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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 66 Hotels in Odessa
Miami, Florida
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Unforgettable!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I chose this hotel to meet with a girl from Ukraine and her interpreter. I must say this hotel fulfilled all my expectations for a romantic place with excellent ambiance, nice garden with a superb view of the sea, very complete breakfast, tasty cuisine, perfect staff who went out of their way to accommodate our wishes, and very clean and comfortable rooms.
I will definitely go back to this hotel when I visit Odessa again and I highly recommend it for whatever reason brings you to Odessa.
Thanks to the staff of La Gioconda for making our stay unforgettable, as you had promised in our initial e-mails.
Jose

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Anastacia G, General Manager at La Gioconda, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Dear Guest!
I was extremely flattered to read your positive comments on tripadvisor.com. Thank you so much!
We are really happy to know, that you had a great time at our hotel and you have enjoyed our services
We would be more than happy to welcome you back at La Gioconda Hotel.

Sincerely yours ,
Anastasiia
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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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US
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Lovely 16 room resort. Staff speaks English and can line up what ever activities you wish. Also, surprisingly enough, the food at the resort is excellent! The beach is just a short walk down the steps and the resort has an excellent view of the ocean.

I definitely recommend La Gioconda resort.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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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Anastacia G, General Manager at La Gioconda, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Dear Guest !
Thank you for staying at our hotel and leaving positive review.
It's great pleasure for us to know that you've enjoyed staying at our hotel.
We would be more than happy to welcome you back at La Gioconda Hotel.
Sincerely yours ,
Anastasiia
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Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Nearly the best that can be provided in hotels in Odessa!
If you like Italian building and interior - this is IT! Add the very nice view over the Black Sea. If you drive to Odessa by car it is extremly easy to found and has a free private and guarded parking lot!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Anastacia G, General Manager at La Gioconda, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Dear Guest!
Thank you for staying at our hotel. I was extremely flattered to read your positive feedback
I thank you for such words of praise regarding the interiors design.
I hope to welcome you back at La Gioconda Boutique hotel

Sincerely yours ,
Anastasiia
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Kyiv, null, Ukraine
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

if you want to escape from a city routine and noise this is one of the best choise you can get in Odessa. Friendly staff, "invisible" service and great location help you to feel like at home. You can feel very safe at this location. If you're traveling on business you can arrange all the meetings at the hotel sitting on the open air and having drinks and meal with your friends ana partners,

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Anastacia G, General Manager at La Gioconda, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Dear Guest!
Thank you for staying at our hotel and leaving kind comments following your recent stay with us.
I was really pleased to read that your enjoyed all the aspects of your stay with us
Thank you so much again.
I hope to welcome you back at La Gioconda Boutique Hotel .
With my best regards,
Anastasiia Romanenko
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Brussels
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

The whole atmosphere at this hotel encourages relaxation. It has a beautiful garden where we ate breakfast with butterflies flitting around the flowers and sometimes over us! Their garden furniture is really comfortable, and grouped under lovely big umbrellas. The pool is a reasonable size for this type of hotel, and had for us the bonus of being in a shady spot - we are not sun worshippers!

There is piped music playing nearly all day - but nice relaxing music. How loud it is depends on who is on duty, and I personally preferred it when it was someone who set the level slightly quieter!

Their restaurant offers 24 hour a day meals, and they are good (if a little pricey and slightly slow in coming - but I was so relaxed I didn't care!), and they have really nice wines - we loved the Ukrainian red. And the breakfasts are generous and interesting - and include a freshly cooked hot option. Do have the curd fritters and/or pancakes!

At the moment there is building work going on next door, and this can't be ignored unfortunately. However I give the staff 100% rating for their acknowledgement of the problem. Please read on at this point.

We had chosen the lower priced room with sauna. It's Room 1, the Bel Etage. The hotel is really missing a trick with this room ... they should charge more! The room is massive, and it has a shady terrace because it is half underground and therefore completely sheltered. The bathroom is fabulous, with a lovely shower, the sauna (which is a good size - could easily seat 4), and a separate toilet. Then there are the stairs that lead directly up to the pool. This for us was a big bonus as it was so easy just to slip in and out of our room during the day.

However, on the Monday morning we woke up to the noise of hammering and circular saws, which really spoilt my little paradise, and was a huge disappointment as we were escaping months of noise from a neighbour having major work done on his house.

We asked to leave, and the manager was very understanding. We spent breakfast looking at the options available to us, but we didn't want to be in a big hotel or in the centre of town, and the garden was just too tempting, so we decided to stay.

We were then offered another room, which was also an upgrade and further from the works. We accepted the room purely because we did not want to wake to building noise again.

So the deluxe room was very nice, but I honestly preferred Room 1. The Blue Room is beautiful, and it does have a sunny balcony overlooking the sea. But we spent all our time in the garden! And the bathroom was not nearly as nice as that in Room 1.

You feel really spoilt here, with lovely thick towels which seem to be replaced every time you put them down and really nice staff ensuring your stay goes well.

We feel really sorry that this lovely little hotel has to deal with the problems caused by the building work and hope that it will soon be over as they are working so hard to ensure their visitors take away happy memories.

Room Tip: Ask how the building work is going when you book!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Anastacia G, General Manager at La Gioconda, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Dear Guest !
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your kind comments following your recent stay with us and thank you for such words of praise for our staff . It is really amazing to read, that you loved our breakfast, enjoyed the atmosphere at our hotel , liked our property and our garden.
We truly sorry for the inconvenience caused regarding noise from neighbourly construction and hope that on your next visit to our hotel the neighbourly construction will be completed done.
We would be more than happy to welcome you back!

Sincerely ,
Anastasiia
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Rome, Italy
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

by spending time there, i was so happy.......... excellent location, excellent room and a lot of silence!!! good food and workers, you must spend time there! seems to be in Tuscany with wonderful gardens!! really good experience

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Anastacia G, General Manager at La Gioconda, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Dear Guest!
A lot of thanks for your kind comments on tripadvisor.
We invite you to return again !
Sincerely yours,
Anastasiia
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Paarl, South Africa
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59 hotel reviews
Reviews in 78 cities Reviews in 78 cities
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We spent a very pleasant and relaxed three nights here. The main memories include the wonderful service we received from all of the staff (whose English is good) - this was both before we travelled and while we were here. The breakfasts were among the best we have been offered anywhere, featuring an interesting and varied buffet and a list of special orders which can be prepared quickly and efficiently. The garden and pool area are pleasant, and our room (which was not one of the most expensive ones) was comfortable and well equipped. The local beach area (Lermnontovskiy) is nicer and less crowded that Arkadia, and is a ten minute downhill walk away. The hotel and surounds were quiet and restful. The only slight problem came with the fact that no Odessa taxi driver we encountered knew where this hotel is located. Since we didn't speak the language, this was a problem the first time it happened. Thereafter, we brought a hotel brochure with us whenever we took taxis, and were able to use it to explain to the driver where we needed to go. The brochure also has a small map which is also necessary.

Room Tip: We had a garden view room (which had a view of the car park). This was perfectly acceptable to us...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Anastacia G, General Manager at La Gioconda, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Dear Guest!
We are happy you had a lovely stay and appreciate your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming your return in the near future.
Sincerely ,
Anastasia Romanenko
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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 66 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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