I read lot of good reviews about the apartment so decided to stay there during our trip. Sasha gave us the big room facing the canal. Warm lovely room with a fire place.
Andrei n Sasha were away during our stay but their friend Serge (who speaks very good english) and Sasha 's sister were around and made us felt very welcomed.
The apt is within walking distance to most attractions like hermitage, church of the spilled blood, russian museum, st isaac and mariinsky theatre. Sennoy market where we buy more of the produces from is only 10 mins walk away.
The kitchen is well equiped so we cooked almost all our lunches and dinners thus saving us alot of money.
The only thing is the apt is on the 5th level and there is no elevator.