Hotel Baltschug Kempinski

Ulista Balchug 1, Moscow, Russia

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17.5
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  • Rooms17.5
  • Public Spaces17.5
  • Service18.5
  • Overall17.5
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Hotel Description

Quite probably, this is Moscow′s flashiest hotel—at least, it′s where Elton John stays when he′s in town. Behind the Baltschug′s hundred-year-old facade beats a glossy and very up-to-date heart—huge rooms overlooking the Kremlin, internet access, and a blissfully serene swimming pool. People turn chartreuse with envy when you tell them you are staying here. This is the kind of place where the beds are almost too big, the pillows and duvets almost too white and the service almost too prompt. Shampoo and bubble bath come in matte black containers shaped like skyscrapers, sofas are a deep and lascivious red, and the room′s soundproof windows are cleverly positioned so that you only see Moscow at its best—the gold domes of the Kremlin, the lights of the Moskva River, and the colored cupolas of St Basil′s cathedral. The city′s traffic-packed streets, on the other hand, are exactly where they belong—out of sight and out of mind.

Sunday brunch buffet is probably the best in town, attracting locals and expats alike with its endless selection of hot and cold dishes, deferential chefs in tall white hats, and phenomenal smoked fish. The wild at heart must check out the British-run casino, with its genuinely stunning frescos. The more seriously inclined may choose to retire to the library bar, stocked with vodkas and books in all languages. The health club here has to be worth a trip down the basement—it has bubbling Jacuzzis beside its azure pool, lean Russian and non-Russian beauties relaxing in bathing suits, and the staff positively rushing to bring you another towel.

As you′ve probably guessed, servility and efficiency is de rigeur—what happens when the old Russian aristocratic spirit gets revived by German management. (Kempinski is based in Berlin.) An unflagging concierge will set anything up from dinner at a Russian palace to a ride on a supersonic MiG-29. A request for an aspirin brings room service running to your door with two little pills on an enormous silver tray with a jug of iced water. And best of all, uniformed bell-hops in gold and green wander the lobby with guest names chalked onto signs—just as you might imagine they used to do in the old days.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 227 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • ATM/bank office
  • Bar
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are allowed (charges may apply). Wi-Fi is complimentary. Parking is available on site at RUB 1500 per day.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Superior Room

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    This room features 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds and is approximately 322 ft²/30 m².
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    • iPod docking station
    • laptop safe
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    • working desk
  • Deluxe Room - 2 Twin Beds

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    This room features 2 Single Beds and is approximately 333 ft²/31 m².
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    • flat panel television
    • laptop safe
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    • separate living room
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Room - 1 King Bed

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 333 ft²/31 m².
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    • flat panel television
    • laptop safe
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  • Deluxe Design Room- 1 King Bed

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 376 ft²/35 m².
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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 398 ft²/37 m².
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  • Studio Suite- 1 King Bed

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 624 ft²/58 m².
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    • iPod docking station
    • laptop safe
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    • separate living room
    • working desk
  • Kremlin Suite- 1 King Bed

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 667 ft²/62 m².
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    • flat panel television
    • iPod docking station
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  • Executive Suite - 1 King Bed

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 710 ft²/66 m².
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    • flat panel television
    • laptop safe
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    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • working desk
  • Red Square Suite- 1 King Bed

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 796 ft²/74 m².
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    • flat panel television
    • iPod docking station
    • laptop safe
    • safe
    • working desk
  • Design Suite- 1 King Bed

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    This room is approximately 807 ft²/75 m².
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    This room includes:

    • flat panel television
    • iPod docking station
    • laptop safe
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • working desk
  • St Basil's Suite- 1 King Bed

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    This room is approximately 904 ft²/84 m².
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • ATM/bank office
  • Bar
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are allowed (charges may apply). Wi-Fi is complimentary. Parking is available on site at RUB 1500 per day.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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