Maxima Irbis Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I'm so glad we booked this hotel! It's in a pleasant tree-lined avenue, an easy metro ride from the centre. Really kind, helpful, polite staff - everyone from the chamber maid to the desk staff - many of whom speak some English (though your attempts to speak and read Russian will be very helpful). Excellent breakfasts, with something to appeal to everyone: we especially enjoyed the fresh water melon, eggs, buckwheat porridge and very good coffee. The attention to detail was much appreciated, e.g. things that were not easy to identify at first glance were, very helpfully, neatly labelled, in both Russian & English. (This encouraged me to try new things: I liked the keffir so much I'm now having it at home, too.) Lunch & dinner in the hotel restaurant (as seems to be common in many places in Russia, 'business lunch' - with very good value fixed price menu options - was available normally between noon and 4 p.m.), as well as room service, were also very good - room service was fast and efficient, with a very moderate service charge - with plenty of tasty options available at very good prices: we loved the mushroom soup, pasta & salads, as well as the drinks (great tea, & beer, & OK wine). The little bar / cafe area was also pleasant, with a good choice of drinks - it offered another nice little area to sit in, if you didn't want to stay in your room all the time. We didn't try the in-house steam room, which looked attractive in the photos, but seemed to be relatively slightly expensive (use is charged by the hour). Everywhere felt very homely, comfortable & safe - the hotel was a very welcoming place to return to, after long days of sightseeing. Our room was quite simple & fairly basic but had all we needed: comfy beds, nice bedlinen, openable double glazed window, with a clean bathroom with an excellent shower and basic toiletries, & also a heated towel rail - which was much appreciated as we had 2 days of torrential downpours (my shoes were wet for the whole week); OK TV with multi lingual news channels; a very handy little fridge - which we stocked up with occasional drinks & snacks from the small grocery shop just a few minutes' walk away, on the way to the metro station. The only less than very good things (which were rather trivial, but I feel I should mention them) were: 1. a very noisy group of guests who shouted to each other and banged doors from 5 a.m. onwards! Not of course the hotel's fault; but guests need to be aware that there may be groups here, and they might be noisy; 2. some unexpected little steps both by the door into the room and on the way to the restaurant - these tripped us up regularly until we got used to them; 3. when we first entered our room, there was a quite horrible smell: this was very offputting, but dissipated fairly quickly. I think the staff must have been aware of it, as they'd left the window open to air the room. I attribute the smell to the likelihood that the room had not been used for a little while, and that something might have got temporarily stuck in the drainage system (important N.B.: the hotel does not put up notices about this, but everywhere in Moscow, one is expected not to put paper down the loo, but, instead, into the basket next to it. Perhaps the last inhabitants of our room were not aware of this.) This hotel is an easy 30-minute metro ride from the centre (important tip: do please use the Vladykino metro station, the one shown on little map from reception - access to the other one involves negotiating a potentially very dangerous level crossing. If you do use that one, please do not try to cross the tracks when 1 train has gone by & the light is still red - another train may well be just behind ...Terrifying. It is, however, tempting to try this other station, as there's a very useful local-style shopping mall on the route, with some cheap local fast food eateries [some Russian needed to deal with these]). All in all, a great stay, and I cannot recommend this hotel too highly. Moscow can be a rather daunting metropolis for the first time visitor, but this hotel goes a long way towards making one feel at home there.
This hotel is not the most luxurious of Moscow.. Far from it, but still very good foe what it stands. Need to be done here is the Thai massage service done by real Thai people... The excellent vika will guide you to the Zen zone where you will be taken in charge by another lovely hiostess... A real thrill Must do
I use this hotel quite frequently - I like that it is clean, friendly and close to the Metro. Have stayed here 40+ nights over the last 5 years.. can't wish for anything more! The restaurant is ok if not the best...
I stayed four nights at the Maxima Irbis in August 2015 and thought was a great value for $40 per night in USD. The hotel itself was nice, our room was cozy but nice. Bathroom was really nice as it was recently renovated. Front desk staff speaks good English and are nice and accommodating. Hotel is in residential area in north Moscow, so unfortunately there aren't a whole lot of restaurant and commercial amenities around aside from local party store/dumpling place/shopping mall, but the hotel is very close to a metro station. If you want a cultural trip, visit the shopping mall. Restaurant is good and unlike US hotel restaurants that will close early if no business, Maxima Irbis hotel will make dinner for you even if you walk in 30 min before it closes. That's key when you don't have many amenities around the hotel. Plus, the dinners were surprisingly good. The salmon steak was awesome. Hotel itself isn't loud, in fact it is very quiet. But we had a lot of outdoor noise. Note we slept with the window open because the late summer Moscow weather was great. Hotel is right next to major commuter rail line, a gravel pit and about 100 yards from a major throughfare, so they can be noisy in the early morning. Other than that, the neighborhood is quiet with both high and mid rise residential buildings. PROS of the hotel: Great value for affordable price Attentive, polite staff who speak good English Clean room Close to Metro As there were few amenities near the hotel, the restaurant will make dinner for you from full menu, even 30 min before closing. Breakfast was good for $5 USD. CONS: Front door didn't require key access after midnight Door to room didn't have chain for secondary lock Few amenities due to residential location Hotel located outside city center Slightly noisy from a distance (but nothing to keep you up at night)
We stayed in this lovely quiet hotel. when we visited Moscow . It is 20mn by metro to central Moscow. It is in residential areas but very quiet. Room is the big and clean . The restaurant staff were very polite and professional. Breakfast was fantastic. Some of the bar staff need to improve thier English.
The hotel is ok, fairly clean but dated. The location of the hotel is out of the way. But quite close to 2 metro stations. Round the corner is a shopping centre with a supermarket. Overall the hotel is good for the price you pay if you don't mind traveling to get to the city centre.
This hotel was horrible. Didn't like anything about it. Very far from center of town. In a side alley. Staff was very un-friendly. Rooms were OK. But, would not recommend this hotel at all. On our last night the A/C didn't work, and when we called receptio they said they would call a service guy, we waited for one hour, and when we called back (no they didn't bother contacting us), they said they can switch our room. My husband asked if we could leave our luggage in this room since we were checking out the next morning (which was literally in 5 hours), and they said no. Horrible!!
I came to Moscow for a few days, this hotel was a good option for the price and location. It is very close to a metro station. The room is big (Studio Room). Good breakfast. Reception personnel was very helpful. I recommend this hotel if you want a good place to sleep and you are in a budget. It is my second time here and I would come back again every time I need to spend a few days in Moscow.
Finding a clean, secure room with bath and decent breakfast for well under $100 night in Moscow is not easy but this property is an option. It is a 10-15 minute walk from the nearest Metro station, Vladykino (pronounced Vluh-DEEK-inuh) going through the backyards of apartment blocks and over an 8 lane highway after a half hour ride from the Center. Rooms are a reasonable size, adequately furnished and immaculately clean. The breakfast buffet has a good selection, but they play Russian MTVat top volume during the meal. I was not too impressed by the desk staff who, on different occasions provided me with the same (wrong) access code for making an international call. When it was finally resolved I got no apology and was charged roughly triple what I had been paying at other hotels in Russia for a similar call.
Very good business hotel. Despite its location everything is close to be perfect. Well trained staff, comfortable rooms, pretty affordable (especially comparing with other accommodation choices in Moscow) prices.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Health club
- Spa services
Maxima Irbis Hotel places you within a few miles (5 km) of Moscow Botanical Garden of Academy of Sciences and Ostankino TV Tower. This 96-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a health club. Also close to this Marfino hotel are Moskvarium and Museum of Cosmonautics.
In addition to a restaurant onsite, there is also a lobby lounge where you can enjoy a drink. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning with breakfast, available for a fee.
All 96 air-conditioned rooms feature refrigerators, free newspapers, and desks. TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. In-room massages are available.
Guests staying at Maxima Irbis Hotel enjoy a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle (available on request) for RUB 2500 per person one way, as well as an area shuttle for a fee. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and free newspapers.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
69.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 178 reviews