Property Location Located in Moscow, Hotel Baikal is a 4-minute drive from Moscow Botanical Garden of Academy of Sciences and 6 minutes
Property Location Located in Moscow, Hotel Baikal is a 4-minute drive from Moscow Botanical Garden of Academy of Sciences and 6 minutes from Prospekt Mira. This hotel is 7.3 mi (11.8 km) from St. Basil's Cathedral and 9.5 mi (15.2 km) from Red Square.
Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 460 guestrooms featuring refrigerators. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Conveniences include phones and desks, and you can also request rollaway/extra beds (surcharge).
Amenities Pamper yourself with onsite massages or enjoy recreation amenities such as a sauna. Additional features at this hotel include wireless Internet access (surcharge), a hair salon, and tour/ticket assistance.
Dining Enjoy a meal at the restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's 24-hour room service. Wrap up your day with a drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary buffet breakfast is included.
Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
Check in/out Hotel Check-in Time is 2 PM, Check-out Time is 12 PM.
Cancellation Policy Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please check the Fare policy associated with your room.
Extra Bed The inclusion of extra bed with a booking is facilitated with a folding cot or a mattress as an extra bed.
Payment Mode You can pay now or you can pay at the hotel if your selected room type has this option.
User rating & reviews
Read about experiences of fellow travellers who have stayed at this hotel.
EXCELLENT 7 reviews
VERY GOOD 44 reviews
AVERAGE 40 reviews
POOR 26 reviews
TERRIBLE 25 reviews
31 Jan 2015
Hotel would not accomodate us.....
The hotel staff were very unfriendly and rude from the moment we arrived. They asked us for our registration and we had only been registered in one hotel (we have stayed in 4 hotels in Moscow so far). None of the other hotels cared or even mentioned registration. They demanded that my husband provide hotel registration for me. We sat in the lobby for 4 hours while my husband called our past hotels and got all the registration documents. He even had to take a taxi to one to get the document. The rest of the hotels said it was ridiculous what this hotel was doing to us. He finally arrived with all the documents and after all that they said our room probably wouldn't have internet connection which Expedia claimed there was free internet connection in the room and I need as I have an online business.
Then, they said that they need documents for our 6 year old son. My husband was going to have to get registration documents from all 3 other hotels again, drive again to the hotel and he knows that the registration for a child is not needed.
So, we gave up. Booked a another hotel on Expedia and left that hotel.
Not sure if it was because I was American, but my Russian husband felt that it was ridiculous and that they just didn't want to take us for whatever reason.
Solo travel Traveller
30 Sep 2013
Below european standards
Considering how expensive moscow is, this is probably the cheapest private room hotel with breakfast + wifi you will find within moscow.
However don't expect anything great here, I stayed on the West side of the hotel which is a shabby apartment building, newly refurbished on the ground floor but old, shabby, dirty on the floors beyond with no signs of modernisation at all.
My room was in a similar state, a keyed entrance to a cheap doorway split between 2 other rooms and a shared bathroom.
The bathroom itself wasn't clean nor safe, the room has an old bed, a small tv with chair and table. No wardrobe, 2 cheap towels, a broken radiator, dirty netting and bad noise insulation from the highway below.
No fire plan on the door, a horrible odour and furniture from the 1980's, I wouldn't let a dog sleep in the room;
Again there were no attempt to modernise these rooms or any care for the customers who will stay here, despite costing the same as a 3 star hotel in spain.
The only slight plus point is the location (near the Botanichesky sad metro station). Free wifi with good signal on the top floor. Filling breakfast with a satisfying choice.
I would recommend paying more for better or staying in a clean modern hostel within the city. This hotel is not worth staying.
Friends getaway Traveller
20 Jun 2013
Nice russian hotel. Great loca....
A positive experience. We felt safe at the hotel. Baikal is short walk away to the Metro. Very clean area. Surtainly the place for our next stay in Moscow. A fine surprise was that the shared bathroom at the corridor, was a fine bathroom only for my friend and I !
We felt that it was a fine vue to a small part of russian life.
Solo travel Traveller
23 May 2013
filthiest motel, dangerous hea....
This is the kind of place no literal person would ever book for themselves unless someone rather stingy would have arranged it for them for the sake of saving money only, no matter how disgusting it is (like an organisation with a very tight budget taking no care of the health and safety of their employees).
I spotted a cockroach in my room and my mum made a joke that it should be able to get easily into my suitcase and travel back with me. Just to clarify - I had lived in a student accommodation in Moscow for 5 years, so I have seen quite a few cockroaches in my life, plus I read the reviews posted about this hotel, so prepared myself for everything. This experience came nonetheless as a shocking surprise. Eventually, I got a mouse running out of my suitcase, which is the only reason why I decided to devote my time to writing this review (see the photo of the animal attached)...
To be concise, the rooms are dirty, dusty, mouldy, stinky, windows falling apart, bathrooms unattended, with cockroaches, wi-fi near the reception only. The staff are unfriendly, ignorant and can't be trusted. The corridors are long, narrow, dark and confusing. Overall, this hotel presents an extremely dangerous environment for everyone.. But let's start from the very beginning...
I arrived late (~10 -11 pm), but fortunately still had some energy to try !!four!! different rooms before I could find a decent pigeon hole that was less of a hazard compared to the previous ones.
The first room was incredibly stinky as smoking is allowed everywhere. There is no conditioning so the only way of surviving here would be to open the windows. By doing that, however, you surely deprive yourself from sleep, cause the windows are coming out straight on a busy (4 lanes) street with notorious motorbikes. However, it was not exactly this that shocked me really. The shower room was covered with !!black mould!! (see the photo) and the smell in the bathroom was typical.
Another shower cabin was moulded moderately but the windows in the room were wooden and stuck wide open without any possibility of being closed. My experience was finished with black stains and someone's dark short hair on the pillow (I am blond so could not be mine :))
The receptionist promised to change the bed sheets and understanding that the window permanently open to be the key problem he happily gave me the keys of another room. Indeed the wooden window should not be a problem there - in the sense that it was completely sealed with a dirty and dusty sellotape (see the photo), allowing the air inside from the street along with the intolerable sounds produced by cars and motorbikes.
So, being totally exhausted I chose the fourth room that appeared to be a rather decent one at first sight (at least at midnight after a long trip), and would stay so if I did not decide to use the shower. The water did not go through the drain and I found it out only after having made a flood in the bathroom. The next day, after I had reported this incident at least three times it was fixed but the dirt remained for the next 2 days. I noticed that the maids only vacuum clean and replace towels on request normally leaving the shower room unattended. It was always so dirty as if it had not been cleaned for weeks or months.
..After having slept in this dusty, stinky room I got a blocked nose and terrible headaches and was struggling to breathe even several hours later.
I thought that translating this review into other languages could be a good idea as this might help potential visitors to avoid putting their well-being at risk by trusting people who dare to do shameless business by running a hotel like this one.
Friends getaway Traveller
18 Mar 2013
You deserve more then this
Horrible place, cheap by Moscow standards, but the quality is below even the cheapest motels in the US. We had a meeting arranged in the nearby area early in the morning, and booked the hotel to save some time on commuting. The street noise was so intense we couldn't deafen it even with earplugs, however while making the booking on the phone we were assured that all rooms were recently renovated and sound-proof windows were installed. Furniture, beds, linen, towels were all worn and shabby. You get the picture. Avoid at any cost.