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Natsionalny Hotel

5 Lypska Street, Kiev 01021, Ukraine (Formerly Best Eastern)
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Ranked #46 of 114 Hotels in Kiev
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

As others have said the hotel is dated to USSR times, and the room was equally dated and had a VERY strong smoke smell to it. So much so, my clothes smelled like smoke. One the up side, the water pressure in the shower was excellent and its location is close to the Rada.

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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I don't recommend this hotel to anyone American or European unless you just want a cheap place to stay. It was chosen for location but ended up being no better or closer than others I've stayed before like Hyatt or Hilton for where we needed to be. It is close to a nice park for walking and/or running and walking... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I was hesitant to say "Yes" to whether I recommend this hotel to others. Considering such a volatile political situation in Kiev, the location of the place could put your life in danger. Please consider the fact that the hotel is located around the corner from the President Administration and the Rada (Parliament). I felt very unsafe during my June-July... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Although the price of the hotel is lower than the other hotels of the same level, overall quality is not lower. Check in was flawless. The room was large and quite, however needs a bit renovation. Breakfast was ok. Would stay for the next time.

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Boston
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We were here last year and this hotel is still excellent. Great location, good service, large quiet rooms. Staff accommodated our last minute group-size change with room changes, no problem. WiFi in rooms was excellent - but could not get wifi in restaurant. We were here during the demonstrations in November-December 2013 and this felt like a secure location, even... More 

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Aalborg, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

The hotel is located fairly central in Kiev. The check in session was a joke. At first they wouldn't honor the online booking we made half an hour earlier (thru a reputable online booking site), since they claimed to be full. And by the way, the front desk dragons claimed, same day reservations are not accepted after 2pm by rule.... More 

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Ribeirao Preto, SP
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

All the main important features in a hotel are there: Great facilities (very beautiful lobby, bar, restaurant area); comfortable rooms (spacious and clean rooms with good bed and pillows, good shower, 2 minibars, free water); great breakfast (breakfast à la carte very good); top location (few blocks from the subway and Independence Square with easy access all over town). All... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I shouldn't be too hard on this hotel because it was many ways excellent. The room I had was spacious, clean, tidy and well equipped. The free wifi no matter where you were in the hotel was a great feature. The staff, although sometimes wrestling with their English, were friendly and helpful. The only odd thing was breakfast. No buffet... More 

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Boston
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We just completed a short stay in Kiev at the Natsionalny Hotel. This hotel was easy to book on booking.com and it has turned out to be a great place. The front desk and floor staff have been helpful and pleasant. There are enough staff with English skills to make up for my lack of Ukrainian and Russian. We booked... More 

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Florence, Italy
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

I was very positively surprised with this hotel, did not expect this high level and kind client-service. The hotel is located in a nice green area between Khresyatik and Arsenalna metro station, near to Ukrainian parliament house. It has a very nice lobby with beautiful old-times design chandeliers (which are actually ordered brand-new). Hotel has a fresh renovation - the... More 

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