From palatial luxury hotels to historical architectural gems, Moscow’s variety of hotels is as expansive as it is diverse. Here we’ve selected five of the best this vibrant capital city has to offer.
Moscow’s selection of hotels takes in the historical and grand, the contemporary and luxurious, and everything in between. Whether it’s a recently renovated centuries-old architectural gem, a towering skyscraper with incredible views of the city, or a palatial riverside landmark, Moscow’s hotels are some of the best in the world. Here we’ve selected five of the best the Russian capital has to offer.
Swissôtel Krasnye Holmy
Housed in a 34-storey building, the Swissôtel Krasnye Holmy offers some of the best views over Moscow. With 234 beautifully designed contemporary rooms and suites, with floor-to-ceiling windows in the stunning Panorama rooms, the hotel is one of Russia’s most impressive. For the ultimate view of the city, dine at the hotel’s City Space bar and restaurant on the top floor, where you can savour 360-degree vistas of Moscow while exploring the expansive cocktail list or pan-Asian menu, or perhaps retire to the Penthouse Suite, where you can admire the city from the comfort of the private Jacuzzi.
Swissôtel Krasnye Holmy, Kosmodamianskaya naberezhnaya 52, stroenie 6, Moscow 115054, +7 495 787 9800
St Regis Moscow Nikolskaya
The result of one of Moscow’s grandest landmark restoration projects, the St Regis Moscow Nikolskaya is one of Russia’s most elegant and luxurious hotels. Occupying a complex of historical buildings just a few minutes from Red Square, the Kremlin and the Bolshoi Theatre, it is known among discerning international travellers for its impeccable levels of customer service, in particular its signature butler service. For the ultimate in luxury, book the lavish Royal Suite, decorated in the finest materials – gilded oak, marble, crystal and silk are all in evidence here – it features a dedicated walk-in-closet and oversized bath tub.
St Regis Moscow Nikolskaya, Nikolskaya ulitsa 12, Moscow 109012, +7 495 967 7776,
Lotte Hotel Moscow
In the heart of the Russian capital the luxurious Lotte Hotel Moscow has one of the largest suites in Russia. The expansive Royal Suite offers its own sauna, library and winter garden, the perfect place to relax and admire the views over Moscow and the bustle of the city below. The Lotte is also home to two of Moscow’s best restaurants, the Italian eatery Ovo by Carlo Cracco and Japanese restaurant Megumi, while the hotel’s Mandara Spa is an oasis of peace and tranquillity where guests can indulge in a combination of traditional and modern therapies.
Lotte Hotel Moscow, Novinskiy bulvar 8, stroenie 2, Moscow 121099, +7 495 745 1000,
Hotel Metropol Moscow
One of Moscow’s most celebrated hotels, the Metropol is as much an architectural delight as it is one of the capital’s best places to stay. Built more than a century ago to a design by British architect William Walcot, it is one of the best examples of the art nouveau style in the city, and after extensive renovation last year it has once again become one of Russia’s finest destinations. Drawing inspiration from the building’s original design features, new rooms perfectly marry classic and contemporary design, making it an ideal place to experience authentic contemporary Russian hospitality.
Hotel Metropol Moscow, Teatralniy proezd 2, Moscow 109012, +7 495 266 0168
Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow
Set on the banks of the Moskva River, the Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow occupies one of the tallest buildings in the city. Famed for its palace-like exterior, which is lit up at night, the hotel is just as grand inside, with the hotel’s 497 rooms decorated to convey a distinctly Russian feeling of comfortable opulence. With an impressive selection of 16 restaurants and bars, and a wellness club with beauticians, hairstylists and a doctor’s office, the guest amenities are among some of the best in the city. For an alternative view of the city, the hotel can arrange a river cruise on one of its own yachts, which come complete with a bar and restaurant.
Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow, Kutuzovsky prospekt 2/1, stroenie 1, Moscow 121248, + 7 495 221 5555