Radisson Royal Moscow
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The travel to Moscow was not premeditated, neither desired nor prepared. Mi son had begun that year to study in the University of Moscow, after spending 3 years studying the language in Madrid. Mi wife needed imperiously to know how he was installed and urged me to make the travel for visiting him before the winter coming.
By those times …
We both woke early so were at breakfast at 7am They certainly put on a good spread here. Too much to choose from. Fletcher left on the bus for the first day of the Congress at 8am. I stayed in the hotel until 10am when I was able to collect our free public transport card which enables us to use the Metro etc. Then I headed off
With my …
We left Adelaide on Monday night flying Emirates direct to Dubai. This was great as our body clocks were ready for sleep and in fact I did sleep quite a bit on the plane. A four hour stopover in Dubai at the Emirates Business Lounge was an easy break and then on to Moscow which is in the same time zone as Dubai so only one time change to contend …
... which gave d and b hot water for a drink, they had brought some food with them and now and again when the train stopped b got off and bought food sometimes d went with him but i stayed on the train it was cold out there man.Ii'd watch through the window that was much better sometimes b would buy beer d had already brought a bottle of vodka from Moscow, i think she has a drink problem!!
we saw people ...
... basic meal. If you were trying to raise and feed a family here? I don't see how they do it.
And it's not just groceries. Basic pair of Reebok tennis shoes, $150. You want an extension cord? $10! Oh you need a dryer to dry your clothes. Doesn't exist. Literally! There are no dryers! People don't use them. They just hang their clothes all over the house or on the freezing cold balconies and hope they dry at some point by the time you need to wear them. It's ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRadisson Royal Moscow
El título tiene una clara explicación. El hotel ha cambiado de dueño y muchas cosas habrán cambiado. Pero incluso las que lo precisaban, como el mobiliario algo anticuado de la habitación, o los sanitarios y griferías del cuarto de baño, le daban un encanto especial y característico que, con toda seguridad, ya se habrá perdido. Estuvimos hace 8 años y entonces las medidas de seguridad abrumaban un poco, sobre todo porque no es costumbre, salvo en los buques de cruceros, pasar por un escáner todo lo que llevas contigo cuando entras en el hotel. Recuerdo especialmente las cenas con caviar y acompañamiento de pianista en el bar al que se accedía por la escalera del loby, y también el excelente bufet de desayunos en una preciosa ala esquinera del edificio, dando al parque. El servicio no me pareció especialmente cálido, pero si profesional.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Radisson Royal Moscow
Enjoyed my stay at Ukraina
Stay at Ukraina in July an was very happy with hotel.
I had a renovated room on 24 floor with view of Russian
Whitehouse an New Arbat.Room was very clean an comfortable,but a little small.Bathroom was very clean an had plenty of hot water.I only ate breakfast buffet once,
the worst food I ate in Russia.Did not eat any other meals there.The building is beautiful an location was ok.
Lots of resturants nearby an hotel has taxi service.
Overall i would recommend this hotel to others.
p.s.Later at night there are call girls working the bar in lobby,but if you stay out of bar they do not come into
We spent one week at the Ukraina and whilst I have no major complaints I think you can do better for your money. We paid 200 U.S dollars per night for a twin room which was supposedly 'renovated', but if that's renovated I'd hate to see the non-renovated rooms. The hotel is not that old yet the furniture and bathroom gave the impression of a much older hotel and I've stayed in 200 year old hotels with better "original" furniture. The room itself was spacious and warm. The view (we were on the 12th floor) was lovely and apart from one night it was fairly quiet.
We stayed at the Hotel Ukraina for the recent world figure skating championship.
having just returned from a stay there we found the location very convenient for Red Square. the Number 2 trolley bus from outside the hotel takes you to she square in only 12 minutes for only 15 roubles. However, each night the internal phone rang and we were offered a lady massage. but when Ia female answered the phone went dead. this seems to be the custom in all Russian Hotels so just be aware. The breakfast buffet was very busy and had a wide selection and the rooms are comfortable. Taxi's too are cheaper from the front of the hotel rather than outside the steps - almost half price. So be aware and have a good time.
Although I was not so lucky to get a renovated room, I would have to say that for the wholesale rates that I managed, this was a very comfortable and enjoyable place to stay. The room had clean comfortable furnishings and beds and a nice high classically molded ceiling. The staff was friendlier than I had expected and spoke English well. What really impressed me was the included breakfast buffet which was in two grand halls and had the largest assortment of good food that I had seen compared to any other hotel buffet. All of the public marble floored rooms were elegant and well maintained (though the corridors to the rooms had a weary, Barton Fink look to them, only wider) and, yes, they did have a lot of security (a monitor on each floor and around 3 men watching the entry). I suppose the amusing thing was that they seemed more eager to check up on registrations of any female guests to prevent unregulated in-room entertainment, yet every evening there were always four or more obvious working girls at the bar with comparatively unfettered access to the place. It did add character to the hotel to see them awake from a nap at 3 am and carry on a game of cards. Other comments, The Art Club restaurant served excellent traditional Russian dishes, had a lot of charm and excellent service, and the business center was easy for emailing with the help of their friendly staff. In all, this is a great hotel for its price, amenities, and character and I would certainly stay there again.
Ukraina is a good place to stay
I stayed in the Ukraina from 16th until 20th of September 2004. It was just great to see this impressive building every night (morning) I got back to the hotel. Easy to get to the centre with a bus and very cheap (less than 1 US$)! Also the not recently refurbished rooms were good enough, the service was very helpful and friendly. This surely will be my place to be should I come back one day... Great value for money (spend approx. 60 US$ a night in a single room with breakfast).
My friend and I booked our room over the internet the night before we arrived. When we did arrive the staff was fine and gave an unrenovated room. We called the front desk and were told to talk to the internet reservation agent. The woman was extremely helpful and promptly gave us a renovated room. We were then told to go to the front desk to change our room. When we did we tried to speak the manager so that we could guarantee a nicer room but another desk clerk took over. She then proceeded to scream at my friend and to throw the keys at him. The room she assigned us was renovated but overlooked the parking lot and was near the emergency exit. We were definitely not satisfied with the way we were treated and my friend went to speak with the front desk manager again. She did not show any sign of concern until he told her he was a doctor. We were then given another room with a view that was fabulous. I understand that I was in Russia and the people have a different way of dealing with things, but for the amount of money we were paying the service was horrible. The final two rooms were very nice but the unrenovated was a normal Russian room. It is also possible to stay in a hotel, the same caliber as the unrenovated, for under thirty dollars.
We stayed at this hotel in June for 4 nights. The location is ok, you could be closer to the centre, but for the price this hotel is a good bet. Russian hotels are not cheap, especially in the summer. So the price for this hotel was pretty good. The rooms are large but look like they haven't been updated for a while. If you like this kind of thing it's fine. Although it's clean, the shower in the bathroom has very low low water pressure and there is no air conditioning. Again this might be different in some of the more renovated rooms. Breakfast was, standard buffet affair. The tube is a good 10 mins away and you have to cross some very dodgy roads, the drivers in Russia don't really care too much about the pedestrians. But the location is good, only 4 stops from the Kremlin and other tourist sights.
I have spent 4 nights at this hotel (28 - 31 may 2004).