I'll be in Russia for the first time this September attending a trade fair. Would like your advice/opinion on where to stay -
I'm aware that Aquarium Hotel is at the expo grounds itself, making it the most convenient. However, the reviews don't look promising and I wouldn't mind paying or travelling a bit more for comfort.
Would booking a hotel at the city center be that much out of the way? I hoping to stay near the tourist sites and possibly watch something at the Bolshoi Theater during rest days. I was quoted 1700 rub one way for a taxi to the expo. Are there any hotels that offer a shuttle for a more reasonable amount? And would taking the metro be a challenge as I do not speak/read Cyrillic?