Where to stay when you stay a few days at a stop on the Trans Siberian? The Trans Siberian offers all levels of accommodation, from backpackers to homestays and then up the star rating of hotels.
What many travellers like is accommodation with some character and history. Homestays offer this and a connection with ordinary locals. Then there are some stunning hotels with both architecture and history.
The Metropol in Moscow is one of the best and is a stunning example of Art Deco – exterior and interior. In addition it is a 3 minute stroll to Red Square. Most of the historical hotels of this level are in Moscow and St Petersburg. Four-star hotels in other cities tend to be like any other four star hotel in the world. You need to go to a lower level to get such character and architecture in many other cities.
Due to the Covid impact on travel the Metropol is offering ‘takeaway’ from its renown kitchen! We received this page displaying the delivered takeaway menu!
This editor can vouch for their food!!! I first visited the Metropol at the end of Soviet times and due to false exchange rates and extortionate prices could only justify a coffee! As the years moved on and things improved, plus competition, the hotel became affordable, so much so that I indulged a couple of nights in 2014!
We have many clients who stay at the Metropol and then use Homestay, or a budget hotel at other stops – mix and match to experience history, architecture and local life. We have dealt directly with the Metropol for many years so can offer very good rates with our programmes.