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InterContinental Kiev
Ranked #2 of 111 Hotels in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence
Calgary, Canada
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“Great choice for Kiev hotel”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

We found ourselves in Kiev due to an error with our Russian visa requiring us to make an unexpected stopover for 4 days. We chose this hotel based on reviews and the Intercontinental's reputation, but also the location which is excellent - walkable and close to many of the major attractions and directly next to St. Michael's cathedral. Khreshchatyk Street is less than a very enjoyable 10 minute walk away as there is so much to see enroute and is full of the charms of Kiev - the people! The rooms are very nicely appointed with beautiful linens although a fairly firm mattress, an extensive pillow selection menu, and a complimentary mini bar with sparkling and still water, juices and soft drinks. We stayed on the club floor which gave us access to the lounge serving an wide variety of buffet food but also anything you wanted to order from the menu for breakfast. there were also snacks available through the afternoon which we never experienced but made it each evening for their cocktails and a light dinner buffet service which could easily (and was for us) be dinner for the evening. Desserts were delicious! Based on this food, I would say the restaurants would have to be excellent as well. The only way to make it better would be to have some heat lamps over the food as the lamps used were only for lighting which made it look nice but did not keep it hot. The morning and evening club floor agents were delightful, helpful and very kind young ladies always willing to do anything they could to make your experience great. We also used the spa and it too was very good although when we were paying at the end, we were told that we could not add our tip onto our bill which was being charged to our room and as we had no cash with us, we had to go back to the room to get it and bring it back. If this is the hotel policy, then they should advise you ahead of time and if it is not policy and the staff don't want their tips tracked....then management should know and I suppose now they will. We had no problem getting a taxi from the airport as the drivers hover around trying to pick up a fare and our cost was 300 UAH which was a bit over priced we think as the concierge at the hotel said it should be about 270 UAH which I'm sure is still overpriced! the trip was about 30 minutes. We walked almost everywhere - including past the Fairmont where we almost stayed and so glad we didn't as there is major construction directly across the street from it which seems will be a major overpass unfortunately. Would definitely recommend!

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Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at the Intercontinental Kiev for 3 nights. Perfect location, perfect facilities and perfect service. The best breakfast I ever had, very good food in room service and what an amazing nightbar on their last floor. Service 10 out of 10.

Spa area was a bit too small but the massage was very good and relaxing - would highly recommend to have some fresh drinks here! Not only tea, coffee and water.

Really nothing negative to mention, i will surely come back and recommend this great hotel to all my friends.

David

  • Stayed May 2013
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InterContinentalKyiv, Manager at InterContinental Kiev, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Dear David,
Thank you very much for your comments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your recognition is very important to us and we are glad that we met your expectations. We look forward to welcome you back in InterContinental Kiev in the nearest future.
Kind regards,
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

In the interests of disclosure, this was a reward night.

The hotel is a decent new build property in the heart of Kiev. Located conveniently close to the main churches - St Andrews and St Sophia. The property is as you would expect for an InterContinental - large rooms, comfortable bed, separate shower/bath (unlike the InterContinental Barclay NYC). The minibar (soft drinks only) was free as was the wifi, but this may have been a Priority Rewards thing.

The only issue we had was due to the 2 nights we had booked being done separately and not linked. At check-in we requested that these were put together and we were assured this had happened and wouldn't need to come back to the desk. Despite this the key cards didn't work on our return the second day and we had to head back downstairs to get them reset. This was quickly done by the manager who had assured us we wouldn't have to do this the previous day.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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InterContinentalKyiv, Manager at InterContinental Kiev, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for sharing your comments with us. We are pleased to hear that you liked the hotel itself and its location. The mini-bar and Wi-Fi are free for all our guests in the rooms and public areas.
We apologies apologize for the inconveniences that you have experienced with the room key cards. We will do all our best in order to meet you expectations during your next visit to InterContinental Kiev.
Kind regards,
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Chisinau, Moldova
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Great hotel in the heart of Kiev. I spent two nights at this hotel at the end of February 2013. The Room in Kyiv Intercontinental are very nice clean and cozy , location is fantastic and staff is very kind . The Hotel is impressive and the hall is really fantastic . i will be back again in november . I I have also rent a meeting room and also this service have a high quality . Thanks to all the staff .

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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InterContinentalKyiv, Manager at InterContinental Kiev, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for taking your time and sharing your feedback with us. We are happy that you liked our hotel, its atmosphere and location. We will pass your great comments to all members of our team. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Kind regards,
Hotel Management Team.
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

I was at the Kyiv Intercontinental for three weeks in April and left convinced that it is one of the very best. Clean, well-maintained and comfortable rooms; free non-alcoholic room bar; excellent breakfast with on-duty chef; but most of all -- an absolutely superb staff throughout the hotel that is friendly, responsive and always positive. I will definitely be back.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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InterContinentalKyiv, Manager at InterContinental Kiev, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Dear Guest,
We would like to thank you very much for your comment on Tripadvisor. We are pleased that you appreciated rooms, breakfasts and team of InterContinental Kiev. Your comments are very important for us in order to keep continuous service improvements.
We hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again soon at the InterContinental Kiev.
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Great hotel in the heart of Kiev. I spent four nights at this hotel at the end of April 2013. Rooms were clean and bed was very comfortable. Wireless internet provided in the rooms. Additionally, the breakfast provides a wonderful selection. I highly recommend the InterContinental Kiev.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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InterContinentalKyiv, Manager at InterContinental Kiev, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking your time and sharing comments with us. We are happy to hear that you liked our rooms, facilities and service. We will pass your comments to our colleagues. Your recognition is very important to us. We look forward to see you soon at InterContinental Kiev.

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

Intercontinental is a very good hotel chain. They treat their customers with respect and value them. The rooms are very clean and even provide a free non alcoholic minibar. The Gym, the spa the lobby were all top notch. The central location of this hotel does not disappoint either. And if you choose the breakfast package. You will not be disappointed either, one of the best breakfast buffet.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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InterContinentalKyiv, Manager at InterContinental Kiev, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your comments. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the nearest future.
Kind regards,
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Property: InterContinental Kiev
Address: Velyka Zhytomyrska vul. 2A, Kiev 01001, Ukraine
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Location: Ukraine > Kiev
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Kiev
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kiev
#3 Business Hotel in Kiev
#9 Romantic Hotel in Kiev
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — InterContinental Kiev 5*
Number of rooms: 272
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the very heart of ancient Kiev and next to three main Ukrainian orthodox churches—St. Sophia, St. Michael and St. Andrew—the location of the InterContinental Kiev is truly unique. Built to match its historical surroundings, the hotel’s traditional style is grand and elegant. Business travellers will appreciate our proximity to corporate entities, government agencies and embassies. When it’s time for leisure, a wealth of shopping, historical and cultural sights are nearby including the Opera House, Khreschatyk (Kiev Main Street) and the Museum of Eastern and Western Art. Spread across 11 floors on the Dnipro River and City Wings, 272 rooms including 7 suites offer you pure relaxation in traditional surroundings. ... more   less 
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