Visiting St Petersburg? Then make yourself at home!

Posted on 0, by Anatoly

St Petersburg is hardly short of great hotels and hostels. From five-star luxury to cheap-and-cheerful backpackers’ accommodation, there something to suit all tastes and every budget.

But what if you fancy something a bit more homely, somewhere you can call your own during your stay in this delightful city? Maybe a vacation apartment would be more to your liking.

 

The benefits of renting an apartment include space, privacy, value and comfort. Unless you’re travelling alone, vacation apartments nearly always represent better value for money than even budget hotels, particularly for longer stays in the city. And if you’re travelling with family or a group of friends, renting an apartment is likely to be considerably cheaper than booking several hotel rooms even for a single night. On top of that, having self-catering facilities at hand can further reduce costs significantly, offering greater freedom to eat what you want, when you want. You can even entertain friends if you like.

Apartments are fully furnished and come with all the tableware, kitchen utensils, bed linen, towels, TV, telephone, stove and refrigerator you’d expect. Some also have washing machines, microwaves, DVD players and the like. Generally speaking, it’s worth bringing your own hairdryer with an adapter (local electric current is 220V 50Hz).

Not all apartments have hi-speed Wi-Fi Internet connections, but if this is something that’s particularly important to you, don’t worry – it’s very easy to purchase a 3G or 4G modem from St Petersburg's mobile operators and get connected to the Internet relatively cheaply from anywhere in the city.

Landlines are normally available for local calls free-of-charge. Intercity and international calls are not normally permitted in vacation apartments, but you can buy IP phone cards, available in mobile communications stores and post offices throughout the city.

Whether you want to stay for a month or just one night, vacation apartments are well worth considering. So whatever you accommodation needs in St Petersburg, or anywhere else in Russia for that matter, there’s only one place to go – RNTO. We’re your one-stop travel shop, where service, quality and value-for-money come as standard. So call us today on 0207 985 1234, and we’ll be with you every step of the way.