Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 51
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by enott Last stay was far below average
1. Extremely long check in process. There was only one person at the reception, four people in quee and I was waiting about 40 minutes until I was checked in.
2. Service in lobby bar is absent. I've been sitting there for an hour and was completely ignored by all the staff, like I was invisible.
06 June 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by teckenb Clean rooms, good location, service needs improvement
Stayed for 14 days. The hotel is in a good location, there are nice restaurants around, the metro station is right across the street. Rooms are clean but really warm. A second room key is handy to keep the air condition running throughout the day so that the room has a tolerable temperature when you return in the evening. Negative was that the room service people removed the second key 4 times in 2 weeks and the reception staff could not relay the info to them to leave the key in the room. Reception staff does not really come across as service oriented, the word "no" comes too quickly. Breakfast is definitely not worth the price so do not take it if not included in the room rate. The staff is not able to clean table in time if a lot of people have breakfast. Also the "refilling" of the buffet does not really work. The staff is ruthless pushing you to the side if you are at the buffet picking stuff and they want to refill just that part. The "live cooking" part also is completely understaffed so waiting for your fried eggs is really a nuisance. Other than that I would recommend the hotel.
06 June 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by AxeS2013 The worst service I`ve ever experienced
I had to buy sleepers and bathrobe. Nothing were provided (fruits, water) as should be done for a Priority Club member. Reception staff were very strict and tough. I obtain zero points for that stay.
01 June 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by vStone Insgesamt nettes Hotel ...
... jedoch sollten die Zimmer dringend renoviert werden. Die Zimmer sind einfach abgewohnt und das Design, die Farben sind nicht mehr zeitgemäß, schon gar nicht für den normalen Übernachtungspreis. Die winzigen, alten Röhrenfernseher, die in vielen Zimmern kaputt sind, sind schlicht indiskutabel und das Bild flimmert sehr stark.
Badzimmer ist schön.
Wellness-Bereich ... kann man nicht wirklich als solchen bezeichnen. Es ist ein öffentlicher Club, der morgens und am Nachmittag ca. 17 Uhr hoffnungslos überfüllt ist, in allen Bereichen.
31 May 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Woland I like this hotel
I like this hotel, we stayed here 2 times and I hope we'll return here again. It is the best place for the rest in Moscow. There are a lot of shops and restaurants near the hotel, metro station is on the other side of the street. But the main place to visit is Sokolniki park. You can spend a hole day there and you'll not be far from the hotel.
Only one upset me - car parking price. Last year it was free but now it is too expensive. 1550 rub. for 34 hours!!! And on the hotel's site price is 500 rub. for a day.
Also I think that 1-2 places for disabled must be free.
17 May 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Nikolaas1 Locked refrigerator and no smiles
I always preferred to stay at Holiday Inn because of very nice smiles from the staff and very good service level. But it seems that something has been changed in Holiday Inn style.
First of all, when i arrived at the hotel, front desc staff did not smile even once, they were very polite but not more :).
Second: i took executive room in order to enjoy my stay. Room was nice but i did not find comb and cotton tips after i took a shower and that was disappointing as all hotels normally supply this things.
Third: after shower i desided to drink some Coca-Cola, but found that refrigerator is locked and there is no way to take anything from there. After asking hotel staff if i can use refrigerator, they told me that i can enjoy 2 bottles of water and some chocolates free as a gift but they are inside the refrigerator and if i want to take anything (even items which are free) i have to pay deposit of 5000 rubles. Well, not very big money, but why should i pay if i don't want to consume all the items? What if i just want to drink some water?
I really unsatisfied with this kind of things and probably will never choose Holiday Inn while i stay at Moscow anymore.
29 April 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Timur81 According to Priority Club Rewards
Due to my business trips I often stay at HI Sokolniki.
I've earned enough points and reached Platinum level.
As I know HIG offers executive rooms for all guest who have Platinum Elite level. But in my case it is another story. Last monday I check-in but got a standart room. So, may be Priority Club Rewards rules changed.
18 April 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Professional123 WiFi in the hotel
For several years I am looking at the Sokolniki Holiday Inn as a second home. I like the hotel and definitely prefer to continue visiting it.
However, it's been a real problem with the WiFi at the hotel which completely damages the working environment.
At the end of the day we are there to work and lack of the good internet makes you think!
Please, fix the internet ASAP!
14 April 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Swatch No mobile phone charging next to bed
In general I like the hotel and the sports facility next to it.
Can not charge thre phone next to my bed. NEED TO TURN ON THE LIGHT IN THE ROOM TO HAVE POWER IN THE SOCKET NEXT TO BED. Howerver I can not sleep.
You provide an electrical water heater. again I have to put it on the floor as there is no where near an electrical socket. you can extend the cable of the heater, or provide a socket close to the coffee area.
10 April 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Julia27 First experience with the hotel
I enjoyed everything, and the only thing which disappointed me was missing toothpaste in the room. I had to buy one myself.
28 February 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by John5 Very Nice
This is a very nice Holiday Inn! I was most impressed with the breakfast ... we purchased reservations that included breakfast, and frankly I would recommend it. The spread was awesome for two travel weary Americans! :-) We weren't able to stay for breakfast on our last morning, so they even prepared a sack breakfast for us to take, which was huge! My only complaint was that most of the staff struggled with English comprehension(which was part of the reason we chose to stay in the Holiday Inn#. When I made the reservation, I had added a note that a baby crib would be needed in our room. It was not there when we arrived, and it took several phone calls and visits to the front desk to explain what it was I was needing... apparently, there are different terms for a baby crib/bed in Russia. Nonetheless, there were at least a few staff that had a pretty good command of English and we got it worked out. The other comment I will make was it was EXPENSIVE ... we had stayed in St. Petersburg #Staybridge Suites# prior to going to Moscow, and we paid as much for the 3 nights at the Holiday Inn as we paid for 8 nights in a King 1-bedroom suite in St. Pete. However, everything is more expensive in Moscow. So, if you are planning a visit... be prepared for the extra expense! We were also pleased that this property was close to several places to eat within close walking distance #it was COLD when we were there#. We also know that it was within close walking distance to the Sokolniki Park, but because of frigid temperatures when we were there, we weren't able to check it out. We did request a room on an upper floor so that we could enjoy the views of Moscow, and we weren't disappointed... we were on the 22nd floor and it was a great view! #I would recommend to request the same!). Overall, I would recommend this hotel.
03 January 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Acoustic Very friendly hotel
I was really enjoying my stay in Holiday Inn Sokolniki. Very friendly and professional staff, comfortable room, I got everything I need.
05 December 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jonathon1976 Avoid this hotel
I am at present back in the Holiday Inn, and again I'm disgusted. My colleagues and myself have had to move rooms several times due to either the internal ventilation belching out cigarette fumes or the stench of others feces. This is simply unacceptable. I can only advise people not to stay in this hotel as it doesn’t matter how nice any hotel is if you are forced to breath others excrement.
27 November 2012