Elegant Hotel

ulitsa Pokrovka 32, Moscow, 105062, Russia
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flights & airports

by iaint

I'm researching a possible trip to Moscow later in the year.

Cheapest flights seem to be with Transaero (via London). I know of the airline from years back, but don't know how it rates these days. Anyone have any recent experience?

Also, some airlines use Domedevo airport, and others use Sheremetyevo. Does one have any advantages over the other?

Re: flights & airports

by gigski

You can find a lot of travel deals at www.hapitrip.com. Hope this helps.

Re: flights & airports

by zuriga

This website has some comments about Transaero. Maybe they will help you with a decision.


This is a website about Moscow airports (there are 3). Domodedovo is newer and more pleasant.


I have never been to Moscow... I just write about airports. :-)

Re: flights & airports

by Morozov

I try to use only Domodedovo airport. It's more fast (passport control and customs), modern and has convenient means of transport: train from airport building to Paveletskiy Moscow railways station = Paveletckay metro station (City center) takes only 40 min and cost is 200 Rubles (~ 6 USD) http://www.domodedovo.ru/en/
Good luck

Re: flights & airports

by iaint

Thanks all - useful info.

Re: flights & airports

by bugulma

agree, Domodedovo airport is better, with more useful traffic to the city by public transport as well as with taxi (free roads more or less in comparision with Sheremet'evo)
Transaero is one of the best in Russia in 2008 as well as Aeroflot and S7 Airlines (quantity of passengers)

Re: flights & airports

by jcarolj

Transaero was very cheap indeed. About 160 pounds from London in November. But it is about 280 pounds now. They normally operate with BMI, and BMI may be even bit cheaper. Domodedovo is a bit closer to the center, but it really depends where you go. Sheremetievo has train connection nowdays, this doesn't matter in the long run. The same lines in the passport control, no matter are you local or foreigner.

Travel Tips for Moscow

You absolutely must visit...

by satara

You absolutely must visit Kremlin - but the problem is that they ask a triple price for foreigners to visit any place in Moscow - being Lithuanians we tried to pretend Russians but that didn't help:) Also don't forget to visit Arbat - the place where all artists gather! Great place to wander around;)

Manezhnaya Ploshchad

by Canadienne

The dome pictured here, found in front of the Hotel Moskva, caps a piece of ceiling art found in the Okhotnyy Ryad mall (three levels underground).

If you do go inside the mall for a peek, which I recommend doing, at least briefly, for the mall's luxurious decor, be sure to take a look upwards at the stained-glass map of the world. It was nice to have this gathering spot so close to our hotel. We sat here a few times in the morning, to check our map and plan our next move. The opportunities for people-watching were excellent and we also made sure to take advantage of that.

Pashkov house

by kris-t

At the end of Mokhovaya Street one can see a beautiful building of white stone, known as the Pashkov House. It was built by the best Moscow architect, Bajenov, by order of a rich landowner Pashkov.
There are a lot of legends about it, and according to one of them there is a secret passage to the Kremlin under the house.
In the middle of the 19th century the Rumyantsev Museum was organized in the house. Rumyantsev had collected books since his childhood. He gave money for different expeditions, and by the end of his life had gathered a large collection of ancient coins and rare manuscripts. He wanted the museum to become a Russian national museum, but unfortunately, the Count didn’t live to see it. Still, the museum did not stop enriching its collections. Tsar Alexander II offered it the famous painting “Appearance of Christ before the People” by Ivanov and some other works from the Hermitage in Saint-Petersburg.
After the Revolution the museum was closed and its paintings and sculptures were given to the Tretyakov Art Gallery and to the Museum of Fine Arts. The collection of books served as the basis for the Russian State Library that is located in the Pashokov House. Now After a 14-year hiatus, RF Culture Minister Mikhail Shvydkoi and the Russian State Library announced the launch of a full-scale renovation of the moribund Pashkov House

Russian attention for human needs

by xaver

I loved the way as Moscow was full of chemical toiletts.
Actually in most of the cities I visited public toiletts do not exist or are well hidden, so the only person that comes in your hel is Mr. McDonalds that put his Big Macs and his toiletts in every centre of every town of the world and they are always well advertised, you enter a mc donald and ask for the toilet and noone cares if you eat or not, that’s why sometime you see people yellow in face asking you to the closest Mc donald, actually they are not hungry LOL
Anyway as russians didn’t have Mc donald for many centuries, they had to spread the city centres with these coloured free chemical toilettes which are actually very useful!

family celebration

by MrBill

Family is of course very important in Russia. I have been invited to and involved in many family events, and the guest friendliness of the hosts is legendary. The people are by their nature giving. Perhaps it has something to do with society, but I think in difficult environments, such as in the collapsing former Soviet Union, one has to rely more on the extended families to survive and thrive. Perhaps this is the reason that the family is a close economic and social unit, with extended friends and family being a part of the network, especially for special occasions?


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