Hotel Alfa
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Hotel Alfa

Izmailovskoe Shosse, 71-А, Moscow 105187 Russia
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4.0
#69 of 519 hotels in Moscow
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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Alfa Hotel Moscow is a reasonable choice both for youe rest and work! Ideal location with access to public transport! We are only 50 meters away from the Subway Station Partizanskaya and 200 meters from the MCC Station Izmailovo. There are many attractions are within walking distance (Izmailovsky Park, Serebryano-Vinogradnye Ponds, Pokrovsky Cathedral, Izmailovsky Kremlin and Vernissage). We offer 950 rooms of different categories to our guests from Standard Rooms to Club Apartments, also modern conference rooms with different layouts, a nightclub and several excellent restaurants and bars, as well as a wide range of extra services. If you are ready to be pleasantly surprised then Hotel Alfa is what you are looking for!
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Plunge pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Billiards
Business Centre with Internet Access
Paid private parking on-site
Secured parking
Wifi
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Nightclub / DJ
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Park View
Great View
Languages Spoken
Russian

Location

Izmailovskoe Shosse, 71-А, Moscow 105187 Russia
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Getting there
Great for walkers
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travellers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 93 out of 100
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Sheremetyevo Airport
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Zhukovsky International Airport
21.3 mi
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Partizanskaya
3 minMoscow Metro
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directdude wrote a review Sept 2007
Vancouver3 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is definitely better than average. The breakfast buffet was great. Location is good. Close to the Metro and the fun flea market, which is the largest in Moscow. The staff mostly did not speak English, but they were friendly and tried to help.

No air conditioning, which wasn't a problem even though we were there in August.
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Date of stay: August 2007
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
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HopScotch2 wrote a review Mar 2015
The Netherlands69 contributions43 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
At the Izmailovo Alfa is pretty much what you'd expect from the pictures - an old Soviet hotel with a lot of Russian kitsch. The hotel was built for the Olympics in Moscow in the 80s, and I suspect it has stayed pretty much the same since then.

The location is good, not very close to the city centre but right next to Partizanskaya metro station, about 15 minutes from the Red Square. It is also right next to the Izmailovo Kremlin, which is great for souvenir shopping.

The hotel is clean and the rooms are quite large. We had a room on the 26th floor with a double bed, a desk, a mini-fridge, and a small breakfast table. The bathroom was not large, but was equipped with a bathtub and a hairdryer. We had a view of the Izmailovo Kremlin, which was nice.

The service is not great. The receptionists are not very friendly, nor do they speak very good English, so I'm glad I didn't have to ask them for any assistance. The housekeeping was fine, aside from the fact that they for some reason seemed reluctant to refill our toiletries. I don't think two portions of shower gel and shampoo are supposed to last two people for four days.

Like in most hotels in Moscow, security is quite strict. The security guards always check that you have a room card when you walk to the elevators, and on occasion even scan them to check your data. I do approve of this, even if many people find it threatening. In spite of this, I cannot vouch for how safe the hotel is, as many people approached us outside the Partizanskaya metro asking about "nomer", aka hotel rooms (I think there is a big issue with people using fraudulent cards). The Izmailovo Alfa security is also not concerned enough to actually stop the prostitutes from hanging out in the lobby, so if you're a man travelling alone, be prepared to be approached.

Sound insulation is a big problem at Izmailovo Alfa. We had one of the first rooms down the corridor (perhaps because we booked the room at a discounted rate), and we could hear everyone who walked down the corridor, from the loud children to their even louder parents to the housekeeping to the bell which rang when the elevator arrived on the floor. We soon realised why the sounds from the hallway were so clear and why they at least pretend to keep the security strict: there was a 0,5 cm gap between the door and its frame even when it was locked. The walls between the rooms aren't much better insulated - you can be sure to hear both when your neighbour sneezes or when he manages to bring back an escort to his room. Because of the price-quality-ratio, the hotel is mostly populated by lone Russian or Central Asian businessmen, or families with children.

Izmailovo Alfa is not a bad hotel, but neither is it a good one. It is definitely more of a 3 than 4-star hotel. Its perks are that it's clean and conveniently located by the metro. Considering the noise I would not pay the full price for a room, but at a highly discounted rate it was adequate for a young couple's 4-day stay in Moscow. Were I to stay in a hotel in Moscow again, however, I would be prepared to pay a bit more money and look for an alternative.
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Date of stay: March 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the elevator lobby. At least that way you might get some silence.
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Mia_Sh wrote a review Jul 2007
San Jose, CA44 contributions60 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Let me start with the good things:
The location is very convinient, just steps from a metro station that takes yuo to mid-city in 15-20 minutes; just on the street there are many stores and restaurants and money exchange (even a Western Union in the adjacent hotel, Beta) - some convinience stores are open 24 hours.
The arts and crafts market is less than 5 minutes away, and is a great place to but reasonably priced suvenirs.

The breakfast buffet was very good. We are not used to having chicken and peas, meatballs and buckwheat for breakfast, but there were a few kinds of vegetables, a variety of cereals, pancakes, 2-3 kinds of cheese, 2-3 kinds of cold meats, an omlet station, a variety of cakes and cookis, etc. Very rich and nicely arranged. We never had to have lunch...

We were a bit afraid of the "floor attendant" stories, but in our case they all were very kind and helpful, spoke some English, and were willing to help with directions, instructions on making phone calls, and selling coffee, sodas and alcoholic drinks (in case you finished your minibar supplies!). We almost had no interaction with the Loby stuff once we got to our floor. The room key and the breakfast slips were handled through our floor attendant.

The bad - no airconditioning at the room, and the weather was hot so we had to open our window. Well, there are some restaurants on the street, and they were very noisy - including one night there probably was an event there, and we had ballroom dance music way after 2am... other nights they closed around midnight... so get your ear plugs!

About the room itself - the "regular" room has 2 twin (smaller than twin actually) beds. Queen bed rooms are much more expensive! The "regular" room was quite small (Comfort Inn size, if you know what I mean), the bathroom was decorated with the 80's tiles and the fixtures probably were never upgraded since.
That was NOT a big problem - everything was clean and in good working shape.

The beds!!!! just be prepared to sleep on hardwood floors - the matresses were so hard (and packed) that it felt like I'd be better off sleeping on the floor! The double room I checked had a mattress of the same consistency, so we figured out it was not worth it to pay extra. Luckily we were so tired from our tours, we would have been able to sleep anywhere.

Anyway, don't be discouraged from the trouble one has trying to book a hotel in Russia. After getting used to the instantanious reply in the US, and in many places in Europe, it is a bit nerve wrecking to wait 24 hours before they give you a reply whether or not they have a room (usually they don't...).
We went through 3 iterations through the allrussiahotels.com website, actually called them and managed to speak to an agent, and ended up with getting this hotel for $160/night (our initial budget was about $120).
And you can't get a visa to Russia before you have a hotel reservation, so you can't just say you'll find something when you get there...
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Date of stay: June 2007
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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nathanuk88 wrote a review Jul 2005
nathanuk886 contributions19 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I went with my school and we stayed in the Alfa block.
The first thing you notice is the size of the place it is massive!
The staff - mostly whom only speak russian - were rude, impolite and unhelpful, for example i wanted a phone card to phone england and i said (in russian) would it work, i got the unfriendly 'DA' and was told to go away. It didnt work and according to our guide could only make local calls in russia.
Then there was my room. I had a single room because there were odd numbers as did another girl in my group. We were on the same floor as everone else but the floor is arranged in a H shape. My room had a great view but it was unwelcoming and cold and had a brown interior decor which was not appealing. I wont even talk about the bathroom but i think they need to look up the definition of Disinfected for the labels they put on the toilet, in the bath and in the sink.
The girl opposit me had no heating because it didnt work so she had to move into someone else's room because as you can imagine it was cold at night being -18!
There was a shop nearby and the flea market was great. Also the metro was just accross the road so you can easly get around.
But at the end of the day it was a bed to sleep in and it wasnt too bad, well it was but i did love moscow and will go back again - this time the school are choosing a different hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2005
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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TahoeblueSierra wrote a review Feb 2008
California16 contributions9 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is very far away from the Airport ($90usd on Taxi each way) and Red Aquare. Once I arrived at the hotel the Front Desk took a long time to check me in (like 30 minutes) and was not friendly to English speaking guests. And only one lady spoke broken English, the rest not a word. Later on the front desk directed me to a Travel Agency inside the hotel so I could book my flight to Saint Petersburg for the next day, and when I arrived the travel agency not one person spoke English nor did anyone have the interest or compashion to help me. So I could not book my flight, so I returned to the front desk to complain and asked the lady to talk to them so I can book my flight and she just raised her shoulders saying that's too bad I can't help. That's when I told her to write in Russian in a pice of paper that I want to buy a ticket to Saint Petersburg. So I returned and finally was able to book my flight.
Ismailovo Alfa caters to Russian nationals so they do not speak English nor do they have the International tactfulness of an International hotel to give good service. The rooms were ugly, like a 3rd world low class home. I have attached the pictures of the room they charged me 200+usd per night. I like a 1/4 star to USA standards.
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Date of stay: November 2007
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kamfietka wrote a review Oct 2006
Carlsbad, New Mexico6 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
On the whole, the hotel was more than I was expecting in Moscow, especially since it is a Soviet-era building. I was staying with a fairly large group of other college-age musicians. The check in and out procedure can get crazy for a large group, but the hotel staff handled it well. There were not tons of smiles, but that's common, especially in the large cities. The wiring was old and I broke my curling iron (even with an adapter and converter), but the staff was tolerant of our inability to speak much Russian, the internet area was fairly inexpesive, the small casino area was amusing, and the breakfast buffet was much more extensive than I would have hoped for.

It's only a short walk to a large market and the stores across the square offer water and other necessities much more inexpensively than the floor concession/key area. I didn't like leaving the hotel without my room key, but I never had trouble getting into my room. The beds were a little small, but comfortable enough to sleep on, the view from the upper levels are quite nice, and knowing that it was built for the Olympics was a little bit of fun trivia. All in all, much better than I was expecting on my second trip to this beautiful city.
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Date of stay: May 2006
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
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52_hotels_in_2012 wrote a review Sept 2016
London, United Kingdom83 contributions114 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Note:
- I stayed in a “Studio” Room.

Pros:
- Location: (Walking) Partizanskaya Metro Station (1min), Izmailovsky Market & Kremlin (8mins).
- Bathroom amenities: soap bar, average quality hairdryer, tissues, shower cap, shoe shine sponge, toothbrush/toothpaste, shampoo/soap/bodywash all-in-one in wall dispenser (unfortunately). Surprisingly, no body lotion/moisturiser.
- Large clean room and large clean bathroom.
- Free WiFi (see cons).
- Extremely fast laundry service (12 hour turnaround, with options of a 2 hour turnaround and a 1 hour ironing service).

Cons:
- WiFi extremely slow (could not stream video).
- Reception staff barely speak english which caused much wasted time.
- No power points near the desk, which meant I had to charge my computer and phone on the floor on the other side of the room.
- Hotel is non-smoking, yet there was a strong smell of cigarette smoke in the room and hallways.
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Date of stay: September 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Hank121 wrote a review May 2013
Atlanta, Georgia5 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent 2 nights in Alfa as we returned from Siberia to USA. We chose Alfa Gamma Delta complex because we wanted to spend half a day shopping in the Izmaillovo market, which is right next door.

The hotel was just as described on Trip Advisor - decent price - $80 a night after you factor in taxes, very clean, had A/C, 2 twin beds, great bathroom, mini fridge, plenty of towels, outlets, etc. The only drawback - the wifi. They advertise wifi in all rooms - not really. The wifi worked only near the door, and in the bathroom. and even then it was spotty. I stepped out in the hall to Skype call back home, and it was fine, just got a few looks from folks walking down the hallway. Of course it was strong in the lobby area, but you usually want to do emails and calls from your room.

Overall, great hotel experience, good price, right across the street from the entrance to the Metro, 5 straight shot stops from Red Square and next door to the Izmailovo market and a grocery store near by and other cafes. Check out each of the Gamma Beta Delta Alfa hotels, and see which one has the best price - they are all basically the same.
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Date of stay: May 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Alex K wrote a review Aug 2012
Thessaloniki, Greece4 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed 3 nights (4-6 August 2012). Nice, cleam A/C in room, mini-bar and cooler in room, FREE internet everywhere in hotel (!!!!), breakfast and dinner very good. Excellent location with less than 20 mins from the room to the city centre. We would stay here again!
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Date of stay: August 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Glenda H wrote a review Sept 2019
York, United Kingdom142 contributions84 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Although I rated 4* by uk standards it is really 3*.
A bit tired in decor both in rooms and lounge areas . Kettles in rooms was good as none in St Petersburg hotel we went to later.
Breakfast good buffet with fresh cooked eggs, omelettes and pancakes.
Well placed fir partizansky metro which is 5 stops to Red Square at 59 roubles a trip it’s very cheap .
Park and shops and restaurants around.
Only down for me was the strip/ lap club on floor 5, which produces some very dodgy males in the lift.
But I suppose its Russian ‘culture’
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from Hari Kumar
Bengaluru, India131 contributions65 helpful votes
Definitely there are a couple of (or more) ATMs in the hotel. And they offer the best exchange rates compared to airports. It is slightly tricky to withdraw money, because if you enter 2000 or 5000 rubles, they would give a single currency note of that denomination. so try entering something like 1900, or 3900 etc.Then you would get change. It is slightly difficult to get change for 5000 rubles in shops. Infact i got the change from McDonalds.
Gigi T asked a question Sept 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Is the sauna room free of charge?? Any booking needed?? Thank you!!!
Answer from Lorandt
Schwäbisch Hall, Germany218 contributions61 helpful votes
Is not free of charge you need to book in advance. Sometimes days before...
Dubai, United Arab Emirates464 contributions298 helpful votes
if you have the booking voucher or any references that will prove it..or else simply send an email or contact hotel..They do speak fair english..Enjoy the stay! It is a lovely hotel..
Aiesha S asked a question Jul 2018
Mumbai, India1 contribution
is there any super store or convinient store near the hotel?
Dubai, United Arab Emirates464 contributions298 helpful votes
Yes there are few stores & restaurants right in front of the hotel.
Aiesha S asked a question Jul 2018
Mumbai, India1 contribution
how near is a super store from hotel
Answer from Emad A
Kish Island, Iran9 contributions3 helpful votes
There are some stores just in front of hotel, next to the Partizanskaya Metro Station.
Hari Kumar wrote a tip Nov 2019
Bengaluru, India131 contributions65 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms facing izmailovo market"
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GianPiero wrote a tip May 2019
Swiss Alps, Switzerland2 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"excellent location and beautiful overview of the rooms"
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Lorandt wrote a tip Mar 2019
Schwäbisch Hall, Germany218 contributions61 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Never take the first room, only if you are really happy and got higher level floor."
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Emad A wrote a tip Jun 2018
Kish Island, Iran9 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Higher rooms the the lake veiw was nice."
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Maduranga Nanayakkara wrote a tip Jun 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates464 contributions298 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Standard rooms on upper floors are less expensive but really good."
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Alfa
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Alfa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Alfa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Alfa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Alfa?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Alfa?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre, a sauna, and a plunge pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Alfa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Alfa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Hotel Alfa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is Hotel Alfa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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