Ok, the good bits. It's central, short walk everywhere. and the furnishings in my room were fine. The bed was comfortable. I was at the back/side if the hotel, it was quiet. The room was clean. All good so far. Them's the highlights.
The bad bits. The reception and staff in general don't speak English as well as the website suggests. WIFI costs circa £10 an hour if you want it in your room! That's half of the fee I pay a month at home!
Turning to the issues which arose! First, yes it was cold outside, but the temperature in my room was a constant 25 degrees. Too uncomfortable to sleep. So, i tried the cool air thermostat in my room. It didn't work. I rang reception. They had no idea what I was saying. End of conversation. It was boiling.....
Secondly, English TV is limited to CNN, BBC, so heeding this, I brought 6 DVDs with me, so after dinner I could watch a film on the laptop and relax. I am leaving with 5 DVDs. The other was obviously mislaid.
Thirdly, Maid came in twice, once without knocking, straight past the DO NOT DISTURB sign. Having flown from New York to London to Moscow in 36 hours, I just wanted to sleep. No chance!
Pricing - dear. Let's look at the bill. One sandwich with fries, slice of cheesecake and two glasses of plonk £37. So, if you're thinking that Moscow is cheap, think again. Travel is at 28 roubles for anywhere on the metro, but the hotel is very, very expensive. People say London is dear, but having been to London, New York, Delhi, Perth, Copenhagen, Dubai etc in the last 10 weeks, this hotel is way up there on price.
Would I stay here again? I doubt it. Would I recommend it? No. There are other Hotels locally that are getting better reviews.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Peter I Hotel is located in the business and cultural center of Moscow just a few steps away from Red Square, Kremlin, St. Basil's Cathedral, the Bolshoi and Maly theaters and many other attractions of the capital. There are many metro stations near Peter I hotel: Kuznetsky Most, Okhotny Ryad, Trubnaya, Tsvetnoy bulvar. Peter I Hotel provides a full range of facilities for business and leisure: business center, conference halls, fitness center with pool, beauty salon, restaurant Romanov (Russian & European cuisine) and lobby bar. A generous buffet breakfast is served every morning at Romanov restaurant of Peter I hotel. The Lobby bar of Peter I Hotel is open 24 hours and offers the guests a wide selection of appetizers and salads, sandwiches, desserts and drinks. The Lobby bar is decorated with a luxurious white piano which complements the evening cosy atmosphere with the sounds of live music. VIP lounge is on the top floor of the hotel offers tea, coffee, pastry, fruits, light drinks and snacks for a day. Free Wi-Fi Internet service is available 24-hours in all hotel areas. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Peter 1 Hotel
- Peter 1 Moscow