Hotel Savoy Moscow
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Our heroes move from the trusty Novotel in Saint Petersburg to arrive at a Hostel in Moscow. Built in 1913, renovated in 2005, it's conveniently located in the centre of Moscow. Some people call it the Savoy - we just call it home ;o) - note: "Hostel" should read "Hotel"
Moscow was important to me hence why I wanted us to stay in a …
... a lot of people going for the train as it comes down the track. Chinese looking guards disembark & stand at each carriage door, they're not looking too inviting for questions but here goes! I show one of them our tickets & he points further down the train, the carriages do appear to be numbered but I can't see a number on our tickets until I show it to another guard who points to a number......doh! Neither guard smiles or speaks. At our carriage I try it again ...
... shops and had a super expensive, but fairly decent, coffee but no way worth the 6 pounds he paid for it. We went to Tretyakov Gallery to look at their collection of 20th Century Russian art. It was a fantastic collection – really interesting and mostly contained artists we had never heard of before. There was a range of styles from Impressionist, cubism and some Soviet era paintings celebrating the ‘workers’. It was also pretty empty in the ...
... and the stations are quite far apart. For the system to work well, the trains have to move at a tremendous rate, or so that is how it feels. Given the size of the crowds, the trains have to be extremely frequent. I have never had to wait more than three minutes when missing a train, and it is often less than a minute--seriously!. And they are still crowded, often solidly packed.
The escalators are very long and very fast. The Moscow ...
For our last day before the show and meetings, we has breakfast and hopped the train out to an open air market. It was snowing and about 32 degrees. Kinda nice except for the snow and when the wind would blow. The flea market was unique in many ways. There were countless displays of russian nesting dolls, old russian military medals, soviet era memorabilia and of course fur hats. In addition there was a section that was garage sale central. I only ended up buying a 6 ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service