Moscow is famous for being one of the most expensive cities in the world and accommodation isn’t an exception. However, being expensive is not always synonymous of good quality. Here you’ll find the reviews of some of the best hotels in the city, both in the center and near the airport. You only have to choose from this shortlist according to your budget!
Reviews of Luxury Hotels (5 Star) in Moscow
Radisson Royal Hotel
Radisson Royal Hotel is located in the Western Suburbs within easy access of this lively city’s attractions. It is equally popular with businessmen and tourists who can enjoy Wi-Fi throughout and a 24 hour desk to help with tours and transfers. There is a business center and meeting facilities with plenty of opportunity to relax after a busy day. There is a fitness center, sauna and steam room, garden and indoor pool as just a few of the alternatives. There is a bar and restaurant within the Hotel. Disabled guests are well catered for while the hotel also boasts a library, luggage storage and car hire.
Swissotel Krasnye Holmy Hotel
Swissotel Krasnye Holmy Hotel has a lovely location between the Moscow River and the Vodootvodny Channel. Its standards are excellent but it is expensive so it is surprising that guest rooms have no Wi-Fi which is only available in public areas at a surcharge. There is 24 hour room service and front desk that will arrange tours and transfers while businessmen have a center and meeting facilities. There is a restaurant and poolside bar, fitness center with hot tub, sauna and spa for relaxation. A separate smoking area has been designated. The hotel has its own shops and the energetic can even rent a bicycle.
Ararat Park Hyatt Hotel
Ararat Park Hyatt Hotel is located in Meshchansky, ideally positioned for visitors wishing to see the sights of Moscow. Guests in this 206 room hotel have Wi-Fi in their rooms and throughout the hotel which has an English speaking 24 hour front desk. It will organise tours and transfers as well as meeting facilities for businessmen who also have use of a business center. There are bar, restaurant and shops on site. Those wanting to relax after a busy day have plenty of choice; fitness center, hot tub, indoor pool, spa, sauna and steam room. This is luxury accommodation that guests appear to fully appreciate.
Lotte Hotel Moscow
Lotte Hotel Moscow is a centrally located hotel offering a range of European and Asian languages. There is Wi-Fi in each of the 300 rooms and throughout the hotel which has a business center and meeting facilities. It is also a great choice for tourists and families. The 24 hour front desk will organise tours and transfers while there are luggage storage facilities and a laundry service. There is a fitness center, hot tub, indoor pool spa, sauna and solarium among the recreational facilities as well of course as bar and restaurant. Pets are allowed and room service is also 24 hours; a hotel that earns top marks from its guests.
The St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya
The St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya welcomes businessmen and tourists alike to its central location. There are over 200 rooms in this brand new hotel, all with Wi-Fi which is also in public areas. Businessmen have use of center and meeting rooms are available. There is sauna, spa, indoor pool and a fitness center. A smoking area has been set aside while other facilities include luggage storage, laundry and safety deposit boxes. There is a 24 hour front desk, room service as well as bar and restaurant. The concierge will arrange tours and transfers on request. There seems not to be a single negative word spoken about this hotel.
Sheraton Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport Hotel
Sheraton Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport Hotel is in a business district of Moscow ideally located only 2 Km from the Sheremetyevo International Airport and 39 km from the city center. There is free Wi-Fi in all of the 342 rooms, 24-hour front desk where English is spoken as well as 24-hour room service. The fitness center, indoor pool, steam room and sauna offer guests the chance to relax. There is a shuttle service which the concierge will confirm and other services include luggage storage, laundry and safety deposit boxes. Businessmen have use of a center and meeting rooms on request. Families are welcome as are pets. Definitely one of the best hotels to stay.
Reviews of mid-range hotels in Moscow
Novotel Moscow Centre Hotel
Novotel Moscow Centre Hotel is suitable for both business and leisure travellers due to its central location. Transport links are good and the 24 hour English speaking desk will organize tours and transfers on request. Bar, restaurant and room service are available as well as neighborhood eating alternatives. Businessmen have a center and meeting rooms at their disposal and Wi-Fi is available in public areas. The hotel offers luggage storage, laundry and safety deposit boxes. The hotel is also suitable for families and pets are allowed. Smokers have their own area and a fitness center offers exercise opportunities. The hotel has established a reputation for good staff, cleanliness and its convenient location.
Aquamarine Hotel is modern accommodation close to many of Moscow’s attractions. There is free Wi-Fi and the 24 hour English speaking front desk will provide help and advice on tours and transfers; the airports are 40 km distant. There is a gym with personal trainers as well as steam room, sauna and spa. Some prefer to relax in the garden or in the bar and restaurant which offers local and Mediterranean cuisine. Guests can store luggage and disabled guests will find the hotel suitable for their needs. Businessmen will find meeting and conference facilities. Staff receive positive reviews though the nearest metro is a bit far.
Blues Hotel has 24 rooms and is located in Khamovniki just 3.5 km from the city center. There is free Wi-Fi throughout and a 24 hour front desk that speak English and is happy to organise transport as required. The Two airports are over 20 km away. There is a bar, coffee shop and restaurant on site and 24 hour room service. Bathrooms have a whirlpool bathtub and rooms have international TV channels. The hotel offers a laundry service as well as safety deposit boxes and is certainly suitable for tourists. Guests mention the cleanliness of the hotel though it is in a residential area, quiet but without too many local amenities.
SkyPoint Hotel Sheremetyevo Airport
SkyPoint Hotel Sheremetyevo Airport offers easy access to the airport though there is some distance to the city center. It is suitable for businessmen and families and the 24 hour front desk will be happy to arrange transfers and tours. There is Wi-Fi in every room and all public areas and businessmen have use of a center and meeting rooms on request. There is a fitness center, indoor pool and sauna. The hotel which has 225 rooms has a bar, coffee shop and restaurant and among the facilities on offer are safety deposit boxes, luggage storage and BBQ. Smokers are catered for and pets are also allowed. The hotel meets with positive comments on facilities and value.
Reviews of Apartments in Moscow
Old Arbat is situated in central Moscow just a few minutes’ walk from a metro station and close to major attractions and the nightlife of the city. Each room is en suite and has Wi-Fi and satellite TV as well as a desk. There is a buffet breakfast and international cuisine. There is also a bar in the lobby. The 24 front desk which speaks English and German will arrange transport at a surcharge while there is room service, luggage storage and laundry. The apartments are perhaps in need of some renovation but they score on location. The staff generally receives a positive response from guests.
Balmont Apartments Mayakovskaya
Balmont Apartments Mayakovskaya are self- catering and located in the Garden Ring in the center of the city. Each apartment has free W-Fi, flat screen TV with balcony views over the city. They are clean and well-equipped with little extras such as washing powder provided. Those not wanting to prepare their own meals in their kitchen will find cafes and restaurants close by. There is a shuttle service available at a surcharge and English is spoken. The metro is fairly close, perhaps a minute’s walk, and the service is good by common agreement with plenty of help and information provided. The property is no smoking.
Reviews of budget hotels in Moscow
Rusapart on Zubovsky
Rusapart on Zubovsky is a short metro ride to Red Square and close to many other attractions. These non-smoking apartments are simply furnished but have free Wi-Fi and flat screen TV. Transport can be arranged on request to the concierge and room service is provided. Rusapart scores for location, friendliness and comfort; it is value for money and clean though English is limited. It is perhaps not easy to find first time round and there is no sign at the gate. There is a 24 hour convenience store for everything a guest might need just over the road and a good restaurant close to the metro.
Hostel Ivan da Marya
Hostel Ivan da Marya is situated in Zamoskvorechye a convenient location for exploring Moscow and just two minutes from the nearest metro. There is a 24 front desk which can speak English and offers help and advice as well as lockers and a laundry service. There is Wi-Fi throughout, a shared kitchen, library, lounge and TV area. A smoking area has been set aside. Some rooms do not have air conditioning but there are balconies and terraces where guests can relax. It is a popular location for families and the hostel has soundproofing and rooms all have refrigerators. It may not be easy to find but once guests do they are more than happy with what is on offer.
Hostel Bulvarniy is centrally located close to a metro station. It has a 24 hour front desk as well as free Wi-Fi. The bathrooms are shared but toiletries are provided and lockers available. Guests can order groceries for delivery for use in the shared kitchen and luggage storage is available. There is plenty of choice of cafes and restaurants nearby. The Sheremetyevo International Airport is a 35 minutes train ride from the station two stops from the local metro. English is spoken and the front desk is open 24 hours, is commended for its helpfullness and will organize airport shuttles at a charge. The hostel has maid and laundry service.
Vagabond Hostel has owners that have traveled the world themselves and that experience shows in the facilities they provide. The hostel are located on Tverskaya, right in the heart of the city. It is not large but has double to dormitory accommodation, overlooking the city. There is a fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Wi-Fi is free, there is cable TV and the 24 hour front desk will handle any transport requirements. There are nothing but positives when it comes to the guests’ experiences here though people must expect it to be busy outside in daylight hours.