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La Gioconda
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2nd Lermontovskiy Lane, 1, Odessa 65014, Ukraine (Formerly Apartments La Gioconda)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 67 Hotels in Odessa
Lviv, Ukraine
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“Great hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

The staff were very helpful, very clean hotel. I stayed this hotel twise when visit to Odessa.Reason is that room is very clean and spacious. The design of hotel is fantastic !

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

Very elegant hotel, nice garden, the room was beautiful (#23), very professional staff who did everything possible to make our stay wonderful

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

We spent our week-end in Odessa,we stayed in boutique-hotel La Gioconda ,which is not big hotel, but, is perfect ! friendly staff , free beach towels , free wifi , nice breakfast ,free parking , pretty private garden with outdoor swimming-pool ,etc very clean hotel .design of all spaces and our room (hotel was occupied 100 % ) is PERFECT!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

Hotel La Giocondo was absolutely one of the biggest surprises we have ever had. Not only is this property absolutely beautiful but the decor of this delightful hotel is one of the loveliest I have ever seen anywhere in the world. Every room is different and I cannot compliment the designer enough for the fabulous job she did on this jewel box. Outside is a small pool, set aside beautiful Versailles-like gardens of flowers and bushes. It is spotlessly clean and the service is absolutely perfect. The desk personnel are quick, efficient and extremely charming. Breakfast was very pleasant and the breakfast room is beautiful. There are fresh flowers all over and the rooms have lovely parquet floors, beautiful silk upholstery and pattern matching wallpaper, along with crystal chandeliers and oriental rugs. The furniture is a lovely Empire style and we had one of the prettiest beds I have ever seen. Every creature comfort is there. We had a beautiful short distance view of the Black Sea and surrounding areas and the beach is a short walk away, if you choose to go. It is a small boutique hotel with only nine rooms and they are adding a few more, but do not do any construction during the tourist season, which is incredibly considerate to their guests. There is nowhere better in Odessa to stay and I must say it is one of the prettiest and most unique hotels I have ever stayed in anywhere in the world. I would go back in a minute! There is no down side here. It's a gem!!!

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

We stayed for three nights and the buy in for this hotel was its location - not in the center of the city and close to the sea.
Rooms are just fine, really nothing special. The rates are extremely expensive for the city, so it was at the level of more centrally located hotels close to Deribasovskaya. So, not a good value for your money. Breakfast is included and being served only by one waiter who does a good job, the food is good and basic: you can ask for poridge or omlet or blintsi with cottage cheese.

The access to the sea is quite not easy and gets you to really overcrowded beaches. It is quite steep and it will take you 7-10 min to walk. The good thing is that in parallel to the sea there is a good pedestrian walk as far as to Arkadia (will be a 2-3 hours of walking), you can use bike though.

Walking to the center of the city may take you 20-30 minutes, to the market Privoz (with its huge choice) - about 10 min.
The hotel is quite good in arranging things for you, so in my experience I ordered a couple of tickets in advance and they bought it charging my account - very convenient.
B aware that the is no elevator and the pool is really 5-6 meters long ...

I would recommend you staying in this property but do not expect much from its location and it is really good for a relaxing weekend near the see but for quite a price!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kiev, Ukraine
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31 hotel reviews
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2011

We stayed here for one night for a weekend trip to Odessa. The hotel is as it looks on the website. Sparkling clean and very nice. The hotel was only about 30% occupied when we were there--still off season. The staff are very pleasant. We didn't have any real requests per se. Check in was efficient and friendly and our spotlessly clean room was ready when we arrived at 3pm. Room no. 41 is on the top (4th) floor. Only stairs in the hotel by the way, but no problem as we had very light luggage. This room has a gabled loft type ceiling which is nice, but if you are taller than 5 feet 10 inches, beware you might be bumping your head on the ceiling from time to time. There are few misplaced steps in the room. Watch your step. Bathroom, bed, room furniture and TV are all brand new.
Breakfast is served in a nicely appointed room overlooking the sea. (I imagine when it's warm enough they'll have tables on the outside terrace which would be really nice) Good breakfast with hot eggs cooked as you like them, very fresh croissants, good coffee, nice service.
Location is NOT walking distance to the center of Odessa. You'll need a car if you want to stay here.

Free WiFi. Limited secured parking. No swimming pool or leisure facilities per se. Just a small fitness room.

I liked the hotel, but at $210/ night (breakfast included) I question the value proposition for a city like Odessa. The issue in Odessa is there is not enough competition so you get these price deviations. And, $210/night was the cheapest room in the hotel. The other rooms will go closer to $300/ night. Very nice rooms indeed, but do you want to spend that for Odessa? That said, the room was of very good size and very nice, but this is Odessa, not Berlin or Paris.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kiev
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2010

It's my second visit to Odessa Location is very good for business and leisure,
nice hotel, friendly staff, very clean hotel

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2nd Lermontovskiy Lane, 1, Odessa 65014, Ukraine (Formerly Apartments La Gioconda)
Location: Ukraine > Odessa Oblast > Odessa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 67 Hotels in Odessa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — La Gioconda 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Gioconda is a boutique hotel situated in a beautiful seaside area of Odessa. Enjoying marvelous sea views, it is central enough for easy visit to city sights and yet secluded enough to relax and unwind. Modeled on Tuscan villa, it combines old-fashion charm with latest hotel technologies and amenities both for business and leisure travelers. Whether it is a business trip, family holiday or romantic weekend getaway, visit us and enjoy our hospitality and beautiful surroundings. ... more   less 
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