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February, 2011

Hello Anastasia and Roxana! We thank you for the organisation of our holidays in Saint Petersburg. All was perfect (preparing, welcoming, appartment (Fontanka Studio) and drivers….). We will give your adress to our friends. Best regards, 

Xavier PREVOST (France)

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December 2010 - January, 2011

Apres un premier court sejour au printemps 1999, nous souhaitions voir Saint-Petersbourg sous la neige. Nous avons sejourne (4 couples) une petite semaine entre noel et jour de l'an dans l'appartement situe au bord du canal Griboedova. L'appartement est parfaitement situe en plein centre, bien chauffe, avec une vue agreable sur le canal, tout pres de stations importantes de metro, proche d'un super-marche tres bien achalande et ouvert 24/24 h, pres de tous les sites interessants de St-Petersbourg, et dieu sait qu'ils sont nombreux. L'appartement est confortable et pratique. L'accueil est bien organise avec le transfert de l'aeroport, peu couteux lorsqu'on est nombreux. La realite correspond bien a la description du site internet. Le reglement en euros par virement sur le compte espagnol de Roxana ne pose aucun probleme.

L'organisation de Roxana est impeccable. Elle est tres reactive et a repondu rapidement a toutes les questions que j'ai pu lui poser pendant les six mois de preparation de notre court sejour (nous avions reserve en juillet). Franchement, St-Petersbourg en fin d'annee, c'est magique avec la Neva gelee et tous les sites sous la neige ! Pour nous, savoyards, la temperature etait supportable (autour de -10 a -15C). Il faut etre bien equipe naturellement.

Nous recommandons egalement le spectacle folklorique "Feel Russian" donne au Nikolaevski Palace, de bonne facture et sans pretention avec un excellent groupe de chanteurs russes, le tout dans un tres beau palais, pour un prix tres abordable (reservations possibles sur internet avec recuperation des billets sur place avant la representation). Loin des pieges a touristes habituels.

Merci a Roxana, a qui nous devons un sejour marque par toutes les beautes que nous avons (re)decouvertes.

Dominique Vauche + 7 persons (France)

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November, 2010

I have stayed in several apartments in St Petersburg over the last few years, but I found Roxana's to be the best value for money. I found the quality of the accommodation to be very high, as was the service provided. The location was also very convenient (we stayed at Fontanka 69). I was so pleased that I have already contacted Roxana to book the apartment again on my next visit.

Tony Doyle  (Great Britain)

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August, 2010

Dear Roxana,

I want to tell you that we had a very good and pleasend stay in St Petersburg. We have seen very beautiful things and the apartment was very good four a few days.

Met vriendelijke groet,

Ruud Segaar + 4 persons (Netherlands)

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July, 2010

Dear Roxana,
 
Yesterday we got home after 4 wonderful days in St Petersburg. The apartment (Griboedov canal) was great and the whole family enjoyed it. It was even better than they expected. Thank you for all your support and help, the service was great, we have had a great time and I will definitely recommend this place to any other travelers who might go to St Petersburg.

Thanks for everything!

Irene Miedema + 5 persons (Netherlands)

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July, 2010

We had a great stay in the Fontanka apartments which are very central and convenient to the sights of St. Petersburg. Our apartment (Fontanka 11 A) was very clean and was equipped for self-catering if we had so desired. Booking and arrival and check-out were all very efficient and flexible (we had a late flight back). I shall certainly recommend the apartment to all my friends.

Andrew Brierley (Great Britain)

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June, 2010

Dear Roxana,

We have returned from Russia after our stay in your flat at Fontanka river 69 and want to thank you for the arrangement regarding our stay there. Everything was exactly as described, neat and tidy with all facilities at hand and the location perfect. Thank you and best regards,

Theo Michael, (Rehovot, Israel)

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May, 2010

Dear Roxana, we had a wonderful trip to St. Petersburg. The apartment was lovely and so was the appartment's location. The transfer was very convenient and, most of all, we were very lucky with the weather. I'd recommend Fontanka to everyone who plans a trip to St. Petersburg.
Thanks again for your help and greetings from Hamburg!

Martin (Hamburg, Germany)

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September, 2009

Hello Roxana! I just want to thank you for the accomodation. The apartment (Canal Griboedov) was very clean and nice. Best wishes,

Tiina Junttila and the other guests (Finland)

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August, 2009

Hello, I'd like to thank you, a little bit late, about apartment Griboedov during one week in August. It was very nice, very well located and pleasant and organisation was fine. We have very happy memories of our stay in St. Petersburg. And also your manager Anastasia is very kind and efficient. So, thank you very much for all. I'll recommend your apartments. Best regards,

Sylvie Arbouet (Argenteuil, France)

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August, 2009

Hi Roxana, we came back from St. Petersburg last night and just wanted to drop you a line.
The apartment (Griboedov canal) was great: we liked the location and the floor plan - it was really perfect for the 8 of us. We have found everything clean and in order, the two bathrooms were a plus with our fairly big group. The apartment really was exactly how you had described on the website. Thanks for your services,

Heidi Klose (Germany)

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June, 2009

Good morning Roxana, Rolf from Hamburg - you may remember me... Really time to say THANK YOU!!! We had a really nice time in St. Piter. Everything as described - even better!!! Very well organized - west-european style - no longer soviet style. With the exception of registering... We will certainly come back - if time permits... looking for 2011 in September. All the best to you Anastasia and the taxidriver (Vladimir)? EVERYTHING was excellent. Greetings from Hamburg,

Rolf Niefind (Germany)

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June, 2009

Dear Roxana,

I just wanted to write and thank you. We had a super three days in St Petersburg. Your apartment (Griboedov canal) was absolutely perfect - very comfortable, clean and such a fantastic location from which to see all the sights. One day we hired bikes and cycled to all the islands which was a lot of fun - if a little hairy going down Nevsky Prospect!

I would definitely like to rent it again next summer and come with my husband and three children. I am telling everyone how wonderful it was - so just checking you are happy for me to pass your details on to those interested.

Kind regards,

Catherine Staples (expat from UK in Moscow)

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November, 2008

Hi Roxana,

Just a quick mail to say we very much enjoyed our stay in St Petersburg and that the apartment was fantastic. Thanks very much for your help and we would really like to rent an apartment from you the next time we visit St Petersburg.

Kind Regards,

Gary Coogan (Dublin, Ireland)

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August, 2008

Dear Roxana,
 
There we are home again. Our trip was great, the city very interesting and definitely worth the trip. The Fontanka studio 69 was just right for the two of us for this one week. It's in a great location and we walked everywhere easily. The manager was helpful and as reliable as a Swiss clock! I also appreciated your business attitude. Your services were always prompt, informative and friendly. So many thanks again for everything and keep up the good work!

Best regards,

Salome Meli (Zurich, Switzerland)

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August, 2008

Roxana! Thank you very much for this beautiful apartment (Canal Griboedov) and your support before. The size was perfect and the location very good for getting around. We (6 people) had a great stay in St. Petersburg.

Vielen Dank Roxana! Wir haben dieses wunderschone Appartement genossen, vorallem die Kinder. Das Appartement kann man problemlos zu acht benutzen. Toll ist, dass es sehr zentral liegt und die U-Bahn um die Ecke ist.

Rita Landwehr (Berlin, Germany)

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August, 2008

Hello Roxana,

Just to let you know my trip to Petersburg went really well, I just want to say that the apartment and service from your manager Anastasia was perfect!!! I really liked the fact the apartment (Fontanka river 11 A) was located close to the city centre and Nevsky Prospect with all the main sites only minutes walk away!!! The apartment was clean and to a good standard. Anastasia's support was faultless she helped me get the internet connection, provided cable dvd to TV (I don't know why it was missing?) and arranged the taxi back to airport on my depature... I will certainly use your services again if I return to Petersburg in the near future!!!

Once again thanks. All the best.

Nick Roy (London, UK)

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July, 2008

Chere Roxana, J'ai bien tarde, mais je voulais vous dire que notre sejour a Saint Petersbourg a ete tres agreable et que l'appartement nous convenait tout a fait. La ville est magnifique et nous avons beaucoup marche! Seul, l'un d'entre nous s'est fait voler son portefeuille avec ses cartes de credit, mais vous n'y pouvez rien! Bien cordialement.

Joseph Musseau, (Versailles, FRANCE)

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May, 2008

Dear Roxana,

It's Jenn here. Just wondering if everything was okay after we left the studio! It was great; in a superb location and just what we needed. Thanks a lot, we sure enjoyed St. Petersburg! I've recommended you to a few people who are planning on visiting St. Pete's. Once again, thanks for all your patience and organizing. We'll be in contact closer to July to complete details on the 3 bedroom apartment.

Sincerely,

Jenn Poole (Expat in Moscow, from Canada)

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April, 2008

Hi Roxana! Thank you very much. And also I would like to thank you for your support to me. I had a great stay here in St. Pete. And if I’ll come back to St. Pete I will contact you again (maybe this year or the next). Is it ok for you? And I’ll recommend your apartments for some of my colleagues if you like? So, wish you the best for your future and your business. Again, thanks a lot. Bye,

Denis Schmitt, HAUNI Maschinenbau AG (Germany)

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November, 2007

Roxana, I wanted to write you to tell you that the flat you provided in St. Petersburg (Griboedov canal, 46) has been fantastic. The size was perfect and the location very good for getting around. I travel to Russia 3-4 times a year and I also have associates who come here and I will definately use you again and recommend you to others. Thank you again for all your help.

Eric Tivoli (St. Louis, MO, USA)

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November, 2007

Hello Roxana,

I just want to thank you for the professional manner in which you attended to all of my enquiries regarding my recent trip to St Petersburg, everything was so professionally attended to. I was staying in Fontanka 11A which was so clean comfortable and warm. It was like home from home and its close proximity to the main locations of the city was fantastic. Thank you for making my stay so enjoyable in your wonderful city, I hope to be back again and will be contacting you again. I would have no hesitation in recommending your service and apartments to anyone staying in St Petersburg and in particular 11A Fontanka.

 Frank McGee (Dublin, Ireland)

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October, 2007

AN ENDORSEMENT OF THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OF ROXANA VIIRA

From John Barren, former Administrator of The Australian Ballet School, the national institute in vocational training in classical ballet

The journey to St Petersburg of my wife and I in September 2007 was a fulfilment of my 20 years working with the cream of Australian classical dance students.  I had employed staff and guest teachers from St Petersburg, the centre of dance training in Russia, home to the prestigious Vaganova Academy.   The Mariinsky Theatre was to be a focus of our activities while in St Petersburg, along with all the city’s other cultural attractions, including the Hermitage and the many church museums.

My planning for the visit was through the internet, as we searched for an apartment to be a central base.  We were fortunate to find Roxana’s site and to book an apartment on the Fontanka.  We also required transfers, as this was to be our first time in Russia, a daunting experience for most non-Russian speakers.  Roxana, again, had everything perfectly organised and was at the apartment to greet us when we arrived from the airport.  She had also assisted with Visa Support services and was most helpful in advising on how to register our visas and how to book a train to Moscow (not a simple task for foreigners!)  She made us feel secure and all the arrangements worked perfectly – a great relief.

The apartment was a delightful base for us.  We immediately became self-sufficient, with a small convenience store across the road and a large supermarket less than ten minutes walk away (by the Sadovaya metro). Many restaurants are nearby as well.  The central shopping precinct of Nevsky Prospect is only a ten minutes’ walk, where we found the 22 bus to take us to performances at the Mariinsky.

The apartment was spacious and well equipped in the kitchen and bathroom/laundry. It was most convenient to have telephone and internet on hand.

We look forward to returning to St Petersburg and are pleased to recommend Roxana’s professional services to ensure a worry-free, well-organised visit to this fascinating city.

John Barren (Shoreham, Australia)

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August, 2007

Dear Roxana,

Just a short note to say how much we enjoyed our stay in Fontanka Studio. It is a lovely flat and was just what we wanted - clean, comfortable and furnished with all the right things, plus with a handy "Gastronome" on the opposite corner. We also loved St Petersburg, being able to visit the places that we could not fit in on our last visit a year ago. We shall certainly recommend your appartments to our friends in the UK.

Very best of wishes,
Richard and Eryl Spencer (Chippenham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom)

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July, 2007

Dear Roxana,

I'm back in the United States now, and I want to thank you for renting Fontanka 11 B to me for the past three weeks. The apartment's location was perfect for my trip - I think I only took the metro three times since everyplace I went on a regular basis was within walking distance! If and when I plan to return to Petersburg, I hope I'll be able to contact you again

Gratefully,
Julie Cassiday (Bennington, Vermont, USA)

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July, 2007

Dear Roxana,

Just one quick mail to thank you and your staff for a clean and nice apartment (Liteiny prospect) in St Petersburg. We enjoyed the weekend and the town and hopefully we will get the chance to come back some day.

Kind regards,
Kajsa Haga (Finland)

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July, 2007

Buon giorno Roxana,

Di ritorno in Italia, abbiamo gia tanta nostalgia di San Pietroburgo, una citta affascinate e suggestiva!
Il nostro soggiorno a Fontanka 11 A e stato molto piacevole. L'appartamento e grazioso, comodo e tranquillo. La tua collaboratrice Anastasia e stata molto cortese e puntuale nell'accogliere alcune nostre richieste. Speriamo di ritornare presto!

Marisa Miragliotta, Piraino (Me), Italy

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May, 2007

Hi Roxana,

I just wanted to say thank-you for all your help with the apartment in St.Petersburg. It was a great apartment in a great location (Griboedov canal)! We had a wonderful time while we were there, and also in Moscow. Anastasia and Anton were wonderful. They were very nice and good people. Please let them know that they were wonderful and very helpful. Thank-you again for all your help. We had a great time and a wonderful apartment. My parents and sister also wanted me to thank-you.

Liz Attar (Tampa, Florida, USA)

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October, 2006

Dear Roxana,

Very many thanks for the lovely staying in St.Petersburg last week. Anton told us that there are no Finnish references / testimonials - you are more than welcome to use the following, and you can forward our phone numbers/e-mails to interested finns (Anton has our visit cards):

Many thanks for the nice staying in St.Petersburg. Both of us have been travelling a lot in Russia, but this was the first time we booked an appartment instead of hotel in St.Pete. We were a bit hesitant in the beginning, but there was no reason: the booking was easy and confirmations prompt, advance payment rather easy as well - and the Griboedov flat was excellent, neat, safe  and extremely well equipped, not mention the location, which is naturally marvelous. The flat fit very well for the group of 7 persons - all the rooms had their own entrances and the kitchen was big enough for sitting together, so it did not matter at all that one of us slept in the living room.  Internet connection was very handy as well.  Special and sincere thanks to Anton for this efficient and frendly way of making everything work. Transport service was punctual, and having quite an extensive experience of dealing with Russian taxis or catching cars from the streets, we really recommend you to book the car by Roxana. It is worth of its price, as was definitely the flat itself. Best regards,

Tapani Makinen and Jaana Palojarvi (Helsinki, Finland)

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June, 2006

I used your services when seeking a short term rental in St. Petersburg, Russia, and you found me an excellent apartment (Griboedov canal) at a fair price. More important, you were especially helpful to me as I worked my way through the process of procuring a Russian visa. That process can be confusing for someone who has never sought a visa before. You were also very prompt and thorough in answering any number of inquiries that I posed to you in preparing for my trip to St. Petersburg and Moscow. Thank you for helping to make my trip go as smoothly as possible. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who plans to undertake a similar trip. Thank you again for all your help.

Robert Varnum, Fort Myers, Florida (USA)

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April, 2006

Have just returned from an excellent week in 46 Griboedova, Apartment was all that the web site said & more. It made our stay very comfortable & we were so lucky to be in the centre of the city & within walking distance of so many of the attractions. Please pass on our special thanks to Anton. He was an absolute diamond, not only did he call me Sir Roberts! but his help, knowledge & guidance were second to none. Without his help our holiday would not have been as full and as interesting as it was. His knowledge of the city was amazing, the Folk Theatre was for me a cultural highlight along with the heritage of course. Again a BIG thank you to Anton, if you would forward this mail to him so that he is aware of our appreciation I would be most grateful.

Gareth Roberts, Jill, Dave, Rose, Alec & Sally (Newport, Shropshire, England)

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April, 2006

Dear Roxana, I hope all was well with the flat when we left it. We very much enjoyed our stay at Griboedov canal apartment, even though we had to leave earlier than planned. The flat had everything we needed, was comfortable and convenient, and we are very grateful to Anton for two late night trips to the Moscow station! St Petersburg is a wonderful place to visit and I am sure that I, at least, will return and look forward to doing business with you again. With best wishes to you and Anton,

Nora Macleod (London, United Kingdom)

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February, 2006

Dear Roxana, thank you very much for your splendid service. We had a very nice and comfortable week at Fontanka 69. You have it all very well organized. Anton is a very pleasant manager and we really felt well looked after in St. Petersburg. The flat is very clean and well kept and comfortable with a great view from the windows, where we could sit in de window-sills. In the shop across the street we were welcomed after one day as regular customers, very nice. Also the visa-service of Ost-West went smoothly. Don't forget to give us a ring when you visit Amsterdam later this year.

Best wishes from Arda, Francien, Wim Bossema (Amsterdam, Holland)

His testimonial in Netherland language:

Beste Roxana,

We hebben een zeer geslaagde week gehad in St.-Petersburg, voor een belangrijk deel dankzij jouw goede zorgen. Het appartement Fontanka 69 beviel ons heel goed, schoon en ruim en met een fantastisch uitzicht. Het winkeltje aan de overkant was eerst wat onwennig, maar klanten en personeel waren erg behulpzaam met een paar woorden Frans zodat we snel in de gaten hadden dat we eerst iets moesten uitzoeken bij een van de afdelingen, dan gaan betalen bij de mevrouw achter de kassa en tenslotte terug bij de afdeling de gekochte spullen konden ophalen met een betalingsbriefje. Vanaf dag twee werden we ontvangen als vaste klanten. Erg leuk.

Anton is een heel prettige manager en hulp. Het was erg luxe dat hij ons kwam halen van het vliegveld en ons ook weer terugbracht. De visumhulp verliep ook op rolletjes. De registratie via Ost-West Kontakt service was in een dag klaar. In Nederland hadden we gebruik gemaakt van V&V visumdienst http://www.visumdienst.nl zodat de rompslomp tot een minimum beperkt bleef. (Al met al kost een visum dan wel een lieve duit, maar het bezoek aan St.-Petersburg is het zeker waard).

We zijn de eerste avond gaan eten in het restaurant dat Anton en jij ons aanraadden: Yolki-Palki op de Nevski Prospekt (richting station), en later in de week op een restaurantje in een kelder op de hoek van Gorokhavaya Ulitsa en Sadovaya Ulitsa. Beide restaurants bevielen erg goed. De ligging van het apparement is echt geweldig - we hebben alles te voet gedaan! En we hebben ook heel veel gehad aan je uitgebreide website en de informatie en tips in het appartement. Nogmaals hartelijk dank voor alles beste wensen,

Francien, Arda en Wim (Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Nederland)

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February, 2006

Hi Roxana, this is just a quick note to say thank you for all your help, in assissting us with our visit to St Petersburg. Everything went according to plan throughout from getting picked up at the airport to getting into the apartment. We highly rate your service and help and wouldn't hesitate to recommend your services and organisation.  The apartment Fontanka river 69 was fantastic as was the city. Once again Roxana, thank you.

Kirsten and John Davies, England

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January, 2006

Hello Roxana, I just wanted to write to say thank you very much for the stay in your apartment. We have just arrived back home after the rest of our trip. We were all very pleased with the apartment (Liteiny prospect) and would hope to return again some day. Anyway, thank you very much!

Mark Nicholson, Great Britain

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January, 2006

Many thanks Roxanita! We were most pleased to your apartment (Liteiny prospect) in St Peterburg last weekend. The apartment was very warm and peaceful. I can recommend Your apartments to my friends and maybe I will contact You sometime again. With best wishes,

Ms Raija Aura, Finland

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January, 2006

Roxana, since the coming back, we've spent a speedy week, but today I've time to sent our grateful thanks for this Liteiny apartment's renting. We have appreciate your helpful reactive answers at each questions before this trip. All was OK during the stay. We had enjoyed to meet Olga, Anna and the taxi driver. Be sure that we'll give your address to everybody interesting to go to SPB. You can so give our phone number to the future French tourists if it is useful for them. We intend to continue to learn Russian culture. Perhaps, we'll go again to Russia. S'Novim Godom!

Pierre LARTAUD, Eurre, France

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December, 2005

I have used Roxana-Apartments for my last two trips to St. Petersburg, in 2005 and I intend to use them for every trip, when I go to visit friends.

The apartment (Fontanka 11 B) was in great condition, close by to Nevsky, and easy to get to. It was warm when I was there in the winter, and cool when I was there in the summer.

Roxana and her managers were very accomodating to my schedule, meeting me at the apartment, arranging for a mobile phone, even taking me to the Train Station. I've needed to work with a flexible arrival and departure schedule, and they have been great.

The apartment was clean, well furnished, and it was nice to be able to get comfortable in an apartment, without the confines of a hotel. Having a fridge and stove was a real plus (my russian friends loved my cooking)

Would recommend Roxana and her apartments to anyone looking for a good apartment for a short or long stay.

Dave R. Toronto, Canada 

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October, 2005

Hello, I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our trip to St. Petersburg - thank you! My niece and her daughter (3 years old) had never been before and they were very impressed with it all. The flat (Griboedov canal) worked really well for us. I hope to come back again before too long as there is so much to see! Best wishes,

Kathleen Oldham, Finland

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September, 2005

Dear Roxana:

My wife and I have returned safely to our home in the USA. We just wanted to "Thank You" for all of your efforts on our behalf during our time in Saint Petersburg. This past Thursday morning (22.09.05) went perfectly. The ride to Pulkovo II International Airport was most enjoyable, and the driver was most courteous to us and friendly. Our personal English-speaking guide at Yusupovsky Palace on Tuesday morning (20.09.05) has spent a year in the U.S. near Chicago and is planning to invite her American Host Family to Saint Petersburg for a visit. We told her (Victoria) about the apartment on Griboedova Canal, 46, and how perfect it would be for her guests from the USA. We are emailing her your Website information so she can view pictures of the apartment, and she will probably someday be contacting you. We wanted to give her a personal tour of the apartment, but there just was not enough time in her schedule. We feel the apartment cleaning people and Manager Andrey found everything in order following our departure...as we treated the accommodations as if they were our very own.

Once again, thank you for making our visit to your wonderful City of Saint Petersburg such a memorable experience for us.

Our Very Best to you and yours and keep in touch.

Yours truly,

James and Pamela Livesay

67 Wabash Ave.
Mattoon, Illinois, USA 61938-4529

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August, 2005

Roxana:

I came first to St. Petersburg in 2003, and was deeply moved by the people, the music, the food, the entire culture. I felt that this was a fluke and would not happen to me again if I returned. My friends and I decided to return this year, and we found the most wonderful experience, AGAIN! A large part of the positive experience I had was your apartment at Griboedov canal. You have done a wonderful job renovating it. I hope to return soon, and would very much like to stay there again. I have many friends at my work, who are now interested in coming with me, because I have told them what a wonderful place St. Petersburg is during the summer.

Next, I must tell you my impression of Andrew. Andrew is a very special man, I could tell that from the begining. You already know this, but now I know it too. I think we were somewhat trouble for him, as we had a very early morning departure last Saturday, and he had to take us to the airport.  Also, my friend locked himself out of the apartment late one night when the other two of us were dead asleep. My friend called Andrew at 4 AM, for help, and Andrew provided that needed help to get my friend back into the flat. In a country where service is not the first priority of the workers, Andrew provides service that foreigners expect, and need. I cannot give Andrew a higher endorsement than this. He is a wonderful man, and you already know it! Please take care of Andrew, he is SPECIAL!

I am so on love with Saint-Petersburg, and with your Griboedov Kanal flat, I am willing to do a testimonial for your web site.

I have had God's blessing in my life to see many of the world's major cities. When I compare the other great cities I've seen to St. Petersburg, well, the others simply come up short.  I would like to let anyone know who is reading this, that Saint-Petersburg is the most beautiful city in the world.  It would be easy to say that it is the marvelous archetecture, the magnificent churches, the wonderful food, the great music, and the orientation towards the classic arts... but that is not all that which makes St. Petersburg special to me. To me, what is most wonderful about Saint Petersburg, is the people who live there. Maybe they do not have as much materially as foreign visitors traveling there, but they surely know how to live life to the fullest, and how to be happy even when their circumstances might not be the best. They are strong, resilient, and to be loved. If you do come, please make sure that you mix with the local people, they are very beautiful not only outside, but very beautiful inside. PLEASE come to Saint-Petersburg. And please trust Roxana and her manager Andrew, to make the visit the best possible for you.

Bolshoya Spaceebah & Warmest Regards,

Kevin Mills, Fountain Valley, CA, USA

P.S. I am willing to advise any Americans, or any other English speaking nation, on how to behave, and where to go when in Saint-Petersburg. I have experience with all aspects, ranging from night club/bars/discos to churches and museums. Roxana can arrange for my e-mail to you if you are serious about going to visit.

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July, 2005

Dear Roxana,

This is just to tell you that Deborah and I had a wonderful time in St Petersburg. The location, Fontanka 11, was absolutely ideal and we visited many of the famous palaces, cathedrals and, of course, the Hermitage where we spent two days! I had learned to read the Cyrillic alphabet and to speak a little Russian in advance, so we only needed a guide once - to visit the Catherine Palace in Pushkin - but Ost-West organised this for us with great efficiency. Thank you so much for all your help with the formalities and with making our holiday a truly memorable experience. Best regards,

John Graham Gardiner, UK.

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June, 2005

Dear Roxana, we just got back from our trip to St Petersburg and Sochi. Thank you very much for the excellent service. Everything worked out very well for us. The transfers were on time with a very nice driver Boris. The manager Andrey was very intelligent and nice person. The appartment (Fontanka river, 11A) was clean and comfortable, and its location was just excellent. The registration was well taken care of. We have the best memories of St Petersburg. The city is astonishing!

Helen Reutovski, San Rafael, USA

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May, 2005

Dear Roxana, herwith I like to thank you for your work for us. You did it well, the appartment (Liteiny prospect) was well located, and was nice. Our visit to St Peterburg was an excellent expirience, it was beautiful and the town is very impressive. With good memories,

Wil Verheggen, Tilburg, the Netherlands

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May, 2005

Hello Roxana! Nous avons beaucoup apprecie notre sejour, tout etait parfait. l'appartement Griboedov canal est superbe, grand, fonctionnel, calme et tres bien situe. C'etait un vrai plaisir. De plus, votre competance, l'organisation sur place ainsi que la gentillesse d'Anna et Andrei nous laisse un exellent souvenir. Pour 4 ou 5 personnes, voir plus, je recommande vivement cet appartement. Merci pour tout et meilleures salutations.

Christophe, Geneve, Switzerland.

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April, 2005

Dear Roxana, already back to Austria, I would like to thank you. Everything was perfect and the appartment (Canal Griboedov) was really great. Whenever I or my family (friends, ...) are in St. Petersburg again, we will contact you. Best regards,

Clemens E. Madlener, Innsbruck, Austria

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April, 2005

Dear Roxana, Thanks for all. Thanks for having given us the second apartment. It was very easier for the children sleeping. The apartments were very comfortable with all we need. Anna was very kind ans the transfer very professional.  The city of St-Petersburg was very beautiful and we hope perhaps one time go in June.  Thanks.

Jean-Hubert, Virginie and our children Ludovic et Simeon, Belgium

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March, 2005

Back from Saint Petersburg I would like to thank you and your organization. We had a great time there, appartment (Liteiny prospect) is really good and pleasant to live in. All advertised informations are realistic. No bad surprise after arriving there. Airport transfers were perfect. We also had a very good time in Saint Petersburg. Feel free to give my contact email to any French speaking people who would like to ask an experienced customer! Thanks again, Sincerely,

Georges Buffet, Valbonne - France

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February, 2005

Hi Roxana, just to say thanks very much for your help with our trip to St Petersburg: we had a great time and the appartment (Fontanka 69) was exactly what we wanted.

Robert Mark, United Kingdom

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February, 2005

Dear Roxana, thank you very much for the great service. I really enjoyed staying at your place (Fontanka 11 B). I keep you in mind for the future trips. If you'll be in NYC give me a call.

Best Regards,

Ilona Miller, USA

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November, 2004

Dear Roxana, This is just a quick email to say a huge thanks for letting us stay at your appartment (Fontanka 11); we've had a lovely, relaxed and comfortable time. We will be sure to tell our friends and contacts about your company. We will add your website to our website for everyone to see. May I also take this opportunity to praise the work of Andre and Anna; they have been kind and extremely helpful and their presence has made us feel very comfortable here. I also appreciate your understanding and patience with regards to our car.

Again, thank you. I would like to wish you all the luck in the world for your business and I will be sure to contact you again for a place to stay when I come back to this beautiful city, if you will have me : )

Kind regards,

Adriano Truscott, UK.

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October, 2004

Hi Roxana, I just wanted to write to say thanks for all your assistance and advice about St Petersburg and the flat (Liteiny prospect). We are back and everything went very smoothly. The flat was as you described, the woman who greeted us (can't recall her name) was friendly and helpful and it was a good tip to catch the van to and from the airport. As it turned out we didn't need to register our visas because we weren't there for three working days. We walked a lot and quickly got the hang of the trams and buses. There was so much to do. Despite having no Russian and there being little English the people on the streets and buses were helpful and we discovered a really nice Uzbeck restaurant just around the corner from the flat. Thanks again.

Tony Brown, Sydney, Australia

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October, 2004

Roxana, we just returned a few days ago from our trip to St. Petersburg. My husband and I had a wonderful stay at the Fontanka 11 appartment! Everything was just how we imagined and exactly how you described it. The appartment was very clean, well supplied, and has the best location to many sights in the city. Airport transfers were on time and hassle free (tell Andrey and Anton thank you) and the Visa support and registration services you provided were complete and easy.

We will be back to visit your beautiful city again, and would not hesitate to stay at one of your properties. Very Kind Regards,

Sherry and Jeff, Oregon, USA 

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July, 2004.

Hi Roxana,

We have returned to our lives in the UK and I wanted to email you to say how pleased we were with the Fontanka 69 studio appartment and the overall service received. I was travelling to St Petersburg on my own and Alexandra met me at the airport. I found her very helpful and informative, having contact with her during our stay. Airport transfer was also kindly arranged for us on return.

The city was amazing, the service was excellent, the price affordable and the location could not have been better- I will certainly stay at the appartments when I visit St Petersburg in the future and am already highly recommending your apartments to my friends and colleagues. Many warm thanks again.

Anna Caudwell, Lancaster, England

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June, 2004.

Dear Roxana,

I just wanted to thank you so much for the opportunity to stay in your appartment on the Fontanka river embankment (69A). The appartment was clean, spacious, and very comfortable. Moreover, the location was perfect with only a 5 minute walk to the nearest metro station and 10 minutes to Nevsky Prospekt. Everything was provided, including an ironing board with iron, television, spacious refrigerator, towels, fresh linens, and many other generous amenities. I’d like to send a special “thank you” to Alexandra for both picking us up and dropping us off at Pulkovo Airport. She was not only prompt but extremely helpful with her various advices on what to do and see in the city. I was a pleasure spending time with her. Whenever my wife and I will be in St. Petersburg again, we will be sure to stay in one of your appartments. For the price offered, your appartments are second to none.

Thank you for making our vacation in St. Petersburg so special. We will never forget it! Best regards,

John and Natalya, Lititz, Pennsylvania, USA

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May, 2004.

Thank you a lot for staying at the great apartment at Fontanka. Location is brilliant with an amazing view on Fontanka river and very close to Nevsky prospect and Gostiny Dvor, apartment is well furnished, clean and cozy. We have really very nice time in Saint Petersburg and we are planning to come back and stay again at your perfect place.

Olga Struyanskaya, Moscow, Russia

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April, 2004.

Hello Roxana, we returned only very recently from our travels and wanted to thank you for your wonderful services. We loved the Dostoevsky appartment and now think of it as our little "home" in St. Petersburg. Andrei and Anna were very courteous and helpful. We will hopefully return to St. Petersburg again and will of course stay at no other place than the Dostoevsky studio.

Houring Attarian, Montreal, Canada

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February, 2004.

Roxana, just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our stay in St Petersburg and that the appartment (Liteiny prospect) was excellent. Alexandra was also very helpful and accomodating. Kind regards,

Joseph Lampo, Moscow, Russia

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January, 2004.

Hello Roxanna, I just returned from Europe and I wanted to let you know my stay in your flat at Fontanka 11 was wonderful! The flat was clean and everything was in good working order! I also liked the location, very close to Nevsky!  I'd also like to pass along to you my thoughts on Andrey (a manager). He is a wonderful man.......very kind, gracious and helpful. It was my pleasure to have met him. And I look forward to further contact with him on my next visit to St. Petersburg.

The driver provided, Dennis, was also wonderful. He was waiting for me at the airport as arranged and was courtious, kind, and very very helpful. I recommend him highly for any further needs that you might have for him in St Petersburg!

Roxanna, I hope to return to St Petersburg in June and I'd enjoy very much doing business with you, Andrey and Dennis again. If the need ever arises you have my highest of recommendations!!

Thanks so very much again Roxana!

Gregory Lockett, Seattle Wa., USA

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January, 2004.

Dear Roxana,

Just a quick note to thank you for all your help in arranging the apartment at Liteiny prospect 32 for me. Of all the arrangements I needed to make for my unexpected visit back to St.Petersburg booking the apartment was the easiest part. Having lived in the city for eight years and visited last year and used a different company to book accommodation am fully aware of some companies promising everything but not being able to deliver. The apartment was wonderful, Alexandra was most helpful, prompt and efficient.

I congratulate you on providing such a professional service. I have recommended your company to my friends in the city and will contact you the next time I visit my favourite city. Once again thank you.

Doug Waite, Warrnambool, Australia

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January, 2004.

I recently spent a week on holiday in St Petersburg, having arranged my entire trip on the web. When I first started looking for accommodation I did not know what to expect, though there were photographs of the apartment on the web. Having booked to stay in Apartment at Fontanka 69, I duly arrived in St Petersburg on 8th January, to be met at the airport by the apartment manager. When we arrived at the apartment block, I was somewhat dismayed at my first impression, as the entrance staircase and corridor are in need of some attention, though simple decoration would make a big difference.  However, once inside the apartment, any doubts I may have had quickly disappeared. The apartment was well, if simply, fitted out, offering ample space for up to 4 persons – though I was travelling alone. The bedroom was very pleasant, with an excellent view of the Fontanka, and the living room/dining room/kitchen was very spacious and had all that was needed for my stay. This room was designed to sleep 2 persons if required.  The bathroom was excellent and there was a plentiful supply of very hot water. Considering that the temperature was down as low as –20C during my stay, I must add that I was never cold in the apartment. Outside, there was a very convenient small supermarket, which stayed open very late – though not 24 hours as it advertised! My final comment must be that I m planning a return trip to St Petersburg in June and I would happily stay in this apartment again.

 John M Cowley, Sunderland, England

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December, 2003.

Hi Roxana! I am back to my normal life, following a great trip to Saint Petersburg. Thank you, I had great accommodation (Liteiny prospect appartment)! Your manager is so very helpful and knowledgeable, you are fortunate to be so very well represented, she is a great asset!

Simon Mills, London, England

Note: Later Mr. Mills also stayed in Fontanka 11 appartment.

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November, 2003.

Hi Roxana,

I just wanted to tell you that I enjoyed staying in the apartment (Liteiny prospect) last week. It was perfect. Alexandra was also very helpful and pleasant to deal with. I would be interested to hear about your new apartments for my future visits. Thanks again,

Charles Gamble, Den Haag, Netherlands

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July, 2003.

Roxana, My husband and I and our three children (Jenny Francis and Paul Tilley) stayed in your appartment at 32 Liteiny prospect. We wanted to let you know that we have very fond memories of our time in St Petersburg and we very much enjoyed staying in the appartment. I am sorry that we did not write earlier to thank you. (At the time we were living in France and we are now back living in Australia in the capital city, Canberra). Thank you for your efficient service and thank you also to your assistant. We wish you luck in your future business!

Jenny Francis, Canberra, Australia

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July, 2003.

Roxana,

This note is long overdue, but nonetheless we wanted to send it to you to express how much we enjoyed our stay in the Fontanka studio in July 2003. The studio itself was very nicely furnished and equipped, its location was a BIG plus! We loved being by the Fontanka river and within minutes from the Nevsky prospect. We want to extend special thanks to Alexandra who picked us up from the airport right on time, and generally was very available when we called her with questions.

You've set a high standard for customer service and we were happy to have done business with you.

Thank you once again,

Roman and Annastacia Belokonev, Troy, MI, USA

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June, 2003.

Dear Roxana, I meant to write you as soon as I got back, but got busy at work. Thanks so much for the appartment.  The location (Fontanka 69) was excellent, and the apartment was very comfortable - a perfect place to wake up in in the morning, and to come home to at the end of the day. We loved looking out the window at the canal and street activity.  And Alexandra was helpful and patient with all our questions.

I hope I'll have a chance to come again. Best regards,

Julie Subrin
, USA

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June, 2003.

Dear Roxana, we just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed staying at the Fontanka studio. It's central location really added to our visit to St. Petersburg, as we were in walking distance from all the main attractions. We think you should precise in your web site how close the apartment is to everything. Aside from this, it was very comfortable and well equipped. Alexandra was very helpful with the apartment and with very good advice during our stay.

Thank you for making our trip to St. Petersburg such a memorable experience.

Yosi Ben-Ari, Israel.

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June, 2003.

Hi Roxana,

Just wanted to let you know that we were very happy with the appartment in Liteiny Prospect - very modern, very clean, and not a bad location! We would certainly recommend it to anyone who is thinking of holidaying in St. Petersburg. Best wishes!

Nia, England.

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May, 2003.

Dear Roxana:

We?re back to our ordinary life now, but we wanted to thank you as we had a great time in Russia and enjoyed it very much. Your appartment was great: very clean, plenty of room and very comfortable. As well as located very centrally.

We feel really lucky we found you. Also Alexandra?s help was great.  She helped us in everyway and tried to make our stay as pleasant as possible. She also organized a day trip for us to visit Peterhof and Tsarkoye Selo, which was fantastic.  We had a really knowledgeable and charming guide which made it all the more interesting. We would be happy to recommend your appartment to anyone interested.

So, once again, thank you very much.  If anyone ever mentions visiting St. Petersburg, we?ll remember to give them your address!

Best regards,

Rosa (+ Oscar, Cesar, Isabel, Marta & Lourdes), Madrid, Spain.

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April, 2003.

Hello Roxana, I write you my impressions of my stay in your Fontanka appartment. The flat is very nice and cosy, the remont (renovation) is very well done. View from windows to the canal is beautiful. Location is good, everything is at walking distance. I enjoyed my stay at the appartment and may well use your services again. Regards,

Jari, Finland.

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March and December, 2003

Thanks for your good service and kind attitude with all you did for me. My stay in your apartment (Liteiny prospect) was really great, I enjoyed it a lot. It is excellent situated, has a luxurious though cosy interior and provided all I needed. A special thanks to Alexandra too, who was so kind and friendly to me and my friend, her advice and caring was heartwarming.
I hope all was okay and you have only good thoughts about my staying too. Whenever I will return to St.Petersburg I will surely think about making use of your or Alexandra's services again. I wish you all the best in warm Spain!

Twan de Ven, Holland.

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November, 2002 and March, 2003.

Hi Roxana! Galina and I would like to thank you and Alexandra for making our stay very in joyable. Everything in the apartment (Liteiny prospect) was just fine.The weather was great for sight seeing. I will have to come back again. Thank you.

Todd, USA

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November, 2002.

My first visit to St. Petersburg was amazing and you made it totally possible! I had a GREAT time in St Petersburg.....and the appartment (Liteiny prospect) was GREAT, I love it!

The appartment was everything and more that was advertised: spacious, modern, comfortable, quiet with plenty of heat and hot water at more than a reasonable price! An easy walk to Nevsky Prospect, which I found just as interesting and modern if not more so than 5th Avenue in NYC or Michigan Ave. in Chicago. Trams, buses and taxis were easy to get right out front of the apartment with plenty of fun and excellent restraunts and grocery stores within just a 2 minute walk. A perfect place for a family or business men visiting your incredible city.

That you got me a visa invitation almost instantly was VERY impressive, and your assistant Alexandra was of great assistance getting me to and from the airport, settled into the apartment and acquainted to the city. She is amazing!

And yes, I plan to come back ALOT and use your services and appartment. Lets keep in touch and yes please, keep me on your permanant customer list !

Thanks for everything Roxana!

Kenneth Loyd, Eastsound, WA USA

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