I stayed at the Hotel Rus for about 9 days in October, 2013, prior to taking the train to Nikolaev. The Hotel Staff was friendly and helpful. The front desk folks seemed a little arrogant, but this was mainly due to there youth and maybe a little bias against Americans. I asked one man (kid) at the front desk for assistance in getting a taxi and he basically ignored me. I'm sure I wouldn't have received that same treatment if I spoke Russian or was an attractive female:) Also, DO NOT get a taxi from the front desk. You will pay 4 times more than if you flag down a taxi off the main street. I made this mistake once and you shouldn't repeat my folly. Anyway, the breakfasts were very tasty and filling. I just love breakfast so this was a special treat for me. The variety was awesome!! Get to breakfast early though, as the best foods are picked over quickly and you want to be the early bird and get the best quality and the freshest food. I really enjoyed the hotel bar on the 1st floor. The bartenders in the bar across from the breakfast area are extremely friendly and always served the best beers and mixed drinks. Also, the food is good but a little expensive from the bar. The women in the bar are very friendly and beautiful. They reminded me of the women at the bars in Las Vegas:) The Hotel staff is very honest and trustworthy. One time, I left my credit card in the ATM by accident and a hotel staff member came up to my room to give me my card back. I was very impressed with his integrity. All in all, I would definitely return to the Rus and stay as long as I could. It is a good hotel and you won't go broke staying there. Also, it's a good little walk to Kreschatyk Street and all the underground shopping under Liberation Square (Maidan). I have not been there since the protests and rioting though so I am not sure if all of the shops are still open.
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- Also Known As:
- Rus Hotel Kiev