Russian hotels with the most beautiful views

Russian hotels with the most beautiful views

Today, with enormous competition in the hotel business, travelers have many excellent options for overnight stays in different price categories. We have collected the best view hotels for you: you can visit them while traveling through the most picturesque corners of Russia.

Ararat Park Hyatt (Moscow)

Russian hotels with the most beautiful views

The five-star hotel in the heart of the capital was opened in 2002 in the building where the famous Armenian restaurant of the same name was located in Soviet times. The rooms offer views of the Kremlin towers, Red Square, TsUM and the Bolshoi Theater (in the distance you can even see the Cathedral of Christ the Savior). 

The main attractions of Moscow are just a stone’s throw from here, which, of course, guests of the capital will appreciate. Muscovites often choose Ararat Park Hyatt to escape from routine: for example, a weekend in such a luxurious hotel is an excellent gift for February 14th. By the way, in addition to several excellent restaurants, the hotel has a swimming pool and a fitness room. 

Cost: from 30,000 rubles per night*

SO/Sofitel (St. Petersburg) 

Russian hotels with the most beautiful views

If you want to fall asleep and wake up with a view of the best sights of St. Petersburg, the five-star SO/Sofitel is your choice. From the windows here you can admire St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Admiralty building. The hotel itself is located a 10-minute walk from the Hermitage, a 15-minute walk along Nevsky Prospect to the Kazan Cathedral, and a 20-minute walk to the Mariinsky Theater. In general, all the most significant places of the cultural capital are very close from here: the Neva and Moika embankments, Gostiny Dvor, Spas on Spilled Blood, Yusupov Palace… In a word, an ideal option for a trip to St. Petersburg. 

Among other things, hotel guests can visit the SoSPA spa center, MIXO lobby bar,  as well as restaurants  HI SO Terrace and  Cococo. 

Rate: from 12,000 rubles per night*

LeapRus Capsule Hotel (Terskol , Kabardino-Balkarian Republic)

Russian hotels with the most beautiful views

The highest mountain hotel in Russia is located on the southern slope of Mount Elbrus (3,912 meters above sea level!). It’s easy to imagine how magnificent the view is from the windows here: snow-capped mountain peaks and endless blue skies. The hotel is located within walking distance from the Gara-Bashi cable car station, so getting to the ski resort is not difficult – after all, not only lovers of beautiful views come to Elbrus, but also fans of skiing, snowboarding and hiking. 

Staying at LeapRus is an interesting experience in itself. Firstly, the design of the “high mountain shelter” looks futuristic: the hotel consists of several modules (two residential, technical and general for recreation). They were made using specially developed technology by the Italian company LEAP Factory using modern composite materials. Secondly, the creators of the hotel tried to make it as environmentally friendly as possible: it is customary to sort garbage here, and lighting and water heating are provided by solar panels. And thirdly, likes  on Instagram this place will definitely provide you with it.

Rate: from 8,600 rubles per night*

Busse Mini-hotel (Vladivostok) 

Russian hotels with the most beautiful views

The two-star Busse Hotel is located in the very center of Vladivostok, on the slope of the hill of the same name, and from the windows of its luxury rooms there is a view of the Golden Horn Bay, which is not inferior in its beauty to the harbors of Istanbul or San Francisco. Some rooms have terraces, so you can have breakfast and enjoy the view in the morning. Another undeniable advantage of this place is that the hotel houses a fluffy and affectionate cat, Lexus.

Just a 15-minute walk from the hotel, you can walk to the beach and admire the Pacific Ocean (and in good weather, even swim in it). The main pedestrian street, Svetlanskaya, which is called the local Arbat, can be reached in 7 minutes by taxi. Three kilometers from here is the picturesque Minny Gorodok park with three lakes and the Eagle’s Nest hill. 

Rate: from 3,300 rubles per night*

«Aurora Village» (Murmansk region)

Russian hotels with the most beautiful views

This eccentric glass igloo-style glamping site was created specifically for watching the Northern Lights, and the best time to come here is, of course, in the winter season. Due to the distance from the city and light pollution, the chances of seeing this unusually beautiful phenomenon here are very high. The “village” itself is located between Murmansk and the Arctic Ocean, towards Teriberka. Glamping has a barbecue area, a view pool and heated plunge pools (it is advisable to order this option in advance when booking). 

You can find a lot of things to do in the area. “Aurora Village” is located on the shore of Lake Kanentyavr, famous among winter fishing enthusiasts. Skiing and husky sledding are popular in the area. Of course, it’s worth getting to Teriberka – one of the most picturesque places in the Russian North. You can ride snowmobiles and snowshoes, taste the freshest seafood in Murmansk, visit a Sami village or go admire the Kola Fjord.

Cost: about 10,000 rubles per night*

Guest house «Velha» (Krasnaya Polyana) 

Russian hotels with the most beautiful views

Guest house “Velya” is a view spa hotel, lost on the banks of a mountain river. In summer, you can sunbathe on the terrace with an incredible view of the peaks (however, you can admire them from your room). The hotel has a sauna, hammam, a font with spring water, a Russian bath and a massage room.

There is plenty of entertainment in Krasnaya Polyana. Conquer the peaks (the closest one to the settlement, Achishkho, reaches 2,391 meters in height), visit the mysterious Akhshtyrskaya Cave, get to Skypark and walk along the longest suspension bridge in the world, Skybridge – over the Mzymta River at an altitude of 207 meters above the ground. Or you can try jeeping or freeriding, go on a caving trip or a helicopter ride, try hiking in the mountains… 

Price: from 5,000 rubles*

«Russian hut with bathhouse» (Suzdal) 

Russian hotels with the most beautiful views

This ancient city has many interesting locations and good guesthouses. “Russian hut with a bathhouse” is an excellent option if you want to stay in comfort and in an atmospheric place. This hotel consists of several wooden cottages, a traditional Russian bathhouse, a barbecue gazebo and a shady garden with an old well. The “Izba” stands on the banks of the Kamenka River: from the windows there is a view of the Intercession and Spaso-Efimievsky monasteries, famous architectural and historical sights of the city. 

Suzdal is one of the most beautiful cities of the Golden Ring; you can come here at any time of the year. It is often called a museum city, which is not surprising: about two hundred ancient residential buildings, 30 churches, 14 bell towers, 5 monasteries and the city Kremlin have been preserved here. By the way, you can time your visit to the city to coincide with one of the folk festivals: for example, come to Cucumber Day (it is held annually on the second Saturday of July). 

Rate: from 1,800 rubles per night*

Text: Margarita Paimakova

*Prices are current at the time of publication

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