Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Hotel 5 star
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On the banks of Moscow River, at the foot of a bridge leading to the Kremlin and Red Square, stands the Baltschug Kempinski Hotel, one of Moscow's great palaces. Now classed as a historical monument, this luxury hotel lies in a superb building which dates back to 1897 and enjoys an unobstructed view of Moscow River and the Kremlin. With a spa, swimming pool, ultramodern gym, gourmet restaurant and Japanese restaurant, it has everything you need for a pleasant stay in the heart of Moscow.

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    Location 8.0 /10

    On the Moscow River at 1, Balchug street, in the south of Moscow, at the foot of a bridge leading to the Kremlin and Red Square, which are 10 minutes away on foot. The nearest underground station is Novokuznetskaya. Sheremetyevo 2 international airport is located about 17 mi away (a journey of approximately one hour). Domodedovo international airport is located some 26 mi to the south-west, you should allow an hour for the journey.

    Accommodation 8.95 /10

    The rooms at the Baltschug Kempinski are very spacious (430 sq ft), and have lovely fitted carpets. The decoration (wallpaper, paintings, etc.) is quite contemporary. The rooms are provided with a desk, two armchairs, a king-size bed and a round wooden table. Of course, there is also a wide flat screen satellite television (52 channels), a DVD and CD player, a free electronic code safe, individual air-conditioning, a minibar fridge containing Hédiard products (2 free bottles of water), a telephone, Wifi internet access (charged) and ADSL (free). The windows offer splendid views over Moscow River and the Kremlin. Room service is available 24 hours a day. The bathroom includes a bathtub with a flexible shower head, dressing gowns and slippers, a hair-dryer, hospitality products, bathroom scales, tissues, a toilet and bidet, a telephone and an illuminating magnifying mirror.

    Overview 9.20 /10

    The Baltschug Kempinski is built in a superb building constructed in 1897 and it is now a historical monument. Renovated in 1992 (the same year that it became Kempinski), the hotel has 230 rooms spread over 9 floors, around a large atrium. Thirty-three of the rooms are luxury suites. A member of the German hotel chain Kempinski, the hotel has a spa with three treatment and massage rooms which use the cosmetics brand Sensai. Guests may also relax in the large rectangular pool (heated to 29°C), the sauna or the whirlpool bath, they can otherwise let off steam in a gym filled with the latest equipment or unwind on the cushioned deckchairs. All these facilities can be accessed from 7:00am till 11:00pm. The fitness centre has a bar with a wide-screen television.

    Food and drink 9.20 /10

    The Baltschug restaurant serves Russian, Mediterranean and European gourmet cuisine in a handsome dining room with seating for 150 guests. The dishes, each more delicious than the last, are prepared by a German chef. The restaurant serves non-stop from breakfast at 7:00am until dinner at 10:30pm. Diners enjoy wonderful views of Moscow River, the Kremlin and that eternal symbol of Moscow, The Cathedral of St. Basil the Blessed, with its fairy-tale puff pastry domes. You can also eat at the Kranzler café in the lobby, where snacks, salads and delicious pastries are on offer. Finally, lovers of Japanese cuisine may wish to try out the Japanese restaurant, Shogun, which is superbly decorated with a bridge, fish pools and an aquarium. Teppanyaki, sashimi and sushi menus are served there from 12:00pm until midnight. Have a drink at the lobby bar from 4:00pm until 1:00am, or sit back in the 1st floor piano bar, with its vodka menu and cigar cellar.

    To know

    Every Sunday, a guided visit of the Kremlin is organised free of charge. The rooms all have a free ADSL internet connection. There is a foreign exchange office and a cash-point in the lobby. Room service is available 24 hours a day. The Baltschug Kempinski has a spa, a heated swimming pool and an ultramodern gym. The hotel is in an ideal location on the banks of the Moscow River where it enjoys superb views of the Kremlin. It has 9 meeting rooms that can seat up to 160 people.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, beauty salon, sauna, keep fit, spa, Turkish bath, wellness

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      gym, aerobics, golf, fitness, sports

    • Animals allowed
    • Hairdresser
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Solarium
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • Its location by the Moscow River opposite the Kremlin.
    • The spa
    • The swimming pool.
    • The free guided visit of the Kremlin every Sunday.

    disadvantages

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