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“Don't be fooled!!!”
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Hotel California
Ranked #511 of 1,518 Specialty Lodging in Moscow
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Don't be fooled!!!”
Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

Unfortunately, before we pre-booked this hotel for three separate visits during our stay in Russia before leaving home. Our experiences here went from bad to worse. The photos look good but it's really no better than a cheap youth hostel. Common areas were often dirty. The common bathroom was dirty with wet towels and even personal items left strewn around and the water didn't drain away in the shower. The young girls that run the place are nice enough but totally inexperienced, with little English. There's little consideration for guests, staff are noisy until late in the night. Rooms are pokey, with paper-thin wall and those with private bathrooms are noisy with faulty plumbing. The entrance to the building is dirty and the rooms were infested with mosquitos. The area is good and there is free wifi, but that said, if you really want to enjoy your stay in Moscow choose another hotel!!

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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English first
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2013

This hotel is situated in a great location approx. 20 minutes walk to Red square. It is very difficult to find at first, because i
the hotel is located a dark side street and the entrance is shared with Arizona hostel.
Rooms are spacious, very clean with modern design.
Now the bad bits..
The window in our room was constantly open and you couldnt shut it because it was a bit bended.
We had to ask for our rooms to be cleaned because one two occasions they simply "forgotten".
The service wasnt good at all, they wouldnt provide recommendations what to visit, what to see, and they were quite hesitant to give us a city map.
Our room was located next to reception so it was a bit noisy, they didnt care if someone was sleeping or not. I believe the hotel was quite empty during our visit and even then we didnt get their best room.
The bathroom was a joke, the shower wouldnt drain..
I would certanly recommend this hotel because of its price, location, cleaniness, and modern design but do not expect excellent service. Also, try to ask to be accomodated in the rooms upstairs.

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Property: Hotel California
Address: Malaya Bronnaya St, 24/4, Moscow 123001, Russia
Location: Russia > Central Russia > Moscow > Patriarch Ponds
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #511 of 1,518 Specialty Lodging in Moscow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel California 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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