I stayed a night at the Belgrad Hotel in Moscow in August 2015. Here I would like to share my experience and review of this hotel.
Hotel Belgrad has a great location in Moscow’s city center. It’s located across the street from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation building.
The hotel is also located just a few minute walk from the famous walking street – Arbat. There is a lot of stuff in walking distance in the area, such as restaurants, banks (in case you need to exchange your money), grocery stores, coffee shops and more.
The hotel is located 49 kilometers from Domodedovo airport, 30 kilometers from Sheremetyevo and 36 from Vnukovo.
Getting to the hotel by metro
There are 2 metro stations close by the Belgrad hotel – Smolenskaya station of the Filyovskaya line (light blue color) and Smolenskaya of the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line (blue color). Both stations are located across the street from each other.
To get to Hotel Belgrad from the Smolenskaya station of the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line take a left at the exit. You’ll see the busy street – Smolenskaya ploshad. Turn left and walk for a few minutes until you see a tall building – it is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
From there, you are already going to be able to see the Belgrade hotel. There are no signs on the building, which is kind of weird – you would never guess that it’s a hotel.
Cross the street from the building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by an underground walkway and you’ll be there.
I stayed in the room with the cheapest rate – Standard room. Let’s take a look at some pictures!
My first steps into the room… It’s very old, no air conditioning system (there was only an old fan), old furniture and TV.
I was still pretty happy with all of it because of how cheap the rate was. I paid only 2300 Rubles which is very cheap for the hotel in downtown of Moscow.
Doesn’t seem like a comfy bed at first, but I slept very well. Maybe because I was exhausted after traveling?
All sheets were clean and fresh.
The room definitely needs some work.
Before booking it, I’ve read some reviews about the Belgrad Hotel and in a lot of them were comments about dirty windows in the rooms.
The room I got wasn’t any different – windows are so dirty that you can barely see the building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs across the street.
The view gets so much better when you open the windows…
As I already mentioned before, I paid for the Standard Single Room 2300 Rubles. If you want a better, modernized room, you can book a Superior Twin Room. The rate for Superior rooms starts at 3200 Rubles.
- perfect location;
- great prices.
- low comfort, no air conditioner;
- high prices at the hotel restaurant (for a dinner for one I paid pretty much the same amount as for the room).
At the end, let’s sum it up. Hotel Belgrad in Moscow is a good option for those who would like to stay in the city center on a budget.
Would I stay there again? I’ll say yes, but instead of the Standard Room, I would pay a little more for the Superior Room.