Review: Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow Hotel

Review: Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow

 

This Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow Hotel Review is part of a trip report including Vienna and luxury hotels and dining in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. For the previous posts please see:

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TravelSort Clients enjoy Virtuoso benefits at the Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Equivalent Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

 

Ararat Park Hyatt Location and Check-In

The Ararat Park Hyatt is located at 4 Neglinnaya Street, about a 10 minute walk to Red Square, and just a 5 minute walk to the closest Moscow Metro station, Teatralnaya. We were missing our main two bags (see Is Transaero a Good Airline? Not if You Want Your Baggage to Arrive With You) so with basically just my computer bag we took the Aeroexpress train from Vnukovo Airport to Kievskaya, then transferred to Metro Line 3 (Arbatskaya) and took it 3 stops to Ploshchad Revolyutsii, then exited at the attached Teatralnaya Station before walking to the hotel. 

Lobby and Reception, Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow Review

 

Ararat Park Hyatt Park Twin Room

Once we reached the Ararat Park Hyatt we checked in, and were on our way to our Park Twin Room quite quickly. It was on the top floor, so we had a view over the rooftops towards Red Square:

Review-Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow-View from Park Room

 

There was a nice fresh fruit welcome amenity, even though there was only 1 plate and napkin:

Fresh Fruit Welcome Amenity, Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow

 

Standard Park Rooms are 376-430 square feet, so comfortably spacious for a hotel right in the center of Moscow. The hotel underwent a renovation in 2011-2012, so the feel is modern, even if some areas, such as the table in our room, had quite a few marks from wear and tear.

Review: Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow

 

There was a bedside control panel for the lights and shades, with everything marked clearly in Russian and English:

Bedside Control Panel for Lights and Shades, Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow

 

The beds, as is usual for Park Hyatt, had mattresses that were too firm for my taste, but we were both so tired that night that we slept pretty well anyway.

Review: Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow-Park Twin

 

The bathroom featured a separate bathtub and glass enclosed shower, although only one sink and vanity, and the toilet was not separately enclosed.

Review-Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow-Park Room Bathroom

Review-Park Hyatt Moscow-Park Room Bathroom Bathtub

 

Bath products were by Blaise Mautin, as at the Park Hyatt Paris Vendome.

Blaise Mautin Bath Products, Park Hyatt Moscow Review

 

We were missing toiletries, which although I usually pack in my computer bag, I had packed in my carry-on that we were forced to check. Fortunately Hyatt does offer essential toiletries complimentary, so I was able to get housekeeping to deliver toothbrushes, toothpaste, a hairbrush and other essentials.

Complimentary Hyatt Toiletries, Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow

 

Coffee addicts will be glad to know there is an Illy Espresso machine in the room; I made good use of it the next morning.

Illy Espresso Machine, Park Hyatt Moscow Review

 

Conservatory Terrace and Swimming Pool

The Ararat Park Hyatt has a Conservatory on its penultimate floor, which opens to an outdoor terrace. While we didn't have time on this short visit to linger, we enjoyed a peek outside:

Conservatory Terrace, Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow

 

There's also a swimming pool, jacuzzi and Finnish sauna on the 4th floor, where the Spa is. The pool area is open 5am-midnight weekdays, and 7am-10pm on weekends.

Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow Swimming Pool

 

The Verdict

We had a short but pleasant stay at the Ararat Park Hyatt in Moscow. Our Park Room was comfortable and still modern looking thanks to the renovation 3 years ago, even though some items such as the table showed signs of wear. The bathroom wasn't quite up to luxury standards, in terms of not having a separate toilet chamber or double sinks, but water pressure was good. I was especially grateful for the Hyatt complimentary toiletries that I was able to obtain from Housekeeping, in view of our lost luggage situation. Breakfast, which I'll add a few photos of later, was also high quality, although our a la carte orders took a very long time to be prepared. That and the fact that the Internet was rather slow, as well as the perenially hard mattresses that Park Hyatt uses were my main complaints in an otherwise very good stay.

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Disclosure: I paid for our room with a travel professional rate. The views expressed in this post are mine.

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