Statues of black knights and naked runners observe you from the roof as you enter this art nouveau masterpiece. Staff are helpful, rooms are rudimentary and poor value for money, but those without bathrooms (from R1500) are a low-budget alternative. Its central location is the saving grace.
The Volga Hotel has air-conditioned rooms and suites with flat-screen TV, desk, and refrigerator. All include a private bathroom.
Each day at the Volga starts with a continental breakfast. A traditional Russian restaurant and bar can be found in the same building.
Varied boutiques, shops, and beauty salons are less than a 10-minute walk from Hotel Volga. The River Volga is less than 2 km away.