"Excellent Hotel for Nizhni Novgorod"
I rarely rate hotels, but because I am offended by the negative reviews of this hotel, I provide this information. I am an American attorney who is often in Russia. I would consider this one of the best hotels in Russia's regions. Of course, it is not a luxury hotel. Some aspects of it, such as the lifts and overall layout are slightly Soviet. But it is an excellent hotel for Nizhni Novgorod and for the value. First, the rooms are of reasonable size, modern, and clean. Second, the value is terrific. My double room cost 5000 rubles which was about $100 with two 400 ruble vouchers for food, which could be used in the café, restaurant, or breakfast. We had dinner in the café which was very good Russian food. Third, the free WiFi through worked well. Fourth, the overall facilities -- fitness club of very modern quality, bowling alley, restaurants, bar, etc. were very good. Fifth, the location is slightly south of the center of the city, but not more than a short taxi ride to the local attractions. Sixth, the staff were very helpful, but because I speak Russian, I cannot offer an opinion on how more foreign travellers might fare. But, for business people or thrifty tourists, this is a good deal. This is not a "1" hotel. It is clearly a "4", given its location in Russia's regions and price range. One could do far, far worse in the regions.
bruce from Philadelphia/Moscow