Soviet architecture divides the crowd. Visionary? Old-fashioned? Straight-up ugly? You can decide for yourself by immersing in the Soviet-style interiors for a few nights. The building, which now houses Hotel Sovietsky in Moscow, served as a venue for government delegations under Stalin. It was revived in the 90s as a luxurious 4-star hotel with the décor drawing on the building’s history.
The grand Yar restaurant, dating back to 1826, is decorated in a lavish 19th-century style with high ceilings, marble columns, and gold ornamental design. Every night, the guests can enjoy gourmet Russian dishes while watching a cabaret show.
The rooms and the conference spaces, on the other hand, are a throwback to the 50s aesthetic: simple and comfortable, yet elegant. With the suits named after Russian leaders, this place seems soaked with Soviet nostalgia through and through.
The hotel is located in a bustling area with many restaurants, theatres, and museums. However, the main tourist sights are a bit further away. Getting to the Red Square takes about half an hour by metro, but then again, commuting on the Moscow metro is a journey in time in itself. With buffet-style breakfast included in the room price, hotel Sovietsky is a good deal for visitors seeking unusual accommodation in Moscow.