Despite its many state-of-the-art skyscrapers, iconic Stalinist towers and international events, hosted by the city on a regular basis, Moscow, unfortunately, still hasn't become an AirB'n'B mecca, a Booking.com bestseller or at least a second-tier tourism magnet that many of its Eastern European peers succeeded in becoming.
As a result, many of the private landlords and hotels staffers aren't sufficiently knowledgeable in handling international tourists, their documents, aesthetic whims and culinary urges, and a large portion of them are barely fluent in English, let alone Spanish or French.
So what we offer is intermediation in the whole host of delicate matters that emerge when you start dealing directly with your Russian hosts. We have a whole file of Western-standard apartments that wouldn't be out of place in New York, Paris, Barcelona or Berlin.
There's great diversity among Moscow's hotels, to put it generously. If that's true for New York, London and Paris, it's especially true for Moscow. Bait and switch is not unknown to Moscow hoteliers.
Our trademark strength is that because of our vast international experience we know what that happy middle ground would constitute to an average Western tourist, whereas many a Russian hotelier would go for the kitschy exterior foregoing the solid basics such as impeccable sheets and bathroom, a quiet bedroom, professionally maintained furniture -- and last but not least -- polite, amiable and punctual service.
Russia has an ancient and glorious tradition of cozy suburban cottages called dachas. Many of them are closer to the main sporting locations than proper urban dwellings. They are often situated in quiet and leafy neighborhoods, and could be a good alternative for those of you who have already had enough of the city revelry, who are fed up with the urban routine back home, or who are simply in the mood for some Russian countryside.
The owners of these houses may seeem like a demographic requiring a special approach, but this lodging category does offer you an option unlike any other in the city, and we'll always be there to accompany you and drive your lot around.