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Russian Dream Hotel
Ranked #345 of 592 Moscow B&B and Inns
Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

Rooms are ridiculously small and there are too many people sharing one bathroom.
We stayed here one night, which was bearable. The location is quite good but if your in Moscow for a while then find somewhere else.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

This time was not a good experience: a lot o time waiting for a too little room (about 2mt x 1,4), the door did not close, so somebody was entered in my room and stoled a very expensive video camera. We adviced the owners the some day we arrived, but (with google translate) they answered "No problem, it's safe". but... I hope they will improve the service.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Francesco R
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

I stayed here for the IAAF World Championships for 10 nights. First of all the hotel is a nightmare to find, no signs on the building and I only found it by asking some workmen doing some building work outside. When I checked in the receptionist told me that he was going to check if my room was ready so I waited in the lobby for a couple of minutes. He showed me to my room which was a room with a bed, with no room whatsoever to put your belongings and a small TV fixed to the wall. The room was filthy! Dust everywhere and there were weird, blood-like, stains on the wallpaper. There is no air-con in the rooms, only in the main lobby, which was advertised on trip advisor. The toilets are very small and one of them had a broken seat which meant everyone was waiting for the one useable toilet. The showers are very temperamental - either scalding hot or freezing cold and nothing in between. The only positive thing is that the location, very close to Kitay Gorod metro station and walking distance to Red Square.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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4  Thank SimClark
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

The rooms are small but the value is excellent, great staff, Denis is great, really friendly, a joy to stay here!! The place is clean, very clean! the beds are comfy too! Great work russian dream, I work in travel and would recommend this place to anyone!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank travcitybeach
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

We had quite a mixed experience at Russian Dream. Having booked a double room AND confirmed this by email, we arrived to be told that the room we had booked was 'broken", and were offered a twin room for the first night (we stayed 3 nights in total). They did give us some money back for this.
Words cannot describe how tiny the 'twin' room was. Both my partner and I are fairly slim people, and I could just about fit my shoulders into the tiny little space between the bunk beds and the wall. He couldn't! No window either, so definitely not for the claustrophobic!
We couldn't find another reasonably-priced hotel nearby so decided to stay, and it was not a pleasant experience.
However the following day, we were moved to a spacious double room with a large window, as promised. This room was very reasonable for the price we paid, and fairly clean, but dusty.
Other good points:
-staff were generally friendly and helpful, especially one of them who spoke very good English. He booked very cheap taxis for us and made us coffee while we waited in the hotel
-the location: 10 mins walk to St Basil's Cathedral and Red Square

Other bad points:
-the shower temperature was very difficult to control, either scalding or freezing
-the hotel is difficult to find, there is no clear signage anywhere or indication which floor the hotel is on

  • Stayed: July 2013
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1  Thank Savi6000
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

It is not even worthy the few money you pay for it. The hotel is walking distance from Kitay Gorod station. But you have to arrive with bags in a hill. We booked through booking three months in advance. When we arrived we notice that the building is going through renovation. The main door does not close ok so gives an impression of unsafe. The receptionist just greet us with a: we do not have a room for you. Just minutes after a couple arrived also with booking and they got their room and a complete different treatment. I tried to ask him how was it possible to "loose" your reservation but he kept repeating there is no room and go and find another hotel. I asked him to do that because this was their fault and he blaim me that we had not paid. Which was one of the pros advertized in booking. Do not trust it. It is always their fault. The receptionist just start to ignoring us and kindly help the other couple. We finally used their wi fi to book another hotel and took our belongings out of the place. We complain with Booking. They called us and kindly solved the overcost of the new hotel. The whole situation seemed weird from the very beginning. When we were contacted by booking they mentioned that the hotel had another room. The true is that the receptionist did not even dare to mention it. He looked relieved that we were leaving. A piece of advice. There are other places around Moscow. And you get what you paid for. Always trust booking. They were really kind with us.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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1  Thank Andrea F
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

Do not stay here. The tiny roomd are like heat boxes with no ventilation. The only way you can sleep is if you leave the door open. That is a problem though as people sit watching tv (probably because its too hot in their rooms) & make a lot of noise. One shower between 40 rooms. You do the math. The bathrooms are dirty & the shower is broken. Pay a few more dollars & look elsewhere. Do not be fooled by the cheap prices. The owners should be ashamed.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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3  Thank Dan1977p
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Address: Khokhlovskiy per 1, App. 4, Moscow 101000, Russia
Region: Russia > Central Russia > Moscow
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #345 of 592 B&Bs / Inns in Moscow
Number of rooms: 18

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