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Natsionalny Hotel

5 Lypska Street, Kiev 01021, Ukraine (Formerly Best Eastern)
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Ranked #48 of 114 Hotels in Kiev
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Geneva, Switzerland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I was expecting an old Soviet style hotel looking from the outside of this historical building. In the end it was, but completely renovated and refurbished remaining loyal to the previous style. The reception area was majestic. I stayed in a non-smoking junior suite which was quite spacious and luxurious. Despite the good standards, the price was very reasonable. The... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The architecture has a touch of timeless class and elegance and my room a nice view of the illuminated roof of the parliament building. Makes it a really interesting place for someone, who likes classic hotels and creates a quiet and relaxing atmosphere. The level of cleanliness and comfort astonished me for the reasonable price. It is bit further away... More 

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Washington DC
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Sacramento, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 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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