Moscow: When to Book
More than just Fur and Vodka
Moscow’s hotel industry has exploded in recent years and is one of the most profitable in Europe. That said, deals can be found and they can be found relatively easy. Online booking through comparison websites is always a viable option, but there are also agencies for those wishing to stay within their own apartment and good deals can be found by directly liaising with the hotel, or even a travel agent. Centrally-located hotels can be found offering rooms for as low as €75 per night at relatively short notice, though this unfortunately means that advanced booking doesn’t make as much a difference as perhaps other popular European destinations. Moscow’s nightlife has also greatly expanded since the recession and one can take in anything from an opera or ballet to a selection of trendy and vibrant nightspots. Yes, Russia has made itself more accessible to the west in recent times and it is certainly profiting from that trust.