Famous people who stayed at Suisse Hotel in Chisinau

Today’s Suisse Guest House is located in the former “Suisse Hotel” building – once, the most famous and luxurious hotel in Chisinau.

Since 1863 and till World War II many famous people stayed here among which:

Feodor Chaliapin – Russian opera singer. There’s a commemorative sign on the building as a tribute to his visit to Chisinau.



King Milan I of Serbia



Bogan Petriceicu Hasdeu – the future scientist stayed here at the age of 14 being the student of regional gymnasium. The public library located on the 1st floor bear his name.



French novelist Henri Barbusse



Nicolae Iorga – romanian historian, politician, literary critic, memoirist, poet and playwright, member of Parliament Prime Minister of Romania used to stay at the Suisse Hotel.


Leon Casso – minister of education of the Russian Empire in 1910-1914



Hristo Botev – Bulgarian poet and national revolutionary. Botev is widely considered by Bulgarians to be a symbolic historical figure and national hero.



Mihail Sadoveanu – Romanian novelist, short story writer, journalist and political figure stayed at the Suisse Hotel



Octavian Goga – Romanian politician, poet, playwright and journalist.



Constantin Stamati-Ciurea – romanian writer from Bessarabia who served as diplomat at Russia’s embassies in Paris, Berlin, and London stayed at the Suisse Hotel.



Constantin Stere – also used to be the guest at the former Suisse Hotel in Chisnau. He is a well-known writer and politician of his time, one of the central figures during the Union of Bessarabia with Romania in 1918.


Pavel Feodorov – the governor of Bessarabia rented a few rooms in the building and lived here with his family



Russian poets Vladimir Mayakovsky and Igor Severyanin stayed here and recited his poems at the Noble house across the street