I had high hopes of visiting Yekaterinburg on business and was hoping for the opportunity to settle in and get some isolated business time. Since being here I have not been able to break out of the mother country mold way of doing things.
On the surface, the hotel and room appear modern and comfortable but a series of problems testify otherwise. The floors are never vacuumed. The "media center" in my room never worked. The high speed cable to connect to in internet (rj45) jack would not accept the supplied cable. It looked like a (rj11). The remote on the TV would not allow selection of any input from the "media center".
There was absolutely no counter space and completely unworkable chair. Let alone a chair that you could relax in. The bed was passable but with only square pillows. The very small mini bar would not cool the 4 bottles of high cost product, let alone have any room for personal products that one might want to keep. And while we are on the subject of cooling, the air conditioning had not officially been turned on yet (prior to June) and so a minor heat wave made the room unbearable.
The morning breakfasts included were nice and I would endorse them. The staff was kind and as responsive as can be expected.
I was trying to keep an open mind about the level of hotel but attention to detail is obviously not strong with this one.
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