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Looking for an old-fashioned Soviet hotel in Moscow

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Looking for an old-fashioned Soviet hotel in Moscow

The Cosmos was actually built by the French in around 1980

Milwaukee
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1. Re: Looking for an old-fashioned Soviet hotel in Moscow

Can anyone familiar with Moscow recommend some old-fashioned Soviet-era hotels in Moscow? I stayed in the (now gone) Rossiya during my one visit to Moscow in 1986. I confess my next trip is motivated somewhat by Soviet nostalgia. :-)

The Sovietsky is a little high for my price range. I am leaning toward the Cosmos. Are there any other alternatives?

Thanks!

Auckland Region...
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2. Re: Looking for an old-fashioned Soviet hotel in Moscow

Cosmos was built with French partnership for the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, boycotted by numerous western nations because of the USSR invasion of Afghanistan.......

http://www.hotelcosmos.ru/eng/hotel/history/

It is Soviet times......

I have stayed there:- 2001, 2006, 2007. I think it is fine. Good russian style.

You can also consider the Sovietsky but it will cost you a lot more...

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DCtheKiwi

Phoenix, Arizona
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3. Re: Looking for an old-fashioned Soviet hotel in Moscow

The Leningrad hotel near the 3 main train stations is one of the huge/tall Stalin style old more central hotels. (Owned by Hilton or Radison now). But cost may be well up there? Fri, sat & sunday rates are not to bad. For a cheap hotel, I have stayed at the Baikal hotel, as in lake Baikal. Smaller than Lenin G but older style also. The Izmailovo Gamma delta and others in the same complex area were built for the 1980 Moscow olympics also. Cheaper but a little out of town. This is where we stay. It has been renovated, so in side it really does not look Soviet style so much any more. About a hundred bucks a night or so. On the dark blue metro line and a straight shot to Red Square etc. Pretty quick trip to city center and cheap, as in no taxi's needed. AIM.

Milwaukee
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4. Re: Looking for an old-fashioned Soviet hotel in Moscow

Thanks for the advice -- the Baikal sounds like a hoot. We may try that. I really miss the Rossiya...

Melbourne, Australia
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5. Re: Looking for an old-fashioned Soviet hotel in Moscow

I stayed at The Izmailovo Gamma delta, in the 'Gamma' side in April this year, it was my first 'impression' of Eastern Europe and soviet times being my first stop after leaving Australia.

I read up on this Hotel prior to staying, and it was said the hotel had a refurbishment, and was still on going. When I got to my room, I had a laugh to myself, as this didn't seem like the case, it was still very 'aged', and what I would call Soviet, but personally I really liked this. As I hadn't come from the 'western world standard' to stay in Western standard hotels....

The lobbies of both sides has been 'updated'....

I can recommend The Izmailovo Gamma delta, all it all it was a great hotel, but yes it is about 5-6 metro stops from Moscow centre....

Edited: 12:18 am, November 05, 2012
NE Victoria...
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6. Re: Looking for an old-fashioned Soviet hotel in Moscow

Shame you're not going to St Petersburg... I love this review of the Hotel Neva. Perhaps on your next trip?

:)

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Of course, it may have changed considerably for the better since 2007! But the review is fun to read, anyway.

Milwaukee
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7. Re: Looking for an old-fashioned Soviet hotel in Moscow

Thanks for the message -- we will be going to St. Petersburg, but we plan to stay in the Pulkovskaya (where I stayed in 1986).

Auckland Region...
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8. Re: Looking for an old-fashioned Soviet hotel in Moscow

and if you want retro, try the Azimut, formerly Sovietskaya. This place is huge as was the Rossia.

DCtheKiwi

Brussels, Belgium
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9. Re: Looking for an old-fashioned Soviet hotel in Moscow

I wish the Rossiya was still there. I know it was seen as ugly by many. But it was an economical, central and extremely soviet style hotel. I'm quite jealous you stayed there.

I stayed in the Best Western Vega. I doubt the interiors reflect the Soviet times really. Maybe other buildings in the complex like Gamma Delta allow for more nostalgia. Naturally the building style shows it was built during the socialist period. The good point about this complex is that it is very close to the metro and has a direct line to Red Square.

Auckland Region...
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10. Re: Looking for an old-fashioned Soviet hotel in Moscow

Hotel Peking may be worth considering. Good location just of Tverskaya Ulitsa. Approx 20 minutes walk to Red Square

http://hotelpeking.ru/en/about/hotel-history/

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Hotel Budapest was built in 1876 and survived the Soviet period.....

http://www.hotel-budapest.ru/en/about/

DCtheKiwi