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“Moscow sights”
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Arbat House Hotel
Ranked #77 of 311 Hotels in Moscow
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Wallaroo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Moscow sights”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

A great location. Walking distance to Arbat Mall, the Kremlin. Metro close by. Clean tidy hotel. Staff speak some English. Rooms small but everything works and is clean.free wifi. A reasonable priced hotel for Moscow.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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San Francisco, CA
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Reviewed June 21, 2014

The best part of this hotel: the quiet neighborhood, but 10 minute walk to the Arbat metro. The rooms are reasonably spacious, the wi-fi works at good speed. Shower-bath has modern fixtures. Closet is minuscule, old fashioned perpendicular rod. Restaurant unusually good, with very good breakfasts.
Beware of front desk: we ordered a cab for departure, confirmed that order 3 times, yet they did not make the order! Fortunately, we had enough time to order another and wait the extra 15 mins. And, we speak Russian. Their English is limited, so if you are not a Russian speaker the problems could multiply - i would be reluctant to recommend it.
For super-expensive Moscow, this place is a relative bargain - if you are a Russian speaker.

Room Tip: As this street, Skatertnyi, is quiet, even rooms on the front are not bad, but rear facing are still...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Houston
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

We arrived in Moscow from Siberia, and had some trouble locating the hotel. I found it easier to find once I recognized the Ghana flag on the embassy across the street. The room was small but OK for us. It was clean and quiet. There was free wi-fi. The bathroom, halls, and lobby were not air-conditioned in the summer heat, but our room was very well air-conditioned. If you keep the bathroom door opened, both places can be comfortable. We were on the second floor, just up the steps from the lobby so we did not need to use the elevators, which could be slow. The breakfast in the cafe next door was good. The staff spoke English and were friendly. We spent three nights here in our visit to Moscow. It is a fairly long walk to Red Square, about 30 minutes for me, but the taxis are not an option here, they are all expensive and none are regulated by a meter. You have to negotiate and the best fare for a short trip is 500 ru. or about 10 euros.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lisse, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2014

The hotel is well located in the centre of Moscow. Walking distance (15 min) to Kremlin and Red Square. Breakfast was in the Italian Restaurant next to the hotel. (BBCafe) The breakfast was very simple, but i recommend to have dinner in BBCafe! Rooms are cozy but not very big. Good enough for me to stay 3 nights.The hotel is good for the price and location!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2014

As this was the first hotel we stayed in We were unsure what to expect, we were joining an Intrepid tour. Room was so hot couldn't turn heating of so used air-conditioning luckier than other travellers who couldn't use this as no remotes. Hotel is well located, we found the staff very unfriendly and unhelpful, surely it was evident that we were first time visitors. I noted that some of my travel documents were not returned as part of my check in, when I went to ask for them was told I wouldn't need then, some gentle persuasion as these documents had all my future booking details they were removed from the waste paper bin!
Immigration Document was returned the next day, this is one of the most important documents one must have in Russia......staff just didn't care!
We had much better service in other parts of Russia, will say the room was excellently clean and quiet.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

This hotel is situated in the heart of Moscow-walking distance to Kremlin, Red Square and main places of interest in the centre of Moscow. Rooms are not very large but big enough, new furniture, minibar.They have De Lux rooms on the top floor that have panoramic window with a very picturesque view over Moscow. Every floor looks different.The lobby is very beautiful also.Actually everything looks like on hotel photos.
Must visit!BB Cafe that has common entrance with the hotel (but it doesn't belong to the hotel) offers breakfast and has very good cuisine. Try veal file-it melts in the mouth.....mmmm....Really an advantage.
The hotel has very good price offers on Booking.com etc.
I highly recommend this hotel! You will get a pleasure of staying not worse than in Marriott but 10 times cheaper.

Room Tip: They have De Lux rooms on the top floor that have panoramic window with a very picturesque view over...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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London
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Reviewed April 29, 2014

We stayed at the Arbat House for three nights in April. The hotel has a few short comings, my room was a bit dark and small. But generally this is an excellent hotel for the price and location. The sites are in easy walking distance. Moscow hotels are basically one huge rip off, but this is good.

Wi-fi is now free and reliable.

Breakfast was very good by Russian standards with fresh fruit and coffee (on request) all in a recently refitted restaurant.

Room Tip: One note, if you don't smoke, make sure you ask for a non-smoking room
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: Arbat House Hotel
Address: Skatertny Lane, 13, Moscow 121069, Russia (Formerly Melody Hotel)
Location: Russia > Central Russia > Moscow > Arbat
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#33 Family Hotel in Moscow
#72 Business Hotel in Moscow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Arbat House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 129
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