Renaissance Moscow Olympic Hotel
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... water food, and sleep.
The day had finally come to visit Red Square, the centerpiece of Russian and the world famous Saint Basils Catherdral (the cathedral on the cover of Tetris). We made our way on the metro to the stop nearest the square. Of course nothing is marked properly so we spent about an hour walking around the streets to the Kremlin and eventually made it to the adjacent red square. Like many famous locations it is smaller than ...
... for a safe haven and strategic position for our padlock to be fastened for eternity. We finally agreed on a prime spot, 2nd branch down facing North East on the tree just off centre from the crown of the bridge. Once the padlock was firmly locked, we sealed our bond with a kiss before I dropped the key over the side of the bridge in to the canal below. Momentarily forgetting that the canal was covered by a few inches of ice, I looked over the side to see ...
... a taxi parked up on the curb. After confirming how much it would be to take us to our hotel, we hopped into the cab. The ride was our first introduction to Moscow traffic. How long it took to go the relative short distance was softened by the fact that we were no longer getting drenched.
We were exhausted as we checked into the hotel. We decided we were going to stay put until our co-workers got to Moscow the next day (they live 5 hours west of ...
... bought himself a spectacle case decorated in the traditional way while I found some pretty enamel earrings for myself and a couple of others. Then I saw some lovely dolls with hand painted faces dressed in typical Russian winter clothes. I couldn't resist them for Emilie and Scarlett. There were also boxes of Christmas Decorations in Russian style.
Once the shopping instinct was quelled we went to the dining room where we were served a ...
... the stadium. Oh look, Farah and Rupp lining up. Sometimes life works with you. With five to go through plus five fastest losers both were in a group of five that moved away from the rest and qualified looking comfortable as the front three, two Kenyans and an Ethiopian, raced off to the finish. The women's 20km walk finished on the track too, slightly chaotically. Russians were 1,2,3 coming into the stadium, with cones marking off for them to do ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Adjoining Rooms
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Historical Traveler Reviews Renaissance Moscow Olympic Hotel
Auch für westliches Standards ein ausgezeichnetes Hotel
Ich habe im Laufe der letzten drei Jahre über 100 Tage im Renaissance verbracht. Ich kann Ihnen versichern, dass das Hotel in seiner Klasse zu den besten der Welt zählt. Es ist sauber, praktisch und sicher.
Die Lage ist der Nachteil - es liegt etwas außerhalb des Zentrums. Zu den Restaurants und den Geschäften geht man ca. 10 Minuten. Bis zum Zentrum von Moskau fährt man eine Viertelstunde (ohne Verkehr), mit der Metro sind es auch 15 Minuten (10 Gehminuten vom Hotel entfernt).
Rundherum ein angenehmes Hotel in Moskau.
Excellent hotel by any western standard
I spent over 100 nights during the last 3 years in Renessainse and I can tell that it is one of the best hotel of its league around the world.
Clean , secure , efficient.
The drawback is location - it is a little bit of the center - the resteranuts and shops are 10 mins of walking. Central moscow is 15 min driving (with no traffic) or 15 mins in Metro (10 mins walking distance from hotel).
Overall very pleasent hotel to stay while in Moscow.
A Rip Off!
What a price and what poor value. US$475/night + taxes and all you get is the sort of room you'd expect at an Ibis in a grim cold isolated building next to the Moscow Olympic Stadium.
Even the corridor outside the room had wires attached to bare light bulbs to light it up, loose bits of carpet and the toxic smell of paint (as they were re-decorating the corridor). The restaurants were dull and characterless with pale food.
The best thing about the hotel was the exercise room which was good. It also had a swimming pool which looked decent.
Terrible - avoid.
Nice Stay At This Hotel
We stayed here 5 nights on our recent trip to Moscow. It was VERY expensive but the nicest hotel I've ever stayed at overseas.
Rooms are equivalent to rooms in the USA. The lobby is nice..the staff is nice.
The restaurants are very pricey tho. The breakfast buffet was $29 per person and it wasn't worth it. The menus were way overpriced too.
The hotel is not in the best area of town though - but it's easy to deal with if you just have someone who can help you know where you need to go.
Beware of bathtubs. They are very high and one of the people in our party fell and broke their ankle and had to be taken to a Moscow hospital.
Decent but expensive
Stayed for five nights at this hotel in late April, 2006. Rooms were above average. Location is not ideal, but there is a free regular shuttle from and to either Pushkin Square or near Red Square. Both the Italian restaurant and the German bierstube have acceptable food, but it is very overpriced. Beers at the bierstube are the best bet in the hotel.
Clean and very comfortable
I stayed for four nights on a business trip in this hotel. It was refurbished a couple of years ago by german management and is still in a very good condition. The rooms and bathrooms are comfortable and tidy. I didn't use the pool but I read the lonely planet, that it is the largest pool in a hotel in the moscow area. Positive is the complimentary hotel shutle to the city center which runs every 30 minutes. On the other hand it takes a good 10 minutes walk to the metro station, which isn't in the best neighbourhood.
Watch Your Wallet
Nice hotel in a bad location, and my reservation at $185 a night mysteriously disappeared and they only had $525 per night rooms available. No negotiation, no upgrade or anything else for the extra $340+ per night. I will not stay here again.
Good Business Center
The room was a comfortable size. The front desk and business center staff are excellent. They are very accomodating and professional. Not a tourist-y spot. Pool/work out room and lockers are nice. Air conditioning was "broken" in hotel...only provided with fan.
Good hotel by any standard
This hotel is a good choice if you are going to Moscow on business.Food was good, with an excellent breakfast buffet.Rooms were average size and clean.staff was capable.only negative is location.if you are coming as a tourist, this is way out of the way.
My wife and me needed to stay only one night in Moscow (June 2003). We recommended this hotel and got immediately a free room. And what to say: I leaves no wish unfulfilled! It's worth the try... if you can afford it.