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“Perfect location ...helping staff... Terrible room but clean”
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Matreshka Hotel
Ranked #319 of 576 Moscow B&B and Inns
Mashhad, Iran
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Perfect location ...helping staff... Terrible room but clean”
Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

Location is great ... Staffs are helping instead of one of them who is not kind at all ... Rooms are clean and just good for sleep ... You should stay all day out and come to hotel for nap or sleep ... I just checked out today and writing for you at bibloteka restuarant in saint petersburg ...

  • Stayed July 2013
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Chiang Rai, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2013

The location was perfect and within walking distance to the Kremlin, Red Square, Mcdonalds, supermarkets, metro etc.. I stayed in a single room with no window in June and it was small! Cute and comfortable though but I don't know if it would be the best for everyone's likes because it was warm at times.

The bathroom is very small and water goes all over the place when you take a shower and its not the type of shower that has tile where in some countries you just use a squeegy to mop it up so you have to develop strategies to use the shower but at least its your own and private. It might not be good for a tall person.

There is a free breakfast from around 7:30-10:30 am I think and has muesli/granola, toast, yogurt, muffins and simple things like that but it was very enjoyable. The front desk ladies all spoke great English and were very helpful.

Wireless internet is available on the first floor only. The bed was comfortable and clean towels and refill of toiletries everyday. Other than the front desk ladies, I dont think most people speak English. The one lady phoned a taxi for me back to the airport for 1200 R...

I think this hotel is affortable for what they say about Moscow. I would still recommend it but the single rooms with no window are extremely small and its very basic but if you prepare yourself for that and that most dont speak English I think you will have a very enjoyable time.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

It was a great location, central to everything. However although the hotel was clean, the room was very small, up in the attic on the fourth floor. It smelt damp, there was a roof window. My husband banged his head on the light every time he went into the room. There was no wardrobe, the bathroom was smaller than any wardrobe. You couldn't have a shower after each other because the shower was flooded. You couldn't put paper down the toilet, it had to go in the bin but you didn't daily maid service.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Girne, Kyrenia, Cyprus
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Location of the hotel was perfect..All touristic places were around there. You can reach many places by short walk..
Hotel rooms were small size..Some of them has no window. Old fashion shower curtain was used. There was no wardrobe..All electric outlet were dropping down or broken. Hairdryer was not working.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2013

Water was leeking from the top floor throuth the tube in the room. It was so hot (no windows) that i couldnt sleep and went at 2am in the reception asking for a glass of water and the lady said 'the bar is close'.

  • Stayed March 2013
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

For this price difficult to find this location! Breakfast is simple continental. Rooms are good to sleep but not spend time in. Bathroom from 70s. Was cold in the room - ask for electrical heater. Only wifi in lobby. In the end great value.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

My friend and I stayed at the Matreshka Hotel for 4 nights. We booked the Matreshka as it was an inexpensive option and was very central, and in this respect we got exactly what we expected. The location was perfect but our room was tiny and poorly furnished (we had a twin windowless room). The toilet and sink were both loose from the floor and the toilet would often tip back. The shower walls were crumbling and the shower plug would block up. However, the room was clean and merely provided a base for us. The staff were friendly (especially Olga who always helped us, including making dining reservations). The breakfast was basic but there were cereals, ham, bread and cheeses, along with tea/coffee and fruit juice. All in all I would say that if you come with the right expectations you will enjoy your stay here. On a final note I did see into one of the external rooms with windows and they were much more spacious.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Matreshka Hotel
Address: Teatralny Dr., 3/4, Moscow 109012, Russia
Location: Russia > Central Russia > Moscow > Philistine
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #319 of 576 B&Bs / Inns in Moscow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Matreshka Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 155
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Matreshka Hotel is located in the historical center of Moscow and occupies four floors of a unique historical and architectural complex of Chinese merchant Khludov’s baths built in 1891. In 2012 a complete reconstruction of the building was conducted in order to create a modern and comfortable hotel. Today Matreshka Hotel has 155 rooms of different categories, which are suitable for tourists who appreciate the convenience and quality service for a reasonable price. The unique location offers our guests easy access to major attractions and business clusters of the capital. Just a short walk from Matreshka Hotel is the Red Square and the Moscow Kremlin, Bolshoi Theatre, St. Basil's Cathedral, GUM and dozens of other major attractions of Moscow. There are 5 metro stations next to the hotel: "Lubyanka", "Kuznetskiy most", "Ploshad’ Revolutsii", "Theatral’naya", "Okhotniy Ryad". The hotel offers a paid supervised parking on the nearby territory. For a comfortable stay of our guests, we propose the balanced breakfast (buffet), WI-FI in public areas and rooms, cable TV in the rooms, ironing, luggage storage service, as well as visa support and taxi service. The hotel restaurant serves traditional Russian dishes, as well as popular European dishes prepared by experienced chefs from quality products. ... more   less 
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