We had two rooms. Both were spacious, and so clean! They did a nice job of refreshing our rooms even with our junk and luggage everywhere. Our room came with a kettle and teas/coffees, safe, slippers, soaps/shampoo/conditioners.
The remodel work was done with excellent craftsmanship. I found myself looking at the excellent trimwork. Having seen the insides of so many Russian buildings, this hotel was a delightful change. Nice details give this hotel a charming modern look. Did I mention how clean it was?
Breakfast was made to order and was the best breakfast we have been served in a hotel in Russia out of 2 weeks of staying at many hotels.
Location was good. Walk up to busy street for bus stop. Know the Russian words for where you want to go so you can look at bus signs. The river walk with the murals is about 5 or 6 blocks down the busy street then a right. Taxis are cheap and will take you almost anywhere you want to go for just a few hundred R.
No one in Saratov spoke English except on the walking street so download the Russian/English conversion app.
The desk staff were extremely helpful and accommodating. Alexei helped arrange Taxis and a place to store our stuff until our train departure. If you don't speak Russian then just show him on the map where you want to go. Take the business card with you to show taxi drivers the hotel's address. Most taxi drivers didn't know where it was and they didn't understand the address in English so keep card handy.
Les plus: Cleanliness, decor, breakfast, and helpful staff.
Les moins: my Russian.
Emplacement: Don't be put off by the exterior. It is an oasis once you get inside the parking walls. The walking street, Victory park are all close by bus or taxi.