Invitation letter & Best web to book hotels in Russia (Golden Ring)
Replies: 7 - Last Post: May 14, 2012 5:08 AM Last Post By: dlakme
Jan 3, 2012 2:11 PM
Invitation letter & Best web to book hotels in Russia (Golden Ring)Hello. I will do a trip to Moscow's Golden Ring and would like to know which web you suggest to book Russian hotels. Ideally would that web provide me with an invitation letter ?
Otherwise, the cheapest invitation only I found on the net was 12 €, are you aware of anything better ?
Jan 3, 2012 5:36 PM
112 Euro is about as cheap as they get.
Where in the Golden Ring do you want to visit. There is a hostel in Suzdal; other than that it will be a hotel.
Hotels generally don't provide invitations except for the night that you are staying there so you would need to find hotels for each location and each one would need to provide an invitation and the invitations would need to cover all nights that you intend to be in Russia. Bottom line: it is easier to purchase the invitation from an internet based company. Your time is worth money.
Jan 3, 2012 10:49 PM
2Thanks. Will go for the invitation at 12 €.
I am happy with hotels, is there any site that has especially good prices for Russia ?
With regards to exactly which cities I will visit, I will have to decide yet and go to the nicest town as I cannot do the whole tour, I have only 3.5 days. Any suggestions ?
Thanks for your help.
Jan 4, 2012 4:12 AM
3Try looking through the posts about the Golden Ring here on the TT. Take a look at the distances between places and the map at the bottom of this page on the waytorussia.net website.
You could do a trip to Vladimir (half a day) and overnight in Suzdal and return to Moscow and then do a separate trip to Veliky Rostov and Pereslavl Zalessky. Trying to combine the two directly is time consuming as there is no good transport.
Most people probably would say that Suzdal has the most to offer. Besides the old Kremlin and churches, there are some monasteries and convents, a museum about icons and a wooden architecture museum. There is also a hostel there.
I haven't stayed in hotels in this part of Russia so I can't make an suggestions.
Jan 4, 2012 12:09 PM
4Special web rates are rather uncommon for Russia. Moreover, old-fashioned hotels may additionally charge for the booking (smth like +25% of the daily rate is not unusual). Fortunately, this odd practice is now fading.
First, check booking.com or expedia or other international resources. This will usually give the best price for those few hotels that are part of this system. Otherwise, explore websites of the hotels. They may have their own booking system, or at least a working e-mail address.
If you write your destinations, I can probably give more specific recommendations.
Jan 6, 2012 6:26 PM
5You could do a separate trip to Veliky Rostov and Pereslavl Zalessky...I haven't stayed in hotels in this part of Russia so I can't make an suggestions.
The Intourist Hotel in Veliky Rostov is good and well-priced...
Jan 8, 2012 3:41 AM
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