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Hotel Yakimanka 38: Your Gateway to Moscow

Moscow can get a little expensive if you don't plan your trip ahead of time. Hotels aren't the cheapest in the area surrounding the Red Square, so we decided to stay in the well known area near Gorky Park instead, at Hotel Yakimanka 38. This turned out to be a great option, because it takes less than 10 minutes on the metro to get to the Red Square, and right around the corner from the hotel we found a lovely cafe that we had breakfast at every morning. The menu was in English too, and there are lots of them around other parts of Moscow. The main street nearby is home to many historic buildings as well for you to explore that you may have missed had you stayed elsewhere. We were given the "Peter the Great" room, which consisted of two single beds. The hotel is a "mini hotel", so there are only a few rooms in it, which makes it a personal and homely experience, and there is Wifi available as well. We had a great experience here and would definitely choose this hotel again on our return to Moscow. Check out my photos below!

The staff is always ready to help with any of your needs, and there are city guides available at reception too if you need them.

The room is very comfortable. It's simply decorated but all of the furnishing are brand new and modern. There's a large double-sided wardrobe in the room as well so you have plenty of space for your clothes and all of the souvenirs you're going to purchase.

I loved the wallpaper in this room. It shows the Gorky Park area of the city, which is only a 5 minute walk from the hotel. It's a very nice addition to the room!

The bathroom comes equipped with towels, a towel warmer, and a hairdryer. You're also given a lot of different toiletries like shampoo, body wash, and a shaving kit.

Right outside of our room was a kitchen area which we were free to use. I loved the design of this kitchen! It was very easy to make yourself a hot drink, and the fridge has separate tubs in it for each room so you can store food there if you buy any.

The coffee maker had a teapot sitting on top to keep the water hot, which was something I hadn't seen before and found very unique!

Bonus: There was always little snacks on the table if you were feeling peckish.

Click here to book Hotel Yakimanka 38 for your next trip to Moscow!


My name is Krista, and like many people I love to travel! I think it's important that people share their travel experiences, so I hope that mine help you in some way in your own travels, or inspire you to travel more! 

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