First I'd like to mention the pros of this hotel:
The building is situated in the heart of Irkutsk and not far away from the airport or the central railway station. Many buses marshroutkas and trams are stopping nearby.
Moreover there's a pedestrian area next to the hotel where you'll find many good restaurants and a huge shopping mall.
The staff is extremely friendly and speaks English.
You need to order breakfast one day in advance: you'll get a sheet where to sign the dishes you want to eat the next day ( there are plenty things to choose). That's really a big plus !!!
Unfortunately the staff was not able to help us booking some tours to the Baikal lake although it was mentioned in three different tourist guide books that every hotel will help.
Beside that it can get very noisy in the evening as there are often musicians in the nearby pedestrian area.
- Free Wifi