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We did not notify the owner about our time of arrival, and were left wondering on the streets for half an hour where the B&B was until we asked someone from a cafe where it was and they told us it was next to the...More
I booked this place for an overnight as I had a 22 hr layover in Moscow. I wanted a place that was clean and comfortable and would not give me any fear of bedbugs or robbery. I intentionally stopped staying at hostels years ago (I.e....More
2 Thank djdutchess
Response from Vanilla b, Manager at Vanilla Bed and BreakfastResponded 9 August 2014
I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay with us. It's always sad to us to read negative experiences. Especially if we do our best to make you happy.
Our location is easy to find for most of the guests, we're 5 minutes...More
First off, the good:
Excellent location, not just for walking to sights, but also for metro, post office, supermarket etc.
Excellent email responses.
Sent superb instructions for finding it.
Very fast, free wifi
Staff guy speaks great English
Not so great:
Don't over expected, this is a budget friendly place with decent amenities nothing exceptional.
Good points about the hotel:
1) Close to Tverskaya Street.
2) Place was clean and basic toiletries were provided.
3) Rooms were properly heated.
4) Convenience store and decent restaurants closeby....More
Although Moscow is very big, businesslike city, it has places like Vanilla with home atmosphere and friendly staff. As a designer I liked combination of old antique furniture with simple IKEA items. In this place it's easy to relax after long day in town. I...More
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Russia > Central Russia > Moscow > Patriarch Ponds
When you need to hide from the city’s noise and traffic but don’t want to stroll too far, Patriarch Ponds is the place to be. Calm water, friendly swans and ducks with beautiful early 20th century architecture in the background make this neighborhood a place you’ll never want to leave. Besides stylish bars and restaurants scattered in the streets around the pond, you’ll be able to enjoy museum life from
modern art to a former private apartment of Mikhail Bulgakov. As most of the businesses are open late, stop for a cocktail and then stroll by the pond to rent a boat and row yourself to the middle of the “bowl” as the locals call it.