This hotel is in a fantastic position - cannot beat it. Across the road from Red Square and plenty of shopping and restaurants within walking distance. It's also five hundred metres from the Bolshoi - easy by foot ! We had a junior suite - very spacious and comfortable. The room housekeeping is of a very high standard - but why no tea making facilities ? They charge about £10 for a single pot in the restaurant . Bit of an omission for such an expensive hotel. The hotel do not enforce their own no smoking policy - which states no smoking in Public area except the bar- the room corridors had people smoking which leaked into our no smoking room and the bar was so smoky we only went once. Out of five breakfasts I had the wrong order four times. With the exception of the reception staff and concierge the staff did not speak much if any English. But this is standard across Moscow, they don't feel the need or make much of an effort for anyone other than home grown tourists. Unlike other hotels of this type the doormen don't hold open doors - they push it open and you have to rush through before it hits you in the face .
So why have I given it 4 stars - it's a fantastic building - Lenin stayed here - room 107-according to the plaque. It's got a lot of style and it's in a fabulous position
- Also Known As:
- Meridien Moscow
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1903 by famed Russian architect Alexander Ivanov, Hotel National has been an awe-inspiring historic landmark for more than a century. Located at the very heart of Moscow's historical, cultural and business center, the magnificent hotel opens spectacular vistas of the Kremlin and the Red Square.The historical grandeur and understated elegance of the property, together with the The Luxury Collection's signature services and state-of-the-art technology, makes Hotel National a favorite destination for sophisticated global explorers visiting Moscow. ... more less
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