Moscow Marriott Tverskaya Hotel
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Our first official Intrepid tour starts today, which meant moving to better digs. We packed up and backpacked across town to a much fancier place with a plush lobby full of Russian business men looking down at us smeggy backpackers. Our room was ready so we checked in, but Mandy needed a wee lie down. Hours later, after a most excellent snooze, we finally began our touring. At 3 pm! It's tough being on holiday...
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Art day for us today with a visit to the Tretyakov Gallery in the city centre.
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Marriott Tverskaya - Nicht schlecht für Moscow
Dieses Hotel ist komfortabel, sauber und ruhig, von der Lage an einer vielbefahrenen Straße abgesehen. Der Verkehr fließt sehr schnell, deshalb ist es vor dem Hotel auch sehr laut. Da das Hotel über jeweils zwei schallgedämpfte Fenster verfügt, bleibt es innen sehr ruhig. Wir haben nicht im Speisezimmer gegessen, da es, verglichen mit den Preisen des Cafés auf der anderen Straßenseite, recht teuer war. Wenn man den Hintereingang benutzt gelangt man zu einem recht guten Supermarkt, etwa 150 Meter die Straße hinunter. Das Hotel liegt recht weit vom Kremlin und somit auch allen Touristenattraktionen entfernt. Man kann zwar dorthin laufen, das dauert allerdings bis zu 40 Minuten. Stellen Sie sich darauf ein, dass Sie etwas mehr, als die vom Marriott veröffentlichten Preise bezahlen müssen, dass liegt an den getricksten Devisenkursen.
Spitzen Hotel in schöner Lage
Ich habe hier zwölf Tage, während eines geschäftlichen Aufenthaltes in Moskau, gewohnt. Das Hotel liegt günstig in der Nähe einer Metrohaltestelle. Sie können über den Roten Platz laufen, da das Hotel an der Tverskaya Straße liegt (20 minütiger Spaziergang). Die Angestellten waren freundlich und das Frühstück (ca. 18 $) ist ok. Seien Sie vorsichtig, wenn Sie die Minibar oder den Zimmerservicenutzen wollen, da das Hotel diese Dienstleistung mit weiteren 32 Rubeln belegt. Sie erhalten jeden Morgen eine Gratisausgabe der Moscow Times! Der Internetzugang ist ebenfalls umsonst, wenn Sie den PC im 4. Stock benutzen, WLAN kostet 30$ pro Tag. Die Karte ist sehr empfindlich und ich musste sie deshalb 3 Mal wechseln!
Tverskaya is a nice, comfortable clean hotel, only 3 mins walk from belaruskaya metro station and tverskaya station.
me and my girl stayed for 4 nights in july, my first stay in moscow! we encountered very few problems with the hotel, though the 1st one appeared within 2 mins of appearing at reception, the russians seem to fix there ruble rates against the dollar, this changes depending on what hotel you are in...this time it was 32 rubles to 1cu (difference between euro & dollar) was not so much a problem just annoying!!! but reasonably priced for moscow hotels!. The only other problems was with the cleaners, we had do not disturb signs on our door and still the cleaners knocked...then they took to calling us to ask when we wanted our room cleaning. when they did clean our room, they left sbarro pizza boxes (with half eaten pizza) in the room. we did get a free chocolate on our pillow though ;)
The location of the hotel is good, only 30/40 mins walk, its surrounded by plenty of coffee shops and food outlets, there is also a great little supermarket ony 100 yards out the back of the hotel (just turn right and walk up road , you will see it..big and green on the left). Decor is nice, bed VERY comfortable ;) ;) good tv stations also, even nickelodeon for spongebob squarepants!!
its only about 30 mins from the airport, but do beware..use the norml taxis..they will charge 2500 rubles for a texi to the airport if booked through marriot...alot more than it should be!!! as with any hotel in large cities, just be carefull. i would definately stay here again, nice and peacfull inside, nice and busy and easy to get around outside. they could do with teaching the staff to crack a smile now and again though :)
they are also very good in assisting you with your visa forms should you require it...like me!!
Hotels in Moscow are very expensive and this one is no exception. It is not considered as one of the top five stars hotels in Moscow but it is still recommended as an excellent four stars hotel in most guides and travel agents. It does not have any of the caracteristics of it :
-The decor is very average. Feel more Small town than Capital.
-Service is so poor. Sometimes it drives you crazy. I did not have the correct room service menu. I had to call 3 times to get one sent to me and overalll waited more than an hour. The bathroom products were never replaced in 5 days. The bell boys don't carry your luggage unless you ask them. I called for my tray removed but they never came. etc... I could give so many other examples...
-Transportation through the hotel is a complete rip-off. But I know that is specific to most of Moscow.
-Food is soso. My friend got sick after eating breakfast. We go to these kind of hotels to avoid these kind of problems.
Other than that, the hotel is clean and the location is okay - even if a little far from the center.
Marriott Tverskaya Not bad for Moscow
This hotel is comfortable clean and quiet in spite of its location on a very busy street. The traffic speeds are high 50 -60 mph so it is noisy outside but the hotel has 2 sets of double windows. We did not use the dinning room as it is very expensive compared to the coffee shop across the street. There is also a good grocery store out the rear entrance and 100 yards down the street.
The hotel is fairly far from the Kremlin area where most of the tourist things are. It is walkable but takes about 40 minutes.
Be aware that you will pay more than the price quoted by Marriott due to a bit of trickyness with exchange rates.
I stay at the Marriot Tverskaya often, as well as the Aurora/Royal and the Grand (the other two Marroits downtown). I have probably stayed at these hotels 10 or more times each.
The Tverskaya is a very nice hotel, smaller than the other two and not quite as many amenities, but cheaper and very nice. It is close to the M. Beylorusskaya, but it is an easy walk down Tverskaya Ulitsa to the city center attractions. If you don't speak Russian I would not advise walking after 11PM..take the metro which runs until 1 AM. Every car in Moscow is a taxi...be careful, negotiate the price before you get in, but even better get the hotel concierge to obtain a taxi for you and arrange to pick you up for the return from a pre-agreed place. Much more expensive than flagging down a car, but unless you are experienced in Russia and speak Russian, much safer. My experience in Russia has been trouble free for many years and I find Russians in general to be friendly and helpful, but crime in Moscow is like in any big city.
Excellent Hotel at a nice location
I stayed 12 nights in this hotel for a business trip in Moscow.
The hotel is well located near a metro-station. You can walk to the Red Square if you want since the hotel is on Tverskaya Street. (20 minutes walk)
The staff was friendly and the breakfast (+/- 18 dollars) is OK.
Be aware when you check the price for roomservice and the minibar since the hotel multiples all prices with 32 roubles (1 CU = 32 roubles)
Every morning you will receive a free MOSCOW Times ! You can use internet for free on the PC on the 4th floor. Wireless is available for approx 30 dollar a day.
The only problem which I had was the door-key. The swipe-card is very sensitive and because of this I changed cards for 3 times !
Nice and cosy
I stayed in this hotel for one night in mid-June. The hotel is situated in an old building on Tverskaya street in the center of the city, about 20-30 minutes walk to the Red Square. The Belorusskaya metro station is literally around the corner. There are a 24 hour grocery shop and farmacy nearby.
I quite liked the hotel. It is the smallest of all Marriot hotels in Moscow but probably the coziest. More importantly, unlike most of Moscow establishments, I have found the hotel staff approachable, polite and helpful.
I was staying in a deluxe room which consisted of two chambers, and was pleased with the amenities in the room, most of them are classic for the Marriot hotels I have stayed at. There was an iron board, coffee/tea facilities, sink and everything else you would expect in a room of a five-star hotel.
The hotel also has a small fitness center (rather room) with sauna which was empty during the two days I used it.
Breakfast was fairly comprehensive, everything was fresh and tasty.
One mistake I made was to order airport transfer at the transportation desk of the hotel. I was negligent enough not to check the price beforehand so it turned to be a full chauffeur service (Budget) which cost me almost a London price of $95. It would have been twice cheaper to order a transfer through one of the Moscow taxi services.
If to compare Marriot Tverskaya with the other Marriot hotels in Moscow, I would stay at Grand Marriot which is bigger and closer to the Red Square (about 15 minutes walk) although a bit more expensive than Marriot Tverskaya. Again, my choice would be merely based on the proximity of Grand Marriot to the heart of the city.
Very Nice American Hotel
We stayed at the Marriott Tverskaya for 2 nights & had a great experience. It almost felt like we were back in the US. If you want a true cultural experience, this probably isn't the place to go. But if you're a weary traveler, wanting a taste of home, this is it. :) Everyone speaks English. The restaurant menus are even in English with US$ prices (although they do bill in rubles). The rooms are elegant. There is a 4th floor lounge with a computer for free internet access. They also have wireless access for $30 per day (the desk to set up an account has limited hours). The breakfast buffet is wonderful! But it's $18 per person. There is a small gift shop & an exchange counter. Expensive, but a very nice experience.
Very nice hotel
I'll preface this by saying that this was my first trip to Russia, so I do not have local standards to compare.
I stayed in the Moscow Marriott Tverskaya for three days in mid-November 2004. I was travelling by myself, but found the hotel to be an easy 5 minute walk from the Belorusskaya Metro station. It is located right on Tverskaya-Yamskaya Ulitsa, making it pretty convenient to shopping and not too far from Red Square.
The security guard in front of the hotel kept out the riff-raff. I found the hotel staff to be friendly and fairly well practiced in English (it was probably the only English I heard on the Moscow trip.) The hotel manager was also very helpful in quickly providing the voucher/visa documentation I needed for my visa.
The room was clean and roomy with standard Marriott amenities. The prices at the restaurant and bar were reasonable by American standards. But, if you make your way outside the tourist areas, you'll find inexpensive food and drink.
I'll caution that you should be careful and aware of your surroundings when travelling around Russia (especially alone). Although it is a very beautiful, large city, there are still many dangers out there.