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Peking Hotel
Ranked #69 of 326 Hotels in Moscow
Reviewed 6 February 2013

The hotel is definitely amazing looking from the outside and the architecture is historic on the inside as well, but simply put...it's just old. The bedding, beds, couches, carpets are all old and not comfortable given the nightly rate. The water went out for an entire day and when it was running, it was yellow. What did make this hotel worth our stay was the location, the fact that even though it was EXPENSIVE by western standards it was still cheaper than others in the same location, and for the most part the staff were friendly. The food in the hotel restaurant was way overpriced - a $35 hamburger!!! I'm not sure that I'd stay here again, but I'm also not sure that I'd go back to Moscow again. We much preferred the more rural areas of the country.

Room Tip: Rooms on the inside do not get free wi-fi and suites are only on the outside. The walls (even exteri...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 February 2013

There are several reasons to chose Peking Hotel:

1. Amazing location: 5 mins walk from Mayakovskiy Metro station. It's also easy when you come by shuttle bus or speed train from airport to one of the metro stations. Also it's close to the city centre so you can walk or use metro to reach your destination in several minutes;
2. A special historical place: in Crazy 90th all Russian mafia and bratva had a style to meet in Peking hotel for negotiations. And the building still has the spirit of the not-calm past. Also very tall walls of Stalin epoch and big light rooms with old-style furniture and wooden floor make you a part of history as well.

And a couple of minor negative points:
1. The internet is too slow;
2. The breakfast is not included into room cost, you have to pay additional money for it.

So if I have a choice in the future which hotel to chose, I would go for the Peking.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled on business
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3  Thank Alyor K
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Reviewed 28 December 2012

I stayed here two years ago; Peking hotel is an architectural monument of Stalin and it is a a good position, near the metro stations Mayakovskaya and only 15-minutes walk from the Red Square. The furniture are quite old but the hotel is clean. Intercontinental breakfast like nowhere else I've found!!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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3  Thank EvaG81
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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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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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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:
#25 Spa Hotel in Moscow
#54 Luxury Hotel in Moscow
#74 Business Hotel in Moscow
Price Range: £50 - £114 (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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