Moscow Marriott Grand Hotel
Average rate: $190 - Hotel class: 5 stars
Tverskaya Street 26/1, Moscow, Russia
Moscow Marriott Grand Hotel Reviews
Moscow Marriot Grand Hotel Apr 03, 2010
Firstly after booking the hotel were great with getting the stuff we needed from them to sort out our visas.
Chose it because they had family rooms, and a decent chain of hotles, where we reckoned there would be English speakers. It was also in a pretty good location for getting to the main sights, and very close to Mayakovskaya Metro Station.
Check In was good, and they took our passports to process the registration with the local authorities in Moscow and as promised we had them back within an hour. Lifts up to the guest floors are operated by your room key for extra security, and we were up on the 6th floor.
On Checking in we said we wouldn't really be using the minibar, and we were no sooner in the room when one of the staff appeared and took all the snacks, and put them in a drawer, and then locked the drawer and the minibar.
No chance of changing your mind then :O .Also noticed straight away that there were no tea/coffee making facilities in the room.
Room was clean and comfortable, and had desk and table and chairs.TV was on top of the minibar cabinet, and carried the standard range of international channels like CNN and BBC World.
Bathroom was a good size with both a bath and a shower.They left bottles of still water every day for you to brush your teeth, but we just used the tap and took the bottles out with us :D
A look at the hotel information card showed you had to pay for wifi in the room and it was pretty expensive, and I refuse to pay for it anyway out of principle, as the hotel are using it anyway.
Also a look at the restaurant menu told us we wouldn't be eating or drinking in here. I don't care how good it might have been, but £32 each for breakfast seemed way over the odds and £5 for a bottle of water stuck out as well.
The hotel bar was on the ground floor and well set out and each evening when we were coming in or going out there would be someone playing at the piano. the restaurant was on a raised section of the ground floor and looked quite smart. take it the people who were eating and drinking here were all claiming expenses ;)
Down on the lower level there was a fitness suite,a gift shop a beautician and hairdresser and a foreign exchange counter. We only ever used the fitness suite for the pool and jacuzzi, and it was good.
After the second day the staff would recognise us and we always got a warm and friendly greeting from the doormen and security people.
Every morning we got a free copy of the local English language newspaper left hanging on the outside of the door in a polythene bag. Interesting to read what was going on in Moscow and Russia :)
Check Out is at midday, and they had a left luggage facility where we could leave our bags and go out and enjoy the last of our time in Moscow.
Decent and comfartable place to stay, so long as you eat out and supply your own drinks for the room
Part of the The Moscow Times - April 2010 travel blog
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