Kiev’s finest Hotels and Accommodation
The ancient city of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, is a popular tourist destination, which may offer interesting sights, historic monuments, beautiful churches and cathedrals. Its popularity as a tourist spot has significantly increased after successful hosting Euro 2012 and this has been further bolstered by returning visitors speaking highly about this unusual tourist destination. For accommodation Kiev has an extensive range of fine and exclusive hotels which off great value for money when compared to other European cities. This guide will detail the preferred districts to be based in along with details of some of the Kiev’s finest hotels.
Recommended districts to stay in
As far as the overwhelming majority of Kiev attractions are concentrated in its central districts, it is recommended to find hotle within this area. There is no sense to sacrifice a good location for a small financial saving. Several five-star hotels and a great variety of four star hotels are located in or near the historic centre of Kiev and it’s the most prestigious central districts such as, Podil, Pechersk and Shevchenkovsky district, in which the city’s main street, Khreshchatik, run s through. If you make your decision to be based in central Kiev you will have everything within walking distance including: the majority of the popular tourist attractions, the best cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs, the most fashionable boutiques and the most interesting and cognitive museums.
Five and four-star hotels – an overview
The five-star Hyatt Regency Kiev Hotel is located just opposite the gorgeous 11th century St. Sophia’s Cathedral and in a 5-min walk to St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Cathedral and Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square). It has an excellent restaurant offering delicious dishes of European and Asian cuisine,a bar with a large variety of drinks, currency exchange, ATM, sauna, fitness centre, swimming pool, spa as well as some shops. It is one of the most expensive hotels – about 350 Euros per night.
InterContinental Hotel (5 stars) is situated in Bolshaya Zhytomyrskaya Street. It is the ancient Podil district of the city within walking distance of the 18th century St. Andrew’s Church – the pearl of Ukrainian baroque and the “Kiev Montmartre” – an old, cobbled Andreevsky Spusk (Descent). Andreevsky Spusk is packed with different historical monuments, interesting museums and charming cafes. It is also the most popular tourist destination for shopping. The hotel offers a standard set of services: Wi-Fi, parking, restaurant, bar, special dietetic menu, sauna, fitness centre, spa, car rental, swimming pool, hairdressing saloon, various shops, etc. Price – about 230 Euros per night.
Kiev Parliament building
The least expensive of five star hotels (about 140 Euros/night) is the Opera Hotel in Bogdana Khmelnitskogo Street. In close vicinity to the Opera Hotel there are two famous attractions: the stunning St. Sophia’s Cathedral and the imposing St. Vladimir’s Cathedral renowned for its unique mosaics and fascinating frescos. There is an excellent “TEATRO” restaurant offering a wide variety of Mediterranean cuisine dishes and a large choice of good wines, which you may enjoy while listening to live music (from 19:00 to 23:00). Parking, spa, sauna, fitness centre, etc. are also at your disposal.
There are plenty of excellent four star hotels in Kiev. Many of them are located in the central districts of the city. The Radisson Blu Hotel Kyiv Podil was built 10 years ago in the centre of the ancient Podil district. It is surrounded by amazing architectural models of the 18th century. There are a famous Andreevsky Spusk not far from the hotel and a nice river embankment inviting to stroll along it. There are 164 suites in the hotel ranging from standard to presidential. The hotel has a restaurant (European cuisine dishes), a fitness centre, a snack-bar, a baggage room, a car rental, etc. Price – about 130 Euros per night.
Khreshchatik Hotel is located in the main street of Kiev that is lined with numerous cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars and boutiques. A short pleasant walk leads to St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Cathedral and St. Sophia’s Cathedral. There are 130 suites ranging from standard to semi-lux junior prestige. Nice restaurant with delicious dishes of European and Ukrainian cuisine, smorgasbord every morning. Wi-Fi, a baggage room, a spa-saloon, ATM, fitness centre are at your disposal. Price – about 110 Euros per night.
A pleasant Kiev Hotel is located in Grushevskogo Street in the neighbourhood of charming and shady Mariyinsky Park, in which the magnificent Mariyinsky Palace is situated. There are many other attractions in this area (Kiev Pechersk Lavra is one of them). The hotel provides the set of all standard services. Price – about 86 Euros per night.
Central districts of Kiev are ideal for walking, there are many enjoyable routes that pass through interesting and varied areas. Many streets are lined with old buildings of various styles with very interesting decorative features.There is also a large variety of three star hotels, mini-hotels, private hotels and hostels in Kiev. In other words, every tourist may find the most suitable accommodation in accordance with his financial capacity.