The Duman has all the facilities one could possibly wish for; from VIP karaoke and the glamorous Oscar night club to a sauna and swimming pool – plus a fitness centre that promises to ‘make your organism young’. The 213 rooms are spacious and modern and thankfully free of the rather lurid décor you may come across in other hotels here, though the staff is rather stingy with the towels and some rooms lack a safe or mini-bar. There are several in-house bars and restaurants, however, and whilst breakfast comes with a view (as do many of the rooms) sadly the offering is a bit dreary – think Russian-style blinchiki rather than continental patisserie. The service can be a little terse, too, but a few members of staff speak English. One of the hotel’s most attractive attributes is its price point, with room rates considerably cheaper than those charged by the Rixos and the others in that bracket, and with a few tweaks and extra flourishes the Duman could be competing with the well-established foreign behemoths up the road.