Located just off Pushkinskaya Square, the Golden Apple was Moscow’s first boutique hotel, opening its doors to guests in November 2004. Within the 19th-century building is a very modern and minimalist design, incorporating a huge ‘golden apple’ in the reception area.
rnThe staff are dressed in designer black, and offer a highly personalized and friendly service – ‘European style’. The 92 bedrooms are set out over seven colour-coded floors, each corresponding to a colour of the rainbow – a theme subtly repeated in the design of the rooms, in the armchairs, lampshades and even the bathroom floor.
rnPrices don’t include breakfast but there’s 24-hour room service; the restaurant serves great food and the lobby bar does a mean, pre-prandial cocktail. This hotel is quirky and fun, and it still sets the standard for small, intimiate hotels in the centre of Moscow.