Value Score Average Value
Good For Solo
Sturdy, No Frills & Super!
I last stayed at the Moskva for 10 days in September 2007, and it was Just Fine. I stayed at the Moskva in 1979, 1987, 2004, and 2007, and I think it's a well-priced, clean, well-located St. Petersburg hotel. I stayed in the St. Petersburg in 1981, in the Sovietskaya Azimut Hotel in 1984, and in the Hotel Europe in 2002, for comparison. The Europe is wonderful, but at a huge price. The St. Petersburg is ok, but one needs to forget the metro & take the tram to town. The Sovetskaya Azimut is not very well located.
The Moskva has a lot of tour groups, and don't expect personalized service. But the amenities are fine (occasionally the water runs dark: don't know if it's the city's fault or the hotel's fault.) The laundry service is fine: you may have to prod them at the desk. The buffet breakfast offers a lot of good (Russian) alternatives: don't expect western-style bacon & eggs, but be flexible for the Russian versions. Same for the dinner buffet. There is a nice Georgian restaurant in the hotel, for ok prices if you're tired, and another nice Georgian restaurant 3-4 blocks up Nevsky for even better prices.
The metro is under the hotel; or take the #1 or #22 trolleybus on Nevsky around the corner of the hotel to the center of town.
Can't be beat for the price!
Unique Quality: Fantastic old cathedral, cemetery of artistic notables right across the street. Just 2 metro stops from the center of town, and very convenient to the #1, #22 trolleybusses on Nevsky Prospect to the center of town for those who are apprehensive about the metro.
Vast building in front of the Alexander Nevsky monastery and at the far end of the Nevski prospect.
A unique experience of what would be called luxury back in socialist times. Huge halls, huge restaurants, renovated rooms but that retain a certain special feeling "back in those times".
Unique Quality: I had some problems with our travel agent during recent business trips, so they did me a favor and reserved a huge suit with leather furniture, several rooms and a "socialist feel". Everything like in a 4 star hotel, but with a touch (plastic trolley from supermarket to put the towels, etc...).
A lot of old soviet times hotels are a nightmare, especially in non renovated rooms, but this one has the spirit and the comfort... so worth a try
This hotel is still colossal eventhough completely renovated and people could hardly recognize it as the same old Moscow for it looks different even from the outside. This hotel has a big breakfast room downstairs with good standard hotel breakfast and some specialities, too. They're also open at dinner time.
There's a smaller restaurant in the middle floors and a panorama view bar at the top. A post office and a small minimarket with very modest selection of water and beverages and some snacks add to the satisfaction of tourists. You'll also notice souvenir stalls at each floor selling all the popular Russian theme items.
Went for a walk in the surroundings but, besides the monastery and graves of famous Russians, there's absolutely nothing of interest to tourists close by.
Unique Quality: This hotel is a bit off the city center but having a metro station in the same block is very handy! Beautiful view over the Neva and to the A.Nevsky monastery. Should you like to visit Tschaikovsky's grave, you'll find it in the graveyard opposite to this hotel just accross the street.
Directions: The far end of Nevsky Prospekt
Moscow Hotel and Alexander Nevsky
Big Hotel, over 700 rooms. Normal feel to westerners.
Open while under renovations in 2006-7.
A bit far from the Hermitage, near an hour walk down Nevsky, and maybe a few more bucks than some, but it is a lot less than the 5-star hotels.
Convenient to Metro, so you can get around quickly.
Several restaurants, many souvenir kiosks, you never have to leave the hotel.
A business center with only one internet computer, but it seems to be available most the time.
Unique Quality: Mini-bowling downstairs,
a good post office for foreigners on the fifth floor
Directions: Alexander Nevsky Metro
At the hotel we had a problem. We were sold a three person room, but they didn't have any of those. We were asked to wait until the same travel agency's bus from Turku would arrive and their guide who is also one of the owners, Julia, would clear the matter. Whilst I waited with my sister and and her partner in their room. Julia arrived and the first thing she did after hearing about my problem was to bark at me. She told me that the next time I book a trip to St. Petersburg I shouldn't want to stay with my sister and her partner in the same room! I told her that it wasn't the case at all, but I was recommended a three person's room by their employee. Julia is Russian and maybe they are used to treat clients like that but it's not the case in Finland! Finally I got an extra bed into my sister and her partner's room and it turned out to be like a hammock!
Unique Quality: I don't know the price as it was included in the pacakge. We paid 75 euros which included the visa, bus, hotel room, breakfast and a tour in St. Petersburg. Our room was very basic with twin beds and a cabin, not much room for anything else. The bathroom had shower, but no tub. The breakfast was good enough though the portions were ready made and you couldn't take a second serving.
Huge hotel with a big city's name :)
When I first saw the hotel from outside, it scared the hell out of me - so big, so gray, and so Soviet-looking. I was pleasantly surprised when I entered the huge lobby - it was modern and clean. The hotel has obviously gone through some reconstructions. The rooms are rather small, there is no air conditioning and to be honest, all the floors and rooms seemed the same to me. If you can go for a business class, I highly recommend it.
This hotel is a good place for meetings and conferences as they have good fascilities for a different number of people. Also, there are two restaurants and six bars in the hotel.
It's situated at the one end of Nevsky Prospekt and there is a metro station Plochtchad Aleksandra Nevskovo right by the hotel.
Not one of St. Petersburg's Best Hotels
Hotel Moskva is a large Soviet style hotel at the end of Nevsky Prospect that caters to groups as well as individual tourists. It has a metro station right off its property, making it convenient for tourists. The rooms are small and all seem the same. There was no room for even a small manual wheelchair, let. alone access the bathroom. Also no air conditioning, just a fan. Service is poor. Breakfast buffet is big and adequate. While the hotel has elevators, not all parts of hotel are accessible by elevator, including pool/sauna and money exchange. Also it costs $25.00 if you want to use the pool for two hours. I do not reccommend this hotel.
I'm beginning to like concrete......
By the time I had reached St P I was accostomed to the Russian life style and especially what to expect in terms of hotel accomadation. Campared to the Rossiya effort in Moscow, the Moskva was fine. They did lots of tours which were expensive and the hotel was on the edge of town. However it was right by a subway station which make the hotel within easy access of everywhere. Really though when you get to Russia don't think about your hotel, most often you'll be disapointed, but you're in St P, one of the beautiful cities in the world. I forgive any shortcomings of the hotel becasue I absolutley adored St P. this city is amazing with loads to see and do.
Unique Quality: This place has been built in typical soviet russian style and is therefore 100% concrete. Luckily the rest of the city is nothing like the hotel.
Hotel Moscow, one of the largest and most comfortable hotels in St. Petersburg, is located in the historical center of the city near the Nevsky Prospect and the Neva embankment. In front of the hotel stands the Alexandro-Nevsky Monastery, the oldest architectural ensemble of the 18th century. We offer 125 singles, 560 doubles, 40 two-room suites, and 10 three-room suites. During the white nights, you can enjoy an incredible view of the city and the river from your room: one side of our arc-shaped building faces the Neva River while the other overlooks the Nevsky Prospect.
Unique Quality: Spacious halls on each of the five dwelling storeys look attractive thanks to plenty of greenery and flowers that you can also find in the big winter garden. All the rooms are equipped with electronic code locking systems of the German company "Messerschmitt" operated by the computer. The Hotel is equipped with security TV.
The cartoon of the hotel say :
" We invite you to enjoy our 2 hotel restaurants which serve Russian and European dishes. Also at your disposal are a bar and floor buffets, and a billiard room. "
Directions: Situated at the end of the perspective Nevski, very close to the Neva, most modest of the big hotels is convenient : the mouth of subway "Plochtchad Aleksandra Nevskovo" is in the hotel.
More about Hotel Moscow (Moskva)
Looking at the Moscow Hotel anyone been there?
We are going to St. Petersburg on July 4. Hotels are expensive! Rooms at Moscow hotel seem to have good rate but am worried. First time in city and on foot. Is the location okay? Do I really need to look at better hotel?
RE: RE: Looking at the Moscow Hotel anyone been there?
I agree with Lev_Nicolaevich that mini-hotel would be better and cheaper then Moscow Hotel
See for example the link http://www.anabel.ru/hotels-petersburg_eng.php
My friends from UK last year stayed at Baskov mini hotel - very good location and price was about 70 euros.
You can find this minihotel at http://eng.booking-all.com/
Re: Looking at the Moscow Hotel anyone been there?
The Moskva Hotel has an upgraded section, and the rooms & bathrooms & room amenities there are fine. The restaurant isn't great for anything other than breakfast, which is good. I've stayed there many times between 1979 & 2005 and my just be used to it!
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