Arrived at the hotel mid-day after arriving at the wrong metro station. The hotel is situated directly by the exit of the Mendeleevskaya (not Novoslobodskaya) which is very convenient for travelling. The check-in was painfree and the staff were professional and spoke English well. The lobby had lots of space and there were two security guards there 24/7 which made me feel secure.
There were both stairs and elevators which were very quick up the floors. My room (standard room with queen size bed) was just as expected; high ceiling, couch, high-speed internet (8mbit cabled, 1mbit wireless) and television. There were extra pillows and a comfy blanket in the shelf. The safe was conveniently hidden in the wardrobe where there were hangers for jackets.
The bathroom had speakers so that you could listen to the television while having a bath or shower. The bath tub was too small for me (6'1") and the water could only reach a max limit unless you just tapped in more than it could sift out.
The couch's seats were too soft and the back-cushion way, -way- too hard in comparison. Not good, so I didn't use it. The bed was comfortable, especially if you added the extra pillows and blanket. To open the window you can ask for a handle which will let you open it fully or gradually from the top.
Make sure you put up the "Don't disturb"-sign outside the door if you want to be guaranteed sleep. I was awoken once by the cleaning lady and thereafter by a man shouting "Minibar" while knocking. Granted, it was 10am in the morning, but some of us sleep for long.
Cleaning went just as expected and internet was fine, which was something I had been worrying about a great deal before the trip. The guards and staff minded their own business and gave me no trouble bringing friends, something Russian hotels would, apparently.
Overall a great stay. Except for the bloodprice it was exactly what I expected from a hotel; to be treated like a king and not disturbed about nonsense. The close entrance to the Metro was worth the money, at least. I would stay here again without any doubt if not for the price which made me give this hotel 4/5.
PS: Moscow hotels are very expensive. I looked for almost a week to find a hotel that suited my needs. Don't expect anything of European quality if you're not prepared with a full wallet, and don't worry about the distance from your hotel to the attractions. Just make sure to be as close to the metro as possible and it doesn't matter where your hotel is situated. The hotel staff also helped me to get a VISA invitation with no problems whatsoever. Hopefully my review will help you in finding a pleasureable stay in Moscow.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Novotel Moscow Centre is a 4 star hotel ideal for your next business trip or holiday in Moscow. Guests enjoy the benefit of six conference rooms, WiFi internet, a restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine, two bars and free parking. Unique architecture and interior design create a signature feeling of space enhanced by contemporary decor and modern facilities. 15 minutes from the Kremlin and 30 km from the international airport with a Metro station onsite. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Novotel Moscow Centre Hotel Moscow
- Accor Moscow Centre
- Moscow Novotel