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
- 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
I spent some time at this Radisson Royal Hotel in Moscow. It is a fantastic, very upscale hotel in central Moscow and one in which I visited the bar and the restaurant. Very very efficient staff who were friendly and professional. I thoroughly enjoyed my times here even though I didn't stay here.
What a beautiful Hotel arrived without Luggage has delayed in transit but the hotel was so helpful
Nothing to fault exceptional service English was spoken by most of the staff which helped greatly.
Gorgeous rooms overlooking the river it is a gorgeous older hotel very large but does not feel it instead it has feeling of a by gone age which makes it even more attractive.
Lovely bar and great drinks this Hotel is right on the River and even frozen it looks impressive has does the Hotel from the outside!
OK, the first time I had been here with my parents in 1990. Then it had been called Hotel Ukraine and had been a total disaster. Now of course the times have changed and the place pretends to be a chic five star hotel. Indeed it has all the necessary features of a five star hotel including an excellent swimming pool, great public areas with many restaurants and well equipped rooms. Unfortunately the Soviet traditions of service have remained the same. Not friendly, not welcoming and sometimes downright rude. For example, we have been offered an upgrade to a club lounge room, which was a nice surprise. But! When we entered the club lounge a girl at the reception has told the waiter in a snobbish way “These people have been simply just given an upgrade. Show them around”. Excuse me, we’d never asked for any upgrade whatsoever, it was a hotel’s initiative. So I don’t see any reason why the personnel had felt the right to treat us as some second class visitors. The waitress in the lounge was also very rude, when to her question if the steak was good I answered no. Indeed the steak was not properly prepared, yet she insisted virulently that it was and got somewhat offended by my comment, although I was in no way aggressive or rude and praised the other dish, which was delicious. Also the hotel including rooms is very pretentiously decorated in a kitsch manner bordering with tasteless. The room seemed rather small too. The bed was comfy though, I liked the sleep quality. All in all, the stay was alright, but I would not go back at this hotel. There are much better options in Moscow.
Overall for the value for money the hotel is quite nice. If you want an iconic stay in one of Stalin's skyscrapers it's actually worth the stay. I would ask next time to be placed above the 6th floor though. The rooms are very spacious and overall very nice. The breakfast buffet was excellent!
This Hotel is located on Moscow river with nice city view from Penthouse, 19 restorans & bars, lot of Shops and Conference rooms, fitness Center, Pool and very good service, friendly staff and rooms are very comfortable.