The room is spacious and clean. The buffet breakfast is great. Hotel staff is helpful. And the location of the hotel is right in the city centre. Around the hotel is a local kebab cafe - cheap local food - no English menu though, get ready to use Russian or tourist sign language :)
However, when I was there the hotel had no hot water for over a day - something to do with the "switching" of water supply. I am assuming this is an one off issue. Don't expect strong hot water pressure for shower neither, but this seem to be an issue with hotels everywhere in the whole country (I travelled to 4 locations within the country). Free Wi-Fi available in the room, but it was weak signal at times.
I would have given it more star if it wasn't for the hot water issue.More