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“Small room but charming”
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Blues Hotel
Ranked #41 of 313 Hotels in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence
Bern, Switzerland
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“Small room but charming”
Reviewed 29 June 2013 via mobile

Location: The small, cute hotel is within one hour walking distance from the center; nice walk mostly along the river and through Gorki park. A metro station is very close, if you really want to miss the lovely walk.

Our room was small, furniture ok, but with carpet, which is ugly from my point of view. Unfortunately the carpet was also a bit dirty. Generally cleaniness was ok on the first day, but I am not sure they cleaned every day; for sure not the bathroom. I expected more from a 160$ room outside the center.

The staff were friendly, one lady speaks good English. Service was OK.

What we really liked were the couple of tables and chairs on a mikro-terrace, sip a Vodka, watch the neighbourhood and enjoy the evening sun.

Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

I recently stayed for a week at the Blues Hotel, and was very impressed by the quality of the room and service. I don't have good Russian speaking abilities, but they spoke enough English that we had no problems. The gentleman who checked me in (unfortunately I don't remember his name) was absolutely fantastic helping me get checked in and settled.

The location may not be perfect for everyone, as it is away from the center--but it's a quick 10-minute Metro ride (five stops) to Red Square, and the Metro station is less than two blocks away. For me it was the perfect location, as I was doing business just a 15-minute walk from the hotel. Because it's a residential area, there aren't a lot of restaurants around, but there are enough if you want to grab a quick bite. I went walking around the neighborhood both during the day and at night and felt completely safe and comfortable.

The room was clean and simple--I stayed in the most basic room and was comfortable. Hot water supply was great. My only small complaint was that there were no drawers for clothes, but that's a minor inconvenience. There's a small safe in the room should you want to lock up small valuables, and the restaurant downstairs provides a lovely free morning breakfast. Highly recommended!

Stayed May 2013
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

Moscow is London in Russian really, but if you don’t have any knowledge of the Russian alphabet and language, Moscow may appear a daunting place. Finding the right hotel like in any capital city can be a minefield. Everywhere appears expensive, but may I recommend the following little gem that I found, that suited my needs more than satisfactorily.

The Blues Hotel has the following advantages for the traveler:

1-Value for money in central Moscow
2-new hotel = modern & nice facilities
3-close proximity to metro station (3 minutes walk from Sportivnaya on the Red Line) & a good selection of local non tourist shops
4-Buffet breakfast very good
5-Very comfortable bed !!
6-In house bar and restaurant. It is very nice to be able to have a beer in your hotel at the end of the day !!
7-Some English spoken by the front desk crew, however my 'emergency' Russian language skills would have survived with no problems

One minor derogatory comment:

The cleaning team were a little noisy in the morning as they went about their routines in the corridor areas

Room Tip: Book in advance-but I think all rooms have the same standard
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Dear Mr.Gilroy! We are very glad to welcome you in our hotel as our Guest! We thank you for your review, and we will do our best to maintain and improve our service. We are looking forward to seeing you soon again!
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Additional Information about Blues Hotel

Property: Blues Hotel
Address: Dovatora St., 8, Moscow 119048, Russia
Region: Russia > Central Russia > Moscow > Khamovniki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 313 Hotels in Moscow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Blues Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This hotel is in a perfect central but quiet location in Moscow easily accessible via Metro. Sportivnaya metro station is just 100 m off the Hotel. The Blues Hotel is within walking distance of Luzhniki Olimpic Stadium ,Novodevochiy Cloister, and Gorkiy Park. Also nearby are Ermolova Theater and Expocenter Ehxibition Center.The hotel is within 3.4 km of Expocenter Ehxibition Center, 0.5 kilometer of Novodevochiy Cloister and only 0.7 km of the Luzhniki Olimpic Stadium. The rooms are traditionally decorated, quiet, modern, comfortable, stylish. Dining options at the Blues hotel include a restaurant Crazy Hunter and a bar/lounge with hunting quisine specialities. Breakfast is included. Room service is available during limited hours. Free wireless Internet access is available in both rooms and public areas.The staff can arrange tour/ticket/ transfer assistance, laundry services, and visa support. The 24 air-conditioned guestrooms at The Blues Hotel include minibars and safes. Rooms are equipped with flat-panel televisions with cable channels. Bathrooms provide bathroom toiletries and hair dryers. Additional amenities include complimentary newspapers and slippers. In addition, amenities available on request include in-room irons/ironing boards, and wake-up calls. ... more   less 
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