The first and the inexcusable failing was that even though the room was priced at 2X peak season (i.e.: a Holiday premium) we were given an uninhabitable room. When our A/C failed on the first night it became obvious that morning that it wasn’t just bad luck. The repair crew, with a replacement unit, was waiting at our door in the morning before we could even register a complaint.
The management of Yalta’s knew that the room was deficient and accepted prepayment at a premium rate for both nights. No apologies for a problem, no offer of a discount for the night without A/C, only please move to another room while yours is repaired! Inexcusable!
Beyond that matter, the hotel was reasonably new but already suffering from a lack of management. In summary: 1) Rooms were clean but there was no hot water and shaky plumbing overall; 2) the Wi-Fi/internet was intermittent to the point of being unusable. 3) furnishings were Spartan at best with nice built in cupboard and drawers but only the required number of beds, a nightstand, and a lamp; 4) no-one on staff had even basic language skills beyond Spanish and, apparently, no training in the hospitality industry.
What I have described is a standard budget hotel offering and this all that anyone should pay for or expect from the Yalta’s Hotel. Pay no premiums above an on-season rate and expect nothing more.