I stayed at Boutique Riviera hotel this past August, 2012. It was a business trip and I had a great experience. The check in is very easy, fast and pleasant. Staff speaks English and they honor all bookings made through different website (booking.com, etc) which was very good on their part, because some boutique hotels in CIS countries do not do that.
My room was very comfortable and quite modern. I had a standard room and it came with slippers, bathrobe, and all the amenities that I needed.
The breakfast was very nice - a good variety of hot and cold food. It was a delicious choice of local dishes like vareniki and crepes to eggs (yummy!), cold cuts, nuts, cheeses, yogurts, etc. It was a type of breakfast that would suit everyone's dietary needs. The restaurants staff spoke English and were very accommodating and pleasant.
IT was also easy to get a taxi. The hotel does have a taxi service/car service which you can take and charge to the room. This is a car service so prices are higher but the plus side is that its right there and available upon short notice. We took it once because we were in a rush. The hotel will also call you a local taxi company at your request and the rates will be more competitive. They are very nice about that and willing to do it if you ask for a regular taxi not hotel taxi.
In all, a very good experience and I'd happily return when they have the sale prices. The current fall season prices are a bit too steep in my opinion but what we paid in August (180 USD/night) for the summer sale was well worth it!
Oh - location! Its fantastic. Its located right next to the Funiculaire that will take you up the hill to the Cathedrals. Hotel is in Podol area - very close to Andrei Uzviz. Lots of great restaurants near by for local cuisine. You can walk up the hill and you are at Kretschyatnik/Maidan. Can't beat the location that's for sure!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boutique Hotel Riviera on Podol is located in the central historical part of Kiev in just 30 minutes drive from the International Airport. Hotel offers 64 standard rooms and 15 suites with the Dnipro river view. Boasting luxurious interior, modern equipment and inimitable service provide a wonderful opportunity to work and relax.-Conference hall for 70 seats and a Meeting room.-Business Centre, free Wi-Fi Internet connection all over the Hotel.-Restaurant with Ukrainian and European cuisine, 24-hours Room Service, large selection of dishes for breakfast, Terrace on the top floor, VIP lounge adjacent to the Restaurant. -Fitness Centre and SPA. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Boutique Hotel Kiev