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Design Hotel (D'Otel)
Ranked #23 of 331 Hotels in Moscow
Reviewed January 26, 2014

Clean, good money for value.
This time my room was worst than last time I was there (July 2013) => the bed coat looked really old-fashioned
Toiletries (in a real bottle!) would be appreciated
Sink towels old: although they were clean, they were a bit greyish, thin and rug (not soft anymore)
Extra pillow would be appreciated
Restaurant staff nice and helpful.
Reception staff could be more welcoming: smiles are free.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

Once you find the correct route to VDNK Metro station and the Exhibition Center, you will find it very conveniently and closely located to it. However, don't rely on the hotel staff or the map they give you to be of much help...
The staff seems generally kind of friendly and helpful, not too motivated, but also not completely disinterested. Some speak English, some don't.
I got given a smokers room on a smokers floor and for me as a non-smoker it was terrible. They could not find me a non-smokers room, as they seemed quite booked out during exhibition week (or they just could not care??). Even after airing the room as often as possible at minus degrees outside, the smoke from other rooms on the floor still came in through the ventilation.
The walls are VERY thin, so that you can even hear your neighbour snore.
Positives: location, value for money in Moscow, nice bathroom, clean, decent food at the restaurant, good size room and a pleasant view (from the 7th floor).
The quality of the breakfast was ok too, although not much variety is offered.
I would return to the hotel for the same purpose (Business in the area and value).

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank PrincipessaSA
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

Clean rooms there, close to metro (10 minutes to walk) and close to the VDNK (15 minutes to walk). Friendly staff. I don't have had breakfast, so no rating there. We only had a dinner in the hotel-restaurant. Next time I'll book it again.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank Eugen R
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

It's like going back to 1983 when you walk into your room at this hotel. The bed was uncomfortable. It wasn't clean, the bathroom stank and the staff were unfriendly and rude. Also, my after shave mysteriously disappeared - had it day one, searched high and low day 2 - nowhere to be found. Avoid this hotel and try any other one in the area. Next trip (next month) have chosen another hotel down the road for a cheaper price.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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2  Thank Jonathan B
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Close to the metro (you can find more centrally located hotels, but not for this price), close to VDNK, friendly staff, good breakfast and clean rooms.
On arrival there was a problem with the AC, but I asked and got immediately another room where all was okay.
It's true that taxi drivers and tourist can have difficulties finding the hotel, but if you come by metro and first take a good look at google.maps, it's not so difficult to find at all. In Russia it is common to have hotels with the entrance in the courtyard.

Room Tip: Rooms at the top floor and facing VDNK have a better view.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank jve0165
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

We booked our stay in Russia and were told we had a four star centrally located hotel. This is not central, if you want central don't stay here. For a little bit more money you can stay at the Park Inn and walk to the Kremlim, which we did once we immediately checked out of this hotel. We walked in the room in the D Hotel, the rooms were from the 70's, the beds had no springs and the quilt covers on the beds were smelly. I can't think why anyone on holiday in Moscow would stay here, unless you wanted to walk to the metro, take two different lines and over 45 minutes later you will be near the Kremlin.
The staff were friendly, but this place is living in the 70's.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank CraigDN72
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The service was very good as well the rooms the location of the hotel is far from the center. we liked the inside not much the our side. we never walked around the hotel. Any how I think it is recommended to stay here.

Room Tip: this hotel is far from the business area
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Design Hotel (D'Otel)

Address: Yaroslavskaya St., 8/8 | Metro VDNH, Moscow 129164, Russia
Location: Russia > Central Russia > Moscow
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 331 Hotels in Moscow
Price Range: $53 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Design Hotel (D'Otel) 3*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elegant and very cozy, Design Hotel (D'Hotel) is a fine choice for travelling on businesses and just for pleasure. The ten-storied building of hotel constructed in 2009, is located in the heart of business life, close to one of the biggest Moscow lines - the Prospect Mira and it is 5 minute walk from "VDNH" metro station. The nearest exhibition centers - are "VDNH" (VVC) and "Sokolniki". It takes only 10 minutes to reach by underground "Olympiyskiy" complex, and 20 minutes to get to the centre of Moscow. The hotel is located in the silent and green area. Our guests will not be disturbed by glaring lights and noise of the city. Hospitable, well-trained staff, high standards of service and unique design of interiors will create fine conditions for work and rest. ... more   less 
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