Maxima Zarya Hotel
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... or florists. Not so. They were common or garden gardeners.... but very keen ones, all 10 of them :-) But they were both well organised and well connected. And they subsequently published my whole presentation on their web site. This was obviously copied from our memory stick and I think published to get the drop on the other Moscow club where I will be speaking today. Politics! And now we await our Journalist friend Elena Tsoy who will take us to the "real" Moscow ...
A morning's athletics followed by an afternoon off to mark the halfway point, what a luxury. I was in fairly early, though missed the start of the 50km walk at 8:30. Much athletics is utterly compelling when seen live and yet simple and quick to sum up. I suppose much sport is like that-either you see the whole thing, with ups and downs, or you can boil it down to a story of goals, tries etc. With athletics it almost seems more so, as it is international and ...
... attendants to help you on with your jacket. Definitely not our style but fun for an hour or so. Saturday was our designated market day, so off to the Izmailovsky market we went. This is the place to buy all those cheap souvenirs like the matryoshka dolls, Soviet military regalia, and old rifle or artillery rounds you want to try and bring back. There are plenty of Russian antiques to look at. After lunch and the purchase of a few souvenirs we called it a ...
... was not as lucky. We spent about 60 minutes waiting for our interpreter to finish the paper work and then we went outside.
Nothing can prepare you for the -21 kick in the face. We waited for about 10 minutes outside for the bus and that was enough cold for one day. Arrived safely at the hotel about 70 minutes from the airport. Quick shower and then downstairs for some dinner and beverages.
I have added a ...
... i saw a documentary on it once.. or just looked at a map one day & thought ‘Wow, you can catch a train across that!’
The train trip in general, like most trips, definitely had its ups & downs. While Brent thrived in the environment of having nothing to do except read & look out the window. I sometimes just wanted to jump out that window!!
The time on the train went surprisingly fast- even the four day stint. Like when we travelled around ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Maxima Zarya Hotel Moscow
I travel to Moscow once in a couple of month, and i can assure you that this is a good place to stay. I stayed at Zarya for a couple of days during my business trip last week. Rooms are nice and clean, stuff is friendly and heplful and it's worth the money you pay for it. It's deffinately underrated by some other reviews.
Viajo a Moscú una vez al mes y te puedo asegurar que es un buen lugar donde alojarse. Me quedé en el Zarya por unos días durante mi viaje de negocios la semana pasada. Las habitaciones son buenas y limpias, el personal es amigable y servicial y vale el dinero que cuesta. Los otros críticos definitivamente lo menosprecian.
Ich komme alle paar Monate nach Moskau und ich kann Ihnen versichern, dass das Zarya ein gutes Hotel ist. Ich habe hier während meiner Geschäftsreise letzte Woche ein paar Tage verbracht. Die Zimmer sind schön und sauber, die Angestellten sind freundlich und hilfsbereit und es ist sein Geld wert. Es ist auf jeden Fall in einigen der anderen Bewertungen nicht genug gewürdigt worden.
Cet hôtel est situé dans les faubourgs de Moscou, prés du métro (et du parc) Vladikino. D'après ce que j'ai pu comprendre il s'agit des anciennes chambres construites pour les Jeux Olympiques de 1980.
Well - where should I start? I stayed at this hotel which was booked through a Russian tour. When I got there & met some of the others, we were shown to our rooms. Some of the rooms we luxurious, with giant bathrooms, massives beds & even private lounges. They had been recently renovated, although many of the other rooms were just mediocre - a bit old, but still tidy, & with all features working.
Good Value, but location is not great.
Firstly, be careful when you are looking for this place. We were tired after a train journey, and some of the maps on the web show the location of the sister hotel. We stayed here for a week during our trip to Russia. It was much cheaper than most accommodation in Russia, and the room was clean, spacious and comfortable.
Our main gripe was with the location of the hotel. It is about 10 minutes walk from the nearest tube station, which is still a fair bit from the centre of town.
The staff were helpful. The breakfast buffet was passable.
Considering some of the other place with which we got stung in Russia, this wasn't bad.
This is a bog standard 3-star Russian hotel, which would be 1-star in much of the rest of the world. We ended up here as it was booked by the same people who booked our train tickets. There was nothing especially wrong with it out of the ordinary, but it is located way too far from the central tourist sites. It's not worth the commute to stay at this place.
Good job on renovation
The renovation is stilll in progress.
Rooms are above the average, food is great, front desk person is very helpful, knows everything, just do not speak English. Everything is new and shiny.
A little bit far from center. Ten minutes to nearest Metro station and 20-25 min ride.
Nice place to stay!
It was my second visit to Moscow and i can say i am quite satisfied with my accomodation in Maxima Zarya hotel. Michael on the Reception was very helpful. Good luck!