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Historical Traveler Reviews Sovietsky Historical Hotel Moscow
Ein wirklich wundervolles russisches Erlebnis
Wir waren schon in vielen Hotels in Moskau und das Sovietsky ist - obwohl bei weitem nicht das Luxuriöseste und vor allem nicht das Teuerste - definitiv unser Lieblingshotel. Die Zimmer waren riesig, die Einrichtung - mit Stalin-Portraits auf jeder Etage - vermittelten ein geschichtsträchtiges Ambiente und die Korridore rochen auch sehr schön nach Holzpolitur. Wir haben im prachtvollen Esssaal ein leckeres Schnitzel Stroganoff gegessen und währenddessen eine spektakuläre Show verfolgt. Ein großartiges Hotel mit einem wirklich sehr guten Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis.
Ich kann den anderen Schreibern hier nur zustimmen. Ein unglaubliches Gebäude, gutes Personal und zivile Preise. Es liegt ca. 1 Kilometer von der nächsten Metrostation (Dinamo) entfernt, in einem nicht so schönen Viertel, umgeben von Autobahnen und Überführungen. So weit ich es beurteilen konnte, war es dort recht sicher. Im angegliederten Restaurant YAR kann man definitiv einen Abend essen gehen. Das Essen war großartig und der Service exzellent. Die dazugehörige Tanzshow wird nach einer Weile langweilig und der günstigste Wein kostete 50 Euro, in London gibt es den für weniger als die Hälfte. Nicht untypisch für Moskau. Frühstück war im Preis mit drin und es war sehr gut. Wenn Ihnen morgens danach zumute ist, können Sie auch Champagner bekommen. Schauen Sie sich auch die Bilder der Parteivorsitzenden der Sowjetunion im dritten Stock an.
We stayed there for 5 nights, and enjoyed it thoroughly for the reasons other subscribers have given. It was particularly pleasant to have classical music over breakfast.
Kitsch but funny
I echo what other reviewers say. It's an amazing building, the staff are good and it's a reasonable price. It's about 1k from the nearest Metro (Dinamo) but in a fairly uninspiring part of town, surrounded by freeways and flyovers. Perfectly safe as far as I could make out though. The restaurant attached, YAR, is definitely worth spending one night in. The food was great and the service excellent. The accompanying show of dancing gets a bit tiresome after a while and the wine list starts at around €50 for a bottle which would cost less than 1/2 that in a London restaurant. Not untypical of Moscow. Breakfast is included and very much worth having. Champagne available if you're up for that in the morning. Check out the big potraits of Soviet leaders on Floor 3.
Sovietsky, attached to the best restaurant in the world
I travelled to Moscow on a business trip last year and stayed for six weeks at the Sovietsky and what a magnificent experience it was, couldn't fault the place if I tried. But, the very best was next door at the 'YAR' restaurant entered along a corridor past the hotel lounge and dining area, truly the best restaurant in the world. The food, the wine list, the service and the fantastic show are all amazing, I ate there several times and was always blown away. Try it!.
Grand entrances and marble staircases set the scene for this impressive hotel that does not look much from the street. It is 5 minutes from Dinamo metro or 10 minutes from Belorusskaya metro then 3/4 stops or 5 minutes to the centre. Alternatively a number 12 trolley bus from the end of the road goes straight into town.
This hotel is great. They'd be charging a whole lot more with a better location, but they're only about 20 minutes from Red Square by subway, including a ten-minute walk from Dynamo station. Once there, you'll hardly want to leave.
A truly wonderful Russian experience
We stayed in several hotels in Moscow and the Sovietsky - while by no means the most luxurious and certainly not the most expensive - was definitely our favourite. The rooms were huge, the interior - with portraits of Stalin on every floor - conveyed a sense of history and the corridors smelled attractively of wood polish. We ate delicious veal stroganoff in the grand dining room while watching the spectacular floor show.
A great hotel and very good value indeed.
What a truly magical experience we had staying at the Sovietsky. This is a grand hotel of a bygone era where the maid still turns down the bedcovers and leaves a chocolate on the pillow. My wife & I occupied a Superior Double suite for three day's, which had a large bedroom, bathroom & hallway. During our stay their were plenty of towels and toiletries supplied, and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. I believe the hotel was erected in Stalinist times with typical grand Russian architecture, with plenty of marble, chandeliers & brocade curtaining, which truly was a sight to see. Where in a '3 star' hotel these day's would one still see a harp and grand paino being played while one is dining, only at the 'Sovietsky'. Elegance at it's best, with waiters flitting about in green waistcoats delivering meals fit for a king. All the staff were excellent, carrying out their duties to the max, and always with accompaning smiles, which is not a known trait amongst the Russians. The only person that was not expected to smile was the security guard on the door. But then his job was to make the place safer, and not too many people (other than guests) would have got past him without a valid reason.
Stylish Soviet Nostalgic Hotel!
Great hotel. Typically soviet style with true elegance. Staff extemely friendly, Don't be put off by the burly looking security at the door on arrival. At least you know you will be extra safe! Very grand hotel for great price. Rooms are typically Russian but this fact gives you a sense of nostalgia. Fantastic breakfast. Great location. Metro nearby to city centre. Anyone visiting Moscow should definately consider this hotel!