Wonderful experience in this hotel located in a historical building, centrally located (doesn't get any more central), and with a long history of being a reputable establishment. If you like modern, ultra sleek hotel, then this place is not for you. If you want to soak up in history, then this is your place. The lobby is phenomenal and simply doesn't get any better. The rooms are traditional as would be expected to be consistent with the hotel style. The location is very central, yet I was relieved to find out that there is no noise from the outside. Indeed, my room was pleasantly quiet while the light show was going on in front of the Bolshoi theatre with hundreds of people on the Teatralnaya square.
Since its completion the Metropol has always played a greater role in Moscow's life than simply that of a Grand Hotel. It has …More
I was in Moscow, Russia for vacation. The room was big enough and comfortable. It was well furnished, clean and modern.
The breakfast was reasonable and the service at the restaurant was excellent.
We had a pleasant experience and I highly recommend this hotel
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.
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