STN Apartments on Griboedova Canal Quay3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Thank you, STN apartmets for our great 3 day trip! Overall experience is outstanding, the apartmest has all the amenities youll need, including a refrigerator, a microwave, and even a jacuzzi! Wow! You can save so much money on food because the kitchen has got all the amenities you need for a comforatble stay. The location is in the heart of historic St Petersburg, close to all the major attractions. The view is absolutely amazing. I enjoyed my 6 am coffe sitting in the large wide window sill loooking at the sunrise! But! The only downfall of this apartment is the address. The address for checking in and the address of the apartment is not the same! Please call them and verify the address of the recpetion!
I had booked a 10 day apt stay very close to Nevsky Prospect, some 4 months in advance. When I arrived to check in, I learned that the optimally located apt I had booked had no water (due to street work), so I would be housed instead for my entire stay in a considerably more distant neighborhood. The women in the office were kind, but matter-of-fact. There was no talk of any compensation, free night, moving me part way through my stay, or even paying for a cab ride to the now much more distant location (although they were willing to call me a cab when I asked). They also could provide no information about local buses (though I gradually figured out several good bus and tram connections beside the subway). My first days in Petersburg were spent adjusting to this unexpected location, and the fact I was now a long commute from central sites (and sights). sigh! In addition, the sofa bed in the apt was barely tolerable. My son and I took turns in the end sleeping on the sofa cushions on the ground--softer and less horrific. Still, I really dreaded the nights that were my turn on the floor. The bed was poor, but far better. Apt decor was fancy but tacky exterior of bldg gorgeous, inner hallway very run down but apt itself quite spacious, clean and in good condition. In some ways and in the end the alternate apt location was interesting I feel I learned something about a more ordinary and humdrum Petersburg. The neighborhood was actually both quotidian and elegant (with a large park, grocery stores, and boulevards nearby). Nonetheless, the city center felt (and was) well beyond easy walking distance. A bus map would have saved me DAYS of web research though! This seems a basic, esp when moving guests from their expected location to another very different neighborhood. I don't feel this last-minute switch was handled all that well, and would hesitate therefore to use this company again. (and during the first nights on the floor with the cushions, I seriously considered forfeiting my money and moving to a hotel instead. so: a shadow on a beautiful city. I'm in my mid-50s with the usual back and joint issues, so sleeping on the floor was a real disappointment (and left me stiff the next day). On the other hand, I kept trying to tell myself that by former Soviet standards, this would have seemed a great apartment, and I couldn't expect the local office to care deeply about my Western expectations.
- Walking distance to Kazan Cathedral
- Laundry facilities
- Airport shuttle (fees apply)
Located in St. Petersburg City Centre within a short walk of Kazan Cathedral, STN Apartments on Griboedova Canal Quay is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood. Each of the 4 rooms at this 3.5-star apartment includes a kitchen, a sitting area, and a refrigerator. Located in central St. Petersburg, the apartment is also near State Russian Museum and State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace.
All 4 individually decorated apartments feature kitchens and space to spread out with sitting areas. TVs come with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, free local calls, and ironing boards are also standard.
At STN Apartments on Griboedova Canal Quay, guests have access to features like laundry facilities. There's free offsite parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for RUB 1500 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with tours/tickets and securing valuables.