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“About as good as it gets in Kyiv”
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Gintama Hotel
Ranked #63 of 112 Hotels in Kiev
Reviewed September 15, 2011

I have stayed at the Gintama for three weeks at various times this year. As the title to this review suggests, in my experience there are few - if any - great lodging deals in Kyiv but in my estimation the Gintama is about as good as it gets.

The problem seems to be that there are few mid-range price hotels in town. Sure, you can stay at the Radisson, Hyatt or Intercontinental if you insist on 4 star amenities... and don't mind the prices (which are, in my opinion, outrageous). Still, even if I were willing to spend the money (which I am not) I have never felt comfortable in a hotel where I feel like I should be in a business suit when passing through the lobby.

If you feel the same way, the Gintama is probably a good choice for you.

Pros:

A very helpful and friendly staff.
Clean and modern accommodations.
A great location (a five minute walk from Independence Square, St. Michaels and St. Sophia).
Decent (free) breakfast with 'real' coffee (expresso, 'Kava Americansk'... whatever you want).
Good air conditioning and heating - with on-site staff to handle problems if/when the occur.

Cons:

The showers are very, very small.
In the U.S. a comparable room would cost 40% less.
The hotel is small so rooms will not always be available (you might view this as a "Pro").

I hope this helps in making your decision.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 17, 2011

Hotel location is great. The hotel is not. It is the 1st floor of an apt bldg. The bathroom was clean. The carpet was not. Don't let the hotel photos and description deceive you. I learned from my stay that a good photographer can make any thing look good. The breakfast was awful. I stuck to the canned fruit and blinis. The lox - I spit it out.

  • Stayed: April 2011
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1  Thank TaraDeSpain
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Reviewed May 25, 2011

poor hotel. good location but too many low points. poor breakfast , only 1 cup of coffee for free. rugs in room were filthy. hotel is below an existing apartment building and very poor light in room. not senior friendly. pool is not free. too many extra charges. all suites are advertised as having a jacuzzi tub but this is not true.

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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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5  Thank romanchuk
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Reviewed May 19, 2011

This small hotel is centrally located, silent, clean offers 23 rooms in the ground floor of an apartment building. The interior design could be improved: the room is basic and lacks of taste. The breakfast is really poor, with small choice and bad quality food. The staff at the reception is quite friendly, but the persons in the bar/breakfast room are rather rude and unwelcoming. Free Wi-fi, quick connection. No problem paying with credit card.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled on business
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1  Thank Taccola70
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Reviewed April 20, 2011

this hotel is very old fashioned, and needs to be updated. Rooms are weary, and the hotel is on top of a hill but when reaching the top, the hotel is underneath the road. The hotel covers the whole ground floor, and you feel like you are staying in a basement. Windows are very low, and hardly no sunlight, aswell as the breakfast area, where there are no windows at all, and only 4 tables. Breakfast was ok, but not a tremendous choise, however you only get 1 coffee for free. you have to pay if you want a second one. The beds are very comfortable with clean sheets. I would not go back to this hotel. Staff is friendly but hardly speak english.
Free wifi in the hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled on business
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3  Thank travelling006
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Reviewed June 2, 2010

Small friendly hotel set in quiet side street yet only 5 minutes walk from Independance Square and the old town. Silent at night.
Staff very helpful and most spoke English.
Nice little bar with smoking room! Also outside terrace for eating and drinking.
Comfortable rooms and very nice breakfast which is served until 11.00am.
Visited Chernoble one of the days we were there. Recommend that day out, with Solo East.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank catlover013
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Reviewed April 15, 2009

A good hotel. Rooms are of a very good quality, nice and clean.

Bathroom are a good size, and also very nice and clean.

The hotel is located close to the city center, and sightseeing sights.
Be aware though, that the hotel is located on a steep hill, if you are not walking well.
The staff is friendly.

Breakfast is a small buffet, could be better.
All in all a quite good hotel, nothing eastern european about this.

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled on business
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2  Thank winsr
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Additional Information about Gintama Hotel

Address: Tr'okhsviatytels'ka 9, Kiev, Ukraine
Location: Ukraine > Kiev
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 Spa Hotel in Kiev
#34 Luxury Hotel in Kiev
Price Range: $69 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gintama Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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