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“Big rooms, excellent location”
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Peking Hotel
Ranked #74 of 331 Hotels in Moscow
Reviewed 16 December 2012

Peking Hotel is an old Soviet hotel, but most of the building has been refurbished. I had a large room with a very tall ceiling, the bathroom was very nice. Comfortable bed. The staff at the desk was service-minded and polite. The main reason I chose it was the location, close to many sights, restaurants and right at the Garden Ring road and Tverskaya street.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled on business
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3  Thank Birger J
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Reviewed 14 December 2012

This is a rather central hotel in Moscow and I booked it because of special offers available. Everything - from the red carpet on the floors and tiny elevators in the building to furniture and amenities in the rooms - reminiscent of the soviet times, hard core. The rooms are comfortable, but small. The bathrooms have been remodeled entirely, but its the only feature that appears to have been changed.
Rather strange feature of this place is to host a number of offices on the same floors as the rooms. Thus, you can see people coming visiting the building during the office hours, which I found bizarre.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Kate H
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Reviewed 18 November 2012

Talk about past glory. This might have been quite a nice hotel, back in the communist days. Now, it's just a crummy hotel with a decent location. Our room was dim and depressing, with a chunky TV straight from 1983. Staff are, at best, surly, and the "guards" at the entrance give a really welcoming feel to this hotel. I mean, who doesn't appreciate a welcome glare? For the price, it's really not worth it. Moscow isn't cheap, but neither is your time. Spend a bit more and actually enjoy your time in Moscow. Don't stay here.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank rugbymug
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Reviewed 16 November 2012

It is 50 meters to "Mayakovskaya Metro Station." 20 Minutes walk to Red Square, walking through Tverskaya Street, which is one of the main streets of Moscow. 20 Minutes walk distance to "New Arbat", 25 minutes walk to "Arbat" streets, which are the touristic places of Moscow. If you want to travel anywhere, Metro is on the opposite side of the road. Rooms are clean and air-conditioned. Reception speaks very clear English, which is a problem in Moscow sometimes. Thank you Peking Hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank OzgurCan
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Reviewed 13 November 2012 via mobile

Everyone knows that Moscow is expensive, but in this case I spent a lot of money (I paid 30.000 rubles for 2 nights!) getting bad quality.
The position of this hotel is nice, just in front of the underground and not so far from the red square, but in this case rooms are ugly.
The bathroom is restructured, so for a 3 star could be acceptable, but the rooms are old, the moquette is very dusty and the bed is of a poor quality.
Furnitures are so sad that you really want to get out ASAP.
Concierge people are not bad, but I will never ever come back here for this price.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Thank Maucami
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

Unofficially considered another one of Stalin's 'Seven Sisters', the exterior of the hotel at night reminded me of a scene from Ghostbusters, with uplighting and an impressive facade. I found the location to be excellent. Across the square is the Mayakovskaya Metro Station, a very convenient and lovely cafe, and a direct walk to Red Square (albeit 15-20 minutes) or, within two quick metro stops, you are at Red Square.
The value was fantastic. Seeing as everything else in Moscow is incredibly expensive, you will be amazed at the price you pay here. The rooms have very high ceilings but are not modern. I found them to be charming and they are very clean. Very quiet - I never heard a neighbor to the side or above or below me. My room had wooden floors but I saw that some had carpeting. My room was quite large, whereas I saw some that were much smaller. I got the room with two twin beds (twin beds here are narrower; 36") and it had room for a desk, a small round table with two chairs, an armoire, a cabinet for the TV and minibar and safe, and still enough room to dance in! There is heating, and I saw a new A/C unit up high too. My room faced the street so there was a little traffic noise but, in Moscow, no one beeps so I found the din to be no problem at all. It was also very helpful in the morning to have three windows, since the weather was turning, to see the street below and notice if it was raining or if people were bundled up a lot or a little. The elevators are very small and can be quirky (there are 4 and sometimes one opens or both...) but work perfectly well. It is true that twice I took showers at earlier or later times than the 'rush hour' so, at first, the water came out cold; do not despair! Let the water run and, in about 1 1/2 minutes, it will come out nice and hot and stay hot for the duration and, because the shower heads can also be hand held, you won't suffer through getting wet with cold water.
The hotel staff is extremely nice and helpful. Their English is not perfect but I managed to communicate everything I needed answers to. They recommended a dance show at the Theater across the street and it was a great suggestion. I agree that the security staff was not intrusive at all.
The hotel has a small Bon Pan Cafe that you can access from the lobby; it is open from 8am to 10pm so you can pop in for a coffee and cake or for a tea and pastry. A restaurant for breakfast buffet, lunch, dinner, or drinks is also on premises. I had a meeting here and it was convenient.
One morning I ordered a la carte from the 'bar' area (where you can have items all day) but found that the breakfast buffet, at 600 rubles each, ended up being a much better deal in the end.
Bear in mind that many restaurants will have smoking and non-smoking sections but smaller bars and cafes will not; be prepared to eat with some smoke around you.
There is a small Spa on the 3rd floor. I toured it, in the hopes of having time to use it, but I did not use the services. It is decorated in a zen-like, dark, asian style. It has numerous small paths to rooms but I found it a very restful atmosphere; there is a jacuzzi, japanese baths, sauna, rooms for massage, etc.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank kdmia
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Reviewed 14 September 2012 via mobile

The key advantage of this hotel is the amazing location right at mayakovskaya, and for the location it is relatively affordable, by moscow standards, but the place itself is rather tacky, and the rooms are uninspiring.

  • Stayed: March 2012
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1  Thank sarah m
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Additional Information about Peking Hotel

Address: Ul. Bolshaya Sadovaya d. 5, Moscow 123001, Russia
Region: Russia > Central Russia > Moscow > Presnensky
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#27 Spa Hotel in Moscow
#59 Luxury Hotel in Moscow
#74 Business Hotel in Moscow
Price Range: £51 - £96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Peking Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
After more than half a century, the Peking has not changed. High-rise building with multi-reliefs above the entrance is decorated with a clock tower and spire created 50 years ago. The hotel Peking is known for its location in the heart of the capital, on the Triumphal Square. It is situated near to a striking monument to Vladimir Mayakovsky, and one of the oldest cinemas in Moscow Khanzhonkov House. Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Museum of Musical Culture named after Glinka, Theater of Satire and Mossovet Theater, which are located across the street, side by side near the famous hotel, and Patriarch Ponds. Currently, the hotel and office complex Peking includes more than 144 rooms of different ranks, a meeting room. On campus there is an SPA-center, and a beauty salon, several restaurants and cafes. The room renovation began in 2000 and completed in phases by 2010, however, the hotel is improving its conditions constantly. The hotel management put all their efforts to provide maximum comfort and high quality service to their visitors. ... more   less 
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