Travel Blogs from Moscow
... toward the Arbat District to enjoy the more bohemian side of Moscow's history. I spent two hours admiring the artwork on stalls, checking out the tacky souvenir stores and sipping coffee in a hole in the wall cafe before heading back to the hotel.
After an exhausting walk back to the hotel, I had a long hot bath to soothe my aching muscles then headed down to the bar for several beers and some lovely dim sum.
I slept well that night.
... We found the train on the departures board but couldn't make out what platform we needed to go to so headed out to check them all out.
We were accosted by some drunk guy who was keen to speak with us but gave him the brush off and decided we were either too stupid or the train wasn't there yet so went back inside.
As it turns out the train wasn't there yet so we waited until 20 minutes before departure and an announcement ...
... to another desk to get some audio guides. 2 audio guides = 300 rubbles, I go to walk away and are stopped, more sherades and 1000 rubbles later as a security deposit for the audio guides I go to walk away. I am stopped again and after some more sherades and passing over 70 rubbles I am now an official tour photographer. Shelley makes a remark "and how much has this just cost us"? The palace is huge and if it is an accurate representation of what the original was like it would ...
... windows shuttered. We step into a small hallway with a few unmarked doors, a one-way mirror, and a security gate. A door slams open, and a Russian security guard in full regalia appears. We repeat our request to enter, where we again receive a brusque "Wait" as the door slams behind the guard. We stand in the dark hallway for quite some time, staring at the security gate at the end of the hall and laughing nervously to each other at our perfectly cold reception. Eventually a ...
... the doors. "please come in," he chimed. "Here in my country, we say 'Zdradsvyute' when we say as you Americans say 'hello.'"
I quickly replied saying something that sounded more like "zdradutvyutie."
We sat down in the main office of the cathedral. He began telling me a story about how when his people stray from faith, he sends in their closest ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Ast Hof Moscow
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1, Moscow | 4 star hotelfrom $120
1, Moscow | 5 star hotelfrom $173
1, Moscow | 3 star hotelfrom $112
1, Moscow | 4 star hotelfrom $151
1, Moscow | 4 star hotelfrom $121
- Buen servicio y precio
- La segunda vez en este hotel- excelente como la primera vez- regresaré
- 2nd time at this hotel - Great like the first time - will go back
1, Moscow | 4 star hotelfrom $249
- Auch für westliches Standards ein ausgezeichnetes Hotel
- Excellent hotel by any western standard
- A Rip Off!
1, Moscow | 5 star hotel$400 average
- Not bad for a business stay - great bar
- Nicht schlecht für Geschäftsreisen, tolle Bar
- City Space Bar - Top floor of the Swiss Hotel
1, Moscow | 1 star hotelfrom $83
1, Moscow | 4 star hotelfrom $213
Восточный административный округ, Moscow | 4 star hotelfrom $76
1, Moscow | 3 star hotelfrom $176
Kitai - Gorod, Moscow | 5 star hotelfrom $252
- El Metropol Moscú- Maravilloso
- Overpriced smoker's paradise
- La sabiduria de los antiguos hoteles
1, Moscow | 4 star hotelfrom $300
1, Moscow | 5 star hotelfrom $183
1, Moscow | 4 star hotelfrom $117
1, Moscow | 5 star hotelfrom $457
1, Moscow | 3 star hotelfrom $55
1, Moscow | 4 star hotelfrom $278
- Enjoyed my stay at Ukraina
- Good location but be forewarned of traffic
- A pretty average experience...
1, Moscow | 5 star hotelfrom $350
1, Moscow | 5 star hotelfrom $431
- Modern Moscow
- Slick & Modern but No Charm
- Great Facilities; Lousy Concierges
1, Moscow | 4 star hotelfrom $60
- An Unneeded Adventure
- DON'T stay here!!!
- Low below average
1, Moscow | 5 star hotelfrom $235
- Very (very!) unfriendy front desk staff
- Excellent Experience!
- Embarasses the Marriott name
1, Moscow | 3 star hotelfrom $90
1, Moscow | 4 star hotelfrom $186
1, Moscow | 3 star hotelfrom $69