Each room has a private bathroom, central air-conditioning (which you cannot control), satellite TV, Internet access, and a small refrigerator. To keep the room at a cool temperature, I had to completely open the room's one small window. The rest of the hotel operates like a small city, with services including laundry and dry cleaning, currency exchange, and ATMs, gift shops, medical assistance, a pharmacy kiosk, business services center, a beauty salon, etc.
There are also plenty of entertainment options within the confines of the hotel. You have access to a large fitness center with swimming facilities, multiple dining options (avoid Konfuci!), a casino, a bowling alley, a theater featuring daily performances, and Solaris nightclub. Solaris is a part-time exotic dance establishment and disco-type club depending on the day of the week. I'm assuming that the working girls' management insisted on an arrangement to eliminate competition from the strippers for a few evenings.
Overall, the Cosmos Hotel's rooms and facilities were better than average. Personally, I would arrange a different hotel for my next visit. The downside of staying there is the distance from downtown Moscow. You are pretty much limited to the restaurants and bars operating within the hotel--you don't get the experience of being "out" in Russia. It also isn't near any worthwhile sites, and late-night transit can be a hassle.
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January 14, 2007
From journal A Sightseeing Trip to St. Petersburg and Moscow
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From journal Early June in Moscow
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February 12, 2003
Kosmos has several restaurants with good food. A buffet breakfast is included and is wonderfull. They have a wide variety of food, from meats to cold cuts, salads, and cakes. The hotel is located by the subway station, a mere three stops from downtown. The rooms are nice and clean, and the bathroom has a second phone. We were on the fourteenth floor and had a great view of VDNH.
From journal Moscow Trip