I just saw a post on Lidolux Hotel in Beltsy and will most likely try it next time. That's why I decided to write couple of words on Hotel Balti where I stayed for more than five times now.
The good part is about its location. I mean it is really fantastic to live in the very centre of the city, just next to enormous Alecsandri Square and to the central amusement Park Andriesh. At any time of day and night, plenty of restaurants and cafés are available all around. The best however, is the hotel's restaurant and hotel's bar. Actually there are two identical bars on the ground level, to the right and to the left if you are standing in front of the entrance. So the one I liked the best is to the left if you are facing the entrance from outside. Its interior is a very nice 70-80's design with great chairs and lights in round shapes and vivid colours, kinda like in Kubrik style. They serve very good Turkish styled coffee by the way and some of the finest Moldavian cognac. Don't go to the other bar, as it seemed to me as a some kind of a hook-up place, anyway it was rarely open during the day.
The bad part is about the rooms and hotel itself. Clearly, this used to be some kind of the "best hotel" in Beltsy during Soviet times. With all the changes that took place, the hotel was only superficially renovated, some rooms, conference hall, but the rest of the hotel really needs good repair responding to modern standards. Some rooms have air conditioning with an ugly thing outside the window. I saw their "best suite" (with sauna inside), but really I personally did not like it. I mean it was new and repared, but I guess I just did not like the grayish-rosy filthy-like style. It's a big hotel, with plenty of tourists as this is the first hotel you go to in Beltsy, you can't miss it as it is right in the middle of the city.
I will try Lidolux in May 2008, however its location seems to be a quite far away from the city centre.