Stayed 5 nights in this hotel at the beginning of November 2013. Paid extra for a nicely sized riverview room (the hotel is in a floating "barge") on a bed & breakfast basis. My room had a balcony accessed by French windows although you were advised not to open these due to the air conditioning (what's the point in having an accessible balcony when you're not allowed on it).
The bathroom was rather on the small side but was clean, as was the bedroom and hotel in general. Breakfast was a typical continental help yourself buffet, with plenty of cold choices and also some hot options (although these were generally lukewarm). There was only 1 rather slow coffee machine which meant there was quite often a small queue for coffee. Didn't have any other meals in the hotel so can't comment on these. There is a night club in the basement but as my room was on the 3rd floor I wasn't disturbed by this. But you should be aware the sound insulation between bedrooms is not too good and one night I was kept awake for a few hours by the antics of the guests in the adjacent bedrooms.............
The hotel is situated a few minutes walk through a lightly wooded park from Hydropark metro station which is only a few stops from the city centre. The hotel does provide a free minibus to and from the metro station which I imagine would be useful on dark evenings as the park is possibly not the safest of places at night.
Be aware that if you do use the metro, most of the stations in the centre of Kiev are deep underground and can only be accessed by very long & relatively fast moving escalators; if like me you don't like escalators then that could cause problems. Hydropark metro station is above ground and is easily accessible by a few steps.
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