Not as it seems. Buyer beware. The website photos give you a false expectation of the quality and presentation of the facility. We were very dissapointed with the room. The room was was very out of date, the furnishings, fixtures and general room surfaces were in very poor condition, electrical connections in the ceiling were exposed and unfinished, the street noise level was high even on the 5th floor, and the bathroom floor became soaked with water when you showered because there is only about 18" of glass to prevent the water from splashing out. The whole hotel needs renovating...it may have been decent 15 years ago but it is quite obvious there has been very little upkeep or even attempt to keep it fresh and curret.
As far as rating this in an equivalent american style hotel I would put it at 1/2 star above a Motel 6 in the US. The high ratings I saw are obviously from persons with lower expectations and/or acustomed to this level. I travel extensively and occasionally stay at budget minded business hotels in the US that are far better than this hotel.
The hotel is not too horribble but very, very dissapointing and way overpriced for what you get. In my opinion the price shoud have been at least 30% less for what you get. We planned for 5 nights but left after the first night and for about 5% more we went to a very nice hotel right in down town that was 500% better.