Value Score Great Value!
Good For Solo
5 star hotel-one of the 7sisters Stalin Building
I stayed there for 2 times for business trip. The hotel is a bit far away from the center but you can take the metro Комсомольская or Komsomol'skaya metro station (Red line 1)
It is also pretty closed to the 2 train stations.
The hotel itself is pretty grand especially in the lobby area. You can understand why it is one of the 7 sisters building in the Stalin time.
They are allowing smoke in the lobby area but I guess that is common in Moscow. You can also use free WIFI in the lobby. In the morning, the restaurant area has decent choices of breakfast. I tried having dinner there and it was pretty good.
The staff there all speak pretty good English and quite helpful.
The room itself is quite big. I have a junior suite at a corner unit with sitting area and have a nice view overlook the train station.
Unique Quality: The hotel also has a small swimming pool and gym area for workout. If you are staying at the upper level of the hotel, then you have a nice view of the city depending on which side you are staying.
World class service, world class standards
I must say this hotel is 5 star deluxe. Everyone speaks fluent English, everyone we encountered at the hotel were friendly and extremely helpful. After days of frustrating navigation of the city sights, it was extremely reassuring to come back to the hotel and just relax. Everything about this hotel is excellent. The rooms were nice, clean and spacious. The price was fair considering your in the most expensive city in the world. We paid $300 US a night for a room with 2 double beds. The only flaw of this hotel is it's location. Even though it says it's 20 minute walk to Red Square and the Kremlin, it's not walkable. The hotel is located on the outskirt of the city center. A 5 minute walk to the red line of the metro that takes you straight to the city center. If this hotel was closer to the city center it would get a perfect 10 out of 10, but because of it's location I would have to give it a 9 out of 10. I still would recommend it to everyone, because of the service given to it's guest.
Directions: If your coming in from the Airport with the Aeroexpress, it's looks simple to get to since the aeroexpress drops you off at a metro station that has the brown line. But don't be fooled it took us 3 hrs to get to the hotel from the airport.
Nice addition to Moscow 5* hotel family
I stayed twice for the full week on business. The hotel, formerly known as Leningradskaya (one of 7 Stalin skyscrapers!) has been very nicely renovated and it is brand new. I liked very much the fitness studio with the swimming pool and the executive lounge (I have never seen so much food and drinks in a lounge!). The breakfast restaurant was a bit too small and crowded to me, and so is the bar and the reception, but I guess this is given because the building is old and this could not be changed during renovation.
There is not much to see walking distance, although there are some shops around. Accross the street there is a railway station, which is crowded but did not seem dangerous to walk around... If you walk further down the street, there are some more local shops, a supermarket, Subway restaurant etc... I would say typical Moscow street with almost no tourists.
Unique Quality: Top service, I really enjoyed it. And the view is magnificent (the higher, the better, of course)
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