Ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.2 out of 5
67% of guests recommend
2.7 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
2.8 Room comfort
2.8 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3 out of 5
by Kyöstäjä Karppakauste

Soviet style :)

Posted May 5, 2014 on Ebookers
Good - Old fashion Soviet union style everywhere. Nostalgic! Bad - Smoking allowed indoors. Passive smoking destroys the health of the personnel who works there
3 out of 5
by Kyle from Las Vegas, NV

Hotel Cosmos

Posted Apr 10, 2014
Pros: The staff is friendly and helpful in all matters.
Location: There are a couple travel agencies in the area that can help you book tours and get a guide to take you around the city to see the sites
This is the second time I have stayed at this hotel and I have very little to complain about. It is centrally located near some nice restaurants, mini-bus stops, a supermarket, a small shopping mall, and the train station. I had forgotten which mini-bus to take from the airport to get to the hotel, but the staff was nice enough to answer my email and provide me with the mini-bus number to take from the airport to get to the hotel (#165, price 3Lei). The staff still remembered me from last year and gave me the same room that I used the year before (it has a refrigerator). I was able to go to the super market across the street to get some bottled water and items I might want to eat while I was walking around the city or on my tours of the wineries and churches. The laundry service in the hotel I have used a few times and the prices are very reasonable plus they will perform minor sewing repairs on clothing for an additional fee. The staff has always been helpful to me with recommendation on where to eat and useful phrases in Russian and Moldovan.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Good to the price

Posted Jun 21, 2012
Good location and service to the price. The tourmanager in the reception worked to midnight but was missing in the early hours of the day. Could use some more information of the possibilities in Moldova. I suceeded in getting a very useful map of the city in the reception. Will return to same hotel next visit i Chisinau.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from New York

Great example of Soviet hospitality

Posted Jun 28, 2011
The Hotel Cosmos is a fine introduction to a peculiar species in the hospitality genus: the Soviet hotel. The hotel is not entirely typical of this species. For example, there were some friendly and helpful people working behind the front desk, even if the supervisors seemed intent on wringing unfair extra charges out of guests. The elevators worked, even if they were a bit slow and creaky. But the overall feeling of the place is quite Soviet - amusingly so if one has a sense of humor. The lobby - which has a good Wi-Fi connection - is quite smoky. The rooms are ludicrously decorated & pretty small. The hallways are dimly lighted. The beds are about 5 feet, 10 inches long - just short enough to be uncomfortable if you are six feet tall. Would I stay there again? Perhaps not. As it turns out, the Hotel Chisinau - which also seems to be a Soviet-style hotel - is just down the road & is a little cheaper.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from greece

moldova

Posted May 1, 2011
super experience , very helpful and friendly persons
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from New York, NY

Not for International guests

Posted Apr 30, 2011
The hotel reeks of cigarette smoke. Even the so-called "non-smoking" rooms, which I insisted upon, had an ashtray and thoroughly smoked through bedding, drapes and carpets. The reception area is the only place for the Internet connection but a non-smoker cannot stay there longer than a couple of minutes, as it also serves as a smokers' lounge. Breakfast, which is included in the hotel price, is superb. However, the hotel restaurant works only for breakfast and then closes for the day. One needs to look for meals elsewhere. There are no hair dryers or irons in the rooms. The rooms are not cleaned every day, in fact, they are not cleaned every other day either. The garbage cans remain full, the beds unmade, towels unchanged. The hotel personnel is poorly (if at all) trained in dealing with international guests. I was appalled by their unprovoked snide and derogatory remarks about Jews, Russians and Americans. Overall: I would not recommend this hotel to International guests.