Hotel Moskva is a gigantic Soviet era monolith that looks like a stadium from the outside. The hotel is huge that it felt like I had to walk a kilometer to reach my room from the elevator. We were at the end of the hallway, so we had to pass by about 50 rooms! The hotel is decent. Don't expect modern interiors (even the tv is not yet flat), but it is clean and well maintained. The shower is strong and hot. The bed and linens are decent. It is also located in a very safe location at the end of Nevski Ave. (the Champ Elysee of St. Petersburg), although it is in the old side, and still a long walk to the new side where you have all the new stores and restaurants. There is a Metro just beside the hotel, so if you know how to take the metro,then it shouldn't be a problem, unfortunately, we didn't know how. There is a 24/7 big supermarket and McDonald's and other restaurants just beside the hotel. It also serves a good decent breakfast buffet with wide choice, although the breads could be better, and a fresh egg station would have been desired. If you are just looking for good value hotel in St. Petersberg, it is a good choice, but just expect the basics.
The only issue I have was that the wifi in the room was very weak that you can hardly connect. We had to go to the lobby to get wifi, which was very incovenient. They also seem to keep the amenities unless asked. They didn't give us slippers, hair dryers until we asked for it. I saw the cleaning ladies carrying bottled waters, but we never had any in the rooms. They say it was for paying, but then even our mini bar was empty. There was also no ironing room. The receptionists were also not very good at English nor extra helpful, so you don't seem to understand each other. The water in the hotel also has rusty color and taste, although they say this is St. Peterseberg-wide issue. We actually brushed our teeth with bottled water, as advised in blogs.
They also seem to have a nice penthouse bar called Beef Bar with nice view, and a Russian restaurant at the ground floor, although we tried other restuarants outside which were hit or miss. There is also a forex counter in the lobby to change into roubles ( rates are okay), but they don't change back to dollars. Good thing, there is a bank around the corner (facing the Nevski river) with better rates.
I would probably look next time for a hotel on the other side of Nevski ave. nearer the new side with all the restaurants and shops, and probably a branded hotel i.e. Best Western where service is better, and the amenties promised (i.e. wifi) is delivered. But having said that, it is still a decent hotel if the little extras are not important for you.
- 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
- Moscow Moskva Hotel