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out of 29 reviews
“The Hotel has all you could want -- a mini city within it's walls”
The Hotel was clean and comfortable. The food at the restaurant had both traditional Russian food and non-Russian that could accomidate travelers from everywhere...Although the staff's English is not as good as you might find in other places it was sufficient... The hotel has everything you could want under ONE roof--from a pharmacy--to a Sushi Bar--to a Russian Dance Show(a must see)!!! Only negative is that they charge for use of the swimming pool.
Loved the hotel. The only downside is a total ripof in all internal services. $15 per hour of IE6 internet in business center? Has a nightclub, although I wasnt too impressed with it.
“Kosmos in Moscow”
Overall, my experience was quite positive. Just keep in mind that there are no ironing boards and irons in the rooms. If one wants to press their shirt by hand, they should go up to the 23-rd floor and ask for a room to press their clothing. It's a small room in the maintenance area. Staff will point it out to you if asked. Other then that, all was great.
“I will be back”
The space for nonsmokers is not enough. Lounge bar and cafe are placed near the reception and a second-hand smoke fills all lobby.
The hotel is close to the exhibition center and works. The cost for Moscow is reasonable and for English speakers it works.
“Fair Quality, but do not expect too much out of it”
First of all hotel rates itself as a 3-star, not 4. This is a big difference. We have got a 2-twin room initially, but once we pointed that we requested a king bed, we got a replacement. Room was okay. It did not smell like it was a smoking room (we requested a non-smoking), but we found ashtrays on the table. Good furniture. There was a small refrigerator. TV had a good selection of local and international channels. It worth asking for a room with a main street view. No price difference, but you will enjoy the view. Location is good as well. Subway station is just across the street. A big amusement park next to the station (VDNH). There is a nice botanical garden just one or two stops away by monorail. So, taking into account hotel prices in Moscow, that is a good choice for your money. PS Ohhh... One important tip. You have to carry a special paper you will be given at the lobby. You will not be allowed to get in by security unless you have one :)
Very nice hotel
The showers did not work properly in two rooms I stayed at
“It was OK.”
I stayed in a renovated room as recommended by others in the past. It was Ok; I expected more. I worry about what an unrenovated room would look like. Central air conditioning is poor and not adjustable. Metro location is not toofar: across the street, but requires a long walk to the underpass, and walking down to the underpass and walking up on the other side of the underpass to reach the metro. 15-20 minutes to the Kremlin area. Very efficieint metro. Breakfast buffet was very broad in range of items to eat. Dinner buffet is not worth the high price. Use of the pool requires an extra high charge per day (it's part of a health club)
“Affordable in very expensive city”
Hotel is huge but dated with some renovated rooms probably worth the extra cost.Request a room with view of main boulevard.Rooms have a refrigerator.Free breakfast buffet is adequate but not special.Lobby is nice enough with a score of Russian souvenir shops that are great for tourists.Several restaurant and cafe options are decent within the hotel.For less pricey options there are fast food stands directly outside hotel to the left which offer pizza,hotdogs,and freshly roasted chicken which will require a sense of adventure or a little knowledge of Russian since the average local does not speak English.Just point to your selection and there should not be a problem.For more savings a good minimarket is located 150 feet from hotel(to the right upon exiting hotel).If you have kids there is a nice but old Soviet style amusement park 300 meters from the hotel on the opposite side of the main street.The park also contains several pleasant cafes for food and beverages.For cheap transportation a station for the efficient Moscow metro(subway)is only 200 feet from hotel.A trip to Red Square is about 6 stops away or about 15 minutes.All metro signs are Russian only.The Cosmos hotel is popular with tour groups and businessmen on a budget.It will require a commute to go to Red Square and other tourist attractions.This hotel is a compromise in terms of location and quality but is affordable compared to hotels closer to the Kremlin and Red Square.Enjoy Moscow but bring lots of rubles!