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Design Hotel (D'Otel)
Ranked #20 of 313 Hotels in Moscow
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Alexandria, VA
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“New Hotel, Helpful Staff, Great Value”
Reviewed June 11, 2010

PROS: Stayed at this hotel to be near relatives staying at the more pricey Cosmos Hotel (about two to three blocks away). Hotel is new with very comfortable and relatively quiet rooms. The staff are friendly and very helpful. I was surprised that they also have an evening maid service. The room has mini-frig, safe, flat screen TV and free WiFi. The bathroom has a hair dryer with toiletries (bar soap, bath gel, shampoo, lotion). The breakfast was surprisingly abundant with a sufficient variety for everyone (e.g., porridge, bread, toast, meat, pancakes, quiche, eggs, fruit, vegetables, meat, cereal, yogurt). There are a couple of grocery markets within 2 blocks of the hotel. The metro stop is about a 10 minute walk. City center sights are easily accessed by Metro.
CONS: Difficult to locate the front of the hotel which faces the interior of a city block and is accessed through an unmarked/gated driveway. Room fan/air conditioner was not working. The room was stuffy so we had to leave the window open. Since our room faced the front of the hotel, exterior noise wasn't too much of a problem. Also, the reception staff copies each passport and immigration card during registration. They are not very diligent about making sure the immigration card is returned to each person. I noticed mine wasn't returned and ask for it - it was left in the photocopier. My sister wasn't as lucky. She didn't notice her immigration card was missing until we arrived in St. Petersburg. She had to pay DHL to express mail it to St. Petersburg, as the hotel didn't take care of sending it to her. NOTE: This immigration card has to stay with you at all times. You can't check-in to any hotels or leave the country without it.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 29, 2010

very good service and very friendly staff, all young people.
very good breakfast. resturant is excellent.
location is far from the city center, 20-30 minutes- walking+metro. it is located 10 minutes walk from VDNH metro station.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
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Property: 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 #20 of 313 Hotels in Moscow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Design Hotel (D'Otel) 3.5*
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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