The hotel is not bad, but it's not great. It's a bit run down and is still in an very old style where there is a reception desk on each floor, and a guy with a big hat who stands at the door, breakfast coupons printed in the 30s, no computers or internet, or vending machines, but a fax machine.
The hotel is state run, so there is no incentive for profit and very little effort to make accommodations. The reception does not speak English that well, but better than some areas of Kiev. If you need to make changes or want something different, it won't happen.
If you feel like going back to the 1930s, it's an ok place. It's fairly clean for the cheap rates, but it' not a nice hotel but it's not bad. The people were not super unfriendly, but they were not customer orientated. If they had an incentive to provide better service, it may be better.
The hotel is next to a cafe, so you can get wifi and a coffee there. It's 24hs.
The food served was local cuisine. For breakfast they would serve typical cereal and yogurts but also hot food such as liver and rice, fish and rice, chicken and potatoes...for breakfast. Also a local compot which is not meant for those who do not like smoked fruit.
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