I returned to the Hotel Jackson without high expectations following my previous review but needing a bed for the night. I was passing through en route to Eastern Romania so am not unfamiliar with the prevailing standards of accommodation. Little has changed since November 2006 except that some things are worse. With two companions we were surprised to be told that the hotel was full except for one single and one double room. We also learned that credit cards are no longer accepted "because of the banks". See photo of logo on the door. After reluctantly accepting this another room was miraculously found from nowhere. During the whole of that evening and the following morning we saw only one other person in the hotel who could have been a guest .