Welcome to Russia, land of firm beds and nearly non-existent air conditioners! At Katerina Park, the beds were about as soft as they get there and the AC really did work on the warm days, when we needed it most. On cooler days, we'd just open the windows and enjoy the breezes.
The hotel is a five-minute walk from the Prazhskaya Metro and a ten-minute walk from the Prazhky Passage, a mall just past the Metro. (The Metro was built by Czechs, hence the name.) Free breakfast every day - the breakfast is an incredible value in the most expensive city in Europe. The access to the Metro is also important. It will be at least a half-hour ride to anywhere in the city, but you'll be doing your ride under the traffic. If you got a hotel in the city, you'd be close to a number of places via walking or short Metro trips, but if you wanted to hit the expo grounds up north, the Armed Forces Museum, or Park Pobedy, you'd be in line for a long Metro trip, anyway, so the ride from Katrina Park isn't all that bad in perspective.
Moreover, the price is right. You will save SO MUCH by not being in the city center and having a free breakfast that you can make this Moscow trip of yours much more affordable.
The minibar is a great deal, too. Each person in the room gets a daily ration of two water bottles, a bag of chips, a bag of peanuts, a mini-can of Coke, and two sweets. If you get carbonated water, don't panic - just head down to the desk and you can exchange it for "ne-gaz" water and make sure the staff know to keep it coming.
The staff are very helpful and efficient. We loved our service there.
We did have a little trouble getting there at first. While we had a map showing the hotel to be north of the Prazhskaya station, when we got there we didn't know which way was north. Here's the solution to that problem: the hotel is on the side of the street with the two blue glass buildings that sell home furnishings. The 12-story Brezhnev-era apartment buildings are on the side of the street opposite the hotel. When you exit the Metro, if there's an electronics place or a Prazhsky Passazh mall nearby, you went too far south when you left the Metro. Go back and exit on the other side. If you're at the other pair of Metro exits, stand so that the apartments are on your left and the blue glass buildings are on your right, and then march forward. You will get to the Katrina Park just fine.
We had six nights there, and the facility was a great hotel. Clean rooms, plenty of room in the bathroom, free breakfast and minibar, free wi-fi, and good beds. Throw in the great staff, and you got you a fine, fine establishment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- «SunFlower Park» (ex-Katerina Park) is a modern business hotel, ideally located in the south of Moscow, just 5 min. walk from Prazhskaya metro station, a short drive away from Domodedovo Airport and only 27 min. by metro from the city center, Kremlin and Red Square. The hotel offers 244 spacious, well-appointed and beautifully designed rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Katerina Park Hotel Moscow
- Eurolux Hotel Moscow