I had read such negative reviews of Ukranian hotels that the Bakkara came as a pleasent surprise.None of the glum unhelpful faces here.In fact I found the English speaking staff generally most friendly and efficient.
Moored on the Dnipro River this floating hotel is located only a 10 minute walk from the nearest Metro station from which Central Kiev and it's numerous delights can be reached within a matter of minutes.
The rooms are large and kept spotlessly clean.
The breakfast is of good quality and caters for all tastes.I doubt whether it is bettered within it's star rating in Kiev.
The hotel's only real negative aspect is it's close proximity on the landward side to a very busy duel carriageway hence this review comes with a strong recommendation that it is certainly worth the not excessive extra cost to book riverside rooms.
I live in central London so am accustomed to plenty of noise but even for me I slept very poorly for the first night or two.The traffic never seems to stop 24 hours!
Fortunately I was given the opportunity to move to a river view room and although it was not 100% noise free due to the occasional river boat disco boat sailing past it was heaven compared to the constant drone of cars and lorries.
So all in all based on a Waterside room booking I would definately give this hotel the tumbs up .... I am looking forward to another visit in 2010!!
And yes,if you fancy a lazy day on the beach,just cross the nearby Dnipro bridge and you can be soaking in the sun within a 20 minute walk,just don't expect Bay Watch Lifeguards!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bakkara Art hotel in Kiev has 200 comfortable rooms that are ideal for romantic breaks as well as for business trips. The variety of different categories of suites that hotel suggests allows you to choose one that fits the purpose of your visit most of all – from a cozy standard room to a luxe class. Comfortable beds with nice bed linens will provide our guests with sound sleep. All the rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with electronic security system, TV, free Wi-Fi Internet access, personal mini safe, hair drier, mini-bar, telephone with direct international access. Buffet breakfast is included into the rooms’ prices. Convenient conference room, sized 105 sq. m, with modern technical equipment is available to all the guests of our hotel for conducting conference, meetings and seminars for up to 100 participants. There is also a modern business center situated near the hotel’s conference room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bakkara Art Hotel Kiev