Moscow Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Moscow Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel
Excellent hotel with a great location and, I think, one of the best I've ever stayed in anywhere, ever!
The rooms are clean, spacious and well appointed. Very good staff giving excellent service. Nice pool, great jacuzzi and very good changing rooms (I didn't try the gym but it looked good).
Not somewhere for the budget conscious (I'd say you're paying London prices for breakfast) but overall its an excellent hotel.
Its also well located and only a short walk from The Bolshoi, Red Square, The Kremlin and St Basil's.
Stayed here 7/11-19 on business and had a great stay. Service was excellent. Room was large, clean and well serviced. Public areas were beautiful. All personel were friendly and helpful and spoke English. Room Service was always delivered within 30 minutes or less (but expensive). The butler service was always there and ready to help with anything needed. Consierge provided great tips for dining and good directions. There was ample security around so always felt safe. Hotel is conveniently located to everything. Kremlin is approx 5 blocks, Bolshoi & Metro stop is 2 blocks. I had a great experience and would recommend this hotel to anyone.
A Class Act
I stayed at this hotel after leaving another Moscow hotel in a cab in search of better accommodations. Arriving without a reservation, the staff was welcoming and I felt as if I had been rescued. The staff even found an approporiate discount rate for me.
Room was enormous, with a spa-type bathroom and comfortable beds.
The staff is very friendly and helpful.
The hotel has an ATM dispensing rubles and American dollars, as well as a 24 hr bank.
The hotel has a small shop and I believe three restaurants.
We ate in the main dining room and the cafe (it was too cold outside to explore other restaurant options). One word of caution, we were overcharged in the main dining room for meals that cost more than what we actually ordered, but the staff corrected this when we brought it to their attention. The food selections in the cafe are limited and all of the food is very expensive (one salad with chicken, one club sandwhich, one soup, 2 coffee and 2 coke was over $75.)
The hotel is within easy walking distance to Red Square and GUM. (maybe a 10 minute walk at most) This is a significant advantage.
I previously have stayed at the Sheraton Palace in Moscow which is close to a Metro stop, but for those who are not prepqared, the Moscow subway can be a challenge, as all of the signs are in Cyrillic.
Overall, I enjoyed my stay and plan to use this hotel in the future. It's best assets are its friendly and knowledgeable staff, its large nicely furnished rooms and its location.
This is a good hotel with nice spacious rooms, great service and excellent location close to Red Square/Kremlin. Importantly security is also good. Food was also decent. I would reccommend.
Nice hotel, good location, expensive and food not great!
We stayed at this more than adequate hotel for five or six days in August. The rooms were fine and typical of a good quality Marriott. The staff were on the whole very helpful and friendly. I do have two shortcomings to mention and the first one is price. This is a very expensive hotel in a very expensive city. The breakfast buffet was only ordinary but very expensive and the room service food left a lot to be desired (tasteless) also expensive. The location is great near the Bolshoi and Red Square. There is a quite good restaurant about three or four blocks up the street (turn left when you exit the front door) that offers a particularly good business lunch that includes small salad, soup, and main course for about 250 roubles (less than 10 dollars). You will know the entrance on the left side of the street because there is a wooden archway there. As you go in there is an outside seating area as well a nicely furnished interior. Most of the staff speak English adequately and some very fluently. The name is the Kritsch village or something like that (ask the conceirge because I can't do their alphabet here).
Disagree slightly with previous review
I've stayed at two of the Marriott's in Moscow. There are three: The Aurora, the Grand and the Tverskaya. They can also be classified in this order in terms of costs, 'luxury' and distance from the Kremlin - the Aurora is the priciest, most classy and the nearest to the Kremlin, with the Tverskaya being the least expensive and farthest away from the Kremlin and Red Square sites.
The Aurora is really nice, has decently appointed rooms, and very correct restaurants. It is true that there is not a lot around it in terms of shops or restaurants, but you're a maximum of 10 minutes walk away from the Bolshoi theatre and only 4 minutes more from Red Square.
My corporate rate was around 230$, but I understand that the normal 'tourist rate' can be 300$ and above.
One thing that could be a put off is that you will always see a certain amount of ladies from the horizontal trade, but that is a distinctive pattern of most international hotels in Moscow. At the Aurora, they're rather discrete, well dressed, and not solliciting, so there's nothing offensive about it.
In summary, this is a hotel I can recommend to people who want a calm retreat after a busy day in Moscow, and that are willing to pay the price.
Ushering in our two year stay in Moscow, my wife and I stayed here for several weeks while waiting for our furniture to be shipped, customs-cleared and delivered to our flat.
A terrific place overall, with a good location and everything you could ever want is a phone-call away. The concierge can get tickets to even the most "old out" performances. The facilities are at international standards and the food is quite good. Walking distance to both the "Scandinavia" and "starlight" restaurants so each end of the economic spectrum is satisfied. Only complaint was that the lifts or rather the key operated security system broke down often leaving those on the upper floors with long waits.
After staying at 4 different hotels preparing for the move, this one was best by far.
More like a Four Seasons
Wow, what a great property! Exceptional comfort, great location near Red Square (just behind the Bolshoi). Very upscale, thus expensive. Use your rewards points, it;s a bargain. Don't think twice, this is the best Marriott in Moscow, and my favorite Marriott except for Paris. Have a great time!
Best Marriott in Moscow
I think the Marriott Royal is the best of the Moscow Marriott hotels.
It's located just behind the Bolshoi Theatre at the heart of the city and offers superior standard rooms - and an excellent Executive Level.
That said, Moscow's a hole and don't go there unless you have to!
The Grand is better
Having stayed at all 3 of the Marriotts in Moscow, this one is probably the worst for comfort/style/location but the best for price. The Aurora is a poor location but the nicest - the Grand is the best all around.
The Royal suffers from a dull location without anything of real interest around it, and the rooms are smaller and don't have much of a view. However, there is absolutely nothing wrong with it and if you can get a better price here and you're going to be taxiing around instead of walking or taking the Metro, stay here.