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“good middle class Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   38/40 Shevchenko Avenue, Kiev 252032 , Ukraine   |  
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Ranked #64 of 114 Hotels in Kiev
Hof, Germany
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“good middle class Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

It was a short Stay there and we both did felt good in this good middle class Hotel. Although we have been there only 2 nights, we say, that it was all very friendly and totally clean there. During our Stay, we went two times there for Breakfast, wich was nice decorated and all fresh. Good Coffee there!!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

rooms are not huge, but very comfortable and everything works. good desk for working and table light, good light for reading in bed.nice breakfast fantastic location within walking distance of st sophia and from rail station. cheap way from airport is to take airport bus no 322 to the rail station which has two entrances on either side of the tracks. go down the escalators to the left of the station as you leave the bus and walk through to the other side. then turn right aiming for the McDonalds corner and the main road from the station goes straight down the hill and up the other side. carry straight on past the botanic gardens on your right and the Express is at the corner at the end of the road. if too much luggage to go uphill, then don't head for mcdonalds but go to the left to the metro station (everyone else is going there) and take one stop to universitat, and go downhill to the hotel!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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57 hotel reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

The hotel is ugly inside and outside. Dingy reception very poorly lit at night and I found difficult to locate entrance. I have booked standard room. It is more of a prison cell with 14” ctr TV which barley gets any reception, very bare room. Bathroom tiny, with some strange electric boiler. Hot water lasts for a bout 5 min (in very cold winter months). Restaurant small, sometimes can not accommodate arriving guests for breakfast, food uninspiring… The only good points are good central heating and hotel location, within walking distance to major tourist attractions.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ashdod, Israel
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

We spend 3 nights in this 3 stars hotel. Good location. Rooms are clean, air condition, hot water and free Wi-Fi. The breakfast has a great variety. The staff speaks good English.
Close to the hotel there is a fantastic shop "LVIV hand made chocolate". A must.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Good value for money - by Kiev's standards. The hotel is very basic but they do the basics very well. Comfortable bed (good pillows - not always given in Ukraine!), TV, an air conditioner that works, fridge, desk, and a top notch free wifi link. Good location (you can see the railway station from the restaurant terrace on the 16th floor) and about 10-15 minutes walk from Kreshchatyk Street. Breakfast is Ukrainian style (cucumbers and tomatoes, etc) but adequate. All that's needed for a short trip and at a fraction of the cost of the top hotels.

Room Tip: Pick a room on a higher floor (there are 16 floors) to enjoy the view over Kiev's rooftops.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

This was my second stay at the Express. I had to return to visit Chernobyl! The hotel is clean, rooms are fine (maybe too warm but just open the window), hot water is on tap, laundry cleaning costs reasonable though the breakfast is unappealing. Am not sure if its a russian breakfast, but it looks to be food left over from the restaurant the night before - though I guess its not! This hotel is close to the centre but is still a good 20 minute walk up a gentle hill (which you need to descend too).

Room Tip: The higher up you are - the better the view across Kiev or the Botanical Gardens
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

Stayed for two nights in September. Our room was clean, beds comfortable and clean. Bathroom was clean and re-stocked with towels and toiletries daily. The little sitting room with fridge and mineral water was a real bonus. The receptionists were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was a buffet and there was plenty on it to suit most tastes.
The hotel is very central with a metro station 5 minutes walk away and the main shopping street less than 15 minutes on foot. I would recommend this place.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Express

Address: 38/40 Shevchenko Avenue, Kiev 252032 , Ukraine
Location: Ukraine > Kiev
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #64 of 114 Hotels in Kiev
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Express 3*
Number of rooms: 143
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