Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow
What We Love
- Staying in a landmark—Stalin commissioned this 34-story riverfront tower in 1949
- Stunning skyline views from the 31st-floor Mercedes Bar
- Fleet of icebreaker yachts offering river cruises
- Book report flashback: diorama of Moscow in the lobby!
What To Know
- Stay above the sixth floor for better views—ideally facing the river
- Breakfast is not included
- Riverfront location is beautiful but not walking distance to Red Square and other central sights
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The second tallest of the Seven Sisters—Stalinist Gothic towers that define Moscow’s skyline—this symbol of an empire is a city unto itself with 497 rooms and apartments, an on-site art gallery and row of shops, six restaurants (Iranian, Italian, and steakhouse among them), three bars (one with karaoke, another with panoramic views), and a spa complete with an Olympic-sized indoor pool. And like many of the best cities, the Radisson Royal Moscow can be approached by land or by sea, thanks to the hotel’s seven yachts.
In the Area
It’s located at the crossroads of two major thoroughfares, but what really defines the location of the Radisson Royal Moscow is its position on the banks of the Moskva River. Not only does the site make for great views while you’re inside the hotel, but from here, the hotel’s seven yachts leave for two-hour cruises past the city’s greatest waterfront sites such as the Kremlin and the Cathedral of Christ our Savior. To make sailing even smoother, there’s a bar onboard.
How to Get There
Bought by Radisson and renamed - this used to be the Ukraina Hotel - and had massive rooms but the restaurant was fairly basic. What a change now .. I only took lunch in the place to remind myself of the hotel. Recall in the old days it took 30 minutes or more to get down from the top floor in the lift... moved to the 4th floor for safety. Now it is a palace with great food.
We just spent 3 nights in this wonderful hotel. Large spacious rooms with every convenience you could imagine. Spotlessly clean, friendly staff, nothing is too much trouble in this hotel. Meals and drinks however are quite expensive, but it’s just a short walk to reasonably priced restaurants. One of the nicest hotels I’ve stayed in.
To me, this is the most beautiful hotel in Moscow. Maybe even the nicest Radisson hotel. Great architecture. Great location. a real palace. Don't be fooled by the more expensive hotels in Moscow. The price quality ratio is very good. I think the hotel is the most nicely located. I stayed in both standard and delux room. I recommend you to choose a delux river view room. I've had a hassle at reception. but they immediately solved any kind of problem. gift to the room etc. In front of the hotel is the most beautiful restaurants in the city. I would advise you to book at these restaurants if you are staying for the weekend. You can use also bar on the roof. Alice in Wonderland Hotel
Magnificent hotel located on the banks of the Moscow River, with a fantastic view of the House of Government of the Russian Federation.
Remarkably restored Soviet hotel Ukraine.
Wonderful service. From the moment of arrival to departure from the hotel. The breakfast at Veranda Restaurant is amazing.
I would like to express my gratitude to all the staff of the hotel.
Despite the majestic building, the main entrance into this behemoth of a hotel is a dark and narrow labyrinth, ending up in a metal detector and half a dozen security guards skulking in the shadows. From the first moment I didn't feel particularly welcome, and during the course of my two day stay, less and less so.
Four times I was challenged by the ill tempered and impolite guards to "prove" I was indeed a guest at the hotel.
At the check-in counter the waiting time was long and a bit frustrating due to the fact that some of the other guests just jumped the line. During check-in, the clerk forgot to inform about anything regarding hotel amenities or other convenient information needed to find your way in this vast building, including the fact that you have to specifically ask them to unlock the minibar in order to use it. It took two phone calls to the reception sort the problem out.
I had booked an upgraded room to get a view to the river. The room was nice enough, with a splendid view, but small and narrow and impractical to work in.
As a whole I found the hotel impersonal and cold, the service patchy and completely lacking in personal touch and genuine hospitality.
You can find loads of better hotels in Moscow for this price both for business and pleasure.