Metropol

1/4 TEATRALNY PROYEZD, Moscow, Russia, 109012

Price from: £126

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By Rosemary Griffin, your Moscow expert

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#10 of 20
expert-rated hotels in Moscow
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Location:
4.9
4.9
Bedrooms:
4.4
4.4
Eating/drinking:
4.8
4.8
Public areas:
4.7
4.7
Leisure facilities:
4.3
4.3
Service:
4.2
4.2
Value for money:
4.7
4.7
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Art, Escaping the crowds, History, Relaxation, Sightseeing

Expert review of Metropol

Turn of the Century Elegance

The Metropol is one of Moscow's most established hotels and was built at the turn of the century, before the Soviet love of concrete would redefine the city. The Art Nouveau style and location a stone's throw from the Bolshoi Theatre and Red Square make it a perfect base for those who want to see Moscow's main tourist attractions even if your trip is short. Offering traditional luxury, the Metropol is also a great place for older travellers, combing old world charm, with a great location. 

Location: 

It is hard to find a better location in Moscow than the Metropol's. In the very heart of the city, the building is next to red square and opposite the Bolshoi Theatre.

Bedrooms: 

The Metropol's bedrooms are decorated in an opulent, antique style, so you can expect lots of gold, antique furniture and drapes. Each room has its own distinct style, partly due to the builders' free interpretation of architectural plans. The suites are a very comfortable option if you are travelling in a small group.     

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Public areas: 

The lobby as well as the dining areas in the Metropol are beautiful. Whether you are looking for some to wait for a companion, try traditional Russian dishes or just have a relaxing cup of coffee, you won't need to leave the hotel to do so.

Eating and drinking: 

The Metropol has two large restaurants and a bar. The Metropol Restaurant is famous in its own right - Shalyapin sang here, Lenin made speeces here and some of Moscow's most important guests have dined here. Today it is a great place to try out some traditional Russian dishes. Try the blini (pancakes), sturgeon, or soups. 

Leisure facilities: 

There is a small fitness centre, sauna and pool, but if fitness is a major priority when booking, you may be better off choosing one of the city's newer luxury hotels.

Service: 

Service at the Metropol can be hit and miss. While the old world formality in the restaurants can be charming, some remnants of Soviet-era service remain.

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Who stays there: 

Older travellers, Westerners, established celebrities.

Price advice: 

On the expensive side considering facilities and service.

Pros: 
historical building
central location
Cons: 
service can be poor

More information on Metropol:

Price from:
£126
Type:
Hotel
Address:
1/4 TEATRALNY PROYEZD, Moscow, Russia, 109012
Amenities:
Business Centre, Fitness Centre, Parking, Restaurant, Room Service, Swimming Pool
Neighbourhood:
Red Square

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