Hotel Metropol Moscow
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Today was cold! It was forecast as a balmy 4 degrees, but the wind was icy and it is the first time we have really felt it, yes, I did have the thermals on! Very sexy. Tess, I even had the hood of my jacket on and buttoned up under the chin!!- you would be proud. We had another guide today, her name was Irina, a very competent young lady and great …
... a local guide called Anya. If anyone has travelled through Europe you'll know how it goes: the tour is free but you're expected to tip at the end. That's all fine with us. There was about 17 fellow expeditioners on this tour and Anya showed us some beautiful churches, some back streets, told us some stories of the Soviet era, and generally showed us around the downtown area, and Red Square. Steve managed to correct some of her interesting expressions - " World War ...
... explore the neighborhood. We walked down a lovely pedestrian-only lane to a pedestrian-only bridge that crossed a smaller canal of the river. It was a love locks bridge, with thousands of locks locked to the bridge and to metal sculptured trees set up on the bridge. This bridge, along with the Bolotnaya park at the end of the bridge, must be a key place to have wedding photos taken, because we saw over 15 wedding parties taking photos as we walked over the bridge ...
... square. Still a very impressive scene with the Kremlin, St Basil's and GUM all lit up.
Part of our tour this evening was by boat around Golden Island which is behind the Kremlin. Moscow is a very impressive city by night and from the water, it is positively stunning. Bit cold this evening but blankets were provided on board.
We also visited Sparrow Hills which is the highest hill area in Moscow. What a stunning view. On one side is one ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Metropol Moscow
El Metropol Moscú- Maravilloso
Me quedé en el Metropol Hotel Moscú con mi esposo entre el 17-20 de mayo de 2007. Es un hotel maravilloso con un personal amigable y nada pareció molestarlos. Las habitaciones son grandes con techos altos y camas cómodas. El Restaurante Metropol es grande y muy cómodo. Tiene una hermosa cascada de agua en el centro y el bufé de desayuno (caliente y frio y sin límite) era bastante placentero. La elección fue maravillosa. Nos entretuvo un arpista durante el desayuno, un pianista durante la cena y un cantante muy bueno por la noche. La comida fue muy bien presentada y deliciosa, al mismo precio que en Irlanda. Las bebidas son muy baratas y disfruté del menú de cocteles. Probé los de champaña por 3.50 euro que era muy barato. La única queja que podría tener es que nos quedamos en una habitación sencilla la primera noche pues nuestra habitación King no estuvo disponible. Estuvimos decepcionados con eso pero regresaríamos a este hotel de nuevo. Fue una experiencia maravillosa.
Overpriced smoker's paradise
Stayed mid-April 2007 for two nights while during a business trip.
* Location is great, right between Kreml and KGB
* Rooms are not bad, size and cleanliness is ok. Not enough electrical sockets, but still ok.
* Hotel is int'l 4-star standard (not five) maximum.
* Staff were never taught how to smile, they give you grim faces all the time and mumble in poor English.
* SMOKE! There is no place to go inside the hotel to escape from the smoke and smokers. It permeats the hotel everywhere, I asked in breakfast where the non-smoking section was and the reply I got was a bewildered and crooked face: "Eh? NON-smoking? Nooo.." Stay in the lobby a while and your clothes smell. Not very nice.
* Overpriced. You pay less for better hotels in downtown area.
* Internet. Biggest laugh. The sell wi-fi cards (1hr for 500RUB and 24hrs for 1000RUB) that work in the lobby, and this is fine. But in rooms you can do dial-up or get hi-speed Internet for at least 500 USD! It's cheaper to go out and buy a 3G-card or even install your own ADSL modem... So forget in-room Internet altogether and stick to the smoky lobby for this.
All in all I would not recommend this hotel and will not stay here on my next visit.
La sabiduria de los antiguos hoteles
Espacios interiores que nos trasladan a la historia y a otros modelos de vida que seducen. Un regalo, un hotel en el que deberiamos ser huespedes unos dias
Great location - overpriced
ok its the best location you can find, right in front of the bolshoi theatre and next to the red square. but rooms are small, oldish, no safe in the room. expensive.
I often wondered if fire brakes out there you will be trapped and not likely getting out alive, what a labyrinth.
Located Near Kremlin
Stayed at the Metropole for a week. Given the overall high prices (especially for tourists) in Moscow I'd have to say it is fairly average. The Radisson SAS is out of the tourist center but more modern and more upscale ambiance. Rooms are what you would find in an average Hilton or below average Marriott. Dining room is expensive but very nice, breakfast is accompanied by a Harpist. The Italian restaurant in the hotel was very good also. Rooms were clean, just a bit small and dated. I'd return. I did get robbed on the square outside by some men posing as police officers. They ask to see your passport and appear to be investigating a crime. They look through your things and when you get them back (even though you were watching closely) you later find they took some money. BEWARE! Hotel says it happens often. Security man at airport says police must be in full uniform and cannot go further than looking at your identification without at least two witnesses present.
Metropol returns to USSR-style treatment
My Russian wife and I stayed in the Metropol several years ago - enjoyed the ambiance of the place. On this visit we stayed at the newer Ararat Hyatt nearby but went to the Metropol for a drink. We arrived 11pm in business dress; we are in our late 40s.
As we entered the hotel (and went through the metal detector), a guard asked (in Russian) where we were going. My wife responded (in Russian) that we were going to the bar for a drink. The guard then got obnoxious and rudely shouted at my wife that the bar was only for hotel guests and, besides, it was closed anyway.
I told the guard (in English) that we were staying at the Hyatt across the street and that we wanted to have a drink. As soon as he realized I was a foreigner his demeanor changed. He stammered that he "made a mistake." He said he was just in the bar, that all seats were full, and that he did not want us to be disappointed. We walked past him and enjoyed our (grossly overpriced) drinks.
Later Russian friends told us that this kind of rude behavior, normal in Soviet times, was on the rise once again.
Sylish, historical and very handy for Lenin
This was history,this was clean stylish and a classy hotel. A two minute walk to Red Square, four from the enterance to the Kremlin, one minute to a classy Italien resteraunt and 50 yards to the Metro, it was ideally placed. Rooms were very clean and well serviced, beds my whole family commented were lovely to sleep in. Lovely breakfast room, the lady with the harp at 8.30am made it for me. The bar was expensive, but there was a very good 'pub' one minutes walk. My son found the pool, and sauna but his highlight was free entry to the stylish nightclub in the basement where the 'rich' 20 year old's in Moscow come for a night out. I discovered a private table in the VIP area of the club cost $800 a night to outsiders, he had a great time though his return at 5am was a slight 'disturbance'. The corridors you could play squash in, a very peaceful and secure setting from which to explore Moscow. We had a great three days in Moscow, making it to first place in the Lenin queque after a full breakfast.
Expensive but great location when you drop in to the Kremlin for a week-end.
I stayed as part of a small travel group at the Metropol in late July, 2005. The hotel is advertised as one of the best in Moscow. Its location next to Red Square is admirable. The lobby is Russian Grand. The rest of the hotel is not. The main dining room is spectacular, but the food is mediocre at best. At another dining room, both food and service were adequate, but clearly not at 5 star levels. Although I had a huge room, the air conditioning simply did not work, and the bathroom and wardrobes belonged in a 2-star hotel at best. Hotel personnel were OK, but certainly not overly friendly. There has to be better in Moscow.
It is a joke. 2* for the price of 5*
Have stayed at this Hotel in March 2005 and the only positive thing is its location: next to red square.
The rest is a real joke: maintenance staff sitted and smoking on the floors, paid 250 euros for a single room with an old, used single bed, furniture is cheap, bathroom is outdated with plastic sink, everything is dusty and smells dust. Even the lighting is bad and makes you look bad.
In other word, go elsewhere. The new Park Hyatt looks great. Went for a drink there.
Inflated prices at hotels
after 10 years, i went back to moscow and st.petersburg. i paid 260 dollars at the metropel and 160 at Radisson at st.petersburg.the service at the metropol was surly, the rooms dark and old looking.I ended up paying more that the agreed rate (Dollars into rubles using an unknown exchange rate) I arrived at the Radisson early morning and even though my room was for that night, I had to pay ax extra 80 dollars for the morning use. the best part of the hotel was that it was very well placed, cleand and good service. Beware that the Russians are out to get the tourists. Change your own money and pay with rubles or you will be ripped off.