For a unique St. Petersburg experience, stay at this large British-owned apartment, which is off of Nevsky Prospekt on the Fontanka River Embankment. Its three bedrooms, library, drawing room, dining room, and kitchen are part of a 19th-century house where the Russian writer really did live, from 1860–83 (Tolstoy also briefly lived here). The celebrity interior designer John Stuart has filled it with canopied beds, silk-lined love seats, and sculptures and art in the grand Russian prerevolutionary style. Breakfast here is served on white and blue gilt china from Lomonosov, which was founded in the 18th century. Additional meals are available for an extra charge. The apartment is cleaned daily by a housekeeper, who can also help with obtaining restaurant reservations, buying tickets, transportation, and the like. Note that because of all the antiques, only kids over 12 are allowed to stay here. In addition, payment must be paid in either pounds sterling or euros, via check or bank transfer.