It's a soviet-era building on the outskirts of town that's been taken very good care of. Renovations made this into a modern hotel, clean, tidy, with very nice service and some typically Russian peculiarities.
- nice spacious rooms (I stayed in 'junior single-room suite')
- nice friendly and helpful service, 24hr
- 24hr restaurant
- 24hr bar
- 24hr sauna
- 24hr gym
- mini-fridge in the room
- no prostitutes knocking on your door in the middle of the night
- it's by no means downtown, don't expect to walk anywhere (taxi ride is 10min and ~$3-$4)
- breakfast sucks! selection is limited, no coffee machine (you can order an espresso from the bar for extra $$; machine in the bar sucks big time)
- sauna is sometimes 'sold out for the night'
- no mini-bar (but who needs it when you have 24hr regular bar?!)
- no ice machineMore