Very best memories and lots of thanks to the stuff. Great location, good price and delicious breakfast. Highly recommend for your stay in Kiev. Room is good size and clean. Beds are OK but not too bad. Extremely helpful stuff.
I would avoid coming here unless you speak good Russian or Ukrainian. I speak very basic Russian which was not good enough to sort out problems & nobody seems to speak English or any other major European languages.
I chose this hotel as the description said there was room service, a restaurant & bar. As a solo traveller, I prefer room service for my evening meal so I was rather annoyed to be told the restaurant was “closed” on my first night & I tried again on the second night to be told it was “closed” again. No reason given & my Russian isn’t good enough to discuss more in depth. I took a picture of the room service menu below which clearly says it is available until 9pm.
The light sensor in the corridor did not work meaning I had to use my phone as a torch.
The immediate area is nice & old but not suitable for the less mobile. It’s hilly with cobbled stones.
The rooms were clean & simple & there was a basic minibar. Only half a toilet roll was provided with no spare.
Other inconveniences were that I could not switch on the bedroom light unless I switched the bathroom one on too! There is no plug socket near the bed, nor a bedside lamp, nor a light switch.
Kiev is a very nice city but I’d advise staying elsewhere & checking reviews carefully to ensure there is no false advertising. I feel a bit cheated that I paid for facilities that do not exist!
The price was ok. The price for the breakfast is too much. If you like to have a massive breakfast is good because you pay 6€ and they cook for you what you want but if you are a simple breakfast eater (coffee, pancake and fruit) the price is too much. The lady that cook is really nice and a great cooker!
The room was clean and the toilets too. The people in the desk did not speak english at all (any of them) so they could not explain places to eat or where to go, but they provided us with a map.
The location of the hotel is good and they cleaned the toilet everyday.
I’ve picked it because the location but I don’t think it will be considered good location for most travelers. The neighborhoods around it’s an old part of the city that is being fixed and stretched , all together looking good. It’s close to wonderful park but many many steps to get there. This part of the city is hily.
The room is basic !
The safe didn’t work !
The dinning room in an underground space that doesn’t feel you like to stay there at all.
Was difficult to get an Uber or taxi from there.
If you like plastic international chain hotels, this is not for you.
If you like bars and lounges, this is not for you.
If you like quiet,small (14 rooms) individual hotels with comfortable rooms, good breakfasts and excellent locations, read on.
The hotel is excellently situated for Podol which is the old but recently refurbished artisans' district of Kiev, home to Bulgakov and many others. Close to many museums, the University excellent restaurants, street markets, arts and crafts shops, embassies and numerous attractions.
The rooms are clean and adequate, reasonable bathrooms, well air conditioned and good WiFi. Only one TV programme in English and no BBC or CNN which is a pity.
Some of the staff are outstanding, others less so but all are helpful and altogether this makes for a very comfortable and well priced stay.
No lounge or bar but then who would want to sit in a hotel when there is so much else five minutes walk away. Pleasant breakfast room however and a lovely way to start the day if one is not too much of a weight watcher - cakes and fruit (the cook made me a cheesecake, famous in Kiev, at my request), the Cappuccinos are good and the cheese (and ham) omelettes a very pleasant surprise, almost like custard!
We'll stay there again on our next visit to Kiev without doubt.