Medea, the 21-room 'small-hotel', is named after the elegant Italian furnishings which sprinkle its various rooms. Ranging from the 'twin studio' to the apartment-sized 'Medea suite', it's perfectly capable of accommodating entire families in addition to its usual influx of business travellers; rooms come with a 'kitchen-in-a-cupboard' for those that want to prepare their own food. However, the hotel lobby also boasts both an Italian restaurant and a smaller cafe, open to both guests and those wandering in off the street - the building is located within some 100 metres of the metro. Originally a merchant house when it was built in 1860, in the post-revolutionary era it housed numerous families. Eighty years later, the conversion began until its opening in 2005. Rooms are equipped with tea and coffee making facilities. However, room service is not available. Long-term stay, weekend, and online booking discounts are all offered.