Holiday Inn Moscow - Lesnaya
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... drivers. Even when you said no, they would follow in your face for 50m, before the next one took over. One intelligent munter even said to me 'I will give it to you at the normal price’. With generosity like that it was hard to turn him day. Anyway the 30min train ride would have been a lot cheaper. It was then trying to decipher the subways which are really hard because of the acrylic alphabet. After ...
Day two started with a walking tour of Moscow. -8C brrrrr. There was a lot of history to take in, the revolution, pre and post soviet power, which was given by our quirky tour guide who is a massive fan of Russian music and arts. From St. Basil's cathedral ...
... Novodevichy Cemetery. The Cemetery is the final resting place for many well-known Russians. Among the notable people buried here are Anton Chekhov (Writer), Boris Yeltsin (President), Nikita Khrushchev (Statesman) and Raisa Gorbachev (First Lady). In keeping with what appears to be the norm in Russia most of the grave sights feature grandiose headstones and statues.
We were next taken to Sparrow Hills (at one time known as Lenin Hills), a vantage point with ...
... definitely surprised everyone with it’s beauty. Lots of photos were taken here whilst we had free time. I was keen to try some beef stroganoff for lunch as we’d been told this is a traditional Russian meal, however, it proved very difficult to find so we ended up getting some Moroccan. As it was in a food court, we assumed it was cheap (we couldn’t read any prices or anything as it was a weigh place) but we discovered that it was very expensive.
... in Russia. Lenin's Tomb had to be entered on the other side (North-east of red square). Do not walk across the barriers at front: we've seen people being stopped and embarrassed. You need to tuck away your coats and bags at the locker's room with some costs. They will issue you a badge (and you can use this badge to go directly through the south without having to walk all the way to the back(on the north side where the proper entrance would be). Lenin's Tomb is ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Moscow - Lesnaya
Buen servicio y precio
Muy buen hotel, no tan caro como los otros hoteles internacionales en Moscú. El servicio es muy bueno- los recepcionistas son amigables, las camareras son meticulosas, la comida es muy sabrosa...Al registrarme, el recepcionista me explicó claramente cómo ir al Kremlin y me recomendó algunas excursiones buenas. El restaurante tiene una gran variedad de platos y bebidas y los meseros son muy atentos. Regresaré muy pronto.
La segunda vez en este hotel- excelente como la primera vez- regresaré
Me quedé en este hotel durante mi segundo viaje a Moscú. Servicio excelente, habitaciones fantásticas y precios muy buenos. El personal era servicial, como siempre. Yo recomiendo sumamente el restaurante en el hotel, la comida es muy buena. El bufé de desayuno también es muy bueno. ¡Me alojaré aquí de nuevo cuando regrese a Moscú!
2nd time at this hotel - Great like the first time - will go back
I stayed at this hotel during my second Moscow trip. Great service, great rooms and very good prices. The staff was helpfull as usual. I really recommend eating at the restaurant in the hotel, the food is very good. The breakfast buffet is also very good.
I willk stay again when I go back to Moscow!!!!
It is totally horrible hotel. I reserved a nonsmoking room, but received the heavy tobacco smell everywhere in the room, even the bath towels were stink of tobacco. Receptionist refused to change the room under the pretext of full loading of the hotel.
Also in my room was a door to the next room (happily it was closed) but I could hear every word in the next room. Do not recommend.
Stayed at the Holiday Inn from Thursday25th till Sunday 28th Jan.
Value for Money?? maybe
I was not so impressed overall. But then, it's only Holiday Inn.
The internet access is expensive if you use their business center.
The laundary service costs more than the price of clothes. Am I the only one surprised? Rooms are bland and tasteless. Location is ok, in the sense it is close to metro Belorusskaya. Lobby is dull. The whole decor is simple and boring. The price is still aboiut $300 a night (more if you add all the conversion rates). Moscow is an expensive city, what to do.. There is no concierge service
or no help in buying train tickets.
For about $50 more, the nearby Marriott Tverskaya or Sheraton are more value for money.
Very Nice Hotel
We stayed here while completing an adoption. Found the staff to be warm and friendly. Service was excellent compared to other places we stayed during the adoption process (2 trips).
Lobby and Bar area was smokey, but what else would one expect in a country where smoking is not assumed to be pure evil, and is excepted. Overall the staff is making a valiant effort at western service and values!
Clean and polite
Enjoyed my stay at this holiday inn. Room (executive suite) was clean and comfortable. Stated there was a gift shop, but it was not there. Business center is a joke, do not plan on finding internet service unless you bring your own PC/ portable / blackberry / etc. Smoking in lobby / bar area. Long walk to city Red Square. 10 minute ride will cost about $30.00 each way. Food is great - but be prepared to pay for it. Staff is polite and helpful.
Comfortable and clean room
My mother and I went to Moscow for New Year's and spent four nights at the new Holiday Inn near my mother-in-law's apartment. We were impressed with the high ceilings and the comfortable beds and slept well there (no street noise). The location is excellent, near the metro station (three blocks). The coffee pot broke in my hands on the first morning, and when I told the front desk they wanted me to pay for it! After that misunderstanding was cleared up the manager sent chocolates to our room and we enjoyed the rest of our stay. The lobby was smoky, but our non-smoking room was fresh and clean. Would stay here again and recommend it for visitors to Moscow. The internet rate was very good compared to other new hotels in the area.
My favorite hotel in Moscow
After having stayed at two of the other outrageously expensive Marriotts (Renaissance and Aurora) - I was pleased to find the perfect business traveler hotel. Located just off the main Tverskaya road, this hotel is perfect. Brand new, clean, and $250 a night makes it half of any of the other major US chains.
Free wireless Internet in the lobby, and hook in high speed Internet in your room for $25 per 24 hours.