The rooms are exactly as advertised. The breakfast choices were semolina porridge, cold boiled eggs, bread, bread rolls, salads an yoghurt. We had cowberry jam on our bread. Apparently they are related to lingonberry, The black tea was flavoured, the milk was not cow, the coffee was instant. Then we went to the cafe out the back to fill in time during the afternoon as we had a late train to catch. We managed various libations, hushhorr (a pasty like thing filled with lamb), cheese platter, etc. All was very nice and the service was excellent.
Hotel room is decent n comfy. Location is good as you can walk about 5 mins to main shopping belts and the Port area. Buffet was decent as well. Room is clean and service staff is friendly. Not sure how far is to public transport as we were in a chartered transport
This is the old Gesser hotel -changed management and refurnished. Lobby still old comunist hotel feel but you kind of expect that having a 25 m Lenin statue in the center of Ulan Ude. Our room was big,with coffee facilities and clean sheets. Bathroom was tired but passable. Restaurant voyage (i think) was clearly refurnished and had a modern european feel. Food was ok but coffe instant. Compared to the city i find it a good choice for a nice rest before/after a long trip either to irkutsk or ulan bataar
Double room is small, our bed had two separate quilts but was still comfortable. The bathroom is tiny with a large step to get into the shower that is over the bath. The room was quiet with good airconditioning. There was no in room safe. Clean but dated. The restaurant served delicious food that was very reasonably priced but the service was all over the place.
Just 2 minutes walk from the central town square this was a great location and the rooms were excellent. Staff were friendly and helpful, the wifi was fast and reliable and the buffet breakfast was good.
I was on a group tour, we spent one night here, arriving around 8pm, and leaving soon after breakfast. The hotel was chosen by the tour operator. We were very tired after a long (8 hours!) bus journey from Ulanbataar, in Mongolia, so all of us just hit the sack, and woke up just in time for brekky before checking out. Hence, did not see much of the hotel or its surrounds. Room was OK, a bit small, but it had everything needed. Smallish bathroom. Comfortable bed. Breakfast was OK, fairly wide choice. On the whole, no complaints. If ever I go to Ulan Ude again, I would have no hesitation in staying in this hotel.
This hotel had one redeeming feature, an excellent, reasonably priced restaurant. Other than that, not a cheerful place to stay, but then, neither is Ulan Ude. The hotel lobby is cavernous and gloomy. receptionists less than friendly and don't speak English. There seem to be "mafia" types in and out. to know a little Russian. The rooms are of questionable cleanliness, especially carpet and bedspread. Also along the floor corners in the hall. Towels sparse. A nice touch is a door between bedroom and bathroom/hall. The breakfasts, in the same restaurant as dinner is served, is haphazard and tired looking. Sad salads, no fruit, containers not refilled etc. At night however, it is what seems to be, deservedly, a very popular restaurant.
Our room was clean and comfortable, the breakfast was basic but short on supplies at 9 am. The location was great as we were minutes from the huge Lenin Head statue at Soviet Square and the opera and ballet buildings.
We spent two nights here in September 2018. Modern, fairly anonymous hotel but a super comfortable mini suite that was immaculately clean and had a huge bathroom. WiFi was very fast and easy to access. Perfect for chilling after 3 days and nights on the Trans Siberian. Only disappointment was the breakfast where things kept running out, eggs were tepid and coffee machine broke and no other way of serving coffee. Location is excellent very close to the main square and buses and trains as well as the railway station.Overall we would highly recommend.
Perfectly adequate, comfortable and clean, with a good restaurant. Staff very helpful and handy for central city. Rooms clean, beds comfortable and showers good. Breakfast could be improved upon is only complaint