One of Golden Apple’s strong points, the hotel is in the heart of downtown Moscow. While the building is a stone’s throw from central Moscow’s main thoroughfare, Tverskaya Street, its side-street location is quiet enough to avoid the bustle of Europe’s largest capital city.
The hotel’s modern ground floor design is continued into the bedrooms, decorated with Italian furniture in bold colours. With a small enough number of rooms to allow designers to make each one quite unique, the suites on the upper floors are perfect for family groups who want to have some privacy. Guests looking for something more traditional or cosy may be a bit disappointed. WiFi is not free in the rooms.
The entrance and reception area are relaxed and appealing. A large chair in the shape of a huge golden apple is a favourite place for photos, as guests wait for meetings or taxis in the lobby. The restaurant and bar is a nicer place to spend time, whether you’re looking for a quiet place to sit alone, or something more lively in the evenings.
Eating and drinking
Buffet breakfasts, and fusion cuisine is served in the 24 hour restaurant, with presentation to match the quirky interior design. A relaxing place to work or surf the net during the day, the restaurant’s unusual apple strudel is highly recommended. In the evening the bar attracts some well-heeled locals as well as guests, when DJs and barmen take over the dining area. Officially open until the last guest leaves, food and drink is available 24 hours in the restaurant as well as through room service. If there’s a large private function, the restaurant may be closed to guests.
There is a small, but cosy, work-out and relaxation area in the basement. The gym facilities are minimal – two treadmills and an exercise bike, so enough to keep you going, but there’s no option to do weights work. There’s also a Jacuzzi and a sauna with a nice seating area in the middle. The hotel plans to add a massage parlour in the near future.
Good, more personal than the city’s other, larger 5 star hotels.
Who stays there
Businessmen, Russian pop stars, foreign government delegations, young couples.
Reasonable rates for a 5 star hotel in Moscow.
- Business Centre
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Business travellers
- Celebrity spotting
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- visa support
- Quiet but central location
- Original design
- Small gym
- Wi-fi is not free in the rooms
- No pets allowed.