The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow
What We Love
- Panoramic views of Red Square from the rooftop 02 lounge
- Nouveau Russian fare in the understated (for Moscow) elegance of Cafe Russe
- Ayurvedic-influenced treatments and illuminated indoor pool at the soothing ESPA
What To Know
- Club-level rooms cost more but include access to breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner—and stellar Kremlin views
- Rooms on the inner courtyard are quieter but lack views of Red Square
- Children under 16 aren’t allowed to use the spa
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
If you like superlatives, this is the place—its 334 rooms and suites are arguably the largest in Moscow, at what might be the closest proximity to Red Square (less than 500 feet away). Add to that contenders for the city’s best sushi (prepared by chef Seiji Kusano at the 02 Lounge) and the largest Russian collection of Macallan Single Malt, on offer in the Lobby Lounge (where you can also get traditional afternoon tea) and, just maybe, the best views of Moscow’s spires and steeples from the rooftop bar and the top floors in this 11-story tower. The rooms spoil with dark cherry, burl wood and marble imported from Portugal and the Altai mountains.
In the Area
This hotel is so centrally located, the concierge measures the distance to museums, sights and shopping in the minutes it will take you to get there. That’s 30 to the thrilling views from Sparrow Hills, 15 to Tsvetnoy Central Market, 10 to the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, 4 to the Bolshoi Theatre, 3 to Red Square (where the hotel can arrange for a private tour of the Kremlin’s Palace of the Facets), and 2 to the 19th- century Alexandrov Gardens.
How to Get There
Have stayed at the Ritz Carlton before but this visit was the most amazing experience. Arrived very early (9am) and very frazzled after taking the high speed train from St Petersburg. The welcome could not have been warmer and I was so impressed how smiley, kind and caring everyone was. My panicky email the night before had obviously been read and an early check in had been organised, I was so grateful for this. The room was beautiful (ALL the rooms are lovely) very luxurious with gorgeous furnishings and a fabulous bathroom. The breakfast was superb, and due to the refurbishment of the breakfast room was served in the roof top bar. No complaints at all it was glorious. Selection of food for breakfast was good; asked the staff to prepare something vegetarian and they immediately did so, and with a smile. The roof top bar had tables outside (it was warm) and the sheer bliss of sipping vodka martinis while overlooking the Kremlin has to be the epitome of luxury! The hotel is perfectly placed to get anywhere - metro outside, walking distance to many museums etc and of course taxis can easily pull up. Special mention too to the excellent doorman who was incredibly helpful and often walked me to my car to ensure the driver was clear where I was heading (I don't speak Russian). In the main reception area, the staff soon get to know you (and recognise previous guests) and after a hard day of meetings etc it is lovely to be greeted with a smile and a genuine concern as to how your day went. It was my birthday while I was at the hotel and I was overwhelmed to find treats in my room - how extraordinary that a hotel would be so kind and generous. I was absolutely amazed and it really did make my birthday in Moscow an unforgettable experience. Thank you Ritz Carlton!
We had a lovely visit to the Ritz-Carlton lobby lounge for an afternoon tea during our family stay in Moscow this June. It was perfect from all the aspects: beautiful set up, relaxed atmosphere and great desserts! We'd tried macaroons,hand made chocolates and cakes. They were all made to perfection. Pastry chef Anton responsible for those great sweets was around. He was very attentive and introduced the ingridients used. The service team was great as well, adviced on the tea selection and played with the kids. We would like to thank you for the hard work and great staff! We are surely to be back soon
In addition to having a perfect location, the service in the hotel is truly 5 star. We had a problem upon check in with our room and the duty manager, Roman, did everything he could to remedy the situation. We were most appreciative of his and his staff's assistance and thoughtfulness to make our stay memorable. Our room was so comfortable (we loved the heated marble bathroom floor). Excellent food, ambience and attention to detail. Thank you! Fran and Hal from Hawaii.
My family and I now consider the Moscow Ritz to be the best we’ve enjoyed on the planet. The staff was so kind and helpful when my son fell ill in the unusual June heat. They went above and beyond to help, comfort and genuinely care about us. The club staff knew us by name and attended to all our needs. The view into St. Basil’s and the Kremlin from the club floor was stunning. The hotel made sure we were accommodated our first night even though a diplomatic visit interrupted our access to the club. We were greeted by very pleasant door hostesses every entry and departure. We ordered the traditional bread and salt Russian greeting, which was awesome! We also ordered a traditional Saberage which was performed by the Sommelier in the club. It was fabulous.
Moscow was fantastic (our first visit) incredibly clean, organized and safe. We can’t wait to get back!!
The Ritz Carlton in Moscow is one of the best hotels in Moscow, it has a well designed rooms with very comfortable bed and outstanding furniture. The breakfast menu is good and the spa and swimming pool is fantastic