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.
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.
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.
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.
Great service, with friendly staff now firmly banishing the hotel's image as a Soviet nightmare to history.
Who stays there
Business people, artists, young couples.
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.
- Business Centre
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Business travellers
- Culture vultures
- Mature travellers
- Great views / scenery
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- fitness centre
- river cruises
- Not close to a metro