Review: Holiday Inn Moscow Sokolniki Hotel

I have always had good service and experience with the Holiday Inn brands in Moscow. It hits the sweet spot for me between affordable and comfortable. This location was right by a metro station, the Sokolniki stop.

The view from outside

The check in process went smoothly and as a Platinum member they upgraded my room to a larger room.

Room 1608 on a high floor

Entering the room, there was a note from the manager welcoming me and offering any assistance I needed during my stay as well as a welcome snack.

A great touch

The welcome snack

The room was incredibly large and perfect for my needs to do some work at the desk and relax as well.

A desk to work at

The entry hallway

Comfortable couch

Ironing board built into the wall

Closet area

The large comfortable bed

The bathroom area was large and included a bathtub.

Entry into the large bathroom

Toilet and shower area

The sink area

Bathrobe hanging on the door

Bathtub

Looking inside the closet, I found what looked like a gas mask which I assume would be for any emergencies.

A gas mask?

The sign outside the hotel

There are plenty of places to eat in walking distance of the hotel. To the right of the hotel is a McDonald’s that had a touch screen ordering system which was very handy as I speak no Russian. Across the street was a Kentucky Fried Chicken. Ordering my food there was quite challenging as the cashier didn’t quite understand what I was saying in English. Fortunately two teenage girls in line helped explain to the cashier in Russian what I was ordering.

There was a lot of meeting room space in the hotel as well, enough for an event of several hundred people.

Overall this was a nice and safe spot, close to a metro and a pleasant affordable stay in Moscow.

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