We were cautiously optimistic when booking this hotel considering the adverse comments regarding the wedding events that cause controversy at the hotel. We stayed for two nights in May and there were no wedding events being held. That being said we could not have had a more pleasant stay. The reception and staff - wonderful; the facilities - 18th century elegant and superb; the location - a 5 minute walk through an upscale area to the metro. The buffet breakfast made you feel like a Tzar; crystal, silver and wonderfully decorated. Say here - we were wonderfully pleased.
Steve from Colorado, USA
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Big good furnished spacious rooms big bathroom and balcony, calm surroundings in the trees, super halls and wedding facilities, home breakfast. To reach Moscow centre - bus (20min) or taxi (7 min 5USD) to railway station, then 30 (express 5USD)-60 min(normal) by train to Savyolovsky railway station in Moscow - then take metro (1usd) to any station 20-30 min to the centre. (60-120min to reach center)
Taxi from hotel or from the city Lobnya is much cheaper than in Moscow. To reach airport the cheapest way to call the taxi from any internet source. I reached Vnukovo airport by taxi - keep in mind it was morning saturday - new toyota camry - from hotel 1 hour near 70 km through moscow centre - university - 1450 RUB (near 45 USD) its really cheap for Moscow. Arriving to the hotel - I paid 100USD from the centre Kiev Railway station - 2 hours in traffic gems.
As a frequent traveler I am often not particularly overwhelmed by hotels around the world, so it was nice to stay in the National, a particularly beautiful old hotel located facing the Kremlin and Red Square. I was impressed enough that we changed flights and stayed an extra day so that we could take our time in Moscow. The staff were very helpful, all spoke English and were very professional and accommodating. I had a business meeting in the lounge with clients and it was certainly a good setting for that type of thing. Built in 1903 its a really nice change to find a hotel that's not competing to be the "most ultra-modern" hotel and if you like history, wander around the 2nd floor and you'll see a gallery of the famous people who've stayed there over the past 100 years. Quite impressive. Moscow is not an easy place to drive around (just take a taxi, the traffic is among the most challenging anyplace in the world) so staying close to your place of interest is a big plus and you would be hard pressed to find a better central location than Red Square. Public transport literally outside your doorstep if you're game to take the metro also.
Hotel was very Russian but that was nice vs chain western hotel. Good location near Metro stops and also near Kremlin and Red Square. Staff english was limited but did the trick. The "garden" area in the hotel is great and was nice for a beer and light dinner. Staff very helpful when we needed to leave bags and have a shower before a late departure.
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