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“A great hotel near Russian Foreign Office”
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Golden Ring Hotel
Ranked #33 of 313 Hotels in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence
Smolensk, Russia
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91 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A great hotel near Russian Foreign Office”
Reviewed August 8, 2014

One of the hotel's advantages is its location in the very center of the city, old district, vry picturesque, but also in the heart of a business area. The next advantage is the bautiful views from practically any room due to the first mentioned fact (location). Also, there is the Moskva river about 5 minutes' walk left of the hotel (it can be seen if you turn and look left right from the main entrance to the hotel). The river can be crossed either over a pedestrian bridge that is a bit farther than a regular bridge, and when you cross the river, you can get to one of the Moscow railway stations (from where an aeroexpress can take you within 30-40 minutes straight to Vnukovo airport terminal), or to a big shopping mall located next to it. But my interest was a river tram pier, from where you can have a boat trip in the city center. The nicest thing you can do at over 30C! )))
The hotel service and rooms are very nice, breakfast impressed me not only by its serving and choice, but also by live harp music that I could hear every morning! Also, in the evenings, yoг can listen to live piano music in the main hall near teh fountain.
As teh hotel is rather old, it seems to have its own appearance and traditions, but the general rooms and lobby did not look old in the least. The interiors are very nice, and teh rooms are very comfortable.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great location. Walking distance to Red Square. 500 meters to two metros. Beautiful river views. Clean, comfortable hotel. Helpful staff. The breakfast buffet was an additional charge, very expensive, but included caviar & a harpist!

Room Tip: Higher floor is better, quieter & nicer views.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 30, 2014

The room was small but cozy.
I liked the "old style", it is pretty original compared to many modern hotel.
I found the service very good.
I would recommend this hotel is you want something different..

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Elena B, Head of commercial department at Golden Ring Hotel, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Dear "stephane f "!

Thank you for your choice of the Golden Ring Hotel!

Thank you for your review and recommenations!

It is great that you like classic style Golden Ring hotel. The interior was designed by Italian and Swiss decorators.

Next time I would recommend you to visit our panoramic restaurants with fantastic view on the city.

Welcome again!

Sincerely yours,
Elena Bortnikova
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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2014

I hate Moscow traffic, but this hotel affords you reasonable access to a lot of places, including the Red Square area (about 20 minutes). Rooms, including bathrooms, are spacious and comfy - if you don't mind being somewhat higher you can get an excellent view of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a good view of the city. The restaurants on the top floor also afford an outstanding view - though they are pricey and service per Russian standards, is s-l-o-w. I was not crazy about the decor in the bar downstairs - drinks are also not cheap. All in all a very good hotel, good service, clean and in a reasonable location in a city that is a nightmare to get around.

Room Tip: Try to get a room fairly high facing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, if you are comfortable with he...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Elena B, Head of commercial department at Golden Ring Hotel, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Dear "neeman55"!

Thank you for your choice of the five star Golden Ring Hotel.

We appreciate very much time you spent on review.

We would be happy to see you soon!

Sincerely yours,

Elena
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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

We asked for highest possible (standard) room and wasn't disapointed! 18th floor looking to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and to the city! Breathtaking view! The room was clean and we received complimentary water and chocolate everyday, but for a 5* hotel it is the least. The room looked nice, the bathroom was spacious. The Kievsky railway station and several metro stops is in the vicinity, also a mall and a supermarket, the Red Square also isn't too far by walk. It is a 5* hotel with the services and facilities, but not that extraordinary way.

Wifi was poor in our room, often disconnected and very slow, though we could manage our necessary net stuff. If you have laptop, they have wired connection in the room. Sometimes we could also hear the person in the next room, but sure, she was speaking and laughing really loud and in high pitch.

In overall it was a pleasent stay!

Room Tip: Standard room 1819!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Elena B, Head of commercial department at Golden Ring Hotel, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear "bgama87"!

Thank you for your choice of the Golden Ring Hotel.

It is a pleasure to receive such a good review. Thank you for your time spent to write it.

About wi-fi connection I have passed all your comments to my Engineering department.

Hope to see you again!

Sincerey yours,

Elena
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Breda, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2014

Been here for a full week. Room is comfortable and clean. Beds are pretty hard. And the windows in the room cannot be opened. Breakfast has a very good choice. The central bar is not very attractive with a limited number of beers on tap. Dinner at top floor restaurant is good but prices are hefty, same as the laundry services.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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Elena B, Head of commercial department at Golden Ring Hotel, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear "Bartje1965",

Thank you for your responce and for your choice of the Golden Ring hotel.

Wating for you again!

Sincerely yours,

Elena
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 7, 2014

I love the restaurant on the top of the hotel. The view is beautiful, you can see very nice parts of Moscow and the desserts are delicious! Very romantic atmosphere. Overall a nice hotel too. Good service and kind staff.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Golden Ring Hotel
Address: Smolenskaya St., 5, Moscow 119121, Russia
Location: Russia > Central Russia > Moscow > Khamovniki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#30 Luxury Hotel in Moscow
#31 Romantic Hotel in Moscow
#33 Business Hotel in Moscow
#34 Family Hotel in Moscow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Golden Ring Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 293
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Golden Ring Hotel!We invite you to enjoy the following services: accommodation booking, best offers of buffet breakfast in Moscow, panoramic restaurants located on top floors, dedicated weekend brunches, banquet halls, conference halls with equipment and catering options, fitness and Spa, secured garage parking, tire fitting and car wash, hi-end Japanese restaurant. ... more   less 
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