A real find - you will enjoy the Dostoevsy A review of Dostoevsky Hotel
Six of us stayed in the Dostoevsky from 17 to 21 September. I will not write as much as I had intended as the review by the User from Bradford on 14 September really says it all.
It is a very good place to stay indeed especially as, before we set off, the tour company notified us of a change from the Moskva Hotel (what a relief!).
What impressed all of us was the attitude and care of the staff - a long haul from the dreaded Intourist days.
We would all stay there again without a doubt , and we are seasoned travellers. I am told that there are going to be in-room safes soon. One tip - the shower rooms are first class but you do need your own plug for the brand new wash basin and, of course, do not drink the tap water.
There are some quite good restaurants nearby in walking distance - the Orient Express is a good choice. Another advantage is that the hotel is above a shopping mall where there is a well stocked 24 hour supermarket where you can buy your bottled water and reasonably priced wine (expensive in restaurants although Russian beer is tasty and cheap). There is also an ATM machine in the hotel lobby.
Give the hotel a try - you will like it very much, even if you are used to 5 star standards.