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Review of AZIMUT Hotel Olympic Moscow

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AZIMUT Hotel Olympic Moscow
Ranked #15 of 308 Hotels in Moscow
Linden, New Jersey
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89 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Update on my September 2011 review...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

I'm writing the review from my up to now favorite hotel where I used to enjoy fresh air from an opened window in my room.
Recently the window handles in all the rooms were taken off, and the windows cannot be opened at all! The official explanation is safety, yet I have the impression that the management does not plan to invest in repairing the wooden window frames that became hard to close with time, so the easiest and cheapest way was to seal the windows. I would never expect such a customer service in a hotel where a night stay costs $ 400-500, breakfast not included.
The rooms are not air conditioned, and the fan does not work all the time.

Helpful hints to make your stay more comfortable:
- ask for a portable fan. They will bring it to your room at no extra cost;
- let hot shower run for a couple of minutes, and the air in your room will be less dry;
- ask for a room opposite the sunny side, especially when it becomes hot in the summertime, so that you avoid "baking" in your room - even fully drawn curtains will not help much.

Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dallas
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18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

If you don't want the hassle of getting down to the Red Square area this is a good choice for business.

Solid fitness center and pool. Staff in general is ok, though not overly helpful. Food pretty good. Didn't get a chance to see whats around the hotel.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Davenport, Iowa
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2011

mixed review - expect alot from a Renaissance...

Pro's
Great Gym, Pool. sauna etc
good bed
great concierge room on 12th floor
meeting room adequate, food good, not great

Con's
Sink drain backed up while shaving.
small room seriously. fit a chair between bed and wall and that's it. if you want room space go to club level at Crowne Plaza in Moscow.

OK stay - hotel somwhat dated, Could use some upgrades with carpet, etc.

internet OK - but somwhat slow.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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174 reviews
82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2011

Stayed here 4 days on business. Hotel is modern and very comfortable. Food is excellent.

A mix up by the hotel meant that there was no car to meet me at the airport (Schermetavo), but hotel apologized and sent a bottle of wind to my room.

The cost of a car from airport to hotel is 3,300 Ru, but you can hire a taxi at the airport for 2,500 Ru or less - I just agreed to the first figure said because I'd wasted a lot of time filling in forms for my luggage, which KLM had left in Amsterdam. The moral here is not to arrive at -1C in Moscow in a T shirt.

A cheaper way to get to the airport once you are comfortable in Moscow metro, is to walk 10 minutes from the hotel to the nearby Metro station, take a 7 min ride to Bellaruski Metro station, exist the Metro and walk 2-3 minutes down street to the Train station and get on the Aeroport express. this runs every 30 min except between 1am and 5am. Cost this way is 28Ru for Metro and 320Ru for Train - about 10% of costs of a taxi.

Also and this is a serious warning, Traffic in Moscow is only second to Istanbul. Traffic jams at 10pm are common. Hotel advised allowing 2hrs for the journey by car which is 30km - by train it's about 45 minutes all in. If you are in a more centrally located Moscow hotel you need to use the train and metro.

Kremlin and Red Square easy to get to and plenty to see. Ticket shop is about 0.75km from the Armory, and ticket for Armory doesn't allow access to other areas of Kremlin, So if you arrive early at the Armory you won't have time to go back to get another ticket. However I met an Italian tourist in the same predicament and we spent the rest of the day going around Moscow - each could take photos of the other so that we had plenty of photos that we appeared in ourselves.

Had good meal at Il Forno near the Bolshoi - in fact it was simple seared tuna with tomato and spinach, but the best I ever had anywhere in world. Interesting fact is that if you say 'non-smoking' table they put you on your own in the basement, but if you change your mind and say 'smoking' you get a good table in the centre of the restaurant.

Also gatecrashed some Russian TV music show at My Sweet Home bar, near the Lubyanka. Very good music and very stylish models attending and being interviewed by the TV crew. Found this place by accident when I decided to walk back to the hotel from the Kremlin.

Incidentally there are underpasses to facilitate road crossings - use them! - cars travel fast, are very aggressive, and do not expect pedestrians to cross the road.

KLM losing my baggage was the only downside as this meant that I lost most of the first day in Moscow, as I literally had no clothes to go out in. Carrying a spare set of clothes on the lane is the way to go. Incidentally it's nearly impossible to contact KLM by phone about your lost luggage - one no I got for Moscow KLM had all options leading to a Fax machine. The strategy is to wear the passenger down so that they give up on complaining - all passengers form Ireland and Manchester had no luggage when they arrived in Moscow, so the queues to fill up lost luggage forms in triplicate were large!

PS Very good idea to learn the Cyrillic script so you can read Metro signs more easily. Most foreign words are written as they sound but in cyrillic script, so Pectopah actually sounds like Restaurant - which it is!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2011

This hotel has a great gym facilities & nice rooms.

I'll never forget the bright orange colour Rooms compared to the standard dull colours normal hotel rooms.

I left a package with the conceirge and the staff handled my items with care and a smile.

I enjoyed my stay there.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Dubai
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27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2011

Nicely decorated and clean rooms. Staid there many times, never have seen a dirty room. Beds are fantastic, well all Marriott hotel beds are great. Fridge available in the room.
Breakfast is enjoyable with nice variety of food, including tipical russian food.
You can only pay with rubbles or card in the hotel, no other currencies accepted.
Shuttle buss to the centre provided, but bare in mind the traffic, as there are lots of traffic jams.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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gurgaon
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20 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2011

The hotel has a huge structure but I didnt really find it quite impessive during my stay here last July (2010). The food was not great and also the hospitality of the staff was average. Rooms are clean and the one I stayed in had a normal view of the road side. HAve visited Moscow a couple of times earlier too and there are better places to stay.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: AZIMUT Hotel Olympic Moscow
Address: Olympiyskiy Ave., 18/1, Moscow 129110, Russia (Formerly Renaissance Moscow Olympic Hotel)
Region: Russia > Central Russia > Moscow > Philistine
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Moscow
#8 Family Hotel in Moscow
#10 Business Hotel in Moscow
#10 Spa Hotel in Moscow
#15 Luxury Hotel in Moscow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — AZIMUT Hotel Olympic Moscow 4.5*
Number of rooms: 492
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AZIMUT Hotel Olympic Moscow is located next door to the Olympic Complex, 15 minutes from the historic centre, main inter-city railway stations and Aeroexpress terminals, 10 minutes' walk to local theatres. The hotel offers its guests a complimentary shuttle service to the Moscow Metro, the city centre, business centres and exhibition halls. We offer individual service to satisfy your business and leisure expectations: 492 guest rooms, 12 conference rooms of different capacity from 18 up to 650 people, Priority check-in, VIP Lounge, Executive Rooms, Studios and Suites, restaurants and bars, 24 hour in-room dining, health club, swimming pool and saunas, business centre facilities, car parking facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. According to main travel portals our guests consistently rank us among the top hotels in Moscow. ... more   less 
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