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“Old Town Location, Overpriced Restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
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Podol Plaza
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Konstantinovskaya str, 7, Kiev 04071, Ukraine   |  
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Ranked #44 of 114 Hotels in Kiev
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4 hotel reviews
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“Old Town Location, Overpriced Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent a week at the hotel, whose staff was very helpful. The location in the picturesque old town across from a metro stop was ideal. The room was a bit small and lacked a place to sit except at the desk, while the free internet was very slow, with insufficient band width for telephony during the evenings. The restaurant was incredibly overpriced for the mediocre main course; breakfast was a much more reasonable $10, but nothing to write home about.

Room Tip: An interior room off the enclosed courtyard is very quiet.
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  • Stayed November 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kyiv, Ukraine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed one night while attending a conference in Podol area of Kyiv 50 meters from hotel. The notion and standards of "boutique" hotel are not that clear in Ukraine, so each and every hotel in the country which is not managed by international hotel operator seem to claim this title.
It's a relative bargain, but, honestly, nothing special for you to consider as a first or even second option in the city considering plummeting occupancy rates and, therefore, competitive pricing in newly built "international" Kyiv hotels.
So, if you preder to stay in the area , first look for a deal at either Fairmont or Radisson Podol nearby, but the stay in Podol Plaza would not do any harm, too.

Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This hotel seems to be a good choice. The staff were very friendly and accommodating and the room was large and clean. Strangely, there's very little storage space apart from the cupboard (no shelves in the bathroom etc) but that's the only negative. They provided a large baby cot free of charge and lots of free water and the free wifi was excellent. We didn't eat in the restaurant, but had drinks in the courtyard one evening, which was very pleasant.

Room Tip: The executive rooks spacious and had more than enough room to fit a baby cot
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eilat, Israel
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Very nice boutique , very clean , friendly team and central location in Podol area near the square and many restaurants ,coffee and tourist attractions . The room very nice ,specious ,new and modern and all amenities with high level of standards. Again to say Very like the central location in Podol it was very comfortable And sure I will come again .

Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Nice hotel located near Podol Square
Large, clean room with nice bathroom.
Free wireless internet connection.
Breakfast with multiple good choices including local dishes.
Kind and helpful reception staff.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

Nice and clean. Location quite good...a little bit away from centre though. But walking distance from most historical sites. Only downside is over priced and poor quality breakfasts at nearly eur20! Staff friendly

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lyon, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

although I am not sure what are the alternatives... this one offers definitely a disastrous value for money if you are a simple, western business traveller, but again - this is a part of travelling experiencing in this part of the world.
I read that some of the visitors appreciated wine in the hotel's restaurant. Personally, I was served some vinegar. (But I have to acknowledge the attending personnel was eager to change it for something slightly better).
And poor you, should you happen to get for neighbours next door a couple on a honey moon ! I don't think the constructors of the hotel thought about the phonic isolation...

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Podol Plaza

Address: Konstantinovskaya str, 7, Kiev 04071, Ukraine
Location: Ukraine > Kiev
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#28 Luxury Hotel in Kiev
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Podol Plaza 4*
Number of rooms: 57
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