The place is very strange. But more in a good way nether in a bad one.
Little bit of history: The Palace was built by the order of Ekaterina II in 1776-1780 after successful completion of Russian-Turkish war. It was built to give the most importuned people to rest after the long road from Saint-Petersburg, and enter Moscow rested and prepared. Later on palace was used by Pavel I, and Nikolay II. Napoleon stayed at the palace for 4 days watching Moscow burn.
All that makes the place very interesting place to stay. On another good side: free underground parking, free WiFi with solid speed and stability, 5 meter ceilings, warm floor, and good bathroom. Unfortunately all that is a result of total reconstruction which left nothing from the history. It looks close to original, but... Staff is very friendly.
Now to the bad part: it is a museum and popular place for weddings. On the 3rd night we decided to get our self some food in room, and turned out that kitchen is out of everything except fish for one dish. SPA does not provide nothing, you need your robe, slippers, towel.
Now strange thing about the place, is in 3 days which I stayed there, on the day 1 there was a wedding, and on the other 2 days, I haven't seen a single live soul around. Non. Feeling was I was completely alone in there, which is kinda funny, but... In one of the halls tray with someones breakfast stayed for whole day.
Another importuned thing: to get from your room to the "lobby" you'll need to walk some distance, ether under open sky, whats not so good when its raining, ether by underground paths.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Petroff Palace is a gem of Russian architecture, located in the modern downtown of Moscow. Built in the 18th century, the Palace has changed its function several times during its long history. It was once used as military headquarters, a museum, and an educational institution. Today, after a global reconstruction, the Palace has restored its original function and welcomes both business and leisure travelers as a new Hotel & Business Center in the heart of Moscow. The Petroff Palace is run by the Moscow Metropol Hotel's management, which is, undoubtedly, a trademark indicating top quality. The same level of service and hospitality is now available to you in the Petroff Palace. The Petroff Palace's business facilities allow you to use it as a meeting venue for a wide range of various events, such as press conferences, round table meetings, exhibitions, and congresses. Behind the historic walls, you will find all the cutting-edge technical facilities: fully equipped conference halls, press rooms, and high-speed Wi-Fi. The Petroff Palace is a perfect place to celebrate your wedding or another significant event. The Palace's comfortable rooms are perfectly suited to anyone seeking a quiet, relaxing break. The Hotel's own Restaurant and SPA-center complement the ultimate concept of an ideal Hotel & Business Center. If you are looking to relax and rejuvenate after busy days of hard work, you will find everything you may wish for inside the Palace. Enjoy the pool, the infrared steam room, and the hamam. Refresh yourself with healthy cocktails from the Vitamin Bar or visit the Fitness Room at the Petroff Palace's SPA center. ... more less
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