Anyone have good recommendations for great Marriott branded hotels in Moscow and/or Saint Petersburg? Thanks!
I really enjoyed the Marriott Aurora, safe area, walking distance to the Bolshoi, Red Square and several museums it was very convenient. Good lounge and free breakfast in restaurant too.
I'll be at the Renaissance St. Petersburg in a few days, I'll let you know what I think.
Renaissance Hotels in Moscow and the best in St Petersburg very well located. Excellent location, service and breakfast.
St. Petersburg: Courtyard Vasilevsky have vip access to the Hermitage.
Moscow: Marriott Grand Hotel have 24-hour indoor pool and very-very good executive lounge; Marriott Arbat - have excellent evening desserts in the lounge room; Renaissance Monarch - good lounge and indoor pool, but no good location.
Been at the Renaissance St. Petersburg for two nights now...
Location cannot be beat, I have been walking around town for two days now and this really is the best location if you are here to see historic St. Petersburg.
Staff is really great.
No lounge (If you take breakfast as comp choice you get full buffet)
Breakfast is very good - made to order eggs and omelet, not over the top but everything you would expect in a full high quality buffet.
Bar is open until midnight. Inexpensive drinks. Food menu sounds/looks good but I've been eating elswhere around town. Very attentive bartenders.
The hotel must have had a recent remodel, common areas and my room are like brand new, quality work, doesn't look like a "makeover".
I'm staying on points but did a paid upgrade (4000 RUB / $60 night) for suite with view of the cathedral... the windows are small so it's not like you see the cathedral from the sitting area in your room, have to stick head up to window to see, nevertheless I'm glad I got the suite for the extra room for the 5 nights I'm here.
Internet is slow.
Lots of good restaurants and bars nearby.
Hope that info helps.
Nice quick rundown there, wmrobins!
Extremely helpful, thank you!! Do you know if they have transportation to/from the airport and main train station?
They (the hotel) doesn't have a shuttle or anything, but I emailed a couple days ahead and had them arrange a car service which I charged to the room. My arrival was 9pm and I did not want to try and figure out a cab or public transportation at that time and after a long flight so had them book it. Cost was $45 US.
On the way back to the airport and a few times in the city I took Uber although it's something else over there, like Ytaxi or something like that, when you open uber app it automatically takes you to the other app. I had downloaded it prior to arrival because I ran into some SPB natives about a month before my trip and they gave me the lowdown on it.
St. Petersburg I have been there for 3 days, beautiful place
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