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Hotel Ukraine is a 4-star hotel located on Independence Square in the heart of Kiev, this hotel offers air-conditioned rooms and suites with elegant décor. It is a 3-minute walk from the Maidan Nezalezhnosti and Kreschatik Metro Stations.
We booked Hotel Ukraine at the end of July 2017, during my birthday trip to Kiev. We stayed here for some 4-5 days. For getting here from Borispol's airport we hired a taxi, which took us here for about EUR 10 - 20. Once on site, it took us some hour to actually check in, as it turned out the system was down at reception and our reservation was handled by hand (together with some other 30 people).
The rest was a pleasant stay in a typical Soviet Style hotel, hotel Ukraine has a very interesting history (more on that below)
In-room facilities at the Ukraine Hotel include satellite TV and a refrigerator. Your bathroom includes free toiletries and perfumes. Guests enjoy views of the Kreschatyk Street and the surrounding area.
Hotel Ukraine in Kiev
In the evening I took a tripod and made some Kiev night shots, including Hotel Ukraine.
Independence square is located in just at the front of Hotel Ukraine
Independence square in Kiev
A large breakfast buffet is available at the Ukraine Hotel, and 24-hour room service is offered. The Ukrainian and European cuisine is served for lunch and dinner. Live music is sometimes played here.
The hotel features a beauty salon, sauna and massage facilities. A private laundry service is also available
Interesting facts about Hotel Ukraine
The hotel was built in 1961 as the Hotel "Moscow" in a location which originally was occupied by Kiev's first skyscraper, the Ginzburg House. The construction of the hotel finished the architectural ensemble of Kiev's main street - the Khreshchatyk - which formed the post-war reconstruction of central Kiev. The hotel is state-owned and belongs to the State Management of Affairs
Classed as four-star, the Hotel remains average, in fact, some of the rooms are on long-term rent to television companies who take advantage of the view on many central Kiev's buildings that it offers.