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Metropol

At a Glance

    Pros

  • superb location
  • beautiful interiors
  • great buffet breakfast

    Cons

  • some guest rooms need updating (renovations are ongoing)

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Metropol Review

Built between 1899 and 1903, Moscow's most fabled hotel transports you back in a time—whether it's the art nouveau facade, the opulent restaurants, the guest rooms with hardwood floors topped with Oriental carpets, or the antiques-filled suites. Lenin spoke frequently in the assembly hall and David Lean filmed part of Doctor Zhivago in the restaurant, and the outstanding service and amenities carry on the tradition. The location, opposite the Bolshoi Theatre and a five-minute walk from the Kremlin, is top-notch.

    Hotel Details

  • 363 rooms, 72 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 06-18-2013

Fodorite Reviews

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    Metropol Review

    I stayed at the Metropol with my family in July of 2011, and it really killed my experience of Moscow.

    My room was noisy, with the Karaoke Bar in the lobby playing throbbing music from 4:30am until 6:30am without so much as an apology from hotel management.

    My room was never cleaned before 4:30pm.

    Rooms were expensive (US$600/night for a double) and badly in need of an update (1970's era bathrooms with plastic counter tops). No amenities in the room, not even coffee or tea.

    Front desk staff were rude and had no desire to please a customer. Management were just as bad.

    I would never recommend this place.

    by potatoheadbobby, 7/26/11
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    A legend - but why?

    It is huge and knackered - it reminded me of an institutional hospital, only the lunatics have been replaced by heavy expense businessmen who like a good choice of hookers in the lobby. BUT this is THE location to be in if you are visiting on holiday like we were. One big plus is the limo service to run you around town. The bill though was a shocker. I think next time we'll stay at the National.

    by James_UK, 4/7/07

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