11 Malaya Dmitrovka Ulitsa
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||Facing the statue of Pushkin in Pushkinskaya Ploshchad, take the street at the far left of the square (Malaya Dmitrovka) and walk for two blocks. But if you’re staying here then you’re probably not taking the metro… Show Route
||+7 (495) 980 7000
It’s hard to find many flaws with the Golden Apple. Proclaimed as the first and only boutique hotel in Moscow, the owners obviously take a good deal of pride in the hotel’s design. Housed in a 19th Century building, the interior has a modern, artistic motif and the foyer is replete with a large golden apple sculpture. Each floor is painted in a different color of the rainbow. Which is all very nice but perhaps not worth the prices of $600 price tag of a standard room (though discounts of around 30% are possible when booking online).
However, the hotel justifies its prices by its location in the heart of Moscow and its quality facilities including free gym, Jacuzzi and sauna and a paid meeting room and business center. And the rooms are fantastic, though there is not a huge difference between standard, superior and deluxe aside from some extra furniture and a separate bath and shower. If you have a spare $1600 or so per night to throw around, the penthouse apartments are spectacular. The Golden Apple Restaurant has also gained quite a reputation in its short existence. On the downside, the receptionists don’t speak English as well as you would imagine and seem to be continuously preoccupied with whatever goes on in the room behind the reception desk.