Lets begin at around 23:00 hours on a Friday evening sitting in a taxi trying to locate the hotel, we had the correct street but without any visibility. Ok it was dark but the sign we eventually sighted was a tad small - so please make it bigger and answer your phone!
The room was great, really spacious with a lovely bathroom having shower and bath, the dressing room was enormous so if you need a long term stay in a great location (metro only a frogs spit down the road) and have plenty of frocks then this is the place for you.
The apartments are on the fifth floor with the crankiest lift in the world, it comes with a series of booms and clanks unequalled anywhere, I sent Galena first with two bags (what do you mean I was too nervous to try it myself?) and listened as it clanked/boomed/wheezed on its way to who knew where.
Anyhow, having secured the summit myself our helpful lady showed us to to the room, another flight of stairs, it is well decorated and insulated from the busy street below, you have the use of a kitchen to cook if you wish, no breakfast included, but then there are numerous cafes etc within easy walking distance.
We had a good stay over two nights and enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere, oh, on Saturday night it was obvious we had a "Girls party" next to us, the whooping and hollering (as our American cousins might say) and general squealing were quite funny, not too late, apparently a pre-wedding party, hope the wedding night is as much fun!!
The surrounding area is good for walking, a quirky Punch and Judy pub just down the road, the metro near to with interesting curry/Russian fusion place just outside.
I must say its good to find such places, try to arrive early and in daylight it will keep the taxi bill down. Good wifi connection and very clean.
- 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