Ratings based on 40 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from uk
Great locationPosted Oct 20, 2013
Cons: I hope the renovation will be completed and the the airing facilities will be improved so rooms smell better
The hotel is under reconstruction, so it is noisy and rooms smell. However, staff is nice and do their best to help. The location is great and no need to use tubes to visit the most exciting places.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Give it a few yearsPosted Sep 16, 2013
Pros: Very large rooms (by comparison), can walk to Kremlin within 20 minutes, interior and connecting restaurant nice.
Cons: Off the beaten path, no metro right nearby, hotel staff a bit indifferent, didn't feel entirely safe in the neighborhood, somewhat difficult for cabs.
Since the hotel has changed names, it's hard to find on line and on maps, and cab drivers don't know where it is. It's tucked away off the beaten path, so it's difficult to find if you don't know what you're looking for. I was not entirely comfortable in the neighborhood, though it wasn't a bad one. There are no other hotels around this particular area. It's a bit of a hike to the nearest metro station; the nearest station is basically at the Kremlin. Also, the hotel is under construction at the time of this writing.
for Everyoneby zvi from Elkana Israel
nice hotel close to the main attractions.Posted Aug 29, 2013
Pros: It's location
Location: The hotel is close to arbat side walk and to the synagogue, Gorky house and within 10-15 minutes from all the main attractions of Moscow.
The reception staff is nice and willing to help. The waiters at the restaurant are still in the communist era. They don't smile and see you as nuisance. Except this the hotel is excellent.
for Personal Eventby jc_bromley from London
Hotel currently under renovationPosted Aug 22, 2013 on Hotels.com
That doesn't get mentioned anywhere before you book, so you'll be booking a room in a building site.There website offers "complimentary guest parking" but they don't really have any, I was on a motorcycle and it was a lot of hassle getting it parked, they use the disabled bays outside on the street. Because I'm travelling on a motorcycle I have limited clothing, I put it all into to the hotel laundry with the promise I would have it back early the next morning. It turned up at lunchtime...so i wasted a morning of my two day visit. Not impressed at all. Next time I visit Moscow this hotel won't even be on my list of places to stay.
Recommendedby Mehdi from England
Good LocationPosted Aug 20, 2013 on Hotels.com
Good location, renovation was going on so it was noisy during the day. The breakfast was boring, the same things everyday !
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Belfast, UK
Central Hotel, suitable for Tourists and BusinessPosted Aug 12, 2013
Pros: Helpful staff, all with good English. Location is fairly central for all sights
Cons: There was construction/restoration work going on, but having said that it was very unobtrusive
Location: Very convenient to all sights, short walk to the the main touirst street, Arabat Street
Overall a very good hotel that I would thoroughly recommend. Great location and helpful staff
for Everyoneby Alex from Southern California
Excellent location, can't beat the pricePosted Aug 12, 2013
Very convenient location, free WiFi and breakfast which is not bad at all. Very good restaurant with excellent kitchen and affordable prices (3 course meal for $10). Personal is alert, polite and responsive. The only drawback is the current (August 2013) renovation, which doesn't matter much is you are not looking out of the window and don't mind smelling the paint now and then. But having said that it's a deal for the money. (I suspect it will, as it should, much pricier once renovations are over.)
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Minnesota, USA
Minnesota USAPosted Jul 18, 2013
We stayed here for 5 nights in July 2013. Hotel entrance very nice. Staff was usually/tried to be helpful. Room was nice/large compared to traditional European rooms. We were on older side of building, so no elevator access. But was probably on quieter side of building. Front exterior was under remodeling. Breakfast was ok, but same thing everyday. So boring after the 2nd day. They need more choices, or different set menu every day or two. Location was ok. 20 min walk to the Kremlin. 10 min walk to metro to access other areas of Moscow. Price was very good relative to hotels by Kremlin which were double the price. I would recommend this hotel again. But if found a hotel closer to center area within 20-30 USD higher, then might consider opting for the closer hotel.
for Everyoneby Poodle from St. Paul, MN
Nice Hotel - close to everything & can sleep wellPosted Jul 10, 2013
Pros: Close to everything. Comfortable to sleep. Good air conditioner. Staff was very helpful.
Cons: More variety for breakfast.
Location: Close to all historical sites such as Kremlin, red square, arbat, etc. Also easy bus access to go everywhere in town.
Very good location and quiet. Close to everything. Bed is firm and comfortable. Air Conditioner was working very well. Staff are very helpful. Same breakfast everyday which was a little boring but covers the basic. 20-25 min walk to Kremlin. Made us comfortable to stay and we could enjoy our vacation. Even in July, the towel hanger was heated which makes the room hot if you leave the door open. But if you wash some clothes, it dries fast.
for Everyoneby Adam from los Angeles, CA
Centrally located in the Heart of Moscow.Posted Jul 8, 2013
Pros: Location and the staff.
Cons: The mattress.
Location: Walking: Few minutes away from the Metro Station, Restaurants, Banks for currency exchange and about 15 minutes from the Red Square.
Overall is not a bad hotel. The mattress was really stiff . If you're from the U.S. than you're use to large size rooms but expect the opposite and that goes for most of Europe. One major problem I had was that no one informed me to the remodeling that was going on while I was there. They were using jackhammers from 8:00am to 6:00pm and I was unable to sleep during the day. I had to really fight for over 30 minutes to have them change my room. Other than that the continental breakfast was fairly nice but it was the same food everyday. Just a heads up. If you can get a room on the 1st floor as they've been renovated and have much comfortable mattresses.