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“The grand dame of Moscow’s hotel scene still reigns supreme, over a century after her elegant Art-Nouveau charms first seduced guests. Today, visitors are cocooned in reassuring five-star luxury in the heart of the capital’s buzzy Tverskoy district.”

“The grand dame of Moscow’s hotel scene still reigns supreme, over a century after her elegant Art-Nouveau charms first seduced guests. Today, visitors are cocooned in reassuring five-star luxury in the heart of the capital’s buzzy Tverskoy district.”

Hotel Review

Romance-seekers will heart The Metropol. Built in old-school grand European style, it’s full of wonderfully overblown architectural gestures, including the glorious Metropol Hall, featuring its legendary stained-glass dome and marble and gold fountain. Here, breakfasts fit for a Tsar (and Tsarina) are served with an accompanying live harpist. The hotel’s backstory adds to the air of intrigue, too: Lenin and his comrades commandeered the place after the 1917 Revolution. The 388 guest rooms (including 69 unique luxury suites) leave the more kitsch elements outside, with a more restrained, classic style décor. Pre-dinner cocktails – and prerequisite people watching – are a must at the elegant Art Nouveau Chaliapin Bar, followed by a five-course signature menu at The Savva Restaurant. Executive chef Andry Shmakov (he lists Michelin-starred Noma on his impressive CV) combines modern Russian dishes with a Nordic twist. At around £40, guests don’t have to be a blinged-up oligarch to afford it, either.
Recommended for
  • Luxury
  • Romantic Break
  • City Style
 

Written by Rachel Roberts

Recommended For

  • Luxury
  • Romantic Break
  • Sights nearby
  • Situated opposite the Bolshoi theatre! Alexander Garden, Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square and the Kremlin are all close by.
  • Local markets
  • Learning
  • Close to nightlife
  • City Style
  • Designer Shopping
  • Conference facilities
  • Downtown
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Grand Hotel
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Antiques
  • Child friendly
  • Traditional

Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Conference facilities
  • Business Centre
  • Safe
  • Towelling robes
  • Parking
  • Shops
  • Bar
  • Massage
  • Meeting Room
  • Hairdresser/Beauty Salon
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Fireplace
  • Wifi
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Child friendly
  • Sitting Room
  • 24 Hour room service
  • Suites
  • Concierge
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Sights nearby
  • Situated opposite the Bolshoi theatre! Alexander Garden, Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square and the Kremlin are all close by.
  • Local markets
  • Learning
  • Close to nightlife
  • Designer Shopping

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