This was our first stop on our first visit to Russia. I grew up during the height of the Cold War and never thought I'd visit Russia - but my wife read War and Peace, Anna Karenina and Crime and Punishment and decided she had to go. Neither of us speak Russian and we were somewhat apprehensive. This Hotel, its staff and its location calmed our nerves.
When we first checked in and were going to our room, the somewhat dimly lit hallway rekindled our apprehensions. But the room was excellent. Wheh!
The breakfasts were very good, but our tour had a dinner at the buffet, and that was the only disappointment.
If you're from America, do yourself a favor and sit at the benches out in front of the Hotel in the morning and/or evening and watch the children, some accompanied by the parents, some not, going to and from school. I felt very safe in this neighborhood. There are a few nice restaurants nearby, and a pedestrian walkway. Very nice hotel to stay at.More
- Free Wifi