The place is very strange. But more in a good way nether in a bad one.
Little bit of history: The Palace was built by the order of Ekaterina II in 1776-1780 after successful completion of Russian-Turkish war. It was built to give the most importuned people to rest after the long road from Saint-Petersburg, and enter Moscow rested and prepared. Later on palace was used by Pavel I, and Nikolay II. Napoleon stayed at the palace for 4 days watching Moscow burn.
All that makes the place very interesting place to stay. On another good side: free underground parking, free WiFi with solid speed and stability, 5 meter ceilings, warm floor, and good bathroom. Unfortunately all that is a result of total reconstruction which left nothing from the history. It looks close to original, but... Staff is very friendly.
Now to the bad part: it is a museum and popular place for weddings. On the 3rd night we decided to get our self some food in room, and turned out that kitchen is out of everything except fish for one dish. SPA does not provide nothing, you need your robe, slippers, towel.
Now strange thing about the place, is in 3 days which I stayed there, on the day 1 there was a wedding, and on the other 2 days, I haven't seen a single live soul around. Non. Feeling was I was completely alone in there, which is kinda funny, but... In one of the halls tray with someones breakfast stayed for whole day.
Another importuned thing: to get from your room to the "lobby" you'll need to walk some distance, ether under open sky, whats not so good when its raining, ether by underground paths.
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