ASTRUS Moscow City Hotel
Travel Blogs from Moscow
... was probably a 4 – this train was definitely not in the same league as the Allegro we had arrived into St. Petersburg on just one week ago.
Standing on the platform looking through the train window we could see our boxed evening meal had been placed neatly on our seats ready for us when we boarded the train. The only problem with this was the sun was streaming through the train windows onto the food so, for someone who is a fanatic when it comes ...
... 12 much needed hours of sleep - BLISS.
Day 2 - St Basil Cathedral, Red Square & Market (4/8/13)
So this morning we wake up feeling good for the lengthy sleep but cant say we felt fully revived. Despite this we decide to get up and go out and see Moscow. I had found out about a market which was a must see and I'm crazy ...
... of icons.
Red Square is impressive. It is ringed by St. Basil's Cathedral with its famous gaily patterned onion domes, the walls of the Kremlin, Lenin's tomb and the GUM department store. We spent most of the time taking pictures of St. Basil's and each other and a few minutes in GUM with its high end in-store boutiques among them, Hermes, Cartier and Dior. Mrs. Lenin, eat your heart out!
We check into the elegant Hotel ...
... so after the cruise we made our first, unplanned subway adventure to head across town to a recommended Italian restaurant near Pushkin Square. After a late lunch, early dinner, we then took another unplanned subway trip into the Kremlin area to look over the small market there and also the Krasny Oktyobr (Red October) store in ...
... ago when booking the tickets we had decided to posh it up and travel First Class, the price isn't that different and well, we were just about to embark on a 3 day train journey, trip of a lifetime - we thought it was worth it. Our room was pretty stunning, a two person bunk and a table with a separate chair, all covered in red and gold embroidered cloth (but very rough around the edges and with holes!). We also had a shower, shared with the room next ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center