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Hotel Baltschug Kempinski
Why we like it
- Views of Red Square
- Health club with indoor pool
- Sunday brunch with free-flowing champagne
- Enjoy summer cocktails on the terrace of Café Kranzler
Be sure to try the pastries at Café Kranzler – they are divine.
The hotel (Intercontinental Moscow) was brilliant, nothing too much trouble and they seemed genuinely pleased to see us and our rooms were very comfortable, room service really good and the food excellent as well as the service in the restaurant.
- Bedford, RH
With spectacular views over the historic centre of Moscow, Hotel Baltschug is an exquisite five-star hotel in an ideal location from which to explore this vibrant city. Behind an impressive 19th-century classic façade, the hotel features luxuriously appointed interior and public lounges. The 232 guestrooms are spacious with plenty of light. Their distinctly Russian design combines rich red fabrics with handcrafted wood which thus creates a relaxing atmosphere, soft to the touch and soothing to the mind.
With two restaurants, two bars, as well as the Berlin-style Café Kranzler, famed for its homemade pastries, hotel guests can go on a culinary voyage around the world. The wonderful range of amenities designed to delight its guests, include the Baltschug Health Club with a heated pool and state-of-the-art gym as well as a wide range of relaxation facilities.
Best time to be there
May to October is the best time to enjoy the summer days. Russian winters can be extremely cold, but if well protected against the elements, is a romantic time to visit.
St Petersburg (British Airways) or Moscow (British Airways and easyJet)
3.5 to 4 hours
GMT +3 hours
Yes, obtainable in advance
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