Stayed for four nights in Aug 2012,I was apprehensive about the Kreschatyk Hotel at first , as I read many negative reviews, but none of them were justified at all ! From the moment I got out the Metro Station from the airport I was pleasantly surprised. The hotel entrance was not even 20 metres from the Metro – what a fantastic spot this hotel occupies, it is the ideal place to use as a base for sightseeing – you can even pop back to freshen up a couple of times a day if you really wanted to. The hotel lobby was nicely air conditioned , spotless, and the staff spoke English and were courteous,got upgraded to a Superior Room on arrival which was a nice touch as I had requested a good room being my first visit etc. I’m not sure how the standard rooms were but mine was recently refurbished and very well equipped. There were bathrobes , slippers, usual amenities shoe shine , toiletries etc etc. The linens were clean, furnishings modern – basically what you would expect from any good European hotel. Room was cleaned and restocked every day with fresh towels and toiletries and drinking water. The only thing the room didn’t have was tea and coffee making facilities and iron , but the room service menu was cheap if you really needed it., and Iron was available to borrow from housekeeping.
The bathroom was spacious, and very clean and well equipped – lovely shower with great pressure too. My only complaint perhaps was that the air conditioning kept playing up and was a bit temperamental.
Breakfast was included in the room price , usual buffet style tea, coffee, juice , cold meats , cheese, cereal, yoghurts, fresh fruit , and weirdly a selection of salad and coleslaw ! I’ve never really come across salad for breakfast but perhaps its traditional in the Ukraine. It was odd to see freshly cut water melon etc next to tomatoes and cucumber salad!
The breakfast was served in a dining room which was quite funky and modern and brightly coloured, lots of tv screens around showing fashion tv etc , you have to walk through the hotel Sports bar to get to breakfast , this Sports bar is massive and will remind you of Las Vegas for sure. I think during the day it doubled up as a Poker Club or something , often saw a group of people playing cards there. The football theme was still visible as Kiev has just hosted Euro 2012 this year.
Buddha Bar is situated right next to / adjoining the hotel – pretty much the same as other Buddha Bars in the chain but bigger, drinks were affordable compared to Western Europe, in fact a bit cheaper and high quality. Didn’t eat there but apparently the food is good too.
I can’t fault the Kreschatyk Hotel for anything – convenience was perfect, two banks right outside and also an ATM directly inside the hotel. The Hop On Hop Off bust tours stop was right outside the hotel across the road , and underneath the Maidan Square was a massive modern shopping centre where you can find everything you need. In addition as per usual Russian style there were plenty of kiosks and snack bars inside the metro station subways and kiosks selling water and beer and Kvas ( draught ) right outside too. Bottled drinking water was provided free of charge in the rooms and replaced every day. There was a fridge in the room which can be stocked with alcohol if you wish for a small deposit, otherwise handy and great for stocking up on your own soft drinks or snacks.
I would def stay here again and recommend this hotel to anyone – ask for the refurbished rooms , mine was on the 2nd floor. There are always taxis available directly outside though I never had the need to use one as the Metro was again mega efficient and super cheap at under 20pence a ride ! Hope you enjoy your stay at Kreschatyk Hotel !
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