. First, the website made it so easy to select the perfect apartment for my visit. Then the assistance I received during the planning of my trip was wonderful. And though my arrival was six hours delayed, your staff was there to greet me and had made special preparations in the apartment upon my request. Thanks also with your assistance with customs and with my visa registration.

The apartment (#25) was beautiful and well appointed. It was clean, comfortable and had everything I needed during my stay (including a washer/dryer and dishwasher). The steam shower and Finnish sauna were great perks and well enjoyed during my stay. The location on Vasilievsy Island was very convenient to the Metro and within walking distance of the Hermitage and other attractions. I'll always remember the pleasant strolls along the banks of the river Neva and the romantic view of the city from the island.

Apartment rental provided a great alternative to expensive hotels and frankly I enjoyed the comforts of my apartment home more than the formality of the Astoria hotel where I stayed on my previous visit to St. Petersburg. Thank you again for a very pleasant trip and I will be glad to recommend to anyone who is traveling to your great city.

Best Regards,
Anthony Quinn, USA

Petersburg-Lodging was a perfect experience! Their professionalism was top notch. They are a trustworthy company who will expedited your bookings and paperwork before and after you arrive in country. After landing in St Petersburg, the door to door service was seamless. The apartment looked just like the photos. Larisa always made the extra efforts in answering our questions before before booking and was very professional during our stay. Great accommodations. Thank you Petersburg-Lodging!

Good luck and stay warm up there!

Morgan Kelly, USA

Hi Larisa,

I want to thank you for the great service with that you gave us with the apartment in St. Pt. We appreciated the easy transfer and you were very helpful with my visa. I look forward to talking to you again next time I stay in St. Petersburg.

Greg Cordes, USA

My flat was comfortable, safe and in a most convenient location. I was glad I used Petersburg Lodgings to book my flat, will use them again and would recommend them to others.

All best wishes,
Andrew Curtin, UK, London

We were very satisfied with the service we received. The apartment that you recommended and the flexibility that you displayed are to be commended. Quite frankly, this country still struggles in the customer service department, but your operation is an example of how that is changing.

Thank you. Hope to see you soon.

John Sponsler, USA

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