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Travel Blogs from Moscow
... along the fountains of Russian fairytales (without water due to the weather), to an open air photo exhibition and to old Arbat street with many shops with the Matrioschka dolls and nice wooden spoons.
On Sunday, Antonina and I went to the center again. Due to our big metro experience the day before, it was almost easy for us to reach ;-) we visited Lenin’s Mausoleum because it is open only few hours per day. It was ...
... being the beds that we were assigned. There isn't a whole lot of storage space, but we managed to precariously load our bags onto the small metal bars over the beds. This wasn't that difficult a task, but the several pairs of eyes that stared at us made it seem so. Soon after we settled in, the car attendant (prodvanista) brought each of us a sealed package of clean linens. It was still quite early and I spent the first few hours out of St. Petersburg just staring ...
... however pop out for dinner to a cafe chain that we had heard was a good budget option in an otherwise expensive city. It was called Moo-Moo and seems to have taken on the mantle of the soviet milk bars that have now all but shut down. It's pretty basic, but tasty and we both ate for 500 roubles (about a tenner). I think it's fair to say that we both went to bed far more contented than the previous night after an excellent day. We had remembered why we wanted to do this in the first ...
We'd been looking forward to Moscow for many reasons - no train for 3 days and 2 nights being one of them - so after we arrived on the early morning train, we lost no time in checking into our hotel (built for the 1980 Olympics and not seen much in the way of upgrading since!) and jumped on the subway straight into the city. Despite the size of the city, we found most things fairly close at hand - Red Square and the Kremlin to name only 2 - but still ventured out and about on ...
... we wandered through the neighbouring park, nosing at the multiple wedding parties that were passing through and having a look at a statue about how children are affected by adults’ vices.
Dinner was in an underground (literally underground, not clandestine :oP) Russian restaurant that we almost left because we wrongly thought they didn’t have an English menu. Then it was a walk back to the hotel and bed.
On Saturday (after a wonderful ...
Other places to stay in Moscow
1, Moscow | 4 star hotelfrom $114
1, Moscow | 5 star hotelfrom $118
1, Moscow | 3 star hotelfrom $84
1, Moscow | 4 star hotelfrom $133
1, Moscow | 4 star hotelfrom $92
- 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 $127
- Auch für westliches Standards ein ausgezeichnetes Hotel
- Excellent hotel by any western standard
- A Rip Off!
1, Moscow | 5 star hotelfrom $206
- 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 $71
1, Moscow | 4 star hotelfrom $178
Восточный административный округ, Moscow | 4 star hotelfrom $86
1, Moscow | 3 star hotelfrom $114
Kitai - Gorod, Moscow | 5 star hotelfrom $183
- El Metropol Moscú- Maravilloso
- Overpriced smoker's paradise
- La sabiduria de los antiguos hoteles
1, Moscow | 4 star hotelfrom $145
1, Moscow | 5 star hotelfrom $177
1, Moscow | 4 star hotelfrom $126
1, Moscow | 5 star hotelfrom $402
1, Moscow | 3 star hotelfrom $55
1, Moscow | 4 star hotelfrom $290
- Enjoyed my stay at Ukraina
- Good location but be forewarned of traffic
- A pretty average experience...
1, Moscow | 5 star hotelfrom $134
1, Moscow | 5 star hotelfrom $389
- Modern Moscow
- Slick & Modern but No Charm
- Great Facilities; Lousy Concierges
1, Moscow | 4 star hotelfrom $69
- An Unneeded Adventure
- DON'T stay here!!!
- Low below average
1, Moscow | 3 star hotelfrom $72
1, Moscow | 5 star hotelfrom $232
- Very (very!) unfriendy front desk staff
- Excellent Experience!
- Embarasses the Marriott name
1, Moscow | 4 star hotelfrom $179
Daniel Island, Moscow | 3 star hotelfrom $350