Amaks Golden Ring0.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I didn't book this hotel myself, it was part of an organised tour. I only stayed here for 2 nights and that was quite enough. The general atmosphere in the hotel just felt off. The elevators were so small, I often did not feel comfortable when more people entered. The heating in my room was broken - it was switched on constantly with no way of switchting it off, making it so blazing hot in my room that I left the window open at night, even though it was freezing outside. I later heard my neighbour say that the heating in her room did not work at all, so she'd been very cold. On the way to the dining area, you pass a bowling alley and .. a strip club. Especially the strip club made the hotel feel rather sleazy. Our tour also included dinner at the hotel twice. I'm not sure if it was due to our tour guides booking the cheapest available option, but the food was the worst I had during my entire trip. It was bland, either overcooked or dry and just generally not recommended. Take a cab into town and grab some dinner there. Overall, it wasn't the worst hotel I've ever stayed at, but if I ever happen to find myself in Vladimir again, I won't be staying here again.
This is old soviet hotel, renovated years ago. Clean, comfortable, but still "Soviet-style" - far from what you expect for this price, service is quite slow. It is quiet from outside, but not from inside - doors are thin and you easity can hear everything from the corridor. Restaurant is very poor menu a la carte - I strongly recomend to find any other place to dine. Despite poor a la carte, breakfast buffet is suprisingly good variety, unless you are healthy food adept - pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages, pizza, meat salads - whatever you like! I strongly recomend to try any other hotel, before visiting this one. I hope there are either less expensive or more comfortable hotels in the city.
I travel a lot and know how to differentiate luxury from economy. Though this hotel is really in need of proper service... rooms without air conditioning, unless you pay for an upgrade (600Rubles) to business rooms, which basically are the same from every aspect beside having air conditioning. reception barely speaking English and may be an extra charge apply for the smile... bed ok, air conditioning extremely noisy, in the room you need to do your bed yourself as when you remove the bed cover, there is the duvet cover but the duvet is in the closet... so you need to make you bed. Bathroom tiny, could be ok, but the bath size is ridiculous, could be far better with a walk in shower as beside dwarf clientele nobody can ready fit in this bath... Though my favorite moment was the check out : Receptionist ; you need to pay for your education ! Client : Education ? R : Don't you speak English ? C : I do but I don't think this is the right word. can you tell me in Russian C : you mean the upgrade R : yes the education. To summarize : will never go again
The staff was not helpful and some were explicitly rude. The girl at the reception (Ksenia) erroneously charged my credit card, while the room had been prepaid. She claimed that she "did not see it in the system" and refused to provide a rebate. Finally we convinced her that we had prepaid the room and she miraculously started to see it in the system. She did not know how to process a rebate and it took her c.20 minutes to perform this task. The lady was explicitly rude and did not even apologise for her mistake. It looked like she did not really care. The rooms were OK. The breakfast was also OK, but nothing exceptional. The hotel is located not in the walking distance from the city center, one would need to take a car to get there. Overall, poor value for money (we paid $120 for one night). The impression from our stay was spoilt by rude staff.
The front desk is moderately helpful (they don't know English) and the attitude is not always useful. The main problem is that although the bathrooms have been updated, the rooms are a notch below modest. A single (double?) will get you two single beds, and they are really, really narrow. This is basically a Soviet-era hotel with a post-Soviet band-aid. I had a choice in my room: open the window and get some air, but then the car noise is unbearable; or keep the window closed for some relative quiet and cook to death. It's a real Soviet choice. The restaurant is ok and the price of a room includes a decent breakfast buffet.
This was the most unpleasant stay we ever had to endure. After getting soaked all I wanted was a hot shower, but ended up shivering under luke warm water. They charge extra for everything under the sun including a bathrobe. The blankets did not have duvet covers (they were lying folded up underneath, so looked like we need to put them on ourselves which seemed very odd). There were no coffee making facilities in the room, so we went down to the "entertainment complex" that was a joke. If was dark, tacky and old. The video games are crammed onto a corner and most are not accessible. Then best of all - my husband was not let in because he was wearing flip flops!!!! (Even though our shoes were dripping wet from the downpours). This place sucks!
We stayed in these hotel for 2 nights from 13-14 jun 2013. We were surprise that we were directed to a side room for the buffet breakfast and dinners while Caucasians were dined in the main hall of the restaurant. We later found out the food served were of different quality and variety too. No explanation was given when we asked the personnel. Can't believe there is discrimination of such kind nowadays!!
cheap old kommunist hotel which was refurbrished by new owners. Parking is paid separatelly (first time for me to see the hotel which asks me to pay for parking). Rooms are tidy but small. Furniture is new. Restaurant is dark and ugly. Actually I do not understand why most of Russians preffer to call ugly restaurants like "True Russian Cafe". They just equalize ugliness and Russian by doing such things. Internet is fast. You could drop 500 miles onto you S7 priority card. I think mostly it cost the money they ask for it. At the end of the day it was about 3000 rubles per night with dinner and breakfast included. In Russia it sounds like cheap.
I stayed one night. Booked on their website and charged 4100rub. The hotel was dark, the facillities are old and there was no air-conditioner. It was worse than the hotels I paid around 3000rub. Worse still, there was a sudden power shortage and then there was no water supply while I was in the middle of a shower. I had to wait for nearly an hour to get the water back to clean the soap on my body.
I used to travel and stay in the town on Vladimir 5 times and was unhappy with the hotels. Last time I book for me and my international colleagues this hotel and both of us were happy! It is about 15 min away by taxi from the main railway station Vladimir and within 10 walking min toward sightseeing objects. I will stay there again!
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63.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 384 reviews