Is the glass half empty or is it half full? Is Tsentralnyi a great value or do you get what you pay for? You be the judge. The location is a definite plus, as is the English speaking front desk. Be nice to the Soviet-era ‘key lady’ who patrols the halls – this may be the ‘key’ to a satisfying stay. Corny jokes aside, the rooms have had some remodelling, the complimentary slippers are a nice touch and the communal toilet is clean. That’s right. If you opt for a cheaper room, you’ll have to share a toilet. The café and bar are on the ground floor.