out of the way but taxi service is good. There are small shops for snacks, water [drinking local water is not recommended by the hotel,] fruit, soft and hard drink, some food items and toiletries within a few blocks. TV has BBC and Euro News. Did not see an English language newspaper in the 10 days we were there. Hotel breakfast is more than good. Neighborhood seems safe.
Large hotel out of the centre with all the trimmings of a standard business hotel. The rooms were large but lacked Aircon which would really improve this place. The location isn´t ideal, but the park next door is charming and I guess being away form the centre will reduce the noise and other undesirables. There are little trams that take you to the centre - once you understand the system it is quite easy.
There was breakfast but we weren´t too enamoured with it, it all came out at once, so unless you were up early it was cold. There were cold items in the buffet - we tended to stick to those.
The staff were helpful, trying their best with our limited Russian and their less than brilliant english, but someone trying is always going to be better than a fluent grump.
The price was reasonable, not a bargain though. Heat the breakfast and add aircon to get 5 stars
Very pleasant hotel. A bit of a schlep out of the centre of town but you could get the tram. The park next door to the hotel was really nice for reading a book and whiling away a few hours. Reception staff were very helpful when we were trying to book taxis and activities - they all spoke English to a greater or lesser extent.
Rooms pleasant, good standard of furnishings etc, but quite small. No air-con which did make it a bit hot.
Breakfast would have been nice except the restaurant was cold (they did have air con in there - and it was up too high) and so the cooked food, which had no hot plate or anything to keep it warm, was also stone cold! Cold fried eggs - not to my taste I am afraid!
Lovely hotel though. Would recommend if you don't mind being a bit out of the centre of town.