1.07km from Circum-Baikal expressStayed 4 nights late Oct 2019, in a small but cozy room on the 4th floor. Clearly hotel is recently renovated, and has a touch of old classic style. Room had amenities that are needed, plus more. What really stands out in this hotel is the staff and the restaurant. Knowledgeable and friendly staff, one really feels their pleasant atmosphere during the stay. Really nice touch is the unlimited access to the great coffee machine, or good selection of teas. Only had breakfast on one occasion, but it was more than sufficient array of buffet choice one needs. The in-house restaurant was the best we have experienced in a while, at absolute great prices for Russian restaurant standards. The ambiance of the place was just perfect. The in-house made cheese platter was a highlight, with the waiter service and guidance being exceptional. Food was full of flavor, well portioned, and complimented the wines we tried superbly. My understanding is that the restaurant is relatively newly opened, and if such standards are kept, will no doubt become a jewel in Irkutsk's culinary circle. (Menu was only in Russian, which I am sure the hotel will see to being translated) It is really a pleasant thought to know that next time we visit Irkutsk we will visit again. If only for the restaurant if we're passing through. Extremely centrally located, just off the busy roads, we could not be more satisfied.