Booked a double bed economy with window (won't bother about the window next time) online before getting there. Had a 12 hour lay over in SVO. After walking all the way from Terminal D towards F, this is somewhere in the middle (next to the First Aid room) in Terminal E. In my zombie like state I blurted out all the details of my booking to this guy sitting in the counter. After looking at me uninterestingly for 5 mins he blurts out in fairly fine English - "I don't know English". Then what are you doing in an international airport! A little later he says - "5 minutes" - after which a woman appeared at the counter. I again told her all the details at which the first question she asks is - do you have Russian visa? Come on! I have already paid $200 so that I won't need a russian visa to get a few hours of sleep.
Anyways, after having skipped a beat that she might refuse my zealous planning of booking a capsule hotel ahead of time she finally took 15 mins to finally hand me the key card. I hoped she was more efficient coz those 15 mins could have been spent on bed (and all that time "the russian guy who didn't know english kept staring at me"). Anyways, the room was small but clean. The window was unnecessary since the screen wasn't good enough to prevent light from coming in. Beds were comfy and I had a good amount of sleep. Shower was fine with good hot water (leaky geyser though) and overall I was fresh for my next flight. Bottomline, once you are past the counter you should be fine!
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- V-Express Moscow Oblast/Khimki, Russia