When you find yourself in Tomsk (as you do) there is an inevitability about ending up at the Magistrat. I really quite enjoyed the hotel, certainly more than several I've stayed in in Moscow, for example. It feels very small, and is generally in good condition, with friendly staff.
There is a lot of marble.
A huge amount.
The room was nice and big, but without the 'size is the only important thing' feel that some Russian hotels give you.
The restaurant (which has a bear theme) did an excellent breakfast.
The downside is that there is no lift - so far from ideal if you are not able bodied.
+ Nice rooms
+ Friendly staff
- No lift
- Wifi was a bit unstableMore
- Free Wifi