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“Excellent choice”
Review of Hotel Savoy Moscow

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Hotel Savoy Moscow
Ranked #25 of 321 Hotels in Moscow
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Los Angeles
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“Excellent choice”
Reviewed April 2, 2007

We are just back from several weeks in Russia and were very happy with our stay at the Savoy, although I agree that it requires accepting how expensive Moscow hotels are in general. The first room they showed us was on the small size but they immediately moved us to a larger room (#204) with extremely high ceilings. There really are no views from any of the rooms because of the hotel's location, so being on the second floor wasn't a problem and the windows were definitely designed to keep out the noise. The staff was very gracious although the English-speaking skills of the front desk clerks were lacking. Because the hotel is so small (67 rooms) they don't have a dedicated concierge, which is a bit inconvenient, but you can ask the ladies who work in the business center to book dinner and theater tickets and their English is quite good. The breakfast, included in our rate, was quite good although not up to the level of the Kempinski in St. Petersburg.

As with many Russian hotels, the exchange rate the hotel uses to calculate your final bill is important to take into account. Because they quote in dollars but ultimately must charge your credit card in rubles, the hotel's rate of 32 rubles (vs. 26 rubles offical exchange rate) works against you and ends up adding almost 20% to the bill. It's kind of sneaky but it seems to be common practice.

Finally a few Moscow recommendations: We attended a concert in the Great Hall at the Moscow Conservatory and it was one of the highlights of our trip. If you like flea markets and are looking for that perfect Soviet collectible, I recommend the Izmaylovo Market on a Saturday morning. Just be careful if you purchase anything more than 50 years old as it can be hard to get through customs.

  • Stayed March 2007
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Reviewed January 4, 2007

Stayed between Xmas and New Year.
Chose the hotel after reading reviews of its Art Nouveau interiors, brand new Dec 2005 refurb and great location.
After getting over how expensive hotel rooms are in Moscow, we were thoroughly happy with the Savoy.
Relatively small hotel with 67 rooms ensured attentive service, Never had to wait for anything. The reception was very efficient in booking the restaurants we wanted.
Breakfast in the beautiful dining room offers an elaborate choice, and is a very civilised start to the day - compared to what I've read about crowded breakfast rooms in the larger hotels.
2 very convenient metro stations, each 1 minute away: Kuzetsky Moct and Lubyanka.
Easy 10 minutes walk to the Kremlin, Bolshoi, and smart shops.
Be sure to visit the 24hr large food shop Syedmoy Continent, 2 minutes walk away. The helpful doormen at the hotel will point you in the direction.

City traffic is very unpredictable. Took 2.5 hours to get from Domedodovo airport to hotel, but 50mins to return.
The taxi to/from airport booked via the hotel for about £30 each way, seemed good value compared to other fares and hassle we've heard about
The currency exchange in the Savoy offers average competitive rate, but you can do better in the small bureaux round the corner, turn left as you exit hotel. These appeared the best in the whole city.

It may have been fun to try a night at one of the older soviet style hotels such as Ukraina or Sovietsky, both of which we saw too. But would definitely return to the Savoy.

  • Liked — Everything is newly refurbed, with with great character
  • Disliked — Room could have been a touch bigger
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 3, 2006

Great hotel which has been recently renovated. Rooms are nicely decorated and the bathroom is very nice.

The swimming pool is very nice and open 24h a day. Everytime I went there I had the pool for myself, which is pretty nice.

It is one of the best hotel I have been in Moscow.
Staff is friendly and helpful and I liked the small hotel atmosphere.

Location is perfect. Centrally located, 5 minutes away from Red Square and Kremlin.

  • Liked — Decoration and small hotel atmosphere
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled on business
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Property: Hotel Savoy Moscow
Address: Rozhdestvenka Street/ 3/6, Bld. 1, Moscow 109012, Russia
Location: Russia > Central Russia > Moscow
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in Moscow
#23 Luxury Hotel in Moscow
#32 Business Hotel in Moscow
#36 Family Hotel in Moscow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Savoy Moscow 5*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Savoy hotel is a proper place for travelers who put at a high value service and comfort. It is a historical hotel located in the very heart of Moscow, within a walking distance from the major tourist attractions, the Kremlin, Red Square, the Bolshoi and Maly Theaters. Now it is one of the first designer hotels where the ambience of the old Moscow mansion goes well with all present-day services and comfort. ... more   less 
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