This hotel was overall a pleasant surprise. Have traveled a little bit in Europe, I have to expect tight spaces, cramped bathrooms, and hot, humid rooms because air conditioning is not an afterthought, it's not a thought at all. At Alekseevskaya Usadba, the rooms are large, there's plenty of space in the bathroom, and there is an air conditioning unit in the room and it works. The rooms have a wardrobe, a table, a TV stand, and a small fridge (very nice to have), too. The rustic decor and the Russian peasant-style exterior add to the experience.
We had a room with two double (small queen?) beds, which were fine for one adult and one child (our third was in a play pen (cot) we brought ourselves). We had plenty of space in the large room for our suitcases and for the kids to relax a little. Everything in the hotel and the room was clean and in great condition. The hotel itself seems pretty new. It's also worth mentioning that there was plenty of parking.
Breakfast was included and was good. The day we were there, we got a meat, cheese, bread, coffee, tea, hard-boiled egg, and oatmeal buffet as well as some scrambled eggs (almost like an omelet) in a dish on our tables. It was simple, but tasted great, was warm, and was filling. While the hotel doesn't provide dinner or have a restaurant, you're pretty close to the center (use Yandex.ru's maps to locate the place since Google Maps doesn't have the street in their system) — you could probably even walk it if you wanted to — and for the real emergencies, there's a convenience store across the street from the hotel.
We had a mix-up involving our reservation (we booked through Booking.com), but the receptionist was able to take care of that and resolve everything to our satisfaction. We thought all interactions with the staff were fine.
The only reason I hesitate to give Alexeevskaya Usadba a 5-star rating is tht the child policy is rather disappointing. They charge you 500 extra rubles for having a child under two and 1,000 extra rubles for having a child over 2 with you, even if you're using the existing bedding. That is quite steep. (It may be worth it if you're traveling as a family to just reserve a larger room.)
Overall, we enjoyed our stay there and would recommend it to most travelers.
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