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Academy Garden

5th line | Vasilievsky Ostrov, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Michel Delving
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We stayed here for five nights and it was absolutely lovely. The flat is decorated with great taste - yes, it is as pretty as the photos tell you. And very comfortable. I felt at home almost immediately. The daughter of the host was extremely interesting and fun to talk to. This place is wonderful to come home to, after... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Situated on Vasilievsky Island this is not a hotel but rather several very spacious rooms that John has created from a classic 19th century Russian apartment building. The conversion has been done beautifully, with a light and airy feel about it all. The building is situated in a very quiet street opposite the Academy of Arts within easy walk of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Don't come here if you want a flashy hotel experience in the middle of the busier tourist area. Do stay here if you want a comfortable place to stay, friendly company and a very helpful host. The apartment is well situated opposite the garden of the academy (during term time there are horses in the gardens for the students to... More 

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Nyon, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Academy Garden so deserves it's excellent reviews, we stayed for almost two weeks with our family of 4 in the Dutch room in John's guesthouse. From the start, the initial contact with John and his helpful attitude, the attached document to the mail with important and useful addresses in the direct neighborhood and the unreserved availability of John, Dascha... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Hotel might not describe it really, its more like staying at a friends posh pad... Large, light & tastefully decorated 19th century rooms (with an eclectic mix of antique & mod styles & art). Large kitchen/eating area for self usage, self service breakfast is always there (so no rushing to make it - which can be tough after long St.Petersburg... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

It starts with the reservation: John helped with the visa, the pick up at the airport, ... He is English, communication easy, quick and friendly! The place is perfect. Nice flat, nice rooms, good location - easy access to town and quiet. Don't get scared by the elevator - it looks ... Old ... The apartment does not :-) Rafal... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We were a group of 6 staying at John's place on Vasilievsky Island. We found it very comfortable and quiet in a residential area of the city. It provided us with a lovely place to gather around the dining room table. It is central and an easy walk to the Palace Embankment. John is knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. We all... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If tourist/luxury hotels aren’t your thing (or your budget won't stretch that far) and you prefer instead to properly immerse yourself in a place, if you are looking for a quiet, spacious and characterful room in which to rest after pounding the bustling streets of this overwhelmingly beautiful city, then look no further. There are just four, incredibly reasonably priced... More 

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Wormer, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

With 9 people we spend 4 days at Johns place, all women, all keen on cosiness, comfort and tidiness, all curious, all loving to sit and chat together at a large table with easy chairs before and after we discovered amazing st Petersburg. From the moment we stepped in we felt at home. We didn't have to bother about doing... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We had a great stay with John. Like being in a home away from home. Chilled and flexible with all the amenities you'd need and a host willing to help you navigate St P. Close to lots of attractions and easy walking to most. Restaurants close by if you need them and only a short distance to the river with... More 

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