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“Not bad, it depends what you expect.....” 3 of 5 stars
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Akvarel
Stoleshnikov Pereulok 12, building 3, Moscow, Russia (Tver)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 321 Moscow B&B and Inns
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“Not bad, it depends what you expect.....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I think the other reviews here are pretty accurate, the Akvarel is well located in a discrete courtyard off a hugh end, pedestrian shopping street. Look for the sign out on the main street pointing to the alley which the hotel is situated on, you could miss it!

Reception is fine, I had a pleasant middle aged lady book me in and she was great but her replacement was more typical of the Russian style of service....you feel a bit of an inconvenience to their social life! Good sized lift to all floors and a small cafe area and bar with Russian TV playing 24 hours a day.

The room was plenty large enough but sparsely furnished, not what you would call luxurious but clean and comfortable. I had a separate working area with desk and two armchairs then the bed was through an archway. Big double bed, firm but not too bad, I asked for two further pillows and used these to construct a cosy 'nest'. I stayed in October and I think the night club next door was closed so very quiet at night.

The bathroom was good, nice shower pressure (not always a given in Moscow!) and nice towels and toiletries. Large wardrobe and small mini bar but with hardly anything in it!

The breakfast was poor, no selection of bread, limited cereals, terrible juices made from watered down concentrate and only hard boiled eggs as a hot alternative. There are dozens of excellent cafes just yards from the hotel so save the money and eat out.

Over all, the hotel is about 20% overpriced for the standard but the location is great. I will probably pay a little more next time and choose one of the bigger chain hotels nearby.

Room Tip: Floor 3 and an inner room best for a quiet night.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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tanya_p_1211, Администратор at Akvarel, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Dear guest,
Thank you for your feedback, it is very important for us to know the opinion of our guests.
We are very sorry that you did not notice the information that breakfast includes a variety of cereals, scrambled eggs and fried eggs with different ingredients.

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Les Diablerets
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Shame for a hotel located in such a perfect place to be so poor.
Poor in ressources, not welcoming crew at the desk. Carpet in the room not clean and shower linking....Excepting the location, I will not come back there.

Room Tip: be careful is you take a room on the front square, as there is a night club and can be noisy!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tredegar, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

I've had varying accommodation experiences on trips to Russia but this place I would absolutely revisit. Good good room with very comfy bed, staff friendly (a real bonus). And the wi-fi worked, another bonus!

i had a little spare time and found it easy to get around; good location for the price.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vladivostok
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Dear friends! I usually do stops at different places but it was fantastic... I am photographer and the professional of the feeding of pets! I get myself decision of quality of pets feed. It should be Organic production like natural core brand name. And this winter I staid for 7 days at this Hotel! It is lovely place with good service. I reccomend this place for business and something else if you need to spend a lot of time in the down town. This place is really convinient for short trip and meeting. Good price & service. For any cases I can reccomend this place for life and my Natural Core for healthy life your pets! Have a good choice!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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68 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

This hotel is clean and well located, The staff was very nice and never caused a moment of problems. If you want easy access to all the nice tourist spots but be just about a 10 minute walk from them, this is the the place for you. The breakfast staff was really nice.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

The hotel is in a courtyard just off a pedestrianised high-end shopping street (think Bond Street if you know London), walking distance from Red Square and other city centre attractions. The rooms are spacious if a bit dull, the bed was comfortable. Although it is right next to a night club I didn't hear any noise. Breakfast was fairly limited but fine, with eggs or porridge freshly cooked, and the usual cold meats, etc. The hotel has free WiFi everywhere (bigger and more expensive hotels, please copy). The staff were very friendly and helpful, it feels like a small family-run hotel. I would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: You may want to ask for a room on the other side from the night club.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Israel
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

I stay in this hotel for business for 3 nights. this is a small hotel in a quite small side street in the center of Moscow, just few minutes walk from the red square. Room was clean and big. Service is good considering this is Russia. Most of the staff speak English or some English, but they are not very enthusiastic to use it. Price is not cheap but still, this is a good price for the location in a city where prices of hotel are insane. if location is important to you than this is a good deal. I will be back again in my next stays in Moscow.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Stoleshnikov Pereulok 12, building 3, Moscow, Russia
Location: Russia > Central Russia > Moscow > Tver
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #2 of 321 B&Bs / Inns in Moscow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 23
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