Novotel Moscow Kievskaya

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Moscow Russia (2023 Updated)

As very traditional Christian Orthodox society, Russia is mostly not as much frowned and it is a conservative country especially for gays but in the capital city of Moscow you can find a few gay friendly bars and as well gay friendly hotels Saint Moscow, a popular tourist destinations in Russia.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Russia face legal and social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT persons. Although same-sex sexual activity between consenting adults in private was decriminalized in 1993, homosexuality is disapproved of by most Russians, and same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are ineligible for the legal protections available to opposite-sex couples.

Despite a Russian law outlawing the ‘promotion’ of homosexuality to minors, Moscow remains a generally safe place for gay travellers.

Moscow, on the Moskva River in western Russia, is the nation’s cosmopolitan capital. In its historic core is the Kremlin, a complex that’s home to the president and tsarist treasures in the Armoury. Outside its walls is Red Square, Russia’s symbolic center. It’s home to Lenin’s Mausoleum, the State Historical Museum’s comprehensive collection and St. Basil’s Cathedral, known for its colorful, onion-shaped domes.

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1. Boutique Hotel Wellion Baumansky 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Moscow

Boutique Hotel Wellion Baumansky

Offering air-conditioned rooms in the Basmanny district of Moscow, Boutique Hotel Wellion Baumansky is 6 km from Victor Vasnetsov House Museum. The property is set 6 km from Olympic Stadium, 7 km from The Kremlin and 7 km from Zaryadye Park. Free WiFi is available and private parking can be arranged at an extra charge.

At the hotel all rooms come with a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

Guests at Boutique Hotel Wellion Baumansky can enjoy a continental breakfast.

Staff speak Russian and English at the 24-hour front desk.

The hotel is located near the metro station Baumanskaya, even from the metro station. Komsomolskaya go for about 25 minutes. The hotel is located in a quiet place, although the windows overlook the road, but the cars did not bother us at all. The rooms are comfortable, clean. The staff at the hotel is very friendly and friendly. Breakfast from 7am to 10am, very hearty. If you think where to stay in Moscow, then choose this hotel, I highly recommend it!

Excellent ubication ( 2 stops from ” red square”), service very nice, Victoria, the receptionist was marvellous.

The room, the bathroom news, the bed very comfortable. silence place.

Quiet place, less than 5 minutes walking distance a 24 hours supermarket, coffee, shops, restaurants.

I really recommend this place if you travel to Moscow.

It’s a good option for a budget stay in Moscow. The room was clean, bed comfy, staff helpful and the location is not too far from the nearest metro station. There’s a coffee machine at the reception and the coffee is free. I really liked that I could book a late check in in advance.

Friendly, and very helpful staff. Stylish, well-appointed rooms with in-room breakfast. The location is quiet, yet convenient to all the major attractions.

Room was exactly as expectations. Staff was super friendly and helpful. We used google translate sometimes, for more difficult questions and had some fun about that. Location is supernice!

Gay Friendly Hotels Moscow Russia
Gay Friendly Hotels Moscow Russia

How much does a room costs at Boutique Hotel Wellion Baumansky ?

Prices start 63$/night for Standard Queen Room. The King Suite with Spa Bath is  95$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite has a spa bath, air conditioning and sofa.

Where to book online – Boutique Hotel Wellion Baumansky – Gay Friendly Hotels Moscow Russia you can find the best hotels deals in Moscow during Moscow Festival Ballet which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Moscow on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. ibis Moscow Kievskaya 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Moscow

Hotel ibis Moscow Kievskaya
Hotel ibis Moscow Kievskaya

ibis Moscow Kievskaya is located opposite Kievsky Train Station in Moscow, providing direct connections to Vnukovo International Airport. Free WiFi is available.

The comfortable rooms have a private bathroom.

Guests can enjoy ibis Kitchen restaurant at ibis Moscow Kievskaya. Evropeysky Shopping Centre is a short walk away.

Red Square and the Kremlin is 2 metro stops away. Kievskaya Metro Station is located opposite the hotel.

Set in a commercial area, this unpretentious hotel is a 3-minute walk from the Evropeisky shopping mall, a 4-minute walk from Kievskaya metro station and 8 km from Red Square and the Kremlin.

Streamlined rooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and mini fridges.

Amenities include a colorful international restaurant, a low-key bar and a business center. Indoor parking is available for a surcharge.

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The three-star ibis Moscow Kievskaya is located in the center of Moscow, opposite Kiyevskaya train and metro station, within 30 minutes of Vnukovo airport by Aeroexpress and 3 metro stops from Red Square. It is close to the Evropeisky shopping center and the Moskva River embankment. The 350 hotel rooms are equipped with air conditioning, Sweet bed by ibis beds and free WIFI.

This hotel is close to Kievskaya metro station.

It is very convenient to transportation to travel. The hotel is located to convenience store and department store. It easy to shopping here. We get souvenir here. And also have KFC in-front of the hotel.

The location of this hotel is ideal close to both Moscow city and the aeroexpress train. The breakfast was good plenty of choice from cereal to salads and everything in between all from a self-service buffet. The rooms are adequate but no tea or coffee facility or complimentary toiletries which I find unusual for a hotel in this price group.

I chose to stay at the Ibis Kievskaya due to its great location near the Kievskaya train station. It was perfect for getting around Moscow by metro – just a 2 minute walk to 3 metro lines. Kievskaya is also the terminus for the AeroExpress train from Vnukovo Airport making it quite convenient if your flight into or out of Moscow goes to Vnukovo. The hotel is also across the street from a giant mall with a supermarket in the basement, making it easy to pick up snacks and drinks, and there are many food options nearby, including western chains like McDonalds, KFC, and Starbucks.

Check-in was a breeze – the staff all spoke English well, which was great for me. The room itself was nice. A bit on the small side, but it was more than enough for a solo traveler like myself. The WiFi was good, and there was a small fridge in the room for keeping drinks chilled including the bottle of water you got for free on a daily basis.

The water temperature in the shower was a bit inconsistent – it could suddenly change and you’d have to adjust the handle to reset the temp. I did not try the breakfast offered across the hall at the sister Novotel hotel, but it was nice to know it was available if I wanted.

The great value hotel is steps away from Kievsky Railway Station (35 mins from direct from VKO airport on the aeroexpress train) and Kievskaya metro station (line 3,4 and 5) direct to Kremlin, Red Square, Izmailovsky Souvenir market, Old Arbat Street and Komsomolskaya metro station which is next to Leningradsky Railway station (need to walk up a flight of over 20 steps) to take the high speed Sapsan train to St Petersburg. Across the street is the big and modern Evropeisky Shopping Centre.
The hotel provides free visa support and all the staff are very welcoming and helpful. Our room was clean and sound-proofed and has everything we needed except coffee making facilities.
Bottled water was provided daily and best of all the air condition was running even though the outside temperature was below 20 degree C. Security was tight and we felt very safe. Each time we stepped into the hotel lobby, we had to walk through the metal detector and our backpacks would be checked. We have to use our room key card to take the elevator to our floor.
The basic buffet breakfast was adequate.
The hotel is located near all center attractions. 2 minutes walking to the nearby metro station. The rooms are spacious enough, very clean with bathroom amenities (I only missed a kettle with some tea). The bed is comfortable. The service staff is friendly. Breakfast is fine, good enough to fill you with an energy till noon.

The hotel is quite well situated near the station and river. Easy to get about and visit sites.

Check in was fast and efficient.

Room was a reasonable size. Bed was large and very comfortable, no problem with sleeping, however the air con had just been turned off for the season and could not be turned back on according to the hotel staff, hence we had to sleep with the window open due to the heat, there was some noise but not too intrusive.

Bathroom was very clean and had an excellent shower. Room was maintained well by the staff.

We only had breakfast in the hotel, so cannot comment on other meals. Breakfast had everything you could really wish for however the hot items were only kept warm in the containers so were not really at the best and the coffee machines were prone to running out or not working.

There was a large mall over the road which had a number of great places to eat, which we would recommend.

A great value choice for visits to Moscow.

Gay Friendly Hotels Moscow
Gay Friendly Hotels Moscow

How much does a room costs at ibis Moscow Kievskaya ?

Prices start 86$/night for Standard Double Room. The Premium King Room is  106$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room has a minibar and air conditioning.

Where to book online – ibis Moscow Kievskaya – Gay Friendly Hotels Moscow Russia you can find the best hotels deals in Moscow during Moscow Festival Ballet which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Moscow on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Novotel Moscow Kievskaya 4* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Moscow

Novotel Moscow Kievskaya
Novotel Moscow Kievskaya

Located opposite Kievsky Train Station in Moscow, providing direct connections to Vnukovo International Airport, Novotel Moscow Kievskaya features a swimming pool, sauna and hammam.

The comfortable rooms are air conditioned and have a private bathroom with free toiletries.

Guests can enjoy the Gourmet Bar at Novotel Moscow Kievskaya. A fitness centre is available for active guests. Evropeisky Shopping Centre is steps away.

Red Square and the Kremlin can be reached within a 10-minute metro ride. Kievskaya Metro Station is located opposite the hotel.

Set in a modern building with a glass facade, this upscale hotel in the commercial Dorogomilovo District is a 3-minute walk from both Kiev train station and the Evropeisky mall, and 5 km from the Moscow Kremlin.

Polished rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars, plus tea and coffee making facilities. All have sofa beds; suites add separate living areas. Room service is available 24/7.

There’s a chic international restaurant and a 24-hour bar. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a sauna and a fitness room.

The modern four-star Novotel Moscow Kievskaya hotel is ideal for business and leisure. The hotel is in Moscow city center, opposite Kievskaya train station and 10 minutes from the Kremlin. It is near to the Evropeisky shopping center, Moscow City business center, historical Arbat and the Moskva River embankment. Guests can relax in the sauna and enjoy a massage, or use the fitness facilities and pool.


The Novotel is one of 3 hotels within 1 building, surrounded by malls & restaurants, with the Kievskaya railway station across the road. From the street level, lifts transfer guests to the Reception area where bags & guests had to go through security. This made us feel so safe.

Rooms were spacious, bright & clean. There was a safe, tea & coffee making, kettle, free bottled water. Our room overlooked the pedestrian mall & it was such a delight walking out in the night to see the colourful lights & fountains in the pedestrian mall & shopping centres. There were vendors selling fresh flowers & clothings in the night. Walking across the bridge, there were more vendors selling local handicrafts & hand knitted hats, coats & jackets at very reasonable prices.

Breakfast in the hotel was below the Novotel standard in quality & variety. We had 2 dinner meals during our stay & they were very disappointing – both times consisting of meatloaf & meat patties that were dry & tasteless. Meals at the Ibis next door & in the food court at the mall were much better.

Most staff did not speak English, making requests for cutlery replacements & drink requests quite challenging.

The positives outweigh the negatives & we will definitely return for the accommodation, but not meals.

. Location was very good for access to the site i was working, really close to the Kievskya railway and Metro stations and also the AeroExpress link to Vnukovo (access to the Aeroexpress terminals for Sheremetyevo and Domodedovo are only a few stops on the circle ‘brown’ Metro line, so also very easy to get to). There is a huge shopping mall across the street – with a big range of traditional western chains, Russian stores plus lots of places to eat.

In the basement is a small supermarket for anything else you may need. The entrance lobby from the street is a small hall containing the inevitable taciturn security and a set of lifts. The 5 floor gives access to the IBIS, Novotel and Accor Suites. Entry to the hotel is directly from the 5th floor lobby (past the security guy) and into a very modern, spacious and very informal reception, bar, sitting area. Staff were very quick & helpful with checking-in and helped with bags.

Room on the 8th floor was very nice – again, very new, well fitted-out and very comfortable. I spent several evenings during the week working and the internet was very good ~ once i’d figured-out how to get the initial connection. Free bottled water, kettle etc., all makes for a good stay. Breakfast was included in my rate – good selection of fruit/yogurt, bread/pastries, salary/fishy things, eggs, bacon, blinis etc., very nice.

All in all, highly recommended. The only minor point is that when the hotel is very quiet (eg later in the evenings) I did need to go and find someone to pour me a beer and take a food order – but once done, was done cheerfully.

The hotel was modern and very clean. Beds were comfortable and shower was excellent (great water pressure). Breakfast buffet was not too bad.

The problem I believe comes down to the Novotel not having a concierge to help with booking tickets, giving suggestions and advice. When traveling overseas I think concierge is really important to assisting with exploring. Yes they had “virtual concierge” but truly that is no help when you are unsure.


Room is a decent size, big bed, great waterfall shower and big flat screen TV.

Breakfast does vary…ish, buffet with choice of continental, cooked, fruit, cereal and even champagne on weekends.

Pool is quite small so more than three people and it’s too crowded for swimming. Staff are nice and helpful, the constant security checks were annoying, having to go through the equivalent of airport security just to go to your room every day is a bore but this is everywhere in Moscow.

The room service menu is pretty pitiful, expensive and no real options but there are two gigantic malls right outside plus the metro to take you anywhere in Moscow so it’s rare you would need to use it.

Gay Friendly Hotels Moscow Russia
Gay Friendly Hotels Moscow Russia

How much does a room costs at Novotel Moscow Kievskaya ?

Prices start 109$/night for Superior Double Room. The Superior Double Suite with Sofa
is  224$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This air-conditioned suite has a living room and a private bathroom with free toiletries and towels.

Where to book online – Novotel Moscow Kievskaya – Gay Friendly Hotels Moscow Russia you can find the best hotels deals in Moscow during Moscow Festival Ballet which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Moscow on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.