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You can expect reliable luxury at the Intercontinental, located in a modern, swanky building with big windows on the Tverskaya street. Surrounded by some of Moscow's finest restaurants and shops, the hotel is a short walk from Red Square. Its rooms are comfortable and tastefully decorated in understated, warm tones of brown and creme. Beds are very large and comfortable, and chairs are big and upholstered in velvet of sumptuous browns and olive tones, and fresh flowers in cubed vases. Bathrooms all have a bathtub and a shower, as well as a high-tech Japanese toilet and a TV built into the wall above the bathtub. Breakfast, which costs extra, is fresh and extensive, with espresso, freshly squeezed orange juice, eggs, and lots of buffet options, plus wonderful cakes and mousses.