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Burgundy room
This is a large room overlooking the back of the old church in our main courtyard. There is a double bed, a divan/bed for a third person (if needed), and, through double doors, a spacious ensuite bathroom with a window.
large bathroom with window, ensuite to room in guesthouse in St Petersburg

The church, now the Museum of the Arctic and Antarctic, was originally built in 1820-38 for the United Believers. The latter were Old Believers (Russian Orthodox who split from the official Russian Orthodox Church due to their inability to accept changes, such as the use of three fingers instead of two to make the sign of the cross, that were introduced by Patriarch Nikon during the final third of the 17th century) who came back the forests and made their peace with the establishment.
antique decorated wooden panel, Russian rural art,in room in guesthouse/apartment for rent in centre of St Petersburg
It was, in fact, the main cathedral of the United Believers in Russia. The church was closed by the Soviets in 1930, but parishioners continued to meet and hold services in secret in private apartments in our neighbourhood.

view from window in ensuite bathroom in guesthouse, St Petersburg, Russia
ceroom in iling, lamp, and antique furniture in room in guesthouse in St Petersburg, Russia
Our dining-room is for quick cups of coffee, long unhurried breakfasts (breakfast is included on our daily rates), leisurely pots of tea, the occasional business meeting, or just for sitting around in. You may also choose to sit, drink, and breakfast at the bar in the entrance hall.

Our rates include unlimited tea and coffee, and a Wi-Fi connection.
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