Duschanbe|4.32km vom StadtzentrumThis is Dushanbe, not NYC. 5 stars takes on a different meaning here. The beds have what most people might describe as two box springs. The "mattress" is Flintstone hard, and the springs inside will dig into your ribs all night. The breakfast was just ok, and the rooms seemed clean enough. The maids lived on each floor in what seemed like broom closets. In the basement, there was a bowling alley (I think they described it as the Presidential Bowling Alley). It was as nice, or nicer, than any U.S. bowling alley. It was weirdly out of place in this otherwise NOT 5 star hotel. If they would have let me, I think I would rather have slept in the bowling alley than on the mattress in my room. The bowling alley had really good food too. Why am I randomly focusing on a really nice bowling alley? You'll understand when you go there....it was the most modern thing I saw in the entire country.