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Maxima Zarya Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Gostinichnaya St., 4/9, Moscow 127106, Russia   |  
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Ranked #74 of 261 Hotels in Moscow
La Garenne-Colombes, France
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“Almost Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Just back from Moscow and I stayed in that hotel into a triple room with my kid (2 y.o.) wife, and mother. Staff is helpful, kind and nice (Reception, HK, Restaurant... all of them)

Metro is not too far (10 minutes walking distance), few stations to reach the city center not a big deal. Hotel has a lot of good points : quiet, clean, large room, service (we could change euros) and it has also a ATM machine on the lobby. And what about the breakfast.... simply perfect.

I will come again for sure, when I will visit next year my parents in law. This is my address right now for the future.

The two drawbacks (because nothing is perfect in that world) are : 1) impossible to go to the restaurant in family, it is a smoking place and with a kid no way. 2) They do not propose hot chocolate (or in powder) for babies.

A map of the zone could be added as service as well

Mention special for Andrey (who's front desk clerc at night, Darya, and Munisa... )

But I thank you all the staff... good job. I know a bit because it is mine also I am involved in hotel industry as well so... I will have pleasure to work with them !

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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36 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Just returned from a long weekend in Moscow and I was very pleased with the Maxima Zarya. The 'budget' hotel options in Moscow are fairly limited and nearly all in the suburbs which is why one needs to (a) pick the right suburb and (b) be sure of being close to a Metro station. Many budget travellers go to one of the mega-hotels in the Izmailovo complex (eg the Gamma-Delta or Best Western Vega) but Izmailovo is a pretty grim suburb and the hotels are anonymous. And the nearby fake Kremlin and Vernisage market are very disappointing. The Maxima Zarya is just a few minutes from Vladykino Metro Station (so better placed than its sister hotel the Maxima Ibis). It is in a pleasant and very quiet suburb, with no horrid brutalist skyscrapers or factory complexes. Service is excellent: I arrived with my daughter off the BA red-eye flight and we were given our rooms for that evening at 7am! This is very uncommon. The rooms were small but comfortable; TV channels are limited but who comes to Moscow to watch hotel TV? The breakfast was varied and excellent. But I was very pleased with the price: £55 a night for a double room (single occupancy).

One downside is the lack of local eateries - and the only reason I am not giving 5 stars is that the otherwise excellent staff let themselves down by not having any idea about local restaurants (perhaps because they want to highlight their own restaurant, which is fine for a functional breakfast but not recommended for dinner). There is a decent local restaurant: a pizza place called La Roma about 10 mins away. The Maxima staff should be aware of this. But overall I was very happy.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

This hotel is a good option for staying in Moscow, is in a peaceful neighborhood but just 8 minutes away from a metro station where you can take a train that takes you directly to the city centre.
Service was great, staff both in reception and restaurant were very kind and helpful.
Our room was very spacious and clean, with a lot of amenities and everything necessary for a comfortable stay.
Breakfast was better than expected, having a great variety and good quality food.
I undoubtedly recommend this hotel if you are staying in this wonderful city.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

We spent 3 nights here and have no complaints with the hotel.

Easy walking distance to the metro (even in snow!), lots of little local shops, restaurant not fantastic but OK and catered for vegetarians with no problem, huge choice at breakfast.

Area was fine during the day but I would not have liked to be walking around at night, not that we say anything but it is a built up residential area and we would not have felt safe.

Very far from Moscow Domodedovo Airport - took us 3 hours one way and 2 hours the other!!!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

10 minute walk to metro and only 20 minutes into centre. Nice good sized rooms. Breakfast was excellent with varied choice everyday.

Business centre was closed on weekends so unless you have your own laptop you have no internet access.
I was given a smoking room even though we'd requested non smoking and they refused to upgrade unless we paid extra.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Alexandria, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Moscow is expensive, but for comparable rates, there are much better options!!
Pros:
- Good breakfast
- fairly clean
Cons:
- Bad location! At least 10 min away from metro, but then at least 30 min away by metro to the city center
- no amenities (pictures are deceiving- they are from other facilities of the same chain)

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

The location of this hotel is not the good thing if you want to move around and in walking distance to the main attractions in Moscow, but it's ok hotel if you don't need to have a lot of business to do in city centre. It's perfect to stay in this hotel on our last days in Russia after we enjoyed staying in other cities and in the Arbat area's hotel. Good 3 stars hotel, fulfill the expectation of a good 3 stars hotel, in nice community area in Moscow's suburb, and peaceful area far from the crowd of the city. Far from many attractions but It's ok because the metro station is still in walking distance to reach from the hotel. The staffs were nice and speak good english, the basic room was comfortable and clean, very simple design but sweet , the bed is just modest double bed but all was ok, The breakfast was nice, enough variety of fruits, yogurt, cereals, salad, bread, omelette etc and all the basic things you need for breakfast. Nothing to complain, we hapily ended our trip spending our last day in Russia to say goodbye to awesome Russia's trip in this hotel :)

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Gostinichnaya St., 4/9, Moscow 127106, Russia
Location: Russia > Central Russia > Moscow
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Moscow
#53 Business Hotel in Moscow
#59 Luxury Hotel in Moscow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Maxima Zarya Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 192
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Maxima Zarya Hotel has a rich history. Built in 1957 the famous "Zarya" was totally reconstructed in 2004 by Maxima Hotels. The Hotel is located in an ecologically sound and silent area on a green boulevard. Nevertheless the Hotel's Guests may easily get to the center of Moscow by underground: the "Vladykino" metro station is located nearby. Maxima Zarya Hotel provides 192 rooms of various categories, including the famous among the Guests "Marine" Suite, conference services, special offers & benefits. The All-Russia Exhibition Centre is located nearby. Free Wi-Fi and fresh press are complimentary. ... more   less 
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