I stayed here while on a group tour. Large Soviet era hotel centrally located for walking to the major city centre sites. Impressive lobby, rest of hotel dingy and dark. Room was large, clean and warm if very dull and dated. Lots of hanging space and bathroom ok with lots of hot water. No kettle. Bed had to be made up myself. WiFi worked if a little week. We took a breakfast box due to an early start for the border. All fine.
Having read the reviews we were less than enthusiastic about having to stop here. However, we had a good room, with plenty of hot water and free wifi. It is also in a convenient location as the main sights can be 'done' on foot from here, and there are also many restaurants within walking distance.
The hotel is a nice property, the older rooms are HUGE, bathrooms are old and need maintance. Price accordingly to the city is relatively cheaper. The hotel doesn't seem to have a high occupancy but they seem to be renovating the rooms, the newer rooms are more expensive but with modern facility so would recommend you take them but for the adventures take the older room, they are huge but facilities....need improvement. Breakfast was good. Staff don't understand much english but in the day time they had front office staff who spoke english. It is in the center of town. Beautiful gardens!
This hotel was a bit like a ghost town, huge and many rooms but at breakfast we didn't see anyone else but our tour group of 9! The rooms were okay and the bed was comfortable and clean. The bathroom could do with a bit of upgrading though. The reception was incredible but it was all top show. Wi-fi was difficult in the rooms but I got connection in the foyer and in the garden. The staff could also do with being upgraded and doing a course on public relations. They were a bit surely and unhelpful. Breakfast was good. We didn't eat in the hotel for any other meals and were only there for 2 nights. Impressive garden with nice statues but no seats to relax in. I sat on the grass under a tree which was fine
Dated rooms, beds you have to make yourself, mattresses either as hard as board or sagging like valleys, water that gets turned off in the afternoon, surly staff who think it is more important to chat on their mobile than deal with guests, bad food.