If you are traveling to St. Petersburg without a tour group you must consider staying at the Casa Leto. They helped me with a visa invitation, restaurant recommendations and reservations, a private guide for two days, and transportation to and from the airport. They were always prompt in answering my many emails prior to my visit. All of the employees speak excellent English. The location is quite convenient to all of the tourist sites.
This is not however a hotel but more like a bed and breakfast as there is only a handful of rooms, no lobby, and amenities that a hotel might usually provide. The rooms are very clean and quite large and the bathroom is updated and roomy also.
Breakfast is nothing special but they do make eggs to order and have the standard yogurt, cereal, etc. It is located on the second floor (no lift) of what appears to be an apartment building and the stairway would scare away all but the most intrepid traveler but it isn't representative of what is on the other side of their door.
They carried through on every promised service or arrangement that I requested. When you are traveling to Russia on your own that is very comforting. I highly recommend Casa Leto.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located close to the Hermitage and St Isaac's Cathedral, Casa Leto is a small and luxurious family owned private hotel. Recommended by FT, Telegraph and Marie Claire, our concept of an 'unhotel' approach has proved very popular with discerning visitors looking for more atmoshere, style and personal attention. Our room rates include many extras as standard including free phone calls, refreshments and internet, making it outstanding value for money. ... more less
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