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
From the moment you pull up to the front door you know this is a wonderful hotel. The doormen are attentive and traditionally dressed, making you feel welcome. We stayed here after a Viking cruise and were beyond pleased with the hotel they chose for the extension.
The interior of the hotel is beautiful, befitting one of the Seven Sisters. The hotel staff from the check in to the concierge, hostesses and severs were kind and professional. Most spoke perfect English, which was wonderful as I had very few Russian phrases memorized.
The lobby has beautiful stores. I mean you never know when you may need to pick up some amazing jewelry, furs, rugs or a Rolls Royce. I wonder why more hotels do not have a Rolls dealer in the lobby - it does add a touch of class! There are also two money exchange places (tip- do not go to the one closest to the front desk, go to the one past the spa area, that one was more accommodating to break large bills we received at the ATM). There is a bank of ATM machines in the lobby near the restrooms.
Our room was beautiful. It was on an upper floor overlooking the Moscow River and was nicely appointed. Coffee, tea and water were provided and there was a well stocked mini bar. The bed was one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in, I hated to get up in the morning. The bath was large and had very nice amenities and a heated towel rack. There were also robes, slippers and nice quality toiletries.
We ate breakfast in the restaurant each morning, which had a very large buffet with many types of foods and baked goods. Nobody was going away hungry. The lobby bar was a nice place to sit in the evening for a drink, and the restaurant Buono was fabulous. Do not miss the miniature Red Square/Kremlin display in the back of the lobby. It is really amazing.
The location of the hotel is great, conveniently located. Take a walk along the river and stop in to some of the nice restaurants just outside the hotel. We tried 2 of them and they were great. Across the street from the hotel is a great little market if you need anything.
I wish every hotel I stayed at had this level of luxury and attention.
The Radisson Collection is a renovated hotel situated in the heart of Moscow, in a very nice environment. It is one of the most beautiful building of Moscow and the breakfast is specially excellent with lots of varieties. No matters the cold of Russia, you will be warm in the hotel and will enjoy it!
This hotel could very well be the best I have ever stayed at.
The room was big, comfy, clean and had whatever you should need.
The staff was helpfull and friendly and the breakfast was giant.
If ever in Moscow stat here!