I never thought I was going to be visiting a city such as Izhevsk yet life surprises you in unpredictable ways... And this hotel surprised me in a way I could not foresee (good way). The how I got to this hotel matters for you to understand why I was surprised by this hotel. As part of a business trip, my Russian colleagues told me I had to stay at a different hotel but that was practically impossible the first week, so I looked around and this hotel was recommended by one of my friends, but he warned me "they do not speak English. I will go with you and get things sorted." On arrival, the receptionist communicated with my friend and got my room ready. I tried to ask few questions as she did not appear to dominate English. That day was peaceful. The hotel is located just behind the administration of the city, not too far from restaurants, bank and other facilities... believe me when I tell you the city is not big and everything can be reached by foot. Even though the hotel isn't in the city centre, is located pretty close to some of the main lines of trams and buses. The hotel also has a fantastic sauna, a small pool and a gym that barely anybody uses. Rooms are big and comfortable and you have a wardrobe that you can use to keep all your clothes, suits and what have you. Breakfast usually consists of a wide selection of bread, Russian salad, tomatoes, cucumber, cheese and ham, yogourt, milk, drinking yogourt and a selection of dishes a-la-carte (pretty much any variation of egg, pancakes, crepes, etc. Every morning I came down to have my breakfast and even though the staff did not speak English, they brought a menu that had an English subtitle and you picked from there. I honestly cannot say communication was an issue, after a few tries you learn to say "spasivo" "dobro utra!" and other phrases. Dinner was pretty good in general, the menu has a wide variety of Russian dishes, all of them well prepared and delicious. Finally, the internet service. Is free, is protected and is good. I had no issues with the connectivity nor the range. It just worked and this was extremely important as I was connected all the time, sending and receiving data (and I am not talking just a few emails... I had video conferences, pushing and receiving files, all of it). I liked this hotel to be completely honest and I highly recommend it. It was more affordable than the next hotel I went to and I received a service a lot better.