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Moscow Hotels

Baltschug Kempinski

  • 1 ul. Baltchug Map It
  • Zamoskvoreche
  • Fodor's Choice
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Pros

  • Close to Red Square
  • Best breakfast in town (extra with most rates)
  • Kid friendly
  • Gracious service

Cons

  • Far from metro

Updated 06/18/2013

Fodor's Review

Many of the stately and well-equipped rooms at this deluxe hotel, perched on the banks of the Moskva River, have extraordinary views of the Kremlin and Red Square. The building is from the 19th century, but the plush interior dates to the 1990s (with recent updates), when the Baltschug became one of the first hotels to introduce post-Soviet-era Russians to luxury lodgings. The mezzanine bar is known citywide for its voluminous vodka menu, and for the underage set, a special program for guests under 12 starts out with sweets upon arrival and continues with a kids' menu in the restaurant and a range of cultural events.

Hotel Information

Address:

1 ul. Baltchug, Moscow, 115035, Russia

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Phone:

495-287–2000

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 190 rooms, 40 suites
  • Rate includes No meals

Updated 06/18/2013

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Feb 4, 2007

Great location

I'm not sure why an earlier report questions the location of this hotel - It is approximately 10 minutes walk with fantastic views, up and over the Moscow River to St Basils and Red Square. I suppose if you are either a)Old and infirm, b)Disabled or c)American Obese, you might find a 10 minute walk a bit of a problem, but personally I found the Baltschug's location to be perfect as a base for sightseeing, shopping and business meetings. The bedrooms

are huge, immaculately groomed, impeccably designed, and feature just about everything you could need. The bathrooms are spotless. The foyer bar is a great place to sit watch the Great and the Good do their informal business or have their political tete a tete's,(often with armed minders in tow so those of a nervous disposition should perhaps consider a different hotel). My only real complaint was with the hotel's own Japanese restaurant, which was totally devoid of atmosphere, and the food was exceptionally average. I would have expected more for the extremely high prices charged. On one hand, I think that the hotel rate is an awful lot of money to pay for a few hours in a bedroom every night, but on the other hand, a luxury hotel in the very centre of one of the great cities of the World is always going to set you back a few dollars for the priveledge.

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