We stayed at this hotel for one night in late July. We were part of a tour that had been visiting Moscow and Sudzal and therefore had not chosen the hotel.
Located in an industrial area behind what appeared to be panel beating shops, this hotel had few redeeming features. Accommodation was in two storey units of about eight rooms. The units were wooden and constructed to resemble the 18th and 19th century wooden houses that were built in the surrounding country. They did look attractive and quaint but there the good part ended.
The blocks were placed around a large green area (I hesitate to use the word garden) which was untidy and completely overgrown. It did not look as though it had been mown for months. In the centre of the garden was a large artificial pond, which was possibly intended as a swimming pool. It was half full of green water and appeared to contain a wide assortment of aquatic insects.
The wooden theme was carried through to the rooms and all the walls and ceiling were clad in pine. It looked like we were inside a sauna. What added to the sauna ‘experience’ was the fact that the rooms had not been aired and were extremely hot. There was no air-conditioning and opening the widow let in assorted flying insects and the sound the traffic on the nearby main road. As with too many hotels, all the electrics in the room were controlled by a card activated switch. Here this included the mini-bar, and the temperature of the drinks was that of the room – hot. Why put in a mini-bar if it is going to be turned off. Visitors certainly won’t be keen to avail themselves of drinks. It was not even possible to easily buy cold drinks at reception.
Dinner and breakfast were included. While the staff made a valiant effort to welcome us, the dinner was very ordinary. It was edible, and there was sufficient quantity, but, once again, the heat and lack of air conditioning made it unbearable. Breakfast was not much better with limited range.
All in all we could not recommend this hotel at all.
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