Stayed 14 nights May 2013. Overall this hotel takes some beating for location, comfortable convenience and price bearing in mind this is St Petersburg.
General hotel standard - a large hotel (but you know that before you go) and as a consequence corridors are quite long although a walk to the room is not going to kill you. Lifts can be busy especially at meal times but there are six. It is safe, very clean and the staff are helpful. Plenty of cash dispensers, several bars\restaurants in addition to the main ding room and a souvenir shop. Popular with tour groups and hosting conferences so lots of coming and going.
Value for money - Stayed as independent travelers and at about £100 a night bed and breakfast for two people in a great location it is very good value.
Location - Truly excellent especially for independent travelers as it is next to a Metro station (tickets are about 50p for any length of ride). At the end of the Nevsky Prospect but only two stops to Kazan cathedral which is the nearest you get to the Hermitage area about fifteen minute walk away. On the Neva river opposite the Nevsky Monastery which gives a sense of space outside the hotel. Next door there is a large 24 hour supermarket with a good delicatessen and a McDonald's.
Rooms - Stayed in a Standard room overlooking the Neva which was modern, clean and comfortable. There is a TV fridge and free safe. Beds are comfortable and towels were changed every day. No problem with room temperature or quality of sleep. Probably best to take a supply of your own shower gel and shampoo as the sachets provided are just OK.. Room and bathroom were not large but perfectly adequate. If you want a bigger room pay extra for a Comfort Room or a Suite!
Food - Buffet breakfast is more or less the same each day but there is enough choice to satisfy. Cheeses, meats, salads, yogurts, cereals, pasta and sauce, sausages, omelette, boiled eggs, blini, fruit salad, cakes, jam. Can be busy as the tour groups tend to eat at the same time but in two weeks we never had a problem in finding a clean empty table. Buffet evening meal again has a fair choice but not a huge daily variation, I suspect because most people only stay a few nights.
Independent Travelers - This is our hotel of choice in St Petersburg because of the location and value. If there is not the accommodation you want when booking on their website email the hotel direct and they will almost certainly find what you need. However, although it is a large hotel do try to book early, especially if you want a Standard room, as they have a lot of tour groups and conferences.
The Metro is cheap and easy to use. It also connects to the mainline train stations giving cheap (a couple of pounds return) access to Peterhof, Pavlosk, Tsarskoe Selo, Gatchina and Oraniambaum. Entrance fees to the palaces are not however cheap - to see all at Peterhof (the most expensive) allow about £30 - £40 per person. However, some knowledge of Russian would be VERY useful for these trips as signs and timetables are not in English. Also a good idea to check the name of the station just prior to your destination as trains do not stop very long at the platform and this prepares you for a quick exit.
Unless you prioritise what you really want to see at the Hermitage you need more than one day.
Tickets for the Marinsky and Mikhailovsky theatres are easily bookable online before your trip, but do book as early as possible.
The supermarket next to the hotel has quite a wide choice and handy to make purchases for a 'picnic' in your room if so desired (there is a fridge). Cutlery can be 'borrowed ' at breakfast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel "Moscow" is one of the best business hotels in St. Petersburg between 4 stars hotels. It is located in the city center near Nevsky Prospekt. The Metro Station "Alexander Nevsky Square-I» is in the building of the hotel. It takes about 15-20 minutes to get to the main historical attractions thanks to excellent transport location. The hotel and restaurant "Moscow" has been approved as a reliable partner by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (CCI of Russia) and included in the list of reliable partners. Magnificent views from the windows of the hotel to the river "Neva", the bridge and the Alexander Nevsky Lavra is exact advantage of the hotel. Our hotel offers: • 737 rooms of different categories (breakfast "buffet" included in the price) • free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, • air conditioning, • room service 24 hours, • restaurants and 4 banquet rooms with first-class cuisine (up to 1000 guests) • 10 meeting rooms, including 4 cinema halls with modern equipment (up to 400 guests) • parking, • business center, • dry cleaning, laundry, • repair and ironing, • taxi and car rental, • "Moscow" cinema, • shopping center "Moscow" • SPA-salon "Aria" • supermarket, • order air and rail / train tickets, • beauty salon • postal services; concierge service and more. Business atmosphere, convenient location, comfortable rooms, multi-functionality, the whole range of various additional services are the business card of the hotel. Russian and foreign representatives of business, political and cultural community often stay here: everyone who appreciates comfort for work and relax, the high level of service and the good experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Moscow Moskva
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