This was one of the most amazing hotels I've every stayed in. We arrived at the Hotel at night, and the first impression is how amazing it is to be situated right across the street from the Red Square. Upon entrance, the hotel is luxurious and beautiful. The waitstaff are helpful, courteous, and friendly. The bell hop was very attentive and took us to our room.
The room was gorgeous. So elegant and luxurious, a beautiful first impression of the great city of Moscow. The bathroom had everything - down to the details; robe, slippers, soaps and bottled water. The beds were lovely, comfortable. The room is extremely quiet and the room service was top notch!!!
We also used the pool and the hot tub - the facilities were clean, excellent. The locker rooms, very clean, stocked well. And there was no one but us, I'm thinking bc it is Dec. and low tourist season? But it was such good fortune to have these facilities in the -20C weather! We ordered room service twice, and it was excellent. The food was hot and tasty, and the service was quick. In the morning, the breakfast that is included with your stay was one of the most comprehensive mix of a variety of foods. Almost any kind of breakfast you were in the mood for was available. The only comment I would say is that some of the fruits served were not ripe enough upon serving. But most of them were, and everything was acceptable. But you eat breakfast overlooking the Red Square, and that memory was hands-down the coolest thing ever.
Really, I saw very little shortcomings for this hotel. As compared to the price of other hotels in other parts of the city, this is the hands down winner. What you spend on the hotel, you save on very expensive taxis and traffic and hassle. The hotel is within 10 minutes walking distance of all the major sites, including: The Kremlin, St. Basil's Cathedral, GUM (my personal favorite!), the Red Square, and the city tour bus. If you are in Moscow, do splurge and stay here.
- 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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