This hotel is a fair way out of the tourist centre of Moscow, but you can get there easily (but maybe not quickly, depending on whether it is rush our or not), But don't let that put you off, it is great value and sits on a lovely bend of the river. If you look the other way (away from the city) you will realise that one day this hotel will be quite centrally located to the developing financial district, which will bring with it new amenities.
If you are lucky, as I was, you will get a beautiful view from your hotel room window of the river, and the huge and impressive (and also expensive) Radisson Blu - even if you can't afford to stay there you will realise you are in good company, and you can get on the Radisson's boat and meander into the Red Square via Gorky Park (no traffic!).
Like everything Russian, the Crowne Plaza WTC is BIG! In fact it is probably has a lot more rooms available than current demand, but this is a good thing if you want to take advantage of it. As part of the complex (all under one roof) are four restaurants, a bar, and a supermarket. You will never have to compete for a table, and the prices are very reasonable, compared to those in St Petersburg, for example.
You might feel like you are in a high-class detention centre; the security takes a bit of getting used to. They have security screening at the entrance where you have to place all your belongings every time you enter the building. Getting into the carpark also requires security screening. Once you are used to this process you won't even think about it.
Besides the view, the rooms are well-appointed, with the best lighting I have ever found in a hotel. The wifi is fast and reliable too. The staff speak reasonable English, to different standards, but I always found someone close at hand who could converse easily, even in the cafes and bars.
If you want the experience of a more authentic Muscovian living experience, then don't stay here -this is definitely the 'new Russia', but you will put up with poor plumbing and small, cramped rooms. I would definitely recommend the Crowne Plaza WTC as the preferred place to stay. The only reason I didn't give if five stars is because of its distance away from the centre, but you can't have everything!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Russia's Leading Business and Conference Hotel Crowne Plaza Moscow WTC offers supremely comfortable accommodation, modern facilities and superb cuisine to suite both business executives and leisure visitors. The Hotel is located in Moscow in the vicinity of Government House of the Russian Federation, business complex Moscow City and exhibition complex Expocentre. Historical heart of the city is within walking distance. The Hotel has 724 elegantly furnished guest rooms equipped with everything you may need for comfortable rest and efficient work, including free WiFi access throughout the hotel. Luxury styled club rooms with breathtaking panoramic views over Moscow and modern spacious interiors offer its guests enhanced services as well as access to Club Lounge with Club breakfast and hors d'ouevres throughout the day. Experience a range of restaurants and bars offering first-class European and local cuisine. You would not notice time running by in a lively and friendly atmosphere enjoying your meal prepared from ecologically pure organic ingredients perfectly accompanied by a glass of wine or a refreshing cocktail. Crowne Plaza Moscow WTC is an ideal venue for events of various types. Guests are welcome to advantage from 7 modern fully equipped Club meeting rooms with individual A/C and natural daylight including 4 VIP Lounge Meeting Rooms on the 20th floor with panoramic views over Moscow. From intimate gatherings to lavish receptions for up to 1200 guests WTC offers a range of beautiful and elegant halls as well as private banquet restaurants to suite the unique style of your event. The banqueting team will ensure that every requirement is met making certain that everything is perfect. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Moscow World Trade Hotel Moscow
- Moscow Crowne Plaza