I love anything with a story to tell. A hotel with a history sounds like the perfect lodging for me when Jon and I chanced upon it while browsing through the hotel booking website. What’s more, it is a palace, so nothing is stopping us from booking our stay there.
Petroff Palace was built in the 18th century with architecture reflective of that era and is a beauty to behold. We didn’t manage to witness its beauty the night we checked in since it was really late. However, when we went to explore its grounds after breakfast the next morning, I was screaming with joy and taking photos of every other corner of it. Expect to meet polite and helpful staff with excellent service there. I had to give their service staff a 10/10!
However, if you are looking to stay at a central location near the Kremlin, this is not for you. But I didn’t mind it
because I wanted to stay in a palace hehehe because I’m not the night owl who will stay out late at night in town. It isn’t inconvenient at all because the Dinamo Metro Station is just 5 minutes walk away (and did I mention that the cab rides are really cheap?), and there is a shuttle bus at Dinamo Metro Station that will bring you to the nearby mall Aviapark. If given a choice, I will stay at Petroff Palace Boutique Hotel again.
There are standard rooms and suites and we booked a standard room. Lo and behold I didn’t take any photos of the room. Mega sigh. I was busy doing my IG-stories in the room. I will include photos of the room I took from the hotel booking website then.
The room was very big. Super big if you are used to the Japan/Korea kind of hotel rooms. There was a small entrance hall with mirrors, luggage area, hanger for coats and a shoe cabinet before we enter the main room. I always love a well-lit room with lots of space.
And you know what, I was jumping with joy when I saw that the bed came with 2 single blankets instead of a king one to share. I hate sharing blankets!
And there’s another pointless point that I want to make. The pillows are square.
We ordered room service at least 3 or 4 times during our stay there and the food was cheap and exceptionally delicious. Initially, I was still sceptical about the taste. But my first bite proved me wrong and that got us calling for room service whenever we got hungry. Best part? Room service is 24hours!
Price? Not expensive at all! I can’t remember the exact pricing though! In fact, Jon told me that food was really cheap.
Breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant
Day 1 morning and we were hungry so we went for breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant instead of all the awesome Moscow cafes outside. Bad mistake.
It’s the typical buffet breakfast but the spread wasn’t fantastic. I’m a small eater too and the portion I took would have cost me less than SGD$10 at any good cafes outside(In fact, maybe $5 at any Singapore kopitiam). But the hotel breakfast cost around SGD$35 and that came up to about SGD$70 for breakfast.
So unless you are a big eater, no.
Insta-worthy spots everywhere
I was already raving about the beauty of Petroff Palace earlier in the post and every spot was totally insta-worthy. If not for the fact that I’m worried that Jon would be bored, I would have explored every nook and cranny and took photos everywhere. Those regal charms and antique decors!
Petroff Palace Boutique Hotel Moscow
Address: Moscow, Leningradsky prospekt, 40
- Moscow, Russia Travel Blog (Part 1) – Moscow Travel Tips
- Moscow, Russia Travel Blog (Part 2) – Moscow 6-Day Itinerary
- Moscow, Russia Travel Blog (Part 3) – Cafes and Restaurants We Visited in Moscow
- Moscow, Russia Travel Blog (Part 4) – Petroff Palace Hotel Review
- Moscow, Russia Travel Blog (Part 5) – Day 1 Red Square, Kremlin, St Basil Cathedral, GUM department store, The State Historical Museum, Okhotny Ryad shopping centre
- Moscow, Russia Travel Blog (Part 6) – Day 2 Airbnb Experience, Pushkin Square
- Moscow, Russia Travel Blog (Part 7) – Day 3 Moscow Zoo, Museum of Soviet Arcade Games, Aviapark
- Moscow, Russia Travel Blog (Part 8) – Day 4
- Moscow, Russia Travel Blog (Part 9) – Day 5
- Moscow, Russia Travel Blog (Part 10) – Day 6