There are now 2 hotels in Grozny: the brandnew highrise "Grozny City" and the ca. 3 year old "Arena City".
The Arena City is much smaller, more cozy, in a residential neighbourhood. Some guests prefer it for security reasons (there was once a shooting in the bigger hotel).
I have to correct the one-time poster below (why does he post here only one time? and then Grozny out of all places?):
* Complaining that there is no money exchange in Grozny is like complaing that you can't change rubles to dollars in the Yellowstone lodge. In any case there is an ATM machine in the lobby, where you can get cash on any credit card.
* Some waiters speak a little English. In all of Russia you have a hard time without speaking Russian. I don't speak it either unfortunately.
* Service to me was extremely good for Russian standards.
* For breakfast we had omelette, sunny side up eggs, a kind of müesli / porridge (forgot the name), sausage, marmelade, honey, ... No buffet. Again not too bad compared to other Russian hotels.
* If the shower doesn't work, get it repaired or change the room. Referring to the foto of the shower, it may however be that lukewarm technical skills lead to cold water only ;-)
In essence: anyone who traveled in Russia beyond Moscow and St. P will be happy that there are even TWO good hotels in a remote place like Grozny, whereas in most other Russian oblasts there is NO acceptable hotel within 1.000 km.
I will chose the small Arena City to feel safe and cozy when travelling alone, but will book the Grozny City when taking professional guests along.