Swissotel Krasnye Holmy Moscow
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What a long day we had today!
We started with a bus tour that took us to some of the places we hadn't already seen. One was Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, which has a very interesting history. Stalin blew it up in 1933 to make way for a gigantic pyramid monument to The People and Lenin. It was going to be taller than the Empire State Building. Unfortunately due to swampy ground and a curse from one of the nuns, the monument was never built. Instead it became a swimming pool. ...
... department store, turned high-end mall that forms one side of Red Square. In the evenings particularly, the city centre is buzzing with people apparently until very late, frequenting the many bars, clubs and restaurants. Our experience is that quality is mixed, both the food and service and prices are high despite the recent drop in the value of the rouble. Moscow's road system is poor and parking poorly controlled, so getting around except ...
... breaks brings me down to Novograd or Gorky in old money another typical Russian city very little signage, huge pot holes and at least five cars fighting for every bit of space on the road. When that runs out then take to the pavements or down the middle of the road scattering cars out of the way like grains of sand. Eventually I cross a river on a huge girder bridge and seem to be rid of the city and now it's a dash to Moscow about four hours away. Looking at the time that should ...
... Vov Gory I continued till nearly out of park, then turned into the park (yes, I am now a tree with herbaceous border) and up the hill. This, then, was sparrow hill, at the top of which we had stood and surveyed the view he previous day and part of Gorky park. The park is long but not deep, and the hill goes up rapidly, but it's a short sharp sort of a thing rather than a long grind. There are lots of undulating trails, and I came across distance markers ...
She goes to leave and I express my joy at getting to meet her and thank her sincerely for her company. So welcome has her conversation on art been that I hug her, and she hugs me back.Then she clasps my upper arm and tells me "your smile, is like sunshine".
Probably one of the most beautiful complaints I have ever received.
I leave the gallery beaming with pride. I have won the Russians over.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
Historical Traveler Reviews Swissotel Krasnye Holmy Moscow
Not bad for a business stay - great bar
Stayed at the Moscow Swissotel for 4 days on business. The room was large, the bathroom was almost the same size again with seperate walk
in shower and stand alone bath. I was ona twenty something floor with
great views over the city (when the clouds permitted). Ate in the brasserie which was good, although wine was expensive. The staff in the hotel were very helpful.
If you are staying on a business package with access to the business lounge - there is a daily happy hour from 5pm!
There is also an excellent bar on the top which played good music and served decent cocktails.
I'd happily stay here again
Nicht schlecht für Geschäftsreisen, tolle Bar
Ich war geschäftlich hier und verbrachte vier Tage im Swissotel Krasnye Holmy. Das Zimmer war groß und das Badezimmer war bald ebenso groß und verfügte über separate Dusche und freistehende Badewanne. Ich war irgendwo oberhalb des 20. Stocks untergebracht und von hier aus hatte man einen sagenhaften Blick über die Stadt (wenn die Wolken nicht zu tief hingen). Ich habe in der Brasserie gegessen, das war gut aber der Wein war teuer. Die Angestellten im Hotel waren sehr hilfsbereit.
Wenn Sie hier das Business-Pauschalangebot gebucht haben, dann gibt es auch von 5 Uhr an eine Happy Hour in der Business Lounge. Auf dem Dach war auch eine ausgezeichnete Bar, dort wurde gute Musik gespielt und die Cocktails aren recht ordentlich.
Ich würde hier gerne wieder unterkommen.
City Space Bar - Top floor of the Swiss Hotel
Perched on the top (34th floor) of the recently built Swiss Hotel is the fantastic City Space bar. The views across the Moscow suburbs as the sun goes down are fantastic photo opportunities.
The tariff is naturally pricey given the location and the modern decor of the bar, a glass of beer is roughly GBP8.00 but a trip to Moscow would not be complete without a visit.
The hotel is about 10 min walk from the metro station called Paveletskaya. Which in turn is about a 20 min tube ride from Lubyanka Square.
Pricey, but the best Moscow hotel experience I've ever had
Physically, the hotel is elegant. Modern, secure, quiet, comfortable, convenient (particularly if you are arriving from Domodedovo on the airport train; they're about two blocks north of the train station). Rooms are relatively large and well appointed. High speed internet available in room, and it worked very well (which, as a business traveller, is an absolute necessity for me). This is one of the best appointed hotels I have ever stayed at in the U.S. or Europe.
Now, the downside. While the room prices are a bit high by Moscow and even Western standards, all other prices are exhorbitant by any standard. Food, internet, phone, you name it, it will be about 2X what a typical U.S. or European hotel would be charging.
Having said all that, I would happily stay there again on a return trip to Moscow.
Overpriced in Moscow
Swissotel in Moscow is a nice, new and very quiet hotel... - very elegant and everything has been made nicely and with comfort in mind! The roof top bar gives a stunning view of moscow and is a must see at the hotel..
Having said all of the above nice things, I must admit as a regular traveller, that it is not worth 250USD per night excl breakfast, which is 40 USD per day + 18% taxes.. - it is simply to exorbitant a price of what you get.. - so competition is needed in the hotel business in Moscow...
Too expensive for what is provided
We stayed 4 nights during April 2006 at Swissotel. The hotel is a very new and impressive multi storey building which can be seen from distance. Overall decoration is modern and elegant. The furniture and colours chosen are soft and relaxing and reflects a refined taste. The rooms are sized adequately and there is a seperate bath tub and a large shower. Unfortunately, due to very low water pressure taking a shower was very problematic. We stayed at the 12th floor but our friend staying at the sixth floor also had the same problem. Besides, the hot water adjustment seemed very difficult and late responding. These two problems are very important and needs to be taken care of immediately as both deteriorate the overall level of comfort significantly. The flat panel TV set in the room adds to the elegance and has many world channels. The hotel personnel was quite helpful and motivated but seemed to have some problems in understanding English. The breakfast room is quite small for a hotel of such size and the buffet is very limited in the variety of food offered. The hotel is very pricey (more than 350 euros for a standard room) and the problems mentioned above does not justify the price. I probably would not choose to stay at this hotel in my next Moscow trip but go for Baltschug Kempsinki instead.
Soak the Rich
A truly impressive hotel let down by what seems to be penny-pinching management. Simply outrageous prices backed up by only a skeleton crew of staff. You get the feeling someone somewhere is trying to run this beautifully designed 5* hotel on the cheap.
Despite this impression...excellent local bi-lingual, staff, willing to help, courteous and accomodating. Glad I was a guest and not an employee however!
Return in spring - hope by then to see this beautiful hotel achieving it's obvious potential
Stayed for two weeks, impressive looking hotel, some minor electrical problems in room (fair enough, it had just recently opened),very clean all over, staff very friendly and helpful. I was a little disappointed with the choice of food in the restaurant, and the breakfast choice was inconsistent and quite expensive. I felt the building lacked a bit of soul, again I have to bear in mind it is a new hotel. The bar at the top of the building has very impressive views, if only it rotated! I would also suggest not wearing casual cloths when visiting this bar, as the security guards are more likely to confront you. Overall I liked the hotel, and would recommend it. I will be returning shortly, so will post an update, im sure the teething problems will be sorted out by now. What really swayed it for me was the helpful staff, especially on the reception desk, and in the restaurants.
A great experience
I stayed three nights in this Swissotel. It has been a wonderful experience. The staff is friendly, the rooms have a nice mix between design and warmness. The bathroom is the nicest I have ever seen in the world. Great gym and Spa area to relax. Superb bar on the 33rd floor with a fantastic 360 degrees view on the city. Only little minus point: the quality of the overpriced breakfast.
I will use the Swissotel again for my nest Moscow trip !