Radisson Royal Moscow

2/1 Kutuzovsky Prospekt, Building 1, Moscow, Russia, 121248

Tatler Club

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#9 of 20
expert-rated hotels in Moscow
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Location:
4.7
4.7
Bedrooms:
4.7
4.7
Eating/drinking:
4.9
4.9
Public areas:
4.7
4.7
Leisure facilities:
4.9
4.9
Service:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
3.6
3.6
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Culture vultures, Foodies, Mature travellers, Singles, Design and architecture, Great views / scenery, History, Sightseeing

Expert review of Radisson Royal Moscow

Top Quality Accomodation in A Soviet Landmark

The most amazing thing about this hotel is the building - one of Stalin's seven imposing sky scrapers, which are scattered around Moscow. Whether you love or hate the imposing buildings, Radisson has done a great job of keeping the original vibe of this one, while making service a bit less Soviet. The wealth of restaurants should keep you satisfied even if you are staying for a few weeks and intend to eat frequently in the hotel. Business facilities are sufficient for conferences as well as informal meetings. The hotel also has a library and runs river cruises down the Moscow river. Boats are enclosed and equipped with ice breakers for the winter, and offer high quality food and drink to help you enjoy the cruise year round.     

Location: 

Great location in addition to the building's unique design. While the nearest metro stations are a bit of a walk, there are plenty of attractions within walking distance of the hotel.

Bedrooms: 

The Radisson has over 500 rooms and suites, so booking should not be a problem. Decorated in a classical style, the rooms are comfortable and provide great views of the Moscow River. The hotel also has 38 serviced appartments if you prefer to have a bit more privacy or are looking for luxury accomodation for a longer period of time. 

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Public areas: 

Nice and stylish, the public areas offer a chance to see Soviet design up close and see how the hotel has been restored. 

Eating and drinking: 

A strong point of the Radisson Royal Hotel is its food. Breakfast is good, offering a range of traditional breakfast foods as well as freshly squeezed juice from 6.30 to 11.00 everyday. The Lobby Bar is a nice place to sit for a cocktail or afternoon tea. The Tatler Club is the hotel's showpiece, run by local celebrity chef Arkady Novikov, it brings in locals as well as hotel guests.   

Leisure facilities: 

The Radisson has great leisure facilities, including the Royal Wellness Club, which is perfect for pampering.  The fitness centre is sufficient if you want to work out and the hotel has a 50m heated pool, as well as saunas and beauty treatment areas. One possible downside is that the fitness centre is only open from 7.00 to midnight, so if you like to work out early you may be disappointed.

Service: 

Great service, with friendly staff now firmly banishing the hotel's image as a Soviet nightmare to history.

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Who stays there: 

Business people, artists, young couples.

Price advice: 

Not Moscow's most expensive hotel, but it is more expensive than what you would expect to pay for similar accomodation in the rest of Europe. 

Pros: 
fitness centre
building
river cruises
dining
Cons: 
Not close to a metro

More information on Radisson Royal Moscow:

Type:
Hotel
Address:
2/1 Kutuzovsky Prospekt, Building 1, Moscow, Russia, 121248
Amenities:
Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Restaurant, Room Service, Swimming Pool
Neighbourhood:
City Centre

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