This was one of the cheapest accommodation we could find in Moscow for its location. The accommodation is very new and you'll be staying with the owners. There's a common kitchen, 8 rooms on 2 levels, and just 2 bathrooms for all the guests. Unfortunately, as all guests have to use the shared bathroom, the bathrooms were highly popular and almost always occupied when we wanted to use. Thankfully we didn't have to wait for long and/or we'll use the other bathroom on the other level and/or my husband and I will use the bathroom together. But that said, I will certainly prefer to have more bathrooms so that I can use it as and when I like.
Perhaps because the accommodation is very new, the rooms are a little sparse (e.g. there were no chairs or desk to place our stuffs) and there were no hand towels for the first few days. But they're quick to improve - I've read of comments saying that the rooms have no mirror and dustbins - these have been resolved.
We found used and dirty towels in our wardrobe when we arrive. The bed was way too soft and it certainly didn't help my backache from all the walking and sightseeing.
Body towels are provided to you upon your arrival, but they'll not be changed unless you ask for new ones. Our room was only made once in our 5-day stay, though I guess you could ask for it more frequently if you prefer.
The service here is definitely the best thing about the place. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. For instance, they allowed us to use the bathroom to take a shower after we've checked out, before we left for the airport in the evening.
While there are certainly areas where this accommodation can improve on, it is nevertheless nice and new with good location and reasonable rates. I'll recommend this to guests who are looking for basic, budget accommodation.
Note: Credit cards are not accepted even though their booking page says so (this happened to us and also to other guests), so ensure you've enough cash.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Weekend Inn is located in the historic center of Moscow, in 1O-minute walk from Red Square. The rooms are elegantly furnished with free Wi fi. Weekend Inn is located in the pedestrian zone with many shops, pubs and restaurants. ... more less